Foal at the Appleby Horse Fair by Tom Gomez

Foal at the Appleby Horse Fair by 

Appleby Horse Fair runs for a week, ending on the 2nd Wednesday in June, in the town of Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, England.

It is probably the best known of the horse fairs attended by Romany families travelling to meet up with old friends and conduct business. It is world famous, the largest of its kind in the world, and attracts a huge gypsy gathering.

It has existed as a fair for horse trading since 1685, under the protection of a charter granted by James II.

The field on the outskirts of Appleby originally known as Gallows Hill, due to its usage in earlier times is now called Fair Hill and looks over the town of Appleby. During the Fair, horses may be found everywhere – in the river, on its banks, along the roadsides or tethered outside hotels and shops.

Young people wash the horses in the River Eden and are then ready to show them off. The tradition of racing and trotting the horses along Flashing Lane takes place throughout the day.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Canon 18-55mm IS


Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 3.2.9.

Related shots can be found at: England or you can look at all my HDR shots.

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  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 4 years ago

    what s sweetie~ beautiful capture!

  • Thank you so much Cheryl …

    – Tom Gomez

  • JackieSmith
    JackieSmithover 4 years ago

    Awwwwwww so pretty! I want him, lol!!!!

  • So pleased you like it Jackie …

    – Tom Gomez

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago

    He is adorable Tom. Great find.

  • Cheers Nick my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago

    Night night Tom. Catch you tomorrow my friend.

  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Tom

  • Thank you Barry, always appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkover 4 years ago

    what a wee beauty and well caught Tom

  • Cheers mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful and unusual shot Tom, a gorgeous capture, and how exciting to be there

  • Thank you Josie, so pleased you like it …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    A beautiful shot Tom x

  • Thank you so much Irene …

    – Tom Gomez

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