Elizabeth Furth

Visions of Dressage

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Elizabeth Furth

Visions of Dressage

Description

This handsome book on dressage completes Elizabeth Furth's trilogy of photographic tributes to the horse in sport. The other two cover the world of show jumping and international eventing. All are packed with Furth's breathtaking photography of the rigors and beauty of equine competition. In this book, Furth visited the renowned classical schools of Europe, among them, The Spanish Riding School, The Cadre Noir and The Portuguese School of Equestrian Art. Her photographs are rare and beautiful glimpses into the world of haute ecole, filled with art and pageantry. In the section on competition, Furth focuses on dressage from a sporting point of view and covers the top riders from Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Britain, Ireland and more. Featured American riders include Carol Lavel and Michelle Gibson. Another chapter covers the fascinating topic of dressage to music, known as freestyle. A chapter on recent champions profiles Nicole Uphoff-Becker and Rembrandt; Isabell Werth and Gigolo; Anky van Grusven and Bonfire. Of all three books, this one has the most interesting combinations of photographs and text. A show rider who turned equestrian photographer in 1986, Elizabeth Furth now tours the circuit for publications such as Horses, Horse and Hound, and Riding magazine, as well as horse publications from Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Mexico, Germany and Austria. "Capturing horses performing these movements to perfection is hugely satisfying," says Furth. (T.B.) HIGHLIGHTS - Classical dressage - Competition riders - Dressage to music - Judges - Recent champions - Winning Moments - Lasting Impressions

Hardcover - 176 Pages
Pub Date: 1998
List Price: $40.00
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Item #: 265