Bob Langrish

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  • Bob Langrish

    Bob Langrish
    Bob Langrish for the past 38 years has specialized in photographing horses, ranging from the World Equestrian Games, to a mare and foal at a farm. He has been the hired photographer for 6 Olympic Games and shoots photos for calendars quite often. His gallery of his works consists of over 400,000 photos and has completely illustrated over 100 books and helped with 200 more. What makes him so fantastic is that he is completely self taught. He has earned his reputation completely on his own.
  • Running Free

    Running Free
    A major part of Bob Langrish's career is illustrating equestrian books. These pictures range from mother and foal to a young girl and her pony. Pictured here is a beautiful Arabian Stallion that was featured in "Spirit of the Horse."
  • Stud Service

    Stud Service
    Sometimes on request, Bob Langrish will photograph stallions at stud for the owner's advertising purposes. This is a major factor in stud service advertising. Pictured here is a strong Andalucian stallion.
  • Dressage

    Dressage
    Bob Langrish has been the official photographer at six Olympic Games for the equestrian division. One of the divisions he was in charge of covering was Dressage. Dressage is the art of training a horse in obedience and in precision of movement. Pictured here is world renouned rider Emma Hindle riding in the Hong Kong Olympics. She rides for the Great Britian team and is pictured riding a Lancet, a Hanoverian. She is executing a beautiful half pass.
  • Show Jumping

    Show Jumping
    The second equestrian event in the Olympics is Show Jumping. Show Jumping consists of a course of jump standards ranging in heights, the maximum height being above 5ft. The jump standards are designed to test the horse's ability to ignore bright, startling objects and to listen to the rider's instructions. Pictured here is returning champion Bin Zhang midair, barely clearing this 5ft vertical crossrail. He is riding in the Beijing Olympics.
  • Cross Country

    Cross Country
    The last event in the equestrian division of the olympics is Cross Country. Equestrian Cross Country is the most dangerous event in all of the Olympics. The course consists of several obsticals such as huge logs, drop offs into a stretch of water, etc. The factor that makes it so dangerous is that the obsticals do NOT move. So if your horse happens to not clear the jump, unlike Show Jumping, your jump won't simply knock over. Instead, both horse and rider fall.
  • Vaulting

    Vaulting
    Not only does Bob Langrish photograph the Olympics, but he also covers the World Equestrian Games as well. One of the divisions in the WEG is Vaulting. Vaulting is the art of a rider performing gymnastics while on the horse's back. Pictured here is rider Nicolas Andreani riding Idefix De Braize in the 2006 games.