Headwaters Horse & Country Finds

Ride a gentle horse. Watch a future champion compete or train. Discover the spectacular shops that equip them. Or just stop the car to wonder at a herd. Plan a day of fascinating, wholesome fun at headwatershorsecountry.ca.




Headwaters Horse Country is home to many farriers | Photo by: Pete Paterson

Above: Custom horseshoes created by Grand Valley farrier Sean Elliott of The Village Smithy.


1. Professional Farrier Supply

What: Shoeing and caring for a horse’s hoof is half-art, half-skill and all-important. Enjoy the clang-clang-clang of hot horseshoes being hammered into shape, and discover a fascinating business.

Who: Brad and Ginny Davidson

Where: Mono




Headwaters Parade of Horses


2. Headwaters Parade of Horses

What: To celebrate the Pan Am Games, Headwaters artists will transform over 20 fiberglass sculptures into, well, whatever they want, and we all get to enjoy the results, all over the area, all summer long.

Who: Headwaters Equine Leadership Group

Where: Everywhere





Baker Riding Boot Bag available at Running Fox Equestrian.


3. Running Fox Equestrian

What: You don’t have to ride to enjoy this spectacular retail showcase of the finest in all things equine, and appreciate the craftsmanship and tradition that go into equipping rider and horse for success.

Who: Jennifer O’Neill

Where: Caledon




RAM Rodeo Tour in Headwaters | Photo by: Pete Paterson

Boots belonging to champion ladies barrel racer Barb Millar of Mono.


4. RAM Rodeo

What: Mingle with cowboys and cowgirls from all over, and take in the dust and drama of a full-tilt rodeo with competitions, children’s events and some of the most astonishing riding you’ll ever see.

Who: Ross Millar

Where: Orangeville and Grand Valley




Headwaters Horse Country winning art contest submission: Show Horse by Amanda Melinz | Photo by: Pete Paterson

Headwaters Horse Country winning art contest submission Show Horse by artist Amanda Melinz.


5. Show Horse

What: This award-winning artwork is the new icon of Headwaters Horse Country, declaring our emergence as a leading equine region. Look for it as it makes its debut throughout Headwaters, and then the world.

Who: Amanda Melinz

Where: Everywhere