Explore Iceland's nature from horseback and join us on a ride through Rauðhólar
Caya Aline Edenhofner
Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Rauðhólar on the outskirts of Reykjavík, where nature's artistry meets the age-old connection between Icelandic horses and their riders. Join us as we unite with HorsesofIceland to capture the harmonious relationship between these majestic creatures and the captivating landscape. Explore the unique stories and experiences of five remarkable riders, each sharing an unbreakable love for the Icelandic horse.
On the outskirts of Reykjavík lies a place of wonder and rugged beauty – Rauðhólar. A landscape painted in hues of red and brown, dotted with enigmatic volcanic formations, Rauðhólar is a testament to nature's artistry. It's here that we embarked on a journey, not just through Iceland but through time itself, to capture the spirit of Icelandic horses and riders in their natural habitat.
In a collaboration with HorsesofIceland our quest was to showcase the age-old bond between Icelandic horses and their riders, a connection that transcends time and generations. To bring this vision to life, we assembled a team of five remarkable riders, each with their unique stories and experiences to tell - all sharing an unshakable love for the Icelandic horse.
As the riders weaved their way through the 5200 year old lava fields and rocky trails, the natural beauty of Rauðhólar unveiled itself with every step. The horses, with their manes dancing in the wind, seemed to blend seamlessly into the landscape, a living testament to the harmony between nature and these majestic creatures.
Our team captured the moments of pure joy and exhilaration on the faces of our riders as they traversed this otherworldly terrain. The sun came out for what felt like the first and only day this June and, as the day of the summer solstice went by, shadows grew just a tiny bit longer.
But this project was about more than just visuals; it was also about storytelling and showcasing the strength and beauty of the Icelandic horse. Each rider had a unique tale to tell, a connection to the Icelandic horse that transcended age and backgrounds. From the seasoned equestrian with decades of experience to the young enthusiast just beginning their journey, their narratives tell us about the bond between humans, nature and these remarkable animals.
So, sit back and enjoy as we embark on this visual journey through Rauðhólar and let the story of this remarkable partnership unfold before your eyes.