The Hilton Brothers

  Flowers     & horse   power      A new form of art was born when Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg one day put their pictures together and realized that they made the perfect match : Mako’s horses and Solberg’s flowers.    By Camilla Alfthan, photos by The Hilton Brothers     Hippofolium is […]


The making of the movie, Jappelou

  A sort of   “Rocky”   set in the     equestrian world   “The film is everything I hoped it would be: a sporting adventure based on a powerful human story. Great challenges, wonderful characters, a dash of humor and a lot of emotion. And it is visually gorgeous,” says Guillaume Canet who wrote […]

“I discovered that the jumping world involves a lot of down-to- earth country folk.

Edgar Degas’ equestrian fascination

  Dancing   horses   Race horses were an ongoing fascination for the French impressionist, Edgar Degas. Some hundred years later, Degas’ works still stand out as some of the most vivid interpretations of the equestrian world.   By Camilla Alfthan   Movement was at the heart of Edgar Degas’ iconic works that hang in some […]

Jockeys before the start of a race

Kay Bojesen’s works of wood

  Rocking   horses   To most riders it is their first horse. To the Danish designer, Kay Bojesen, the horse was the first toy that he ever created.   By Camilla Alfthan     The dragoon and his horse surfaced  in 1922 when Kay Bojesen presented them at an exhibition in Copenhagen where they caused a major […]

Riding on

Statues moving in

  after a life     outside     After decades – and even centuries  – outside in all sorts of weather and during dramatic historic events some of Denmark’s most iconic statues are moving into a brand new museum.    It is the wear and tear of the ancient statues from parks and public […]

A horse on the move..

Jean Rochefort at the Louvre

  Art is made   for   happiness     For the French actor, Jean Rochefort, his passion for horses began when he was 30 and was asked to ride in a film. The encounter was love at first sight. Today, Rochefort breeds horses while he is also the co-author of the bestselling book, Le Louvre […]

Theodore Gericault's white horse

Amazing galloping horses

  A maze of   galloping   horses   A poetic tribute from around the world with different histories  – and one big mystery as we still haven’t worked out who made it.  

2Pure bred arabians in front of swiss alps

Wild hoofbeats

  Loving the     free   &   wild spirit   America’s vanishing, wild horses have become Carol Walker’s most treasured subjects to photograph. In fact, they’ve had such an impact in her life that she not only documents them – she’s also adopted three colts while she plans to set up a sanctuary […]

Two stallions meet

The Museum of the Horse

The cream  of Chantilly   The horse is one of the oldest motifs in the art world but often we don’t know much about them. That is changing in Chantilly where a brand new equestrian museum has recently opened in the stables of the famous chateau.   By Camilla Alfthan     The Museum of the […]

At the races in Chantilly, 1836

Hot to trot

  The hots     for   Tarok   The Danish trotting champion captured the hearts of an entire population in the 1970s. Now the life of Tarok is portrayed in a new movie which takes the viewers from the muddy paddocks of rural Denmark to the Prix d’Amerique in Paris.     Three horses […]

...for the final takes of the Derby