Eventing groupies, get your cameras out. A video competition is under way in Britain with £1000 worth of photographic gear to be won.
The object of the competition is for fans of the sport to capture the spirit of Eventing, be it with cross-country action, behind the scenes footage, or savouring the elegance of the dressage phase.
It is the second year the competition has been offered by British Eventing, and this year the contest is in association with Horsehub, which is providing the prizes.
A keen follower of the sport is James Hustler from Norfolk, whose winning entry from the inaugural competition in 2012 is shown above.
“Freshly graduated from university, the BE Eventing Cinema competition was an excellent opportunity and offered a very generous prize which really helped me kick start my career as a freelance videographer.
“A year on I owe a lot to the competition and would highly recommend equestrian lovers and non-riders alike give it a shot.”
Rising British star Laura Collett is new to the panel of judges this year, joining former Badminton winner and HorseHub representative Paul Tapner and BE’s Chief Executive and International Course Designer, Mike Etherington-Smith plus Liam Killen from the ESMAs and the Equestrian Creative Network.
Killen said: “I was blown away by the standard of last year’s entries from across the globe. They succeeded in capturing the adrenaline, precision and teamwork on show in a truly creative fashion. I can’t wait to see what 2013’s entrants create!”
Entries close on September 16. Full competition details, term and conditions can be found on www.britisheventing.com/eventingcinema