Working Equines by Richard Dunwoody for The Brooke.

Champion jockey turned photographer champions working horses

Richard Dunwoody
Richard Dunwoody

I had the privilege of photographing Richard Dunwoody when he was Champion National Hunt Jockey in the UK. Always at the top of the game, he achieved this title three times through his understanding of horses and meticulous preparation, discipline, and courage.

Almost as famous for the charity work he embarked upon after retiring from the saddle due to injury, he is giving back by championing working equines with The Brooke through his exquisite photography.

NPhoto reports:

Champion jockey turned talented pro photographer Richard Dunwoody has combined his passions for horses and beautiful photography for a good cause, capturing the lives of working horses in a series of captivating shots for animal welfare charity The Brooke. Now his collection of images from Guatemala, Egypt, India and Pakistan go on exhibition in London.

The images raise awareness of the work of international animal welfare organization The Brooke, who are dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in some of the world’s poorest communities. They provide treatment, training and programmes around animal health and wellbeing, operating across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Richard’s photographs will be shown in the Brooke’s first exhibition to mark the 80 years since it was founded in 1934. The exhibition is on show from Monday 6 January – Sunday 2 February 2014 at The Gallery in the Crypt, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4JJ.

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Limited edition prints are for sale in aid of The Brooke Hospital for Animals. If you are interested please contact Edward Thoms at Edward.Thoms@thebrooke.org, or give them a call 0203 012 3456.

THE BROOKE

Dorothy Brooke
Dorothy Brooke

The Brooke are an international animal welfare organisation dedicated to improving the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules in some of the world’s poorest communities.

They got their start in Cairo in 1934 when Dorothy Brooke founded a hospital to end the suffering of abandoned war horses.

Celebrating their 80th year, The Brooke provide treatment, training and programmes about animal health and wellbeing, operating across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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