Wellington, FL – Randi Muster at Mustphoto, Inc. announced today that her company has been named the official photographer for the upcoming 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival.
The festival, the largest and longest running equestrian competition in the world, begins in January and runs through March at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida.
“Mustphoto, Inc. being named the Official Sport Photographer for the 2010 FTI WEF shows that Equestrian Sport Productions wants support from an experienced company that has the ability to work with horse show management to provide them and their exhibitors with quality photos,” stated Randi Muster. “This has always been a source of great pride for me. Mustphoto has always attempted to capture great shots that can be appreciated by professional riders as well as making the general public see the awe of the sport through our camera lens.”
The FTI Winter Equestrian Festival features the world’s top show jumpers and hunters in action at multiple venues, five days a week, throughout the recently renovated show grounds.
“We are very proud to have negotiated this contract with ESP’s Michael Stone and Meg Kreuger to meet Wellington Equestrian Partners CEO Mark Bellisimo’s criteria. Mustphoto, Inc. looks forward to working hand in hand with ESP to continue to produce quality photographs taken at this redesigned world class facility,” Muster explained. “We will work with all aspects of the promotion of the shows. Mustphoto was also the Official Show Photographer for ESP’s Palm Beach Steeplechase working with Elizabeth Hedley,” she added. “Throughout the contract negotiation, we worked with ESP on the Suncast Steeplechase, and with Jenn Glossen and Nicole Bottoms on photos for the prize lists and promotion of the Holiday and Horses Show. We gained confidence in our ability to work together which made this move an easy to reach decision.”
Muster, who operates her business along with husband Scott Kendall are experienced show photographers, having taken top photos at the best horse shows across the country. She was one of the very first show photographers to go digital. “Having introduced digital photography to the horse show world ten years ago and since then we have developed a user friendly searchable website that is easily accessible right on the show grounds, we feel we are light years ahead of many of the other photographers in the business today,” Muster said. “At our on-grounds studios, our Customer Service Manager Cheryl Barnhill who has been working for me for over 10 years, makes even the non-computer person feel comfortable being able to find the photos they are looking for without having to know anything but the name of the rider.”
“ESP will be exclusively issuing press releases with our photos and will be using our photos for promotion of different highlights throughout the circuit,” Muster said and added with a laugh, “so be sure to look for our Randi Muster copyright.”
All photos taken by Mustphoto will be available for viewing in their trailer on their special intranet set-up. This service is available only during the 2010 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival. Additionally, photos will be posted on their website within an hour of the ending of the class. All photos on Mustphoto.com will be searchable by the rider’s name, or, for your convenience, you can look at a complete class.