Tracey Elliot-Reep grew up riding Shilstone Rocks ponies on Dartmoor in South West England. She now has her base producing cards, calendars and books in Widecombe-in-the-Moor on Dartmoor. After completing art college she worked and sketched the animals in a travelling circus and then travelled through Europe and North America, teaching horse riding before qualifying as a photographer in South Wales. For five years she worked as a freelance photojournalist for magazines, during which time she interviewed Royalty at Buckingham Palace, and she rode the length of New Zealand.
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She started her card business twenty-five years ago with six local Dartmoor postcards while living in a caravan with her dog. Her faith in God and her love of horses, adventure and photography has given her opportunities to travel to many places including Africa, Tibet, Israel and Russia. Tracey has ridden horses from the top of Scotland to Lands End, around Southern Ireland and Wales across Southern Europe. She has documented these adventures in four beautiful photographic books. The first was the original New Zealand book, followed by the Ireland story on her Highland ponies. Riding by Faith Across America is about Tracey’s exciting journey riding her two Quarter horses from Mexico to Canada. Due to the New Zealand book’s popularity she has recently released is a new edition of the New Zealand book, which included an additional ride on her Palomino horses. Her latest published book was about her journey through Southern Europe with her two little Greek horses. Recently Tracey returned from Israel, where she photographed the 100 year centenary of the Charge of Beersheba. An extraordinary battle of heroism of men and horses which made history. This re-inactment in the Negev desert was the first step of Tracey's own journey on horseback around Israel, which will be published later in the year.
Tracey has now launched into compiling charming photographic children's books. Her first is Rainbow and Her Farmyard Friends. Seven books of real animal stories presented in a beautiful gift box. Her second is called, A Day on Dartmoor with Rainbow the Pony and is about Rainbow trotting around Dartmoor on her own adventure!
“I believe the word enthusiasm has its roots in the combination of two Greek words meaning “God within”. Your passion for photography and horses underscores your enthusiasm.” DM, California
Please click on the link below to see a short video about Tracey’s journey across America via YouTube: