A photoshoot with Valerie Oberreiter Photography

In the end of July we were given an amazing opportunity to work with a professional photographer from Austria. Valerie Oberreiter was on holiday in the Algarve and contacted us through Instagram (power of social media should never be underestimated!) and made us an offer we could not decline.

One thing lead to another, and two days later Valerie was on horse back riding to the top of Monte Rosa with us with all her gear in tow. I must say I have never been more pleased to have such calm and well behaved horses, her  professional photography equipment is very precious…!

We had a great time shooting horses in the sunset, Valerie picked great spots for some beautiful photos and gave really great instructions and was very pleasant to work with. It is always a pleasure to work with a professional!

Once the shoot was done, I was absolutely itching to see the images. I had a sneaky peek on her camera screen and had big expetations. A few days later, we had access to the pre selection gallery and wow, we were mesmerized!

The photos were incredible! She captured just what we wanted to capture, that warm connection between us and our horses, and the views up on the hill just added to the magic. We had a really tough job to narrow down to our favourites, but I think we made some great choices. All of the photos were magical in their own way, here are some of our favourites for you to see.

Bolinhas, Loretta & Hakita

Hakita, our stunning dapple grey enjoying the last gentle rays of sun

Zara is just the most gentle and intelligent mare.

It was all fun and relaxed, we had a really great time!

Bolinhas & Pia sharing a secret.

Thank you so much Valerie Oberreiter Photography!

If you too would like to get some great images of your horses, get in touch with her through website, Instagram or Facebook.


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Pia Saari is the founder and owner of Country Quest Portugal. Throughout her life she has gathered extensive experience with horses in many different ways. She has worked with horses professionally in riding schools, livery yards and racing stables. She has worked in horse rescue and helped numerous horses recover from severe physical and mental negligence. She has studied equine ethology and psychology, learning theory and many other subjects relating to horses. Country Quest Portugal has a mission and a vision to make the world a better place for horses - sharing knowledge by an online course is a very important part of this mission. The course is priced low to make it accessible for everyone who wants to learn how to better care for their horses.