Luhmühlen Through the Lens: A 5* Photo Recap

One of the best ways to relive an event (besides rewatching the live stream, of course) is to flip through the photos. While everyone and their second cousin seems to own a “fancy” camera these days, there is only so much that equipment will achieve without skill. We’re beyond lucky to work with exceptional photographers here at EN, and we feel that the artistic element of their work helps bring the sport to life that much more. Through the lenses of the likes of Tilly Berendt and Shannon Brinkman — two of the best in the business, but we might be just a little biased! — the sport takes on new life, and the passion, grit, and determination required to eke out success draws the focus.

We’ve collected a few of our favorite shots from the German 5* installment at Luhmühlen this weekend and hope you enjoy. Want to support photographers like Tilly and Shannon? You can view show galleries from Shannon Brinkman here and if you have interest in hiring Tilly for photography work, you can contact her via email here.

Oliver Townend had to work hard for the two clear rounds he achieved on Saturday — with two 5* first-timers, no less. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

But that determination paid off in spades with both debutants finishing top-15. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Determination mode: On for the sole Canadians in Germany, Karl Slezak and Fernhill Wishes. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Kylie Roddy punches the air with a gutsy finish from SRS Kan Do. They’d go on to finish sixth overall. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Kirsty Chabert pushes for home, stopping the clock inside the time with Classic VI. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Lauren Nicholson and Vermiculus. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Vermiculus puts his Arabian roots to good use in the vet box. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Team Coleman cares for Chin Tonic HS after a clear cross country. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Lauren Nicholson and her husband, Sam, celebrate a clear round. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Matt Flynn and Wizzerd tackle one of the final waters on course. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Liz Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Quicksilver tackle the first water on Mike Etherington-Smith’s cross country. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Fist pumps for top five! Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Chin Tonic HS gets some extra love from Max Corcoran. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Will Coleman and Chin Tonic HS. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Karl Slezak and Fernhill Wishes celebrate their first 5* completion. Photo by Shannon Brinkman Photography.

Felix Vogg has the most epic of birthdays with his first 5* win and the first 5* win for the Swiss in over 70 years. Photo by Tilly Berendt.

Without our support crew, these moments would not be possible! Photo by Tilly Berendt.

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