KCDS March Dressage Competitions: Midwest Dressage Competition Photography

I didn’t originally have this show on my radar this year, but when the Kansas City Dressage Society asked me to shoot their annual March dressage competition, held at Hale Arena at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, I said why not? I did shoot this show last season, and coupled with the upcoming William Woods Dressage Show in April at William Woods University, will be the only 2 shows I’m planning to shoot this season, as all of my wonderful brides and grooms-to-be have taken over my photography world! 🙂

Here are some highlights from last weekend’s competition, now that I’m done editing and have fully posted images from the competition. Competitors and dressage enthusiasts alike, you can see the full complement of photographs on my proofing site here. I’ve concentrated below more on the portrait and candid aspect of the shooting I did – the good ol’ action shots can be seen on the proofing site.

Clare Krska and Romincka
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Cindy Fletcher and Fantoms Storm
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Colleen Church-McDowall on Patriot
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Melissa Allen on Wies Van De Klumpert
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Lara Moody on Whisper
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Lori Emery on EA Chunky Monkey
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Mary Forck and Muriel du Bois
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Emily Wagner and WakeUp
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Amy Stuhr and Dabadu Blue
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Maggie O’Leary and Enchanted
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Erin Ackley and An Honest Request
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Emily Wagner and Riley
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Jennifer Avery and Aeijolt Fan Walta during the Saturday night demonstrations
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Ciera Smith and Tarro
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Colleen Church-McDowall on Espresso
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Melissa Allen on Daina
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Hannah Williams on Aurelia NSF
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Peggy Keller on Noncents LMP
KCDS March Dressage Competition Kansas City, Hale Arena

Emily Wagner on Riley
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