This is a very quick note from Michelle, Barbara’s daughter.

For those of you who don’t already know, my beloved mother died in a tragic accident on Tuesday 21st February while fishing the mouth of the Waitahanui River on Lake Taupo.

Mum dearly loved her photography and all the happy times with all of you and your horses over the years. Thank you for being part of her life.

Rest in peace my wonderful beautiful mother. We loved you so much and have so many happy memories. I will miss you so very much. Michelle

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Riverdale HT. Feb 2017

hke_044 hkj_017Once again  Eventing BOP put on a lovely event with a fresh look to the CC.

I was lucky to have my daughter Michelle out from the UK on holiday to help me, so there will be two lots of photos to  see from each class.

Sadly we were unable to be there for the dressage and SJ.    We started at  the last part of the CNC 105 CC.

To view these images, go to EVENTS 2017 and drop down  to  the event you want to see.

If new to the site, please read ‘USING THIS SITE”. Thanks.

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Taupo & District PC Showjumping 2017

hkc_297This well organised event was held at the Oruanui Pony Club grounds with good entries in all classes.  I was most impressed with the riding in both rings.

Photos have been divided in two folders – Ring 1 and Ring 2.

For those new to this site, please read ‘Using this site’ which will tell you how to order and to find the code number of the photo you want.

Go to EVENTS 2017 and drop down to the class or ring you want.

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Taupo Christmas Classic 2016


Thursday. Stone Country Dairies HORSE   1 m.10

Friday Rose & Thorne ROOKIE RIDER.




All the classes that I took photos of : NOW ONLINE!..

(Sorry they are the only classes that I took due to other commitments.


Happy Christmas to all and thank you for your custom during the year. I hope your 2017 will be safe and successful and look forward to be seeing you out and about.

To view these images go to SPRING EVENTS 2016 and drop down to this event. Please read “Using this sit

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Honda Puhinui 3DE 2016

hjs_049-copyCongratulations to the organising committee for staging another super event, and to the riders who provided excellent  entertainment.

Go to SPRING EVENTS 2016, but if new to this site, please read the instructions on “Using this site!”.

If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to make the most of my great package deals, so order your Spring Event photos which can be ready before Christmas if you place your order quickly. You can use the online order form or just  send me your order by email.

I wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS, and a  HAPPY and safe  NEW YEAR.



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Riverdale H.T. Nov. 2016

hjk_354Huge entries, with an early finish made possible by running the 95cm CC on Saturday afternoon. Typical Spring weather and despite blustery cool conditions, the rain held out till the CC was finished. Another well organised enjoyable event.

All images are now online.

To view these images, go to SPRING EVENTS 2016

Remember to order your photo Christmas gifts as soon as possible.  Canvas prints should be ordered by the 7th Dec. to be sure of delivery in time for Christmas.hjl_029

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National Eventing Champs : Arran Station 2016

hje_335-copy_1 hje_234-copyIt is always good to get back to my favourite eventing venue, where so few do so much to put on a lovely event.(even if it means coping with the biting cold wind that blow off the nearby snowy peaks.).  Thanks to all for the hospitality and to those who enabled the speedy  CC course changes!

There has been a massive upgrade to the course with the Championship courses being up to  International standards.

All of our images are now online.  For the cc folders, scroll right through as there were  two of us on the course (apart from the 95 cm. Sorry but I missed most of the 1 star non- championship riders in the CC,  and all the 80 cm CC competitors. I am sure you will be able to see them on Trewey was the other accredited photographer, both of us providing sponsorship to the event

To view the photos, you will need to go to the dashboard and click on SPRING EVENTS 2016.           Then drop down to Nat.ODE Champs Arran and across to the class you want.

Please read “Using this site”!


Canvas prints make great Christmas presents – for yourself, your owners or your sponsors. For pre-Christmas delivery the cut off date is 5th December, so please place your Christmas orders asap.   Thank you.




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Boeckmann Floats Nth Is. Dressage Champs 2016

hht_273 hhz_009-copy Big entries and a quality field provided excellent entertainment for all.     Although Saturday was a challenge with cold blustery winds, Labour weekend gave us the best weather we have had this Spring.

I worked in Rings 1  2  &  3 on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Quite a challenge trying to capture the best  movements  as well as trying to avoid  the metal framework of the new indoor arena under construction.    I am sure it will be appreciated once completed!.

Sunday afthhz_036-copy Congratulations to all. To view the images, go to the dashboard and click in SPRING EVENTS 2016. Read ‘using this site’ if you wish to order.


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Boeckmann Floats Nth Is Dressage Champs. NEC 2016

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Taupo Spring Trial 2016

hhr_039 hhr_297Bitterly cold winds on Saturday and a drizzle  on and off on Sunday. Typical Spring weather.

Thanks to Holly Morrell and her team for  keeping this event on track.

However, I felt sorry for all the 95cm CC fence judges and volunteers at the end of the day having to wait in the rain for so long for riders to appear at the start in order for the class to keep rolling along. The poor announcer repeatedly kept asking for riders to show up at the start box – and even when  some finally appeared from the warm-up arena, they wandered across  slowly,  keeping the starter (who had been out there since 8 am,) waiting.                  Little wonder it’s hard to get volunteers to offer their services. Without them there would be no event.

Please note: Since this message, I have received a message from one of the riders who let me know that  their class received notification that,  due to lack of fence judges, there was a delay in the start – so maybe a lack of communication.

Overall, I was impressed with the standard of riding, especially pleasing in the 80 cm classes.

To view photos, go to SPRING EVENTS 2016 and follow the drop down to this event.

Congratulations to those who won my prize vouchers.

SPECIAL OFFER!  Take a  10  % discount on photos  you order from the last three Spring events. Offer expires at the  end of October 2016.

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