For the photoshoot for the lead image in our June feature on side saddle hunting, Emma Brown, a Leicestershire side saddle authority, organised two more Quorn thrusters, Hazel Allin and Philippa Wells, to ride side saddle for our photographer.
With the kind permission of a local Monday country farmer a hedge was picked and the ladies prepared to show the camera what hunting in Leicestershire side saddle is all about.
The pictures were commissioned by The Field, and taken by Nico Morgan.
Emma Brown ready to be legged up
A spot of dutch courage to get in hedge hopping mood
What the side saddle looks like…
And what’s underneath the side saddle habit…
modelled by Hazel Allin on Finbar
Philippa Wells and Thomas ready to go jumping side saddle
Side saddle to the first hedge
Side saddle, from left to right: Philippa Wells on Thomas, Emma Brown on Harry, Hazel Allin on Finbar
Side saddle over best Leicestershire hedges, side saddle thrusters
Video footage of the side saddle riders in action
Emma Brown side saddle on Harry
Hazel Allin side saddle on Finbar
Philippa Wells side saddle on Thomas
The Quorn hunt ladies on the wonk