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October continued as August and September had, with a continuous and full diary for the whole month.

We had 5 equestrian events, of which one was the three day Petplan regional finals for the North of England. Yes three full days of covering two arenas from dawn til dusk and beyond. This is hard work when there are no combined arena breaks and so you have to literally whisk yourself out of the arenas just to perform a simple function like going to the toilet. Miss a test and that could be missed sales.

The PetPlan event was a reasonable success on the sales front, though as always the grass roots competitions do better. Those who purchased tended to be riders who had not qualified for the national finals and wanted a moment of qualifying to this level of competition. I don’t think we sold one picture to any podium finisher as they clearly would want one from the finals. We took almost 3700 images over the three days, which doesn’t sound many in the context of gymnastics finals, though standing still outside for 8hrs at a time causes issues with your legs, back and neck. Sitting and editing for a few days, straight after this event, was no fun whatsoever. Add to this another 2000+ pics from the other equestrian events and we haven’t even started with the other work we had covered this month.

One thing that the Petplan event did bring was a request for a basic video of someones horse. To cut a long story short the owner had been involved in an accident so her horse was up for sale. We spoke about ideas and kept things simple. The date for filming was agreed and everything was easily completed, edited and the link shared 100’s of times around horse sites around the region. Planning was everything with this as horses don’t take kindly to being positioned and refilmed numerous times. Everything turned out well and potential buyers were numerous, thus one very happy customer.

The completed video is viewable here – Noah

And one of the last images taken at the end of the three days. I needed sleep.

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