“Ripley has an incredible ability to capture and emphasise every aspect of the subject.
It’s rare - not only historically - to know some of the greats as they really were but also to enjoy and have a feeling of the environment in which they inhabited”.
- John Warren, Bloodstock and Racing Advisor to HM The Queen
“Ripley’s beautiful photographic art brings to life in a unique way the magnificence of the horse.
We are proud to exhibit his inspiring portrait of Her Majesty’s ‘Estimate’, winner of the Queen’s Vase and the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in our grandstand”.
- Guy Henderson, Chief Executive, Ascot Racecourse
"Ripley’s pictures are truly unique, from the overall composition to the attention to detail, they are quite extraordinary”
- Sara Cumani
"Excited by the originality of this artist's work. Such a feel of the equine master painters but without a shadow of pastiche. Using modern methods to create a wholly new art form. Deepest respect"
- Jessica Holm, Artist, via social media
“Ripley - reinventing the equine portrait”
- The Jockey Club
“Ripley’s stunning portrait of Galileo Gold which he created shortly after the horse won the Qatar Vintage Stakes at Goodwood in 2015, perfectly captures the horse as well as the beauty of the Sussex countryside”
- Hugo Palmer, Trainer, Newmarket
“At first glance, they look like old masters. The grandeur of the composition, the richness and texture of the image - all would befit an 18th century oil painting.
But Ripley’s horse portraits are photographs; artfully assembled and digitally enhanced, but photographs all the same. They’re mesmerising …..”
- Alice Ryan, Cambridge Magazine
“The Talented Mr Ripley - Horse photography like you have never seen it before”
- Gallop Magazine
“Genuinely blown away by Ripley’s work close up”
- Tom Stanley, Racing UK
“An outstanding survey of technically brilliant photography”
- Creative Review