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Peter has been going to race meetings since he was 9-years-old and taking photographs since he was 10. February 2011 saw Peter start to go Pointing again and, after a couple of meetings, he decided to combine two of his interests - Pointing and photography - and set up his website. January 2016 marks the start of Peter's fifth season photographing Yorkshire Area Point-to-Points. He plans to cover all 17 meetings this season, a challenge he is relishing.
courses/areas covered: Yorkshire
Grace first turned her hand to photography during her initial year of her Fashion and Textile GCSE lessons, photographing all things fashion. Grace couldn't wait to adapt and apply her newly learnt skills in other fields and her attention swiftly turned to her love of the countryside and horses. It was from then that Grace's camera was to become a regular at Point-to-Points. Grace attended her first Point-to-Point at the age of five at her local course Downhills, Corbridge, and is a regular at the North meetings.
courses/areas covered : Northern and occasionally Yorkshire
Neale started serious photography in 1980's working as a surveillance photographer for the Metropolitan Police. Illness in the mid-nineties threatened a forced career change and he studied journalism at Westminster. Whilst enduring a long convalescence a friend plonked him by the last at Kimble one Easter Saturday and Neale found his home. Last year Neale was the course photographer at Kingston Blount, Kimble, Lockinge, Whitfield and Guilsborough.
courses/areas covered: East Anglia and South Midlands
Phil, who is a sports journalist and Warwickshire C.C.C. Museum Curator and Archivist based at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, photographs International and County cricket throughout the summer, but mainly is part of the BBC Radio 5 and BBC local radio ball-by-ball commentary team, covering first-class matches throughout the country 5-6 days a week from early April until late September. In the winter months he writes at least one book as well as maintaining his ongoing Museum cricket commitments. He turns his attentions to Point-to-Point photography from November as well as photographing almost two hundred football matches a season. Phil attended his first Point-to-Point meeting as a ten year-old at the North Cotswold Spring Hill meeting over fifty years ago. He now lives in Gloucestershire.
courses/areas covered: East Anglia, North West, South Midlands, Welsh Borders, West Midlands and Wessex
Julie can't remember which came first, her love of horses or cameras, and is lucky to be able to combine the two and there's nothing she enjoys more than being out on the track, photographing racing. Julie's love of Pointing started from an early age following a visit to Little Horwood. Julie is busy all year round taking pictures at Rules courses before switching her attentions to Point-to-Pointing, in particular in the South East area.
courses/areas covered: East Anglia, Midlands, South East, South Midlands and Wessex
Nina photographs at equestrian and rural events including Point-to-Points. She also follows two packs of hounds. Nina is always looking for an 'alternative' shot that captures a 'moment in time' and draws on her lifetime experience within the equestrian industry having worked with horses from all equestrian disciplines. She lives in Northallerton.
courses/areas covered: Northern and Yorkshire
Tim has had had a lifelong interest in horseracing and first started taking photographs in the early '70s whilst living in London at National Hunt meetings at Sandown Park and Kempton Park. He soon moved onto Point-to-Points, regularly attending meetings in the South East and Essex at courses such as Charing, Aldington, Marks Tey and Cottenham. Since moving to Somerset he visits courses throughout Wessex and the West Country.
courses/areas covered: Wessex and West Country
Jackie is a regular face at Point-to-Points in the Midlands, South Midlands and East Anglia areas, as well as travelling further afield on occasions. Jackie is well-known within the sport and is also behind the equine supplement EQmach, the sponsor of popular rider Sam Davies-Thomas. Jackie divides her time between running her business, attending Point-to-Points and spending time at her holiday home in Mallorca.
courses/areas covered: East Anglia, Midlands, South Midlands
Roger is based in North Devon and covers the majority of the Devon and Cornwall meetings, and has a specific interest in turning photos into digital paintings. Available to cover Pony Club, Eventing, and all types of equestrian disciplines, Roger's photos and photo art are available from his shop, Lovetails, in South Molton.
courses/areas covered: Devon & Cornwall
Mark has worked in the racing industry since leaving school, having started as a stud hand in Shaftesbury Dorset in the late 80s, where he first experienced hunting. He eventually came to Lambourn where he worked for such trainers as Nan Kennedy, Nicky Henderson and Charlie Nelson, before finishing as amateur jockey at James Bethell's yard. Mark managed to ride in a handful of Points and hunter chases and recently reached BHSAI level in his teaching exams.
courses/areas covered: East Anglia, Sandhurst and Wessex (podcast reporting as well)
Alun, who is from Trecoed, started taking photos at Welsh Point-to-Points over 25 years ago. It all started for Alun at the Tredegar Farmers meeting in 1984 and he hasn't looked back since. He lives with his wife, Shirley, in Caerphilly just outside Cardiff and his local course is the picturesque Lower Machen. He enjoys an occasional visit to the West Country and his favourite course is Chipley Park.
courses/areas covered: Wales & West Country
Best known as the front man and driving force behind the AGA Point-to-Point sponsorship project, David (aka - 'the AGA man') is a familiar face on Point-to-Point courses throughout the UK and, since December 2013, has contributed photographs to the popular 'Been Pointing' feature in Go Pointing. David attended his first Point-to-Point in February 2011 at the South Midlands Area Club meeting (Whitfield) and has now racked up 135 fixtures and 61 courses – a total which will continue to rise! He lives in Cubbington, Warwickshire.
course/areas covered: Here, there and everywhere!
Marilyn attended her first Point-to-Point as a young girl – her Grandpa was a Master of the Holcombe Hunt and encouraged her to go and she has never missed a Holcombe meeting since. She met Peter at teacher training college. Marilyn was reporting for "The Pointer" at the time and Peter started taking photographs. So "Sweet Photography" was born concentrating on Point-to-Points and Arabian horses. In 2014 Peter was unfortunately unable to attend any meetings and so daughter Natalie stepped in.
courses/areas covered: North West and Chaddesley Corbett
Like most videographers, David and Barbara first started as still photographers but felt the best way to monitor their Point-to-Pointers' performance was by watching it on video. While filming a race they were asked to cover a Point-to-Point meeting. That was over 15 years ago and the rest, as they say, is history. David Jones Media now cover meetings as far south as the Essex meeting at High Easter, all of the Midlands Area meetings and several in Yorkshire and Cheshire. This year the Company was awarded the Mark Ashton Achievement Award at the Annual Awards Dinner for their contribution to Point-to-Point racing in the Midlands Area.
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West County Videos
Jeff Guyett has been a racing fan from the age of four, when his family used to go to Kempton Park. Jeff attended his first Point-to-Point at Kilworthy in 1977 and has been hooked ever since. He set up Westcountry Videos in 1990 and has films mostly in Devon & Cornwall and Wessex, but often ventures as far afield as the West Midlands, Wales and East Anglia with his wife Sarah (an integral part of the team). West Country Videos film as many as 70 meetings per season and provide form guides for all the Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point racecards, plus some in Wessex.