It was spring in San Juan Capistrano, and cold, and we had left very early and in the dark to get to the show. When we pulled in to start our day, I saw a half dozen horses and riders in the warm up ring, all breathing steam like dragons as the sun crested the trees. I’d barely put the car in “park” before leaping out, grabbing a camera and dashing to the side of the ring. As Tobi Coate and Zorren transitioned to a walk break, the steam rose up from his body and enveloped them. Thank you, Tobi, for being a great model, and for being in the right place at the right time!
“Finding the Light” photo of Anna Buffini and Wilton II
I am delighted and honored that one of my favorite photos is one of 3 finalists for the Silver Camera, presented every year at CHIO Aachen.
Aachen is probably the biggest, coolest, best-run show on the planet. Between opening day and Sunday, it will run world class dressage, show jumping, combined driving, three day eventing and vaulting … more or less concurrently. Last year it drew over 360,000 spectators.
The Silver Camera is open only to press photographers who have been accredited for international events, so to say there is a bit of competition for this prize is probably the understatement of the year. Tune in after July 20 to find out who won!