A Parade of Horses is coming to Headwaters! 

Excitement is building for the equestrian events of the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games that will be hosted in Headwaters at the Caledon Equestrian Park and the Pan Am Cross Country Centre at Will O’Wind in the Town of Mono from July 11th through to July 25th.

The Headwaters Equine Leadership Group looks forward to welcoming visitors to the region with 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 throughout the Headwaters Region during the TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games.

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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.

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Show your Horse Country pride

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 150 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.

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Headwaters Horse Country is also pleased to be partnering with Equine Canada and the Ontario Equestrian Federation for Horse Experience 2015. 

In July 2015, the Headwaters region will be host to Horse Experience 2015, a month long showcase of horses and horse-related activities throughout the area.  This exciting July calendar of events will include the Headwaters Horse Country Stable Tour, racetrack tours and tours of educational facilities, as well as breed and sport demonstrations, high-end equestrian clinics, horse sales and equi-tourism opportunities. 

These events will take place in the area surrounding the Pan Am equestrian competition venues in Caledon and Mono.  Horse Experience 2015 will encourage all Canadians, as well as the thousands of expected international visitors for the Pan Am Games to see, touch and experience #horses in Canada. 

The world is coming and Headwaters is ready to put its best hoof forward!

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The Headwaters Equine Leadership Group is a collaborative initiative in support of the equine sector in the Headwaters, including the Town of Caledon, Dufferin County, Town of Erin and King Township.

Headwaters Horse Country is an initiative if the Headwaters Equine Leadership Group.  HELG is a committee of the Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association and supported by the Ontarion Trillium Foundation.

The Headwaters Equine Leadership Group steering committee includes:  Ross Millar(Chair), James Boyd, Elaine Capes, Sandra Dolson, Susan Fripp, Michele Harris, Linda Pabst, Theresa Sauren, Jamie Smyth, Stephany St.Louis & Gary van Bolderen

For further information contact, photographs or interviews, please contact:

Vicki Sword

Project Manager, Headwaters Horse Country
Hills of Headwaters Tourism Association
519.942.0314 ext. 204
vicki@headwatesregion.ca