Taking the perfect equestrian sport photo is often a little more difficult than in the case of other sports. After all horses are fast, in some cases very fast and their movements are not always predictable.
So photographers have to have a good understand of the sport, have to be able to anticipate situations and movements.
Some of the best members of the profession have submitted their entries to the traditional “Silver Camera” media prize, which will once again be jointly awarded by the Sparkasse Aachen, the Rheinischer Sparkassen- & Giroverband and the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V. (ALRV) at this year’s World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen, for the best international equestrian sport photo of the year.
The jury, comprising of Jill de Ridder (dressage rider), Andreas Müller (Executive Director, Zeitungsverlag Aachen), Erich Timmermanns (Director Advertising & PR Sparkasse Aachen), Leanjo de Koster (photographer and last year’s winner), Andreas Steindl (photographer) and Frank Kemperman (Chairman, ALRV) have now nominated three photographs from among the 123 entries as follows (in alphabetical order):
Christophe Bricot (FRA, “Lauren Hough riding Ohlala in Paris” photo)
Jeffrey Fierens (BEL, “Eventing in Arville” photo)
Daniel Kaiser (GER, “Just a kiss” photo)
The winner will be announced in the Main Stadium in the scope of the award ceremony of the Silver Camera on Saturday evening (July 19th) after the Final of the Sparkassen-Youngsters-Cup. The winner receives prize-money to the value of 2500 Euros, the prize-money for second place is 1000 Euros and 500 Euros for third place.
For more information visit www.chioaachen.de