Looking through the lens again!

My coach Belinda Trussell had two new horses to take into the showring this weekend. For Belinda this was the first time she has ridden them in the competition arena. Their premier outing was on Friday and both horses won their classes. Saturday was their second time and both horses did well again. I was there to take some photos on Saturday and I have to say I got out my 250-600mm long lens and felt like it had been years since I had taken any photos of horses in the show ring. But I managed to get a few good ones. Here they are. First the mare Insterlana or Lana to her friends at the barn . She carried herself well through the Intermediare 1 test.

Belinda salutes the judge at the start of the test.

Belinda’s next horse was Touch me Marso. This is also his first time at a show with Belinda. While Belinda was helping Megan Lane and watching her test Super Groom Lexi walked Touch around the warm up arena. This gave him chance to look at everything.

After the warm up it was time to start the test. Belinda and Touch also rode the Intermediare 1.

Off across the diagonal in extended trot.

Later in the test there is the extended canter. That is when Touch’s long legs can really cover ground. .

Not all the horses were as big as Touch. This little competitor had a smaller version to ride in her test.

Both of Belinda’s horses performed very well . I think that with more time together they will only improve. I look forward to seeing them both again. On a side note, there is a rumor that Biasini and I may get back into the show ring at the end of July.

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  1. firnhyde says:

    Happy for you that shows are open again! Enjoy!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Open with restrictions. If you are not on a horse you must be masked. No spectators but it is still great to have shows happening.

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  2. David says:

    Biasini: “Who’s gonna be in the show ring? No one told me!” 🐴🐴🐴

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Haha! However David i can assure you Biasini listens to everything and he has heard Belinda and me talking about the shows and which one we would be going to and what level we would show at. So he knows.🙂

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      1. David says:

        Well, at least it’s not like a vet visit, when they are the last to know. 🙂

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  3. Amy says:

    So happy to hear you and Biasini will be back showing.
    Congratulations to Biasini!

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thanks Amy. It seems like a long time since we have been showing. I am a bit anxious but also excited!

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  4. Irene says:

    Nice shots! Excited that you and Biasini will be getting back in the show ring. 😊👏

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you Irene, It seems like it has been a long time since I was in the show ring. The Pandemic has stretched out the 16 months to make it seem like years!

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      1. Irene says:

        Way too long! Glad things are getting a bit more normal. 😊

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  5. dprastka says:

    Beautiful horses! Touch looks very tall, those legs go on forever! The mare is pretty too. Congrats on Belinda’s wins, and looking forward to you and Biasini showing soon! ❤️🐴

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Touch has very long legs and is over 17hh. He’s a nice fellow and so talented!

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  6. Pictures are so clear to enjoy the beautiful action of horses.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. I am.out of practice with my photography of moving horses but I’m happy to know you thought they were good.

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  7. J.W.S. says:

    Images are grand…good luck to all in the ring.

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. My coach, Belinda Trussell, won all her classes . Can’t do better than that!

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      1. J.W.S. says:

        Wow…won all her classes….the best of news.

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  8. Lesley says:

    Beautiful photos! Back in the ring – exciting times! 😀

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Yes it is.
      Thanks for your comment!

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  9. Gorgeous photos and hopefully we’ll see you two in the ring too 😉 🐴

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    1. anne leueen says:

      Thank you. I’m working on it.!

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