For Leslie, horses have been a passion since childhood. She started out as dressage rider but injury forced a change of career. She took a journalism course and worked at Horse&Hounds magazine, and decided she wanted to shoot her own pictures to go with her work. Her first Nikon was a D80! She’s a self-taught photographer, and her contacts in the sport have led to being able to photograph the best dressage riders in the world, and interview some major sporting figures. Now the photography has overtaken the journalism and she’s had a busy year shooting at Olympia, Hickstead and Windsor.