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Happy Holidays from the Headwaters Equine Leadership Group.
From exciting events and competitions to prestigious awards and partnerships, Year-at-a-glance2013 has been an amazing year for Headwaters Horse Country. Some of the highlights include:


January 25th | Presentation of funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation

The funding was awarded to increase the capacity of the collaborative to promote the Headwaters region as a centre of equine excellence in the province of Ontario, thereby strengthening the local economy.  


March 28 - 31st | Can-Am Equine Expo

Headwaters Horse Country had a booth at the Can-Am Equine Expo and sponsored a Can-Am Social Media Workshop.


June 15th | King Township officially joined Headwaters Horse Country

King Township joined the Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association's equine initiative, and officially became a standing partner on the Headwaters Equine Leadership Group.


July 10th | Pan American Games 2 Year Countdown

The Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association was pleased to take part in the Town of Caledon's Two-Year Countdown to the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games.


October 3rd | Headwaters Horse Country Evening of Celebration

Headwaters hosted an evening of entertainment, culinary delights and all things Horse Country. Visitors to Headwaters Horse Country were treated to some of the finest equestrian talent in the province of Ontario and the world.


October 5th | 6th Annual Stable Tour

This event saw facilities from the Town of Caledon, Dufferin County, Town of Erin and King Township open their doors to the public. From breeding farms, coaching and training facilities to riding schools, boarding stables and ranches, visitors experienced the gamut of equine activity with a rare "behind the scenes" perspective.           


Add to these, the full calendar of agricultural fairs, competitions and seminars and Horse Country has truly shined in 2013!

Pan Am Countdown Pan-Am-Countdown
The games begin July 10, 2015.

That's less than 575 days away! 
Taste of Headwaters Horse Country at the Tourism Awards Tourism-Awards
On Wednesday, November 20th, Headwaters Horse Country shined at The Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association's annual tourism awards ceremony. This event saw Cadogan Farm Adventures take home the Best Overnight Getaway Experience and the prestigious Tourism Innovator Award went to Angelstone Tournaments.

2013 Taste of Tourism Award Winners (Left to right):

Meg Floyd -Cuisine-Art (Best Arts, Culture & Heritage Experience)
Wayne Biegel - Mono Cliffs Inn (Best Culinary Tourism Experience)
Carol Hall - Mono Cliffs Inn (Best Culinary Tourism Experience)

Theresa Sauren - Mono Cliffs Inn (Best Culinary Tourism Experience)

Wayne Townsend - Dufferin County Museum (Tourism Ambassador of the Year)  
Gina O'Sullivan -Cadogan Farm Adventures B&B (Best Overnight Getaway Experience) 
Jill Sproule - Sproule's Emporium (Best New Tourism Business) 
Barb Shaughnessy - Snowfest Caledon (Tourism Festival/Event of the Year) 
Lianne Selke - Angelstone Tournaments (Tourism Innovator)
Regan Clermont - Angelstone Tournaments (Tourism Innovator)
Annette Turturici - Inglewood Antique Market (Chairperson's Award of Merit) 
Gail Little - Dufferin Farm Tour (Best Agri-Tourism Experience) 
Heather Burke - Off Broadway Boutique (Best Customer Service - Individual) 
Diane Holmes - Dufferin Farm Tour (Best Agri-Tourism Experience) 
Martina Whittick & Hannah Moore - Rosemont General Store (Best Customer Service - Business) 
Susan Powell - Silver Creek Arts (Artisan of the Year)  
Promoting your Events    

If you have an event that you would like promoted through Headwaters Horse Country, please contact Vicki Sword at


Equine Health in the Headwaters Region Equine-Health

This month we are highlighting two Headwaters Horse Country businesses that focus on equine health. Click on a logo below to view a business profile. 


Is travel stressful for you and your horse? Equine-Industry-Issues 

Whether it is bringing your horse to a show or competition, taking a horse to the vet or farrier, or even picking up a load of horse feed, transporting and traveling with a horse is a common event for equine enthusiasts. The following links are just a small portion of the many resources available on this topic.$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/hrs3812  

Equine Agri-businesses & Bio-security

How does your business rate for bio-security? Check out this tool from the University of Guelph. It provides information on equine health, infectious disease and infectious disease control.



Are you interested in a workshop on this topic? Please send a message to if you are interested.

Featured Horse Country Image 


Check out this image of 28 year old standardbred Gracie (left) and 24 year old thoroughbred Paige. These two beautiful animals were adopted from Heaven Can Wait Equine Rescue in Lindsay, Ontario by first time horse owners Lynn & Steve Davey. They were both skin and bones when rescued a few years ago and have flourished in their Hockley Road home.

Gracie and Paige are a big part of the experience at the Hockley Glen Christmas Tree Farm located at 307509 Hockley Road in Mono (519 942-1868). Smiling children are often seen patting them and feeding them carrots and these gentle horses just love the attention!


Photo submissions should be emailed to and include the photograph, your contact information and a brief description of the location or event.



Horse Country Proud

Show your Horse Country pride with Headwaters Horse Country signage & apparel.


Gatepost Signage can now be ordered online. Each signage package contains a durable Headwaters Horse Country gatepost signand a ball cap. The cost is just $100 (plus shipping, if required).


Contact Dufferin Apparel for Headwaters Horse Country apparel at 519-942-9955 or visit their website. 


Holiday Hours Holiday-Hours
The Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association office holiday hours are as follows. We will be closed from Tuesday, December 24, 2013 and re-open on Thursday, January 2, 2014.

Seasons Greetings from our family to yours!