2018 Calendar

We are thrilled to present our 2018 Wesley Clover Parks Calendar, supporting the Ian Millar School of Horsemanship Retirement Paddock! A project close to our hearts, all of the proceeds from this calendar will benefit the Ian Millar School of Horsemanship Retirement Paddock.

You can purchase your copy of the 2018 calendar for $17.70+HST at the Wesley Clover Parks front desk, or the following locations:

 

About the Ian Millar School of Horsemanship Retirement Paddock:

The Ian Millar School of Horsemanship is home to over 50 hard working school horses and ponies that have put in countless years of service to teach students how to ride. Horseback riding offers physical, mental, and emotional benefits, and above all a unique bond between horse and rider making it unlike any other sport. It is a discipline that can be pursued as a lifelong passion, where even those at the highest level never stop learning. None of this would be possible without patient and dedicated horses that introduce riders to the sport.

All of the proceeds from this calendar will benefit the Wesley Clover Parks Retirement Paddock, which will give our school horses the quality of care that they deserve when they are ready to relax and enjoy their golden years!

 

The Retirement Paddock location can be found on our virtual tour. If you are interested in visiting the Retirement Paddock, please call, email, or stop by our main office and we will be happy to arrange a tour.

 

Meet the Photographers:

Special thanks to the following Ottawa-based photographers who donated their time and expertise to capture the beautiful images featured in our calendar. Check out some outtakes from the calendar below!

 

  • January, February & December: Fifthline Photography, David Forster

David Forster is a psychologist in the federal government and semi-professional/advanced amateur photographer everywhere else. He is passionate about photography and his interests are broad and varied, including event photography, sports photography, environmental portraits, landscape, nature and his dog Finnigan. With two daughters competing in equestrian sports, he has developed a special fondness for photographing horses, their riders and the things they jump over.

See more at fifthlinephotography.ca

 

  • March, April & May: Orange Horse Studio, Jen Hladkowicz

“My passion for photography spawned from my love of horses at a young age; horses were my first muse. I chose to study Fine Art and Art History at the University of Ottawa, graduating with a BFA, and later refining my digital photography skills by completing a photography diploma at Algonquin College. I gained experience in the wedding industry by second-shooting and working as primary photographer for various wedding-photography companies.

Whether I’m photographing horses and their riders, or documenting a wedding, I bring the same curiosity and energy. My approach is the same, whether on film or digital; paying special attention to the little moments that become memories. I aim to tell a story through images, each photograph playing a part to contribute to the feeling of the day. I love street photography (such as the work of Robert Frank & Vivian Mahier) and bring the same approach to weddings. Quiet observation and connection between images and my focus is on capturing candid moments, complimented with lightly posed portraits.”

Facebook: Orange Horse Studio, Instagram: @orangehorsestudio

See more at orangehorsestudio.com

 

  • June, July & August: Bucket List Photography, Elizabeth Kingsbury

Elizabeth Kingsbury, who has a passion for taking pictures, is the owner of Bucket List Photography.  Elizabeth’s daughter Holly is actively involved in the “horse world” so naturally Elizabeth attends & photographs many Equestrian events in and around the Ottawa area.   Elizabeth loves to travel and to capture photographic memories of places she is fortunate enough to cross off her Bucket List.

Facebook: Bucket List Photography, Instagram: @bucket.list.photography

See more at bucket-list-photography.smugmug.com

 

  • September, October & November: Soundproof Photography, Chanelle Martin & Nathalie Burke

Equine and portrait photographers located in the Ottawa surroundings. Chanelle and Nathalie are both very passionate about photography and enjoy creating memories for equestrians around Ontario.

Facebook: Soundproof Photography, Instagram: @soundproofphotos

See more at soundproof.smugmug.com