The weather gods were shining on Wednesday afternoon when I went to photograph Ingrid and Katy and their beautiful horses Paddy and Kalli. One could be mistaken for thinking they were twins, but the characters are so totally different. Both horses performed brilliantly for the camera and the relationship they have with Ingrid and Katy is lovely to see. Paddy is a true gentleman and while Kalli doesn’t interact with her human counterparts, she most certainly knows who is mum.
Based in Tilford, Ingrid and Katy Dziedzic run Klass Equestrian teaching private clients, riding and pony clubs as well as competing themselves. They both offer freelance instruction in all disciplines in the Surrey and Hampshire area. Ingrid is a BHS AI and has over 35 years’ experience of teaching. Katy is also a BHS AI and has her BHS Stage 4 in Riding & Horse Care. Katy has been qualified for over 10 years and specialises in schooling and competing. She also competes up to 2* Eventing, Advanced Medium dressage and Foxhunter show jumping.
Katie’s horse Kalli (A Splash of Class) was born at home nine years ago. She’s very much Katy’s horse of a life time taking her to her first 2* competition. Occasionally described as a little evil, she is nonetheless one super talented little horse. Ingrid’s horse, affectionally known by all who him as Paddy (Me Bee Brown), has been there, seen it and done it, although Ingrid has only been competing him this year. There’s no mistaking his occasional sense of humour, but Paddy has worked hard this summer qualifying for the Riding Club Eventing Championships where he and Ingrid finished 10th overall.