Well, I love lists. I also love the equestrian side of Instagram. And I love rearing horses being ridden tackless and talented equine photographers. Sooo I made this for you – thank me later! ;)
Emilia from Germany owns two amazing PRE horses, Fanta (8) and Orador (13). She is also absolutely crazy, and extremely talented with her horses. She is the new and female Lorenzo! She does classical dressage, tricks and liberty training with her gorgeous horses, and it’s impossible not to get impressed when you see a 15 years old girl stand on her huge, white horse, galloping around in a field TACKLESS! How on earth is it possible! (I tried to stand on Batman bareback once just to try, and I did not even make it to the standing position in halt before I fell off.) This girl definitely deserves some attention! Check out her photos and videos and get ready for the goosebumps!
Professional horse trainer Norah Kohle’s incredible account is of course also on my list! With her three horses Coolman, Conny and Leia she does stringless dressage, liberty dressage, trick training and mounted archery. Norah was back in 2009 the reason I started to dream about tackless riding and trick training and photos of her featured on the amazing photographer Zandra Ahl Olausson / Zahlo.se was a huge inspiration to me. (So thank you Zandra for photographing Norah and Conny and giving Batman a better life!) Norah runs one of the biggest equestrian Instagram accounts in Europe and I understand why it became that big! Her photos are absolutely magnificent and she also teams up with other photographers for really cool projects. Her personal account norah.kohle is also worth checking out!
Nativehorses is made by two awesome girls from Germany, Tanja & Bettina. They posts photos of the gorgeous andalusian mare Estella, and together they do liberty and classical dressage. And stunt riding! Standing on a cantering horse? No problem. Jumping fences tackless? No problem. Gymnastics on a laying horse? No problem. Swimming in the river without even a halter? No problem. Briefly summarized – these girls are craaazy! And they run a great YouTube-channel as well, totally worth checking out! Goosebump-alert.
Extremely talented equine photographer from Australia. Her shots are beyond epic and very unique! I absolutely adore her style, and she is definitely one of my favorite Instagram photography accounts! Check out her work, totally worth a follow! I would love to have a photoshoot with her but I think bringing Bat to Australia is a bit too complicated.
Freedomofthehorse by Rhianna from Australia, was one of the first liberty-accounts I started to follow and I still love all her posts! She has an amazing relationship with her special-looking horses and I also find her bio inspiring, “Who needs ropes and coercions when all you need is Freedom, Love, Trust, Respect & Fun”! Her posts are high-quality and her photos amazingly beautiful! I love Australia’s nature. Definitely worth checking out.
Nadine is living in Australia and together with her two gorgeous horses, Calli, a thoroughbred mare and her quarter x arab/stock horse, Nina. She does tackless dressage, liberty and trick training. Her horses basically know it all and her captions are very educative and inspirational. I love the way she plays with her horses, and following an account on such a high level with her horses is so much fun, because Nadine makes it look so easy! :D
How can I not mention Victoria Hofferson’s account! Victoria is a horse trainer at the moment based in England. She does liberty and trick training combined with classical dressage. She might be young, but damn, this girl got some real talent! I love all the photos of her and her gorgeous horse Lion Le Roi. Her photoshoots is something really really special! Just take a look yourself.
If you have not heard of Eva Roemaat yet, let me introduce you to one of the most inspiring equestrians in Europe! (The best people and horses are Dutch haha, right Batman?) Eva does trick training and liberty training with her amazing haflinger gelding Shilas and his mini-me, the badass shetland pony Flip! If you haven’t seen him go crazy on Youtube yet, please click here. They do clinics and performances and is pretty much celebrities. Before Eva started her Instagram account, she became an international inspiration to all horse lovers through her Youtube account, AlwaysHorseLove. I highly recommend you all to follow both her Instagram account and YouTube!
Katja does trick training, jumping, dressage and liberty with her gorgeous haflinger mare Amy. Her account is filled with amazing, high quality photos and they often do photoshoot’s with talented equine photographers. I’m so inspired every time she posts new photos of gorgeous Amy, and it’s impossible not to be happy after seeing all their lovely moments together as a team! Check them out!
Alexandra Evang’s photography, goooosh! I want her to photograph Batman and me before we die. Like for real, her work is absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I spent 20 minutes trying to find three photos from her accounts, but it was so hard to choose because all her shots are incredible.
Laura Usero is one of my favorite artists in this world! She are so young, but yet so talented! Laura did an amazing painting of Batman, I will show it to you later! Her equine artworks are gorgeous, the detail work, her style, the expression in her paintings – I love it all! Please check out her account, this girl deserves some real attention guys! If she continues to do this she will be a famous artist one day!
The Swedish photographer Miina Anahita’s account is pure magic. Yes, it actually is! Looking at her account is like entering a fairytale. Her photography is so unique, beautiful and incredible well done! I would love to book Miina for a photoshoot, so watch out, one day in the middle of the night Batman and I will kidnap you!
And of course … matildebrandt :D
Haha, I’m just kidding. But I’m actually not. If this list goes viral, I want to be here too haha! (Probably it won’t happen, but well, you never know. This is also a great opportunity to show off my amazing horse one more time, woho!) Please check out my account @matildebrandt for Batman-photos, videos and your daily dose of awesomeness!
And for those who did not make it into this list – I’m working on another one, because I simply can’t fit all my favorites into one single list! :) Don’t feel left out just because your name is not here.
Peace, love & friesian hugs,