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News from the Headwaters Equine Leadership Group

Spring activities are many and varied in the Headwaters and the Headwaters Equine Leadership Group invites you to experience them all!   Sample the tastes of the season with A Taste of Maple, experience all things equine at the Can-Am All Breeds Equine Expo, laugh and cry with Elvis and Mavis at the Orangeville Theatre and much more!

See our growing calendar of events for a full listing of activities.  We also invite you to share your experiences and photos as you get out and about in Horse Country.   

Pan Am Countdown Pan-Am-Countdown

The games begin July 10, 2015.
That's 477 days away!


The following press release was circulated when Will O' Wind Farm was named Equestrian Cross-Country Venue for TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games


Equine Events and Happenings Equine-Events-and-Happenings

Destination Development | Headwaters Partners in Tourism Symposium 2014

March 24, 2014


Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association and Central Counties Tourism invite you to join us at our 2014 Tourism Symposium where attendees can learn about opportunities to promote your business and foster the growth of the tourism sector in the Headwaters Region! Come discover digital marketing platforms and tools that you can leverage to build awareness and increase visitation for your organization or event, locally and across the GTA.  


Click here for more details and register for the event before noon on March 21st. 





Can-Am All Breeds Equine Expo

March 28-30, 2014 


The Can-Am All Breeds Expo is returning to the heart of Headwaters Horse Country!


Meet CBC Heartland's Amber Marshall, shop the largest trade show floor yet, catch the return of the Evening Extravaganza, and MORE!


Running three days - March 28, 29, and 30, at the OAS Event Centre - Canada's premier event for horse enthusiasts, the Can-Am Equine Expo 2014, includes an impressive range of features and attractions for the whole family.


Check out the Can-Am event flyer and for all the details.




Get ready for the show season!......Horse Show Judging Clinics

March 29-30, 2014 


Riders, coaches or those wanting to become a General Performance Equine Canada judge can sign-up here for the event.

These clinics are hosted by the Ontario Equestrian Federation and will take place during Can-Am at the Orangeville Event Centre.






Register now for Sport Tourism Workshop in Orangeville, Ontario!

April 29, 2014  


We are getting ready for a wonderful season of equestrian sport from all disciplines.  This is a great time to learn about Sport Tourism from sport event, tourism and economic development experts.


The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) in conjunction with the Town of Orangeville, Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation will conduct a one-day sport tourism workshop on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. 


Click here to register for the event. 




The 2014 Horse Country Stable Tour is bigger and better than ever! Be a part of it! October 4-5, 2014

The 7th Annual Headwaters Horse Country Stable Tour is scheduled for October 4 & 5, 2014!

This year's Tour will be held over two days with each location participating for one day of the event.  The Tour routes will be divided by geography, allowing visitors the time and opportunity to visit all Tour locations.  Click here for more information or to register your location for the event.

Promoting your Events    Promote-Your-Events

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


Agricultural Equipment & Supplies in the HeadwatersEquine-Health 


This month we are highlighting a Headwaters Horse Country business that provides "Practical Solutions for Country Living!"


Budson Farm & Feed Supply located at 93 Main Street in Erin offers equine feed & supplies, animal health products, pet food & accessories, bird feeding products, farm supplies and livestock feed.

TREC in Horse Country Winter-Storms-in-HHC 

The Headwaters Region is the first to offer the sport of TREC in Ontario!  

Riders of all ages, with all breeds of horses and ponies can participate in this discipline while experiencing the beautiful Headwaters countryside. Together, the horse and rider navigate routes across varied terrain, negotiate natural obstacles and encounter the splendor of Horse Country.

What is TREC? 


TREC is an international equestrian trail riding techniques competition that tests the skills, confidence, and abilities of horses and riders or driving teams over various terrains and obstacles. The three phases of a TREC competition include Optimum Speed & Trail Orienteering, Control of Paces, and a Cross-Country Obstacle Course.


The sport of TREC, or Le TREC has its origins in France as a sport designed to test the skills of trekking guides working in the equestrian tourism industry. TREC is the acronym for Technique de Randonnée Equestre de Compétition.


Developed with the support and cooperation of Equine Canada and the Ontario Equestrian Federation, TREC-Ontario activities will be commencing in the summer of 2014, at Cadogan Farm, in Caledon.  

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"The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire." 
~Sharon Ralls Lemon~

Featured Horse Country Image   Featured-Horse-Country-Photo  


Check out this beautiful photo taken by Sophia Sanniti at Rawhide Adventures.


Rawhide Adventures works out of Peace Valley Ranch Ltd. a working cattle ranch located at 638135 Prince of Wales Road in Mulmur, ON (519-925-0152). Book an appointment for a ride and experience Rawhide's fabulous horses and fantastic countryside.



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