Horse Podcast Ep 59: A World Full of Horses – Photographing Horses in New Zealand

Equestrian Adventuresses Travel and Horse Podcast Ep 58 - A World Full of Horses - New Zealand

On today’s episode, Ute speaks with Christiane Slawik, one of the most famous equestrian photographers in Germany. Christiane has travelled all over the world to photograph horses and she is one of the few who can live from her work. Her photos appear in many different horse books, magazines and calendars internationally. In 2019 she published her latest book “A World Full of Horses” describing her travels and of course featuring many of her best photos. Today we talk about the first two chapters of her book set in New Zealand and Christiane tells us all the interesting stories behind her photos and shares her favourite travel locations. She also talks about her adventures such as meeting wild horses or adopting an injured penguin. A must-listen if New Zealand is on your bucket list!

A World Full of Horses

Interview with Equestrian Photographer Christiane Slawik

Another Episode with Christiane Slawik, one of Germany’s most famous photographers whose photos appear on magazine covers, in books and calendars and on many other items. Christiane has travelled the world to photograph different horses in the home countries and has finally last year published a book about her travels and she stories behind her photos. Today we talk about the first two chapters of her book Eine Welt voller Pferde which take us to New Zealand, to the Clydesdales of Erewhon Station on the South Island and to the wild Kaimanawa horses on North Island.

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Our Guests today:

Christiane Slawik (Germany)

Where you can follow Christiane’s adventures and get in touch:

Facebook: Christiane Slawik Photography

Website: slawik.com

Don’t forget to check out the resources section in this article!


  • Christiane Slawik talking about her trip to New Zealand
  • Clydesdales from Lord of the Rings
  • Meet the Kaimanawa horses of New Zealand
  • What to do when you find an injured penguin

Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!

Special Announcement

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Krystal Kelly is a California girl on a Quest to see every country. She is a professional equestrian adventuress and has worked internationally with horses since 2010. Since then she has worked at professional competition and riding stables in Egypt, Italy, Romania, India and Bhutan! "I love travelling and I love horses and I am very blessed to be able to do both of my passions for a living!" She now has her own company, Krys Kolumbus Travel where she strives to empower women to travel and provides resources, tips and online courses to encourage women to travel SOLO to unique destinations. www.kryskolumbustravel.com www.krystal-kelly.com

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