onor Swail of Ireland & Flower. Ph. ©Kathy Russell Photography
Conor Swail was the talk of Thunderbird Showpark on Friday, June 2 2017 in Langley, Canada when he sat chilly through an awkward distance and extreme acrobatics by the 12-year-old BWP mare Flower —to clear this oxer quite amazingly without fault.
Equally amazing was the timing of photographer Kathy Russell, who clicked the shutter just as Flower’s hind legs brushed the inside of the front rail.
Swail, of Ireland, was competing in the FEI Nations Cup CSIO4* Langley and jumped this round clear with a time fault, helping his nation to a 3rd place finish. Read more about the competition at this link.