Highlights 2020 | Sabela Images Photography | photo by Duncan Moody

Sabela Images Photography – Highlights 2020

For most of us, 2020 was not a good year. As a photographer this was a time for continual adaptation. Similar to most businesses, we had to work around lock-downs, re-schedules, cancellations and fewer bookings.
However, in between the trials and tribulations, we experienced a number of highlights. We’d like to share a few of 2020 highlights at Sabela Images Photography.

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Thoroughbred Training Center (TTC), Mocksville NC | Photographer - Duncan Moody | Sabela Images Photography

TTC Jumper Show – 12/12/2020

Posted! Photographs from the Jumper Show at Thoroughbred Training Center on Saturday, December 12, 2020. This was the last horse show I photographed at TTC in 2020. WOW! What a year! Here’s wishing everyone the very best for 2021.

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Thoroughbred Training Center (TTC), Mocksville NC | Photographer - Duncan Moody | Sabela Images Photography

TTC -Dressage/CT/Jumper Show – 10/31/2020

The most recent Dressage, Combined Test, and Jumper show at TTC was on October 31, 2020. It also happened to be Halloween. Besides the usual enjoyment and family fun, there were costumes. Riders in costume, spectators in costume and even horses in costume. I saw at big cat (leopard?), a pumpkin, a witch and lots of creative use of hair/mane color …

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Thoroughbred Training Center (TTC), Mocksville NC | Photographer - Duncan Moody | Sabela Images Photography

TTC – English Fun Hunter Show – 10/24/2020

This was the largest show I have experienced at TTC. Because of the huge entry, there was a distinct possibility of not being able to complete before dark. Therefore, the schedule for the day was juggled with some split classes and other combined classes . . .

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Thoroughbred Training Center (TTC), Mocksville NC | Photographer - Duncan Moody | Sabela Images Photography

TTC – English Hunter Fun Show – 9/5/2020

‘A Judge’s View’ has become a highlight of my day while taking photographs of a Hunter Show at TTC. I try to get at close as I can in order to hear the comments and watch the reactions. The judges are usually generous with their constructive criticism and I love the expressions on the rider’s faces as they absorb the words of wisdom . . .

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Thoroughbred Training Center (TTC), Mocksville NC | Photographer - Duncan Moody | Sabela Images Photography

TTC – Dressage/CT/Jumper Show – 8/15/2020

So much has changed in these last few months. But one thing that hasn’t changed is how difficult it is to take photographs in conditions of high heat and humidity.

The early part of this horse show was one such morning. I arrived at TTC and went to the dressage arena. But, between my fogged glasses and fogged camera I was helpless. Wiping off the moisture didn’t help either, because the fog was back within seconds. . . .

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photo by Sabela Images Photography at Hillcrest Farms Mocksville

Hillcrest Farm Horse Show – 8/1/2020

Posted! Photographs from the Horse Show at Hillcrest Farms on Saturday August 1st, 2020. Covid-19 masks, eye-glasses and high humidity are a combination that makes it uncomfortable and difficult to practice action photography.  I had to contend with all three in the early part of this show.  . . .

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Grandfather Mountain Highland Games | Sabela Images Photography

Memories (Part II) – Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games are held on the second full weekend in July at MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain near Linville, North Carolina. The annual four-day Scottish festival is the largest gathering of Scottish Clans in North America, and is truly impressive with hundreds of different tartans, spectacular athletic competitions, excellent food, and Celtic music.
Unfortunately, the 2020 event was cancelled . . .

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