A Glimpse at Les Villages Illuminées

The Equinox has passed, and the weather is returning to its temperamental state of clouds, rain, sunshine, and gusts of bracing winds. Autumn has really made itself at home now that September is turning into October. Where did the time go?

CSO Photography Gavray

CSO photography or showjumping to my anglophone friends is one of my favourite sports to watch and capture. It is only second to dressage, which you can find some examples of here in my last event post! A small peak into my day out with the team in Gavray, Manche. For another competition, but thisContinue reading “CSO Photography Gavray”

CSO Centre Equestre du Val de Sienne

Photography from my day out with the team at CSO Centre Equestre du Val de Sienne. A good day all around, fine weather, happy horses, and two first places. Starting early in the morning, the light change from sunrise to sunny day was wonderful. Autumnal show jumping competitions are always a gamble for the weather.Continue reading “CSO Centre Equestre du Val de Sienne”

Normandie Dressage Saint Lô

Normandie Dressage holds events across Normandy, most notably at the Haras Nationaux in Saint Lô. Every year I go along to finals week to see amateurs and professionals alike compete. “𝘙𝘪𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘴𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢 𝘨𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘣𝘣𝘺, 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘱 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘥 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘦. 𝘐𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯.Continue reading “Normandie Dressage Saint Lô”

Le Manoir de la Guérinière

This year has been a year of snapshots and I am so happy there has been such a variety so far. To change it up yet again, this post showcases photos from my last concert and visit at Le Manoir de la Guérinière. Le Manoir de la Guérinière Based in Passais Villages of the OrneContinue reading “Le Manoir de la Guérinière”

Equestrian Portrait Photoshoot

Check out my last snapshot post here of Equestrian Vaulting! I love equine photography, it is the main reason I started this blog way back in 2016, so sharing little Equestrian photography snippets is a little nostalgic to when the blog was horseandsport! Had a very short little shoot with these two after a displayContinue reading “Equestrian Portrait Photoshoot”

What to do in Autumn in Normandy

The Equinox has passed, and the weather is returning to its temperamental state of clouds, rain, sunshine, and gusts of bracing winds. Autumn has really made itself at home now that September is turning into October. Where did the time go?

Equestrian Vaulting Photography

Something a little different from the usual horse sports, Equestrian Vaulting Photography! A display from the HDP team for their open day. Vaulting is described by the FEI (Fédération Équestre Internationale) as “a harmonious bond between horse and athlete that creates awe-inspiring acrobatic displays of skill and precision.” Simply, gymnastics on horseback. Horse riding isContinue reading “Equestrian Vaulting Photography”

The Shetland Isles in 4 days

It honestly feels like an eternity since I have been on a plane, train or ferry, but thanks to this little trip I ticked off all three! It has also been an eternity since I last left Normandy, so a travel blog post is incoming… Be sure to catch up with my latest travel postsContinue reading “The Shetland Isles in 4 days”

The Must Have Sunset Preset

Landscape photography is pretty much my go-to at the moment. But somehow I always seem to miss the sunset when I have my camera! It doesn’t help that sunset falls past 21:00 here for sure, so I decided to create an art filter to make my landscapes a little more like summer evenings.

Show Jumping in France: My First Competition

I promise I will start writing about other things other than horses soon! It has just so happened to have been a very horsey month… If you missed my last post about keeping horses click here. Or, stick around for my first competition Show Jumping in France. Equestrian Competitions in France Coming at this fromContinue reading “Show Jumping in France: My First Competition”

Fougerolles-du-Plessis Ukrainian Centre

Far from my usual posts about living in Normandy, but still an important aspect of life in rural Normandy. Community is a huge part of life here with an emphasis on helping others!