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On a very windy day, that forgot we were nearing Spring, I took a drive over to the beautiful Wells Park Farm, in Whittlesford, to meet Monique and her extremely handsome pony, JJ.

Thirteen year-old Monique owns eighteen year-old Whiteleaze Maylord, who is known as JJ to his friends at home. JJ is out of Jackets Maydance and by Rendene Romany Fiddler.

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He and Monique enjoy showing and, more recently, dressage, together. They started off by going out and about to smaller shows, getting to know one another and finding their feet. And then they braved the buzzing atmosphere of Equifest, for their first overnight show. Monique describes this experience as a learning curve and a rollercoaster.

The following year, with a little more experience under their belt and a much stronger bond between them, they returned to Equifest and proudly managed to qualify for the TSR Supreme in the evening.

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This year Monique and JJ have plans to aim for a few HOYS and RIHS qualifiers as well as having lots of fun together.

This pair were such troopers on our shoot. It was blowing a gale and they were almost blown away, but they were perfectly happy and content to pose for me, regardless. Perfect models.

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I was also totally spoilt for choice in terms of backdrops at Wells Park Farm. What a stunning place!

Thank you so much to Monique, JJ and to mum, Heidi, for a lovely morning. I had great fun meeting you guys!

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Now booking for Spring and Summer 2017.

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Specialist equine portrait photographer, blogger & vlogger. Essex based, travelling throughout the UK.