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Chance eventing shot wins photography prize

At the presentation for the Silver Camera Award at Aachen; from left, Carl Meulenbergh, President ALRV, Astrid Appels, Pam Langrish, Arnd Bronkhorst, Hubert Herpers, CEO Sparkasse Aachen and Helmut Schiffer, General Manager Rheinischer Sparkassen- und Giroverband.

At the presentation for the Silver Camera Award at Aachen; from left, Carl Meulenbergh, President ALRV, Astrid Appels, Pam Langrish, Arnd Bronkhorst, Hubert Herpers, CEO Sparkasse Aachen and Helmut Schiffer, General Manager Rheinischer Sparkassen- und Giroverband.

British photographer Pam Langrish has been awarded Aachen’s coveted Silver Camera trophy for an eventing picture taken at the Badminton Horse Trials.

Pam Langrish's winning picture.

Pam Langrish’s winning picture.

The picture shows Andrew Nicholson and Avebury after clearing a jump with a dog in the frame, and was taken by chance. Canine photographer Pam Langrish filled in for her husband, equestrian sport photographer Bob Langrish, at Badminton, because he was short of time.

“I sent my wife off to take a photo of a horse and she comes back with one of a dog,” is how Bob Langrish recounts the story.

Second place went to Belgian photographer Astrid Appels, and the Dutch photographer Arnd Bronkhorst was third.

The prizes were awarded by Helmut Schiffer, CEO of the Rheinischer Sparkassen- und Giroverband, Hubert Herpers, Chairman of the Sparkasse Aachen, and Hans Kauhsen, Supervisory Board Member of the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V.

A jury comprising of Dirk Caremans (last year’s winner), Ludo Philippaerts (Belgian show-jumper), Andreas Müller (Executive Director of Zeitungsverlag Aachen (newspaper publisher), Erich Timmermanns (Advertising & PR Director, Sparkasse Aachen) and Frank Kemperman (Chairman of the ALRV) made a preselection of the 74 photographs submitted from all over the globe.

The famous media prize is jointly awarded by the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V. the Sparkasse Aachen and the Rheinischer Sparkasse & Giroverband. The winner receives €2500 in prizemoney, with second placetaking home €1000 and third €500.

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