On the 12th of Feb. 2011 the Japloupe equestrian centre. celebrated its annual games for this year. It was a three day event involving beginner, amateur and professional riders alike. The place is situated in talegaon, near pune, maharashtra, india We, members of a Pune photography club known as Photographers @ Pune had the golden opportunity to capture the event in all its glory. I personally was pleasantly surprised to see such young (I mean around 10 year olds ! ) maneuvering their stallions as fluidly as though riding a bicycle. I was amazed to see the horses and their riders in perfect sync. Somehow, the riders had learned the secret of talking to these handsome animals. The horses also obeyed accurately to the commands of their masters. It was as if they knew that these were the annual equestrian games event and it was their reputation at stake today. I am sure the winner (especially the horse) would have much more to share than what ever I recollect here.
All in all it was a fantastic experience, and a must attend event, more so for the first timers.
(as for photography, I decided to turn majority of the pictures into black and white. I loved the nostalgic emotion it evokes and the thought provoking play of lights coming out in the pictures)
Comments and critique invited.
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