A pictorial record of Sydney International Horse Trials
Anatole Zurrer, part-time photographer and full -time teacher has kindly pulled together a fantastic display of over 100 photos from 2008 to 2015 capturing rider and horse competing at the Sydney International Horse Trials.
The photos will be on display at in the indoor arena at the Sydney International Horse Trials. All photographs will be available for sale with proceeds going back to the Sydney International Horse Trials
Antole Zurrer – PERSONAL REFLECTIONS.
“Starting in 2008, and every year since 2010, I have enjoyed the opportunity to capture the beauty and power displayed by horse and rider at the Sydney International three-day event at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre Horsley Park.
Each year I come home and think this was the best event ever, how can the horses, riders and organisers do better? Like a quality wine it just gets better with each vintage.
Like winemakers each year the organisers face a unique set of challenges. The weather, will it be hot and dry or cool and wet? Will the course be hard and fast or soft and heavy? Well before the competition, and without knowing the conditions that will prevail on the day, the organisers agree layouts and set about grooming the courses.
In parallel, and away from the SIEC, riders and horses prepare for the challenges that await them. Like the organisers they too are unaware of the conditions that will prevail them. They prepare plans, equipment and train for the chance to shine. The public, like a wine connoisseur, awaits this year’s vintage.
After years of enjoyment how will 2016 compare to some of the greats of the past? I look forward to savouring this year’s vintage and capturing more of the magic that is the Sydney International three-day event.” Anatole Zurrer
Come and see the exhibition of Antole Zurrer’s work at the Sydney International Horse Trials
April 28- May 1 2016