Tears, medals and selfies — 12 special moments from 2015 *PICTURES*

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  • From seeing the toughest man in racing, AP McCoy, shed a tear after his final ride at the Cheltenham Festival in March and the British eventing team receiving their silver medals at Blair’s European Championships in September to an atmospheric morning on the hunting field and the modern world of showing stewards taking selfies — we round up some of the best moments caught on camera in 2015.

    The 2015 equestrian world in pictures

    Royal Ascot

    Ryan Moore after his ninth winner of the week Aloft after winning The Queen's Vase Royal Ascot 19.6.15 Pic Dan Abraham-racingfotos.com THIS IMAGE IS SOURCED FROM AND MUST BE BYLINED "RACINGFOTOS.COM"

    Jockey Ryan Moore is mobbed after landing a record ninth winner at Royal Ascot in June, aboard Aloft. Credit: Racingfotos.com


    Hickstead Derby

    Trevor Breen defends his Hickstead Derby title with Loughnatousa WB, himself also a former winner

    Trevor Breen defends his Hickstead Derby title with Loughnatousa WB, himself also a former winner


    European Eventing Championships

    great britain team queen presentation podium

    The Queen presents the British eventing team with their silver medals at Blair’s European Championships. It proves quite a stretch to reach William Fox-Pitt…

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    15 riders reach the point of no return

    We’ve all been there — one minute you’re enjoying the ride of your life and the next you experience that

    Dublin Horse Show

    RDS Friday 07.08.2015 Showing preperations

    Behind the scenes at Dublin Horse Show as a horse is primped and prepared to perfection



    Bones Allibone

    The sun sets over the Dulverton Farmers huntsman ‘Bones’ Allibone and his hounds on Exmoor


    Cheltenham Festival

    Cheltenham Gold Cup Day 13.03.15 A.P. McCoy's last Cheltenham race

    The toughest man in racing sheds a tear: AP McCoy rides at the Cheltenham Festival for the final time



    Hounds looking over the wall - potential cover

    Winter scene: a North Cotswold hound takes a look over a wall on a snowy January day


    Royal Windsor Horse Show

    Windsor Horse Show Saturday 16.05.15 Stewards selfie

    A bowler selfie: stewards find time to record the moment at Royal Windsor Horse Show



    Stroking a hound

    A hound enjoys a quiet moment at a meet


    Royal International Horse Show

    TIME 2 REFLECT owned by MRS D STENNETT an exhibited by JAYNE ROSS; Winner of The British Horse Society Supreme Ridden Horse Championship at The Longines Royal International Horse Show, at The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, West Sussex, UK 02 August 2015

    Give us a hug: Jayne Ross shows her appreciation for Time 2 Reflect, supreme champion at the Royal International Horse Show


    Royal Windsor Horse Show

    Windsor Horse Show Friday 15.05.15 Kings Troop

    A steamy moment for the King’s Troop at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in May, as they wow the crowds with their display


    Autumn hunting

    Belvoir Hunt 29.09.15 foggy morning Some of the field

    Picture perfect: a foggy morning’s autumn hunting with the Belvoir in September



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