My name is Amy, and I’m a Newcastle based Artist and Photographer – specialising in Equine. I am very fortunate to have a job that I love – so much so that, can I really call it a ‘job’?!
I have the pleasure of being able to merge my two biggest passions, horses and art, as well as being able to meet lots of lovely new people on a daily basis.
Nothing beats road trips round the countryside, where I am able to surround myself with amazing people doing what they love, in their element, and sharing the joy they get from it.
Since I started my photography in 2015, it has opened my eyes up to the little things that make up the bigger picture, allowing me to document those precious moments, capturing emotions and telling stories.
My granddad was a racehorse trainer, so my mum grew up around horses, but never had one of her own. When my sister, Laura, and I were young, my mum saw it as the perfect excuse to start riding, and we all went to a local riding school, Stepney Bank Stables, to have riding lessons.
From the age of 7, I was hooked! I could think of nothing better than cuddling ponies and smelling of horse manure. Several livery bills later, my parents are still waiting for the day I grow out of it!
MY FOUR LEGGED FAMILY MEMBER
I own the loveliest (and most adorable!) four legged friend I could ask for – and I am not biased in the slightest! Baloo (aka Boo), was a very special Christmas present back in 2011 – he has the biggest personality and I am 97.3% sure he’s a human in disguise! He is quite the comedian.
Over the years I have had a lot of fun with this talented little creature, he has taken me round One Day Events, Show Jumping and turned his hoof to Dressage and Showing – always bringing home the ribbons. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for you and I owe him the world for that.
Due to injury, I retired him in 2016 and he was the biggest, cuddliest pet I could have asked for, continuing to make me chuckle on a daily basis with his funny ways!
After two years out, and much deliberation, I decided to slowly bring Boo back into work in the hope he would be a happy hacker.
To my amazement, he came back better than ever before and not only hacks, but competes with the biggest grin on his face! I still regularly have to pinch myself that we're here, and if you see me out competing, don't be surprised when I break down in (happy!) tears at the end of every class.
Just a little happy ending I couldn't help but share with you all!