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List your business and events on HeadwatersHorseCountry.ca!

 

The HeadwatersHorseCountry.ca site was developed to support the love of everything equine in the Headwaters.

 

Local equine businesses and organizations can register on the site for free business listings in the directory and free event listings in the calendar.

 

Click here to get started!

 

Equine Soldiers of the Great War (1914 - 1918)HorsesWW1 

WWI military personnel pay tribute to the horse

 

As countries around the world commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Great War, it is appropriate to also acknowledge the significant role of horses during the conflict. 

 

All combatants in the conflict used horses to varying degrees, as the cavalry was considered an essential offensive element of the military.

 

Canada sent about 130,000 horses overseas during the First World War. By war's end, Canada supplied well over 10 per cent of the horses used on the Western Front, a quarter of them killed every year.

 

"A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse"

 

The horse is the animal most associated with war. Its value, in battle and to the morale of those who fought, was invaluable.

      

~Excerpts from an article by the HELG Education Sub-committee. Click here to read the full article.

 

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Don't miss the WW1 War Horse Memorial Sculpture displayed at the Royal Winter Fair

 

'The Heavy Horse - a lightweight colossal work of art' is a tribute to the service of animals in the military in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge. 

 

The sculpture by Anne Clifford (A Headwaters Horse Country art contest award winner) and the art students at Pine River Institute will be a featured display at the Royal Winter Fair. 

 

Click here for more information.   

 

2nd Annual Evening of CelebrationEveningofCelebration

An Evening of Celebration with Headwaters Horse Country    
 

On October 2, 2014, Headwaters hosted an evening of entertainment, culinary delights and all things Horse Country.
 

Over 500 guests had the opportunity to enjoy the culinary creations of some of the region's best restaurants and chefs, a chance to connect with neighbours, friends & colleagues, watch a demonstration of dressage riding (in anticipation of the events taking place at the Pan Am Games in 2015) and cap off the evening with the spectacular Horse Power Live horse show, where the power and majesty of horse and rider were on display for all to see!
 

 Click here for more information and to see photos from the event.

 

7th Annual Horse Country Stable TourStableTour

October 4 & 5, 2014 from 10am-4pm
 

The 7th annual Headwaters Horse Country Stable tour was held on October 4th & 5th and saw 12 facilities in Caledon, Dufferin, Erin and King open their doors to the public. 

 

We would like to thank all of our participating sites, including:

 

Some of the highlights included live demonstrations and "horse games" at Winsong Farm, opportunities for children to play catch with and learn the history of Canadian horses at Hidden Meadow Farm, vintage side saddle costumes and demonstrations at Rustic Meadows, and an artistic tribute to the horse at Silver Creek Arts "Year of the Horse" exhibition, including Headwaters Horse Country art finalist pieces, "Bound For Glory" and "Morning Glory" by Headwaters area artist Ellen Cameron.


Click here for more information and photos of the tour locations that participated.


Pan Am Countdown Pan-Am-Countdown 

 
The games begin July 10, 2015.

That's 239 days away! 
 
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TO2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay Route Announced

 

The Town of Caledon and Orangeville are two of more than 130 celebration communities and 3,000 torchbearers to take part in the 41-day journey.
 

Canadians from coast to coast are being invited to celebrate and share their Pan Am spirit by taking part in the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Torch Relay, presented by President's Choice® and OLG.


The national event will be fuelled by local hometown pride, with stops planned in five Canadian cities: Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal, Halifax and the Greater Vancouver Area, as well as 130 communities in all corners of Ontario, including the Town of Caledon.  A full list of communities can be found on the TORONTO 2015 Torch Relay Route map.

 

Click here to read the full press release from the Town of Caledon.
 

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Be a Torchbearer for the TO2015 Pan Am Torch Relays

The torch relays will be filled with celebrations, participation and pride.  Be a part of this moment in history by entering to be a torchbearer. 

There will be one random draw for each official Torch Relay Celebration Community.  To be eligible for the Contest, you must submit your application by December 1, 2014.

Click here for more information.    

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Volunteer now for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games!

Haven't applied to volunteer for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games yet? It's not too late!


More volunteer applicants are needed for the Town of Caledon to help deliver an excellent Games experience here in our hometown. 


Click here for more information about volunteering. It just takes 20 minutes to apply for a chance to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime experience and support the Games as they come to the Town of Caledon.   


 
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 Vicki@thehillsofheadwaters.com.

 

 

Horse Country ChallengeHorse-Vocabulary

 

Test your knowledge of famous military horses throughout history with this quiz from funtrivia.com.

   

 

 

"A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence."                            
~Pam Brown~