So as you know a few weeks ago I went to photograph the beautiful Desy at Premier PRE Dressage! We had a little chat about the MCI GB (Master Du Cheval Iberique) and I am now absolutely delighted to say that Hoofbeats & Pawprints is now a sponsor!
Anyone who knows me knows that I am deeply passionate about the Iberian horse. It was after watching the Spanish School of Equestrian Arts at Olympia back in 2013 that led me to this love affair and buying my beautiful Lusitano filly back in 2014 at 6 months old. I am head over heels and hopefully will be adding a Spanish family member in the next year (if business allows). This is what my Iberian photography project has been at its core value the exploration and promotion of this fantastic and ancient breed of horse in the UK.
The principals of the MCI GB falls in line with those values which is why I practically bit Alice's hand off for the opportunity.
The MCI GB is exclusive for Iberian owners within the UK to qualify for the MCI Iberian dressage European Championships in Autumn this year held in Northern Italy. Their values though are not just about winning but enhancing and promoting the community within the UK while giving competitive Iberian owners the opportunity to compete against similar horses and monitor their progress. They have successfully secured 14 amazing venues across the UK. Here are the list of events:
1st April. Hickstead, West Sussex.
30th April. Hickstead, West Sussex.
13th May. Hickstead, West Sussex.
19th May. Addington Manor, Bucks.
20th May. Centaur Trust, Suffolk.
2nd June. Addington Manor, Bucks.
30th June. Addington Manor, Bucks.
2nd July. North West Iberian, Thompson House, Wigan.
16th July. Kent Iberian Show. (I plan on being there to show Pearl)
22nd-24th July. GBPRE National Show, Hartbury, Glos.
29th-31st July. Sheepgate Equestrian Centre.
14th August. Royal London Show, Olney, Rugby.
19th-20th August. Equifest, East of England Showground, Peterborough.
19th August. Iberian Performance Show, Merrist Wood, Guildford, Surrey.
3rd-4th September. South West Iberian Show.
8th-10th September. Sheepgate Equestrian Centre.
16th-18th September. Lusitano Breed Show, Aintree Equestrian Centre, Aintree, Liverpool.
27th-30th October. The Final A.S.D Horsebridge Club, None Nr Turin, Nothern Italy!
You can check out all the details about membership and competing on the website HERE!
And so what am I offering members? An amazing 15% discount on packages and products when you have a shoot with Hoofbeats & Pawprints Photography. My sessions are fast booking up for spring/summer 2016 alongside my own personal projects this year and weddings. So please do get in touch if you are interested in this offer!
I will definitely be attending as many of the events in the South over the year (work permitting) as a spectator to show my support! So I will really look forward to meeting other Iberian owners!
And of course no blog from an Equine photographer is complete without beautiful imagery!