H&H photographer Peter Nixon has reached the shortlist of an international photography competition.

Peter submitted two photos to the Silberne Kamera (Silver Camera) competition, which recognises the best international equestrian photograph of 2014/15.

These were of Hickstead’s 2014 Bunn Leisure Derby Trial winner Angelie von Essen from Sweden on Jordan II and James Hughes on stallion Peiter IV, who was also competing at Hickstead.

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Peter was informed earlier this month (14 July) that he had reached the shortlist of three from more than 100 entries. He was working at the Great Yorkshire Show when he received the news.

The winner will be announced at the FEI European Championships in Aachen, Germany, on 22 August — where Peter will be taking photographs for H&H’s reports.

“I was completely surprised to learn that I had made the shortlist,” said Peter.

“I’m thrilled and honoured that my image was recognised among the hundreds of entries and I look forward to whatever the outcome will be in August at Aachen.

“What’s really nice is that I’m friends with the other nominees, so it will be great who ever wins.”

JordanII_Hickstead14pn_11457Peter has specialised in taking photos of horses for more than 25 years and it is his photo of Angelie (left) that has reached the final three.

Peter is up against France’s Christophe Bricot and Leanjo de Koster from the Netherlands.

The award is open only to professional photographers and is run by Sparkasse Aachen, the Rheinische Sparkassen- und Giroverband and the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V (ALRV).

The photos are judged by Belgian showjumper Ludo Philippaerts, Erich Timmermanns from Sparkasse Aachen, photographer Michael Strauch, Aachen’s general manager Frank Kemperman and managing director of newspaper publisher Zeitungsverlag Aachen Andreas Müller.