What makes these calendars special ...
The well-known sports photographer Jacques Toffi captured impressive snapshots of the two- and four-legged top athletes with his camera for this calendar.
Speedy show jumping competitions are probably some of the most popular events in equestrian sport. The tension in the arena is incredible - and somtimes almost unbearable - when horse and rider give everything they have to complete the tricky course against the clock and without a knock-down, whilst the spectators hold their breath in excitement and anticipation.
The struggle for valuable seconds and the right take-off over very demanding fences require a huge amount of skill as well as a very good eye on the part of the rider as well as the horse.
This highly emotional atmosphere in the arenas, the optimitic tension, the enthusiasm and passionate efforts by horses and riders - all of this contributes to the unique fascination which, as a photographer, one hopes to capture in a fraction of a second and preserve forever.
Special: This calendar offers you 24 beautiful monthly motifs - you can choose from two motifs for each month! So you can choose your personal favorite motif every month!
The photos in this calendar are elaborate and full of emotion and love, which radiate from each monthly page as you turn it over. I wish you great pleasure and enjoyments with this calendar – throughout the entire year!
Item number: 169
Format: 39 x 46 cm
SPECIAL PRICE: € 9.75
Insights into the calendar
For 15 years I have been producing the sports calendars in close collaboration with my photographer colleague Jacques Toffi, who is at home on almost all national and international tournament venues and has probably the most unusual career of all equestrian photographers.
Born in Syria and as a professional container ship captain, Jacques Toffi was travelling on large cargo freighters all over the world. On land he started taking photographs to relax. When someone saw his shots of polo players in Hamburg, Toffi got the tip to take pictures "at a jumping tournament". Jacques does so at the international derby at Hamburg and took pictures that no one had ever seen before. That was over 30 years ago and Jacques became one of the most successful equestrian sport photographer in the world.
He is a wonderful person and friend; he has a very large heart and invests great passion in his work. This emotional depth is necessary in order to appreciate other living creatures and to see images which completely elude the perception of others. That is the real art in these fast-moving times in which we live, with so much technology but often so little human consideration and respect.