EXCA ExtremeCowboy Event Valleyfield 2016
Extreme Cowboy is the fastest growing sport in North America. Unlike rodeo it’s based on the daily tasks of working and riding on the farm. It’s focus is the bonds and trust developed between horse and rider.
Each event is designed for all levels from beginner to professional, making this sport avalilable for the whole family to participate and enjoy.
I have now photographed several of these events and am totally hooked. I find myself cheering for the juniors over the simplest obstacles and wowed by the professionals as they whip through the course at breakneck speed making it look easy, but believe me it’s not.
Obstacles range from walking through a puddle to the “skinny bridge” (which is a foot off the ground), to your regular jumps as seen here. Opening and closing gates, to hauling logs backwards. Sounds easy enough, until you do it on horseback.
If an Extreme Cowboy Race comes to your area I urge you to make a day of it and if you love horses and and admire horsemanship, you will certainly become as hooked as I am.
Tom von Kapherr Photography
G.T.C- “Wet grass! WET GRASS! ARRG!!!”
From the Alex & G.T. Charlie collection.
If you’re feeling old and weary today, have a look at this lady. Jeanni is a classically trained rider. She grew up in an English saddle and at the age of 72 wondered what it would be like to ride western. Oh and not your typical trail rides in the woods western,no! She entered an ACEQ Extreme Cowboy event! This was only her third time in a western saddle and went on to win both her morning event and the afternoon class.
Jeannie, you are an inspiration to us all.
Here are the pictures to prove it. (I think she liked it)
Tomorrow begins the Bromont International at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park in Quebec, Canada. Here are a few fun shots from today. To see a full list of daily events you can visit, http://bromont.showmanagementsystem.com/
I will be bringing you daily photos available at: http://www.tomvonkapherrphotography.com/2016-International-Bromont
A few fun shots from the Bromont International
at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park
, 2015. I am back again as the official photographer and You’ll be able to see photos from each day at www.tomvonkapherrphotography.com
At the AERE Lac Brome dressage show
Tom see more photos of the show, visit Horse shows at, tomvonkapherrphotography.com
Here is a teaser from yesterdays shoot. I have hours…if not days of editing ahead.
Wait and see. A very special photoshoot with Milady.😉
I love taking shots like this. There is practically no advance time to focus, frame and shoot. Not to mention if the horse clips the rail the wrong way I’m not going to have time to protect my camera!😉
Pow-pow is a Pinto Sport Horse. The owner is Gabrièle Roy.
Owner Catherine Grenier
You never have to coax an Arabian to run.
During the CAI-2* Marathon portion of the event at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park one of the members of my team Cécile Joussé thought it would be fun to shoot a video of Eugen Hug’s driving team in this section of the course. I thought this was a great idea. It really illustrates what driving a team of horses can be like in competition.
(I’m the guy kneeling taking pictures) We hope you like it.
Today was the Jog at the Bromont International Driving Show. This definitely wins Best Hat.
This weekend is the International Driving show at the Bromont Olympic Equestrian Park. I took this shot 2 years ago. It was the first time I covered a driving event and was immediately hooked. I imagine a time long past when cars were only a dream and life moved at a civilized pace.
to see last years photos visit: Tom von Kapherr Photography.com
Sometimes you don’t have to look very far to find a nice picture.
Shot at the Knowlton Pony Club Show.
Part #1 of the photos posted on www.tomvonkapherrphotography.com
Eventing combines three disciplines, Dressage, Cross Country and Show Jumping. It’s started with what is called the “Jog”, which is a horse inspection, but at the CCI Level, it’s also an opportunity to dress up and show you and your horse at their fashionable best. Here are a few shots from the event.
Here is a collection of shots from this past weekends ACEQ Extreme Cowboy Event. From impressive and adorable schooling classes up to “in a blur” accomplished riders, it was a memorable day and look forward to the next event. To visit the entire photo gallery, visit: http://www.tomvonkapherrphotography.com/ACEQ-LAssociation-des-cowboys
Shooting at the ACEQ Extreme Cowboy Event
Yes, I planned for the bird to fly through the shot. (Love those unexpected moments.)