Due to some friends visiting for my birthday I had no plans to head to the mountains, but due to a great forecast I dragged my friends along to Barbury to take some photos of my sister competing. I am still feeling rusty which is frustrating me as I just am not getting the timing quite right which is something I used to be much better at, but practice makes perfect and I am sure I will get there again.
The showjumping was challenging as it was a huge arena and the best angle involved shooting into the sun! Due to this I made the best of the situation and did some running and managed to get a few jumps in. Katherine had a great round, and I actually thought she went clear but she had an unfortunate four faults which was a shame. A quick move was made to the cross-country and I discovered that the initial jumps I had been sent to were challenging photography wise due to the sun and position of the tapes on the course, in the end I got the photos by ignoring the tapes stopping you walking on the course…. It was a very strange cross-country as it zig zagged back and fourth alot, so with a last minute decision I went for a run after I saw her over the first few jumps and managed to get photos of her over another three jumps, and nearly made a fourth!
After the cross-county we had some lunch and pimms in the afternoon sun which was lovely, if a tad extortionate before heading back to Bristol.