The Headwaters Equine Leadership Group is pleased to announce that our 2014 Signature Artist, Amanda Melinz will be painting one of the Headwaters Parade of Horses statues LIVE at the Can-Am All Breed Equine Expo, April 3rd-5th!

The Can-Am All Breed Equine Expo, is a horse fair and country lifestyle show presented at the Markham Fairgrounds (10801 McCowan Road in Markham, Ontario).

Come meet Amanda and see her bring this magnificent sculpture to life!


About Amanda Melinz:

Amanda Melinz with Show Horse, the Grand Prize winner of the 2014 Headwaters Horse Country Signature Art ContestAmanda has earned a degree in Fine Arts with a specialization in contemporary Oil Painting from the University of Ottawa. Since 1997 she has been working in the Equine Industry which has provided numerous opportunities to travel and work overseas, and in various placements across North America.

Only recently turning to horses as subject matter, she is finding new inspiration in exploring the equine as a theme. Amanda works out of a studio located in the Hockley hills focusing on large scale oil paintings and smaller encaustic works. Her style is often referred to as ‘Abstract Realism’, using vivid colour and intense exaggerated brush strokes and texture to suggest a deeper meaning on the subject matter.

Amanda’s painting Show Horse (pictured above), was the Grand Prize winning artwork of the 2014 Headwaters Horse Country Signature Art Contest.


About the Headwaters Parade of Horses:

A Parade of Horses is coming to the Headwaters! The Headwaters Equine Leadership Group is presenting the Headwaters Parade of Horses, a whimsical and unique series of outdoor horse sculptures featuring 25+ fiberglass horses transformed through the creativity of talented artisans.

The Headwaters Parade of Horses statues will be displayed in prominent locations throughout the Headwaters Region during the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games.


The Call for Artists:

The Headwaters Equine Leadership Group is looking for artists to bring these magnificent sculptures to life!

Consideration for this program is open to all artists (individual or groups) and the deadline for submissions is 11:55pm on Monday, April 6, 2015. Visit HeadwatersHorseCountry.ca for program criteria/restrictions and to register for consideration as a Headwaters Parade of Horses artist.


Show your Horse Country pride by owning a Headwaters Parade of Horses statue 

Along with highlighting the majesty of the horse, and showcasing the talent of local artists, the Headwaters Parade of Horses is also an opportunity for individuals or businesses to own a one-of-a-kind horse sculpture.

Each horse statue stands at 15 hands and measures 18 inches wide (chest), 8 feet 3 inches in length, 6 feet at the highest point, weighs 100 pounds and are available for purchase for $3500. These horses will be displayed in prominent locations across the region from June through to August, and will be transported to their rightful purchasers late August and September.

Imagine owning a one-of-a-kind horse sculpture for your business or residence.  This is a unique opportunity to encourage local exploration, showcase local artists and show your Horse Country pride!

Visit HeadwatersHorseCountry.ca for more information or to purchase your Headwaters Parade of Horses statue.