A pictorial reportage of the Dublin Horse Show by British artist and illustrator Quentin Saxby Blake.

Quentin Saxby Blake became best known for his illustrations for the Willy Wonka books by Roald Dahl, and stories for the BBC Television's children programme 'Jackanory'.

In this 'Newsbeat' interview from the Dublin Horse Show, he tells presenter Frank Hall that he doesn't know anything about horses, but it is a completely open brief, and he draws what he likes. It's the people he's interested in. 

A lot of it's what I'm carrying in my head. And I think that's probably a sort of impression of the immense variety of the thing and also a kind of contrast between the actual formal sort of front, you know the dressing up of the jumping itself... and the backstage as it were of the stables, which are immensely real and very beautiful.

A 'Newsbeat' report from 6 August 1965.

Saxby Illustrations
A selection of Quentin Saxby Blake illustrations from the Dublin Horse Show

Quentin Saxby Blake
Quentin Saxby Blake