“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!
Big cheers to all our riders in Hong Kong! Axel and I have been glued to our computer, watching the streaming video in the mornings. We’ve logged on to watch whether we were in airport lounges or hotels…. Early! A 7:15 pm start time in Hong Kong translates to 4:15 am California time. On Tuesday, even though we’d just arrived home the day before and it was the first morning in a week that we didn’t have a pre-dawn flight to catch or a horse show to get to, we awoke at that very early hour to watch the Freestyles.
We figure that because we didn’t have to buy two plane tickets to Hong Kong, hotel rooms, taxis, subways, flags to wave, etc, we made out very well being able to curl up on the couch in our living room for several hours of unedited world class dressage.
I’ve already sent my thank you. Have you? Here’s the address, so no excuses now!
And remember to click on the ads on “our” page on the NBC Olympic website to show both NBC and the sponsors that we’ve been watching!
So let’s see…. great parties, good weather, great parties, fabulous horses….
Did I mention great parties?
I’m still working feverishly on photos from the Trials themselves, and I’ll have a highlights gallery from the Olympic Trials Week 2 as soon as I’ve delivered all the photos that my editors need. In the meantime, I’ve posted a gallery of photos from the USET benefit, “One Team, One Dream,” held in the gala tent at The Oaks. The food was great, the cosmos divine, the setting was dramatic, and most importantly, we raised nearly $250,000 for our Olympic equestrian team!
Here’s a taste of what’s in the Party Gallery. These should tide you over until the competition photos are finished!
The Vodka Bar. It all starts here….
Hong Kong dancers
The irrepressible Elma Garcia with Guenter Seidel and Debbie McDonald
Jessica Ransehausen enjoys a moment with Guenter
Hubba Hubba! Guenter and Robert Dover show off their Olympic Rings.