Building a name for yourself is an increasingly important part of a professional rider's role, Dave's compettion background racing mountain bikes makes him aware of the help sponsors can provide and Dave Cameron Photography is pleased to sponsor and support professional riders Charlotte Agnew and Louisa Milne Home and four up and coming event riders from Central Scotland by providing services and products to help promote them as riders and also providing a photographic record of their seasons . My support of Charlotte and Louisa includes the supply of promotional and publicity images both in and out of competition for their sponsors.
Charlotte is one of the country’s most promising Event riders and has been part of the UK Sport World Class Development Programme over the course of the last few years. At 18 she finished 5th in her first CCI*** at Blair Castle, at 20 completed her first Badminton, and at 21 finished 4th individually and won team gold at the Young Rider European Championships.
Despite being a true British rider Charlotte is keen to remember her Scottish roots, and indeed was ranked the No. 1 Scottish Event rider in the FEI World Rankings in 2011 and 2012. She now has her eyes firmly set on the 2020 Olympics, where hopefully her young team will get a chance to shine!
Find out more about Charlotte
Website: Charlotte Agnew
Isabella is 18 years old and lives in the north of Scotland, she is currently in her sixth year competing in British Eventing with the aim to be competing in novice and 1* level this year on board her new steed Omard Ala.
In 2011 she began her eventing career, in 2012 she moved up to BE100 and qualified for Badminton Grassroots where she finished 8th before moving up to novice in preparation for 2014.
2014 was an exciting year for Isabella as she competed in pony trials which she descrobes as an ' amazing experience'.
In just one year she learnt so much from competing against some of the most talented young riders in the country and receiving some great training and advice from leading trainers and instructors.
Her pony 'Smurf' was no longer the 'Scot-ads' pony , but the 'Scottish' pony as they were the only Scottish partnership competing in the trials.After some good results they then moved on to CIC*.
Isabella now has a new partnership for 2017 in the shape of 'Omard Ala' who she is currently competing at novice level with hopes of moving on to CIC* as the year progresses, in 2016 she represented Scotland in the U18 CCIJ* at Frickley Park horse trials where she was team captain and finished as highest placed Scot in the 1* in12th place in a very closely fought competition.
Louisa Milne Home
Louisa is one of Scotland's top Event Riders. She has been running her competition yard based in Central Scotland, since Graduating with the BSc Hon's from the Royal Agricultural College in 2001.
Louisa is the only Scottish rider and one of only 34 British riders to be graded category A by the FEI, meaning she is qualified to ride any level of horse from one to four star level. Recent highlights have been 5 CCI **** completions, at Badminton, Burghley and Luhmuhlen, finishing 1st and 2nd in the Advanced at Eglington, finishing 3rd in the CIC *** at Hopetoun and winning the Scottish Novice Championship
Find out more about Louisa
Website; Louisa Milne Home
Facebook; Louisa Milne Home
SEver since I started out on this journey supporting riders I have always admired Giorgia as a rider following her to the Blair Castle International horse trials in 2014 where she competed in the CCI** on Miss Repertoire . she is currently competing three horse Boss Lux ( Boss) , Ferro Star ( Star) and Life in Time ( Rolex). Giorgia is an aspiring event rider who works full time with horses, both teaching and riding . With two new horses just added to her yard the future is looking good for this talented rider.
Izzie Bamford is another part of the U18 programme in Scotland which is run and organsied by Rose Dudgeon. I spent quite a bit of time working with the programme last year and got to respect the bond between Izzie and Coosh and wanted to see that bond grow. She is now competing a second horse Geffory in the BE 100U18 sections where she has won at both Kirriemuir and Floors castle. Izzie played her part of the Scottish teams heading for Frickley park and the Championships in July as tyeam captain and finished as the highest placed Scot in the BE100U18 championships and overall in sixth place. Now as 2017 awns she has stepped back and let her mum take over the reins with Coosh for the wobbleberry challenge as she prioritises her time with Geffory.
Jodie first approached me at the beginning of 2015 and as someone I was not aware of on the circuit I decided to watch her and her chestnut mare Quantum Clover Gold ( Pops) through the season.
The main thing that I look for in a rider I am supporting is the connection and relationship between the horse and rider. Jodie has this in spades, Pops is the most important thing to her ad it shows. I have been lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to catch some amazing shots of them together
Jodie is now competing at 1* level with Burgham and Blair Castle next on the calendar for her along with the novice championships at Gatcombe with her eye on moving up to Intermediate and has Tattersalls in her plans for 2018.