Last month we had one of our unofficial/practice jumping competitions, and despite the scattered showers it was quite a success. For some of the kids, it was their first time participating in a competition of any sort. It was also a first for Fantasia (formerly known as Etoile):


Our little rescue pony has come a long way in just under a year. She was basically feral (and severely neglected) when she arrived, and now she’s healthy, fit, and super cuddly. And she’s learning quickly: she’s only been in training for a few months and she’s already mastered the basics. We may have a future show pony on our hands.

DSC_0199csDSC_0202cbwsDSC_0229csDSC_0232csAmazingly, she did not fall off.


I jumped two rounds with Couelita, and then my friend Ilona took a turn:


And a shot of Radium to finish up:


And that’s it for now! I might be doing a show at the end of the month; if so, there will definitely be pictures. In any case, now that spring is basically here I’m planning on doing some “springtime” shoots soon. Stay tuned…


Website Is Up!

After much fiddling around, I finally got my official photography site up and running yesterday. Check it out: www.stephanie-bruce-photo.com

For those of you who don’t read French, my apologies. Hope you enjoy the pictures, at least. 🙂

Just for Fun

From a photoshoot I did a couple of months ago:


Lucy joining me for a Classic Doctor Who marathon:


I got a new bookcase and therefore a good place to display my Funko Pops:


Lucy would like to go back to her nap now:


December 2018 Show Pics

A few pics from my last competition (in which Couelita and I did pretty well overall, aside from a minor steering error on my part in our second round):


Going Pro

Actually, technically, I already have. Gone pro, that is. As of this week, I am officially a professional photographer! I’m still in the process of setting things up and whatnot, but I have my business license, so now when people ask me what I do, I can say, “I’m a photographer.” That still feels a tad surreal. It really took a long time (and several kicks in the pants) for me to finally take the plunge, but I finally did it and here we are. I’ll let y’all know how it goes. And I’ll post a link to my website once I get it up and running (FYI, it’s going to be in French, but it’s also going to be preeeetttty).

So that’s my biggest piece of news. We had a very low-key Christmas this time around, which was just what we all needed, I think. Also, I am officially an adult: I was actually happy to get stuff like slippers and sheets. 😛

That’s about it for now. I have a small backlog of pictures to sort through, so expect to see some fairly soon.

Happy New Year! 🙂

Pics from Scotland

A couple of weeks ago I finally crossed a major item off my bucket list: visiting Scotland. I’d been wanting to go for a very long time, and it was well worth the wait. The weather even cooperated: aside from a few raindrops the first morning, it was sunny pretty much the entire time. Honestly, my only real complaint about the trip was that it was too short. But I will be back, hopefully soon. In the meantime, here are some of my favorite pictures from the trip.

Downtown Edinburgh:


The Scottish Parliament:


This made me giggle:


View from the train on the way to Inverness:


In the “you can’t make this up” category:


Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle:


Sadly, no sign of Nessie.

A few more shots from Edinburgh:


And that’s it for now! Stay tuned for the next adventure…

Caerphilly Castle

If there’s one thing my sisters and I have inherited from our parents, it’s a love of old castles. And it just so happens that Sandrine lives fairly close to one, so of course we had to visit it. It’s mostly in ruins, though parts of it have been restored; it’s still used for various events and has even featured in episodes of Doctor Who (I definitely geeked out about that last bit). Normally there are dragon statues out front, but they had been temporarily removed when we were there. There were still plenty to see though:


These are the last pictures I took on the trip; the rest of it was mainly spent hanging out together (and Sandrine and I went on a trail ride).

I don’t have anything new just yet, but show season has started again, and I have some ideas for photoshoots, so I will have some new pics very soon.

In the meantime, happy Sunday! 🙂