Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

May 29th, 2012

Ellie gets Silly

We know Ellie is lovely and sweet.  But silly?  Yes.  For our photo shoot she was cooperative, patient, curious and, yes, silly.  Case in point:

photos by Jim Webb

What a sweet, silly girl.

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May 29th, 2012

A bit more fashion equestrian photography

photo by Jim Webb

More photos for you to enjoy style and horses all at once.  Above, we’re figuring out which earrings to wear.  And even there Ali is looking so very pretty in sparkles and a bow. And below pretty again with flowers fresh from the Farmer’s Market.

photo by Jim Webb

And then with Hunter Wellies in the foreground.

photo Jim Webb

photo by Jim Webb

Ellie was lovely as always.  And also super silly and fun.  She and Ali get silly for the camera.

And then a Devoucoux saddle waiting for a ride.

photo by Jim Webb

Fingers crossed for more photo shoots of horses and style to come.

 

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May 21st, 2012

Fashion Photography for the Equestrian World

photo by Jim Webb

When some people have free time they might go to brunch with friends, listen to the new Bon Iver album, or take their dog for a walk through the woods.  But me?  I gather up a photographer with serious talent and mad photography street cred,  a colleague who transcends the word ‘pretty’ and traipse off to the farm for a photo shoot. Speaking of which, endless thanks and kisses on both cheeks to Jim Webb and Ali who were game enough to trek through fields, laugh along with my sweet Ellie’s antics, and race the sunset to get just one more shot. I think it was all worth it and hope you do too.

photo by Jim Webb

We went out on a limb for the above shot with a vintage stole, silk tap pants, and (naturally) leopard-print heels.  Fun fact, Ali loves leopard prints and even has leopard-print Converse. How cute is that?!

Below, a simple black maxi dress is all that’s needed to echo Ellie’s pretty minimalism and black points.  She and Ali look like they were made for each other.  In fact, Ellie took right to Ali and they became fast friends.

photo by Jim Webb

 

Sexy doesn’t have to be a dress and heels.  Sometimes cutoffs and a plaid shirt are just the thing. Especially with a pair of Dolce Vita booties. And a Devoucoux saddle of course!

photo by Jim Webb

You didn’t think we were going to leave Simon out did you?  We had to sneak him in at the end as the sun was setting.

photo by Jim Webb

Thanks again to Jim and Ali (and Simon and Ellie) for such a very fun afternoon. Be sure to check out Jim’s work in web design and photography too.  Stay tuned for some behind the scenes shots!

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October 29th, 2011

Excitement at the Washington International Horse Show

The Washington International Horse Show does the impossible. It brings all of our favorite things right into the heart of the city. Into the heart of our capitol city, as a matter of fact. And with it comes everything we can dream of from masterful horsemanship and performance from the charming Australian Guy McLean

dashing terriers

perfect ponies, and lots and lots of teeteringly high jumps with horses soaring clear across. The temporary stalls squat right in the middle of the city across the street from the National Portrait Gallery (check out the collection of Native American Portraits in between rounds) and tuck in tight next to the Verizon Center where hockey, basketball, and, when the time is right, horses take center stage. It makes for something of a double take when walking down the street and you pass a museum, a club with party goers chatting on the sidewalk, clusters of tourists clutching maps, and then (don’t blink) you might miss the tiny white pony primly walking by led by its equally tiny rider on their way to their next class.  It’s refreshing, unexpected, and exciting.

What’s more, where we have horses and performance we have, inevitably, equestrian style.

We’ll have more on that soon thanks to the talent and vision of equestrian photographer Leslie Threlkeld.  For now I recommend grabbing a ticket for the show if you’re anywhere near by. Terriers on the run, darling ponies, heart-stopping showjumping feats, and classic equaestrian style may be part of your everyday life, but I doubt you get to do that in the heart of a beautiful city.  Grab your tickets online and Leslie and I will meet you there!

August 24th, 2011

Get Lynn’s Look: Garden Party (Eventer-Style)

 

It would be hard to beat this dress for a late summer cocktail party in the fading afternoon light. Wouldn’t it go perfectly with a margarita? The dress is Milly (which, incidentally takes the cover at my new favorite Matchbook Magazine) and is easy to get at Tully Rector in Middleburg. Just give them a call at (540) 687-5858. Pair the dress with a simple espadrille (since no doubt you’ll be transitioning from the field to the party). We loved the loose, summery curls that Lynn wears so well but it would look just as cute with a simple bun piled on the top of your head.  Many thanks to the ladies of Tully Rector for this Milly look!

photos by Josh Walker at the USEA

April 12th, 2011

Alen Macweeney Ireland Photo

I stumbled across this photo and it made me think of Nico Morgan’s work right away. Don’t you think?  It also make me want to hop a flight to Ireland and come face to face with this crew, preferably while hacking out on my sweet Ellie. I think she would take the whole thing in stride and get as much a kick out of it as I do.  Plus, what with it being such a grey and cool Spring I figure we might as well as be in Ireland and do it up right. Last one there is a rotten egg.

photo by Alen Macweeney via Old Chum

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February 14th, 2011

Poplar Place Ponies

One of our favorite photographers and writers, Leslie Threlkeld, captured all the best moments at Poplar Place Farm Horse Trials. She also noticed a contingent of eventing ponies, of which (as you already know) we’re a fan. We thought you might like to meet some of the ones who caught her eye.

Above: Pocomotion is a 14h Welsh/TB gelding and competed in Open BN.

Below: My Valentino competed in Open Novice. He jumped double clean all around.

