Equestrian Life

From riding houses to
country estates.


Photography by Mark Roskams
Text by Lavinia Branca Snyder
Foreword by Lord Patrick Beresford
Rizzoli, October 2018


Combining high elegance with all the signature elements of an equestrian-centered culture, Equestrian Life from Riding Houses to Country Estates is a beautifully styled book celebrating upscale country living in England, Scotland, and Ireland. From tack, trophy, and portrait rooms to coach houses, stables, and wood-paneled libraries, this visual study provides readers a glimpse into the best of the British Isles’ diverse horse-country homes.
Centuries-old residences belonging to owners of polo ponies, magnificent thoroughbreds, hunt horses, and carriage teams are included in this extensive and lavishly illustrated collection. With entirely new photography shot specifically for the book, Equestrian Life is certain to delight horse and classical-interiors enthusiasts alike and bring ideas and inspiration for breathing new equestrian life into their homes.

About the creators: Australian-born photographer Mark Roskams started his photography career in the early 1980s when he began to travel the world and developed an interest shooting architecture and design. His work led him from New York to Florida, the Caribbean, and Europe, until finally settling back in New York. Roskams’ photographs have been featured in numerous publications, including Architectural Digest editions for Germany, France, Italy, Russia, China, and Elle Decor. During this time, he crafted his unique style of modifying and working with natural light in order to give structures an abstract shape, thus providing the intense forms and shapes he is known for his photographs. His books include Masseria: The Italian Farmhouses of Puglia and Inson Dubois Wood: Interiors. Lavinia Branca Snyder is a photographer and author of the Lavinia’s World book series. Lord Patrick Beresford is an equestrian and former soldier as well as the younger son of the seventh Marquess of Waterford.

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