JULY 2017 THE RIDER /3 Inaugural Hollyfest Celebrates Country Lifestyle With Festive Flair

Charity Gala on November 3 features a live auction of beautiful designer and decorator-styled Christmas trees while visitors ‘Sip and Savour’ beverages from local wineries, cider houses and craft breweries, and indulge in gourmet samples from the region’s renowned

Complex in the Heart of Headwaters Horse Country, the inaugural HollyFest is all about Living, Giving and Enter- taining. It will be a holiday shopping ex- perience like no other featuring unique products, artwork and services from area artists, craftspeople, designers and spe- cialty retailers including rarely seen equestrian apparel, gifts and home ac- cent pieces, locally produced wines, beer and cider and delicious edibles that will add to the holiday atmosphere. The Opening Night Preview and

Caledon, ON. From gourmet food and drink, to unique artisan gifts and crafts, to home décor and fashion, the very best of country lifestyle will be showcased in seasonal style at HollyFest November 3 to 5, 2017. Held at the Caledon Community

celebrities, equestrians and ca- nine fashionistas strutting the catwalk in seasonal apparel and stylish accessories from HollyFest vendors. Vignettes, created by local designers, dec- orators and florists, will pro- vide rich inspiration for equestrian décor and acces- sories, stunning entrance treat- ments, best-dressed mantles, exquisite table settings and more during the holiday season and all year round. HollyFest vendors from

lights include a Runway Fash- ion Show with

chefs and caterers. All net pro- ceeds from the gala will go to charity. Other HollyFest high-


country living with festive flair at HollyFest, brought to you in partnership with Central Coun- ties Tourism. For more information,


to stunning original artwork, from gourmet taste treats to jewellery and clothing to equestrian and pet gifts, the of- ferings will be truly unique. Celebrate the finest of

across the communities of Central Counties and the Hills of Headwaters will provide a wealth of one-of-a-kind and traditional gift ideas, home décor items and holiday deco- rations. From finely crafted soaps

Equine Research Online Course Continued from Page 1.

Horse Portal will bring together our young people in a safe, online commu- nity where they will learn how to ‘speak horse’ - and, ultimately, stay safe around horses and on the farm!” Made possible by a grant from the

Grand River Agricultural Society, Equine Guelph will not only be developing the course for youth aged 14-17, but will also offer an adult version scheduled to run at the same time. Equine Guelph has partnered with

all English-speaking equestrian federa- tions across Canada and a special 10% course discount is available for both adult and junior members. In addition, 50 free courses are on offer to 4-H Ontario Horse Club Members and 50 for Ontario Equestrian Federation Junior Members on a first-come-first served basis. For more information, go to The-

About Equine Guelph: Equine Guelph is the horse owners’

and care givers’ Centre at the University of Guelph. It is a unique partnership ded- icated to the health and well-being of horses, supported and overseen by equine industry groups. Equine Guelph is the epicentre for academia, industry and government - for the good of the equine industry as a whole. For further information,


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