Get a jump on this year’s FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival with The Equestrian Lifestyle Destination ($80, Equestrio), a stunning coffee table book depicting the sport horse and atmosphere culled from 2013 events. Edited by Katherine Bellissimo in collaboration with photographer Elena Lusenti, the book captures the spirit of WEF from every angle.
The 199-page book is filled with all the action from 2013’s Winter Equestrian Festival and the Adequan Global Dressage Festival as well as selections of the equestrian lifestyle itself, with atmosphere shots of the largest and longest-running event in horse sports. As a host of selection trials and qualifiers for some of the biggest international events, including the FTI World Cup Finals and the Olympic games, riders of all ages and disciplines make the trek to Wellington for the 12-week event, creating a microcosm of all things equine. This book captures that energy, grace and athleticism with shots from powerful hunter and jumper competition, and the delicate and practiced ballet of dressage—showing the true power and beauty of the horse paired with maximum concentration and control of the rider.