February 2023 Calendar Photo

The February IALHA Calendar photo of Jacinto was taken by Ella Chedester – Ella Chedester Photography, an Oregon-based equine photographer specializing in the sport of dressage. This photo was captured at the 2022 GAIG/USDF Region 6 Championships at Donida Farm Equestrian Center in Washington.

Mary Stevenson, Jacinto’s owner and rider shares that he “is kind, patient and willing…until he has to side pass up to a pool noodle! Then he’s a wild, energetic piaffe machine! My Dressage coach would have been happy, the trail obstacle Judge, not so much. Our photo was taken at the 2022 USDF Region 6 Championships, while I competed in the Second Level Amateur class. Jacinto is very talented but I’m very much an amateur. Despite my shortcomings, we finished 7th.”

Find information about Ella’s portrait sessions and her upcoming event schedule on her website www.ellachedester.com or on social media @ellachedesterphotography