Long Mynd Batch Burner 2014

That was a first for us…but it will certainly not be a last! Well, it might have been a last if we were actually taking part in the Batch Burner last Saturday…a 48km ride up hill and down dale over the Long Mynd. I think a last place from one of the CountryStyle team would have been a certainty. As it was we thoughly enjoyed sitting on the side of a hill photographing the 350 riders taking the challenge…

Batch Burner

Batch Burner

The Batch Burner was first held in 2013 and is an annual event organised by the PTA and friends of Norbury Primary School, and Plush Hill Cycles based in Church Stretton. Its aim is to raise much needed funds for the school…and I think I can safely say that they do a very good job of it. The whole event has a carnival atmosphere with live music, barbecue, beer and cake!

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Batch Burner

Batch Burner

Entries are now being taken for the 2015 Batch Burner to be held on Saturday 6th June. I have no doubt that places for the event will once again be sold out early!

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A Spiffing Weekend…

Yes that was rather a spiffing weekend. We attended two excellent fun packed events, and had excellent weather to go with it. The CountryStyle team of Eileen, Abi and Martha were at the Isle Funride, organised by the North Shropshire Hunt. There was a record attendance of 300+ riders which kept Abi and Martha very busy with their camera’s.

Abi was catching the fun at the logs…

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whilst Martha sat for 4 hours capturing brave riders tackling the hedge. At the end of her stint she couldn’t resist tackling it herself so here she is clearing the hedge with style🙂

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The Isle Funride is held again on Sunday 10th August…if you missed this one don’t miss that one!

Meanwhile over in North Wales Richard and Jean were paying a first visit to Plas Uchaf for the Llandudno and District Riders Club Hunter Trials. We were given a very warm welcome and were delighted with the course and the variation of cross country jumps…

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CountryStyle Photography

CountryStyle Photography

We shall be back at Plas Uchaf for the September Hunter Trials…well worth a visit!

This coming weekend 24th/25th May we shall be out in force at the British Eventing at Berriewood Farm…fingers crossed for good weather!

Other events we have coming up in June are as follows:

Habberley Funride…Sunday 1st June

Wheatland Hunt Funride at Monkhopton…Sunday 8th June

Charity Showjumping at Radfords, Llanymynech…Saturday 14th June

SSHPC One Day Event at Berriewood…Sunday 22nd June

Albrighton PC Hunter Trials at Woodside Farm…Saturday 28th June.

At all events we print on site and publish photos purchased on the day to our facebook page that evening, for you to share with your friends. The full gallery of images may be found on our CountryStyle Photography Website.

That’s enough for now…the dogs are grinding me down with their “when are we going for a walk” look!

 

2014 Funrides…the story so far!

Funrides! Funrides! Funrides!

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2014 looks great for funrides…so far we have:

Sunday 6th April…Worthen Funride organised by SSH and Worthen Toddler Group

Sunday 27th April…Eaton Mascott Funride organised by the South Shropshire Hunt

Sunday 18th May…The Isle Funride organised by the North Shropshire Hunt

Sunday 1st June…Habberley Funride

Sunday 8th June…Monkhopton Funride organised by the Wheatland Hunt

Sunday 13th July…Bow House Funride organised by the United Pack

Sunday 13th July…Shavington Park Funride organised by the North Shropshire Hunt

Sunday 10th August…The Isle Funride organised by the North Shropshire Hunt

Sunday 31st August…Battlefield Funride organised by the North Shropshire Hunt

Sunday 14th September…Battlefield Funride organised by the North Shropshire Hunt

Sunday 28th September…Larden Grange Funride organised by the Wheatland Hunt

Sunday 5th October…Eaton Mascott Funride organised by the South Shropshire Hunt

Sunday 12th October…Pink Funride at Berriewood Farm, all proceeeds to Breakthrough Breast Cancer

We have room for plenty more so keep ’em coming!🙂

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Out with the South…

We were wet!

We were cold!

We were blown off our feet!

But it was still great to be out in the beautiful Shropshire countryside on a blustery autumn day.

All the photographs from the South Shropshire Hunt Opening Meet can be viewed on the CountryStyle Photography website or on our facebook page.

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Fun in the Sun…

We love photographing people doing what they enjoy doing…
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Especially when they are doing it with a friend!
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Abi and Eileen were having fun at Ratlinghope Funride last Sunday, whilst Richard and I were at Hilltop Cross Country Course for the Croome Hunt Hunter Trials. We had beautiful sunshine… apparently Abi got a bit wet!🙂

All the photos from both events can be found on our website at CountryStyle Photography.