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CAMILLA, HER HORSES AND A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT

Last week was certainly one of highs and lows, but putting the not so good bits to one side, the highlight of the week was a trip to High Wycombe to photograph Camilla Bingham and her gorgeous show jumpers.

I’m a big fan of collaborative projects. Following a conversation earlier in the year with Jess Crofts, co-founder and director of Stride Management, which has recently taken Camilla on as a client, we hatched a plan to go to Puttenham Place to photograph Camilla with her horses in a non-competition environment for her new website. And what fun I had.

Camilla initially evented before changing her focus in 2010 to show jumping. Following graduation from Hartpury in 2011, she took over the running of the farm, producing and competing a small string of very precious horses. Camilla now competes across the UK and Europe at a variety of heights depending on the competition and which horse she is riding. Most recently she has returned from Valkenswaard in the Netherlands with two of her horses – Fleurie and Felix.

The start of my day was a busy one, ensuring all the admin was sorted before setting off for a trip around the M25. The traffic wasn’t as horrendous as it might have been, but I’m still glad I left myself more than enough time to make the journey – I needed every minute of it!

Such a lovely setting and welcome from the team, I went on to meet the equine models. They were all so chilled – let me introduce them:

Billy Drizzle – 13 – grey gelding – known predominantly as Drizzle
Cassini II – 12 – grey gelding – Timmy to his mates
Billy Belle – 12 – bay mare – Belle
Feliano B – 9 – grey gelding– more often referred to as Felix
Sportsfield Fleurie – 9 bay mare – just Fleurie
Cambridge II – 6 – bay gelding – Cambridge

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