Adanac is a 14h New Forest gelding.  He still gives lots of lucky little girls riding lessons every day. Competed in Open BN.

Rockin Royal Sierra is a 15.1h Quarter Horse gelding.  He was taking his rider, Maggie, around her first Training level event.  He’s not technically a pony, but he still pegs the cute meter in our book!

As You Wish is a 14.1h Paint pony gelding.  He’s well-known for his interesting markings and incredible blue eyes!

Pretty please can I have one? Thanks to Leslie for sharing her photography with us and for bringing 3-day eventing into our living rooms. And especially for bringing adorable eventing ponies into our living rooms. You can see more of her work at www.lesliethrelkeld.com and, if you haven’t yet bought your photo from Poplar Place to remember all the good times you can still do so. You can also follow her comings and goings on her blog.

December 31st, 2010

Looking Back at 2010 with Photographer Leslie Threlkeld

photo by Leslie Threlkeld

We all know what it feels like to run cross-country whether we’re leaping into the water at Rolex or jumping up our first bank at Beginner Novice. But capturing that feeling in a photo is a different feat entirely. Photographer Leslie Threlkeld does just.  We’re lucky enough to get a glimpse of her favorite cross-country photos from 2010.

Leslie caught gripping moments on the World Equestrian Games cross-country course. Like this one (that also captures those rad browbands the Germans wore).

photo by Leslie Threlkeld

And this one too.

photo by Leslie Threlkeld

I love how she captures the thrill and adrenaleine of cross-country but also the heart of our horses.  They make it happen.

photo by Leslie Threlkeld

And are there for us, bright and eager.

photo by Leslie Threlkeld

She captures such clever persepctives

photo by Leslie Threlkeld

and what it feels like to gallop across a field with the sun on your back and glittering on your horse.

photo by Leslie Threlkeld

Leslie pauses moments that only we felt and makes them possible to share.

photo by Leslie Threlkeld

It’s one thing to take a picture. It’s another thing entirely to capture a partnership.

photo by Leslie Threlkeld

photo by Leslie Threlkeld

photo by Leslie Threlkeld

photo by Leslie Threlkeld

photo by Leslie Threlkeld

Which is exactly what she does.

Thanks, Leslie, for sharing with us some of your favorite photos from 2010 and for capturing our hearts and dreams with your photography. Happy New Year to Team Three Days Three Ways and may 2011 be as full and bright as 2010.

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December 30th, 2010

Looking Back at 2010 with Photographer Nico Morgan

In 2010 we were lucky enough to connect with the exceptionally talented photographer Nico Morgan who has kept us in the know with British eventing as well as awash in brilliant photographs. Let’s take a look back at 2010 through the lens of the inimitable Nico Morgan.

There were thrills, to be sure.

photo by Nico Morgan

photo by Nico Morgan

As well as spills.

photo by Nico Morgan

photo by Nico Morgan

But more than anything we spent the year with our horses in the little moments that aren’t communicated with words but with our hearts.

photo by Nico Morgan

We watched our favorite riders like Zara Phillips,

photo by Nico Morgan

and Oliver Townend.

photo by Nico Morgan

Photographers braved the rain, wind, and sun to capture the perfect moments for us including, here, Horse and Hound photographer Trevor Meeks, in front of the Head of the Lake at Badminton.

photo by Nico Morgan

Be sure to thank your fave photographers. They captured your favorite top riders as well as your own moments of glory.

photo by Nico Morgan

Caroline Powell won Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

photo by Nico Morgan

And Paul Tapner’s name became an eventing household name.

photo by Nico Morgan

Nico makes sure we are in the heart of all things horse including side-saddle. You know how I’m partial to that! Can you see Ellie and I doing something like this?

photo by Nico Morgan

Or maybe this?

photo by Nico Morgan

2010 brought us moments of glory,

photo by Nico Morgan

And moments of quiet reflection as with this sunbathing fox.

photo by Nico Morgan

We enjoyed every moment of 3-day eventing’s top competitions like Badminton,

photo by Nico Morgan

As well as those quiet moments with our horses at dusk when we are the only things that exist in the whole world.

photo by Nico Morgan

Yes, 2010 has been quite a year.

photo by Nico Morgan

Even when things got tough

photo by Nico Morgan

Our horses were there for us with a warm breath and a nicker.

photo by Nico Morgan

Thanks to the Three Days Three Ways Team for making 2010 something special.  And thanks to Nico Morgan for bringing every bit of it to our doorstep. Make him part of your 2011 (as we will here) but visiting his website and finding him on Facebook. Then you’ll have every bit of 2011 captured too.  Here’s to 2011 and to you!

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December 7th, 2010

I Can’t Get Enough Thelwell Ponies (Submit your entry now!)

Have you submitted your entry yet for the Thelwell Pony Look-a-like Contest sponsored by SmartPak? I love those adorably naughty ponies and can’t get enough of the original drawings by Thelwell himself or of the photos you’re sending in.  Each one makes my day over and over again. What perfectly mischevious, round, fuzzy ponies I’m meeting!  I can’t wait for you to meet them too.

Remember to send your entry in to threedaysthreewaysblog@gmail.com by midnight this Thursday, December 9th along with a short note about how your horse or pony resembles  a Thelwell Pony. I’ll narrow the results down to the finalists and then you get to pick the winner.

And what will the lucky winner receive?  Why, a smashing SmartPink or SmartBlue turnout!  Perfect timing for the chilly weather and the holiday giving season. Send more Thelwell ponies for me (and soon you!) to meet!

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