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Horses In The Hills

Ellen Downey (here with RCMP retiree Walsh) is the force behind the Youthdale Riding Program in Hockley Valley. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Horse Power: Ellen Downey

Nov 22, 2019 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

At her Youthdale Riding Program in Hockley Valley, kids learn a lot more than how to ride.

Kilby Brunner Deforest with Beaverwood’s Halo. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

A Day at the Caledon Equestrian Park

Jun 20, 2019 | Anthony Jenkins | Leisure

The intense bond between animal and human fuels two dedicated young equestrians at the top of their game at this exciting show jumping event.

Ellen Cameron, Sunday Brunch (photography).

Countdown to Pan Am

Jun 16, 2015 | Cecily Ross | Leisure

From July 10 to 26, the quiet backroads and rolling fields of Caledon and Mono will welcome an invasion of competitors and spectators.

Harry Riddell with a blood stock horse, c.1910. Dufferin County Museum & Archives, P-1868

William Henry Riddell: 50,000 Miles in a Sulky

Jun 16, 2015 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

Henry was born in Caledon Township in 1860 and left just long enough to get a veterinarian degree in Guelph in 1886 before moving to Orangeville to practise.

Chris Sorensen of Caledon East executes a picture-perfect jump at the recent Canadian Show Jumping Tournament at Caledon Equestrian Park. Photo by Ellen Cameron.

The Thrill of Show Jumping

Nov 17, 2014 | Cecily Ross | Leisure

Local riders prepare to dazzle spectators with a breathtaking competition at the Pan Am Games.

Riders who pounded across the Will O’Wind course at the observation event this summer: Selena O’Hanlon on Bloomsday. Photo by Ellen Cameron.

Cross Country at a Gallop

Sep 11, 2014 | Cecily Ross | Leisure

For one day next summer, the eyes of the Americas will be on Mono’s Will O’Wind Farm, site of the cross-country phase of the Pan Am Games three-day event.

John Rumble rode to a medal in the 1956 Olympics, had a second moment of fame when his story was told in Barbara May’s 1959 book The Five Circles. Photo by Ellen Cameron.

The Caledon Horse that Could

Sep 11, 2014 | Cecily Ross | Leisure

With typical Canadian modesty, Rumble attributes the lion’s share of the credit for his achievement to his mount, a big-boned gelding named Cilroy.

Leah Wilson and Rendezvous perform an extended trot at the Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park last year. Photo by Doug Palmer.

Ballet on Horseback

Jun 17, 2014 | Cecily Ross | Leisure

Competition is fierce for spots on the 2015 Pan Am dressage team – and four accomplished equestrians from the Headwaters region are in the thick of the race to represent Canada.

David Peterson and his horse Malibou

David Peterson talks Pan Am

Mar 23, 2014 | Cecily Ross | Leisure

A long-time Caledon resident and avid horseman, David Peterson took time to speak with In The Hills about the impact the Games and the new world-class equestrian park will have on the area.

Photo by Ellen Cameron.

High on Horses

Mar 31, 2013 | Nicola Ross | Leisure

As Caledon prepares for the 2015 Pan Am Games, Headwaters Horse Country is saddling up for the ride of its life.

Ellen Cameron ~ Into the Light

Ellen Cameron

Mar 31, 2013 | Signe Ball | Artist in Residence | Arts | Back Issues | Departments | In Every Issue | Leisure | Spring 2013

Ellen travels with a camera as her constant companion, a tool that more readily allows her to record the subtleties of horses’ actions and interactions.

Going the Distance – On Horseback

Mar 31, 2013 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

Endurance riding is one of the fastest growing equine sports in the world.

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