Hetton Lyons ride 2018

April 26, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

 

Please enjoy the video below, and don't forget to check out all the photos if you haven't already from the ride in the

equestrian ride gallery on this website.  

                                   

 

    Arriving at the venue this year, I look up and smile to myself as this year we are in for a dry ride.  After watching a few of the riders park up, I decide to make my way deeper and higher into the country park, and I find a location at the top of a hill with views over the trees and a great grassy canter stretch towards me.  I was thinking that standing at the top of the hill, in the open wearing a Hi-Viz vest holding a camera with a long lens, I would be visible to approaching riders, but apparently I still looked like I was strimming!

 
 
           
 

   The next part is a race against the riders, as I decide after just over an hour that I need to make a move off the hill side and down to the lower section of the ride.  This is not something that I have to do, but I think it makes for varied images from the rides I attend, and as there are some loops involved at this venue, gives me a better chance of capturing the riders in different locations.

However, this does mean I risk the chance meeting in the tightest of places . But I still think these are good and different images to offer.

 
The first time I was approached to photograph the Hetton Lyons ride a few years ago, it was sold to me as "not the most picturesque location.  In fact there is a burnt out car that can be seen from the start point". 
 
Having explored more of the route this year it is surprising what the organisers can achieve in such urban locations.  This is a perfect ride for anyone wanting a taste of endurance riding as it offers meadows, hill work, woodland and never that far from the venue should you decide you need to finish early. 
 
 
The Hetton Lyons ride will be run again on 2nd June 2019
 
Take care.
  Ed in pink
 
My favourite shot of the day
Tom & Clicker

       I have heard them say that any horse can participate in endurance rides, now I believe them.

      What a wonderful sight to see Tom and Clicker being walked around the route, I can honestly say I haven't seen anything quite like it.  The handlers were enjoying the walk around the lake and park, and gave Tom & Clicker a little trot passed me for some action shots.

         Smiles all round.

 

    

    

For more rides in this area, check out the following link

   Durham & Teeside EGB Rides 2019


 
 

 

 
     
     

Thank you all for my experience and for viewing and buying the images.

I look forward to seeing you again soon.

 


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