About the Book
'Sophie Miller & Apatchonata Eventing!' is a personal photography book that chronicles three years of one young riders' Eventing progress and performance between July 2009 to August 2011, concentrating on five specific events at Eridge, Chilham Castle, Borde Hill and Firle Place, with all these eventing venues showing off the best eventing landscape in the Kent and East and West Sussex areas.
Sophie Miller is Michael Field's niece and the book celebrates not only Sophie's exploits but gives an inside view into the companionship and trust created between riders and their horses. The book is a photographic diary of the joys and learning curve that all young riders must follow to achieve their own best competitive success at any chosen level.
Additional commentary is by Gillian Miller, with extra photographs provided by Karen Field.
I am an artist, photographer and sculptor. I was born in Surrey, England in 1964 and I currently am based in Cardiff, Wales (UK) with my wife Karen. I've always enjoyed painting, drawing, sculpture and then photography and I've always enjoyed being out in the countryside whether this means studying nature, going for a walk or going abroad. After school in Weybridge (Surrey) I completed a Diploma in Art & Design at Epsom College and then a BA (hons) specialising in Painting at West Surrey College (Farnham) . I re-located to the lovely landscape of Wales in 2002, making sure I was near good landscape, good cinemas and a Championship Golf Course (Celtic Manor)! My interests include landscape photography (specialising in panoramas and the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales), nature photography (specialising in British and European butterflies) and also golf photography. I sculpted the Ivor Allchurch monument at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea which was unveiled in 2005.