Groom Spotlight: More Faces At The In-Gate

Jun 20, 2017 - 3:12 PM

Belgian photographer Tiffany van Halle loves to capture moments of grooms at work, highlighting their joy, dedication and devotion.

She sent us a fabulous gallery for Groom Spotlight last year and here’s this year’s version:

Keo Balateau gave Nuage Bleu, the mount of Spanish rider Pilar Cordon, a kiss at the Barcelona CSIO. All photos by Tiffany van Halle
Nathalie Jansson and H&M Cassius Clay, a horse she cared for when he was ridden by Malin Baryard-Johnsson of Sweden and who was sold to U.S. rider Emily Moffitt and now is ridden by British rider Jessica Dimmock. 
Ida Fossheim gave Vampire, the ride of Dutchman Gert Jan Bruggink, a last touch-up before he went in the ring at the Stephex Masters (Belgium). 
Annamari Lahtinen has held Van Gogh in quite a few awards ceremonies as the Dutch Warmblood stallion has won all over the world with German rider Marco Kutscher. 
Emma Uusi-Simola shared a cute moment with Steve Guerdat’s 2016 Longines FEI World Cup Final winner, Corbinian. 
Emma Uusi-Simola and the Olympic gold medalist Nino Des Buissonets. 
Mel Obst got the chance to take Funcky Fred for a splash in the ocean during the La Baule CSI (France). 
Celia Rijntjes cares for Rolf-Goran Bengtsson’s top horse Casall ASK, who retired in May. 
Caroline Martin cares for German rider Christian Ahlmann’s horses, including Epleaser van’t Heike. 
Clark Shipley and Cortes ‘C’ stood waiting for their turn at the 2016 Rotterdam CSIO (the Netherlands). 
Christelle Bonniot and Tiny Toon Semilly, who was ridden at the time by Charlotte Mordasini of Sweden and now is in U.S. rider Eve Jobs’ barn.
HH Azur (left) and Cortes ‘C’ had a chat while waiting for a flight at the Liege Airport in Belgium.
Marielle Schrotenboer gave VDL Zirocco Blue N.O.P. a kiss on the way up to the ring with Jur Vrieling last year at Rotterdam (the Netherlands).
All the grooms for the riders involved in the Rolex Top 10 Final in Geneva, Switzerland in December.
Maud Ligouzat congratulated Philippe Rozier and Rahotep De Toscane as they left the ring at the 2016 Knokke Hippique show (the Netherlands).
Kent Farrington’s groom Denise Moriarty made sure Creedance was on point before he went into the ring at the 2016 Rotterdam (the Netherlands).
Aurelie Marchiado (left) and Leopold Van Asten gave VDL Groep Zidane some love.
Sean Lynch gave Equita van’t Zorgvliet a big pat after one of her two wins at the Knokke Hippoque with Daniel Deusser of Germany.
Ludivine Etore held Glock’s Cognac Champblanc in the 2015 European Championships awards after he helped Gerco Schröder and the Dutch team claim gold.
Jerome Gaudoux gave Flora De Mariposa a huge hug after one of the mare’s rounds with Penelope Leprevost.
Caroline Holmberg gave Tripple X a treat after a clean round at Aachen (Germany) with Tiffany Foster riding.
Jana Bannister’s love of Cas De Liberte, a ride of Nils Bruynseels of Belgium, was clear after the horse’s clean round at Stephex Masters (Belgium).
Sean Lynch (left) shared a laugh with Marlen Schannwell.
Attention to detail is something all grooms share.

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