When I photograph dressage events one of my favorite moments is right after the final salute to the judges. Horse and rider have just spent, what seems like an eternity, trying to be perfect in front of judges that go through a pile of pens marking down every flaw like, “horse and rider NOT breathing in rhythm”. The release of loving emotions between rider and horse never ceases to make me smile and of course, capture the moment.
Dedicated to dressage riders and their horses everywhere who, as you read this, are probably in a ring somewhere working on something that only the two of them understand.
Tom von Kapherr Photography