Based on rich and illustrious traditions, equestrian pursuits are glamorous worlds unto themselves. In this high-stakes arena, aristocrats rub shoulders with movie stars and heads of state. This book profiles the trappings surrounding such exclusive pursuits as horse breeding, horse racing, polo and horse auctions. This glamorous domain offers visual treats ranging from finely tooled saddles and tackle to eleborate trophies. We also survey the wide variety of art based on the noble steed and the impeccable clothing and accessoires required for these equestrian activities.
Wolfgang Behnken - a passionate rider-spent twelve years as the Art Director of Stern magazine before becoming the Art Director and editor for the German edition of Max. While at Stern, he created the Stern Fotografie Portfolio among other new magazine and book formats. Behnken currently runs an agency specializing in magazine development. He has won several design and photography awards.