May 6, 2015 Fibreglass Horses

About a month ago there was a notice in our local paper for artists to submit an application to paint a life-size fibreglass horse for this summer’s Pan-Am Games being held in the Greater Toronto Area. Someone contacted me and suggested the Winsong Farm horses should apply. I did! We learned ten days ago that we are not among the final selection of artists…sniff!! Our…

Fundraiser October 25, 2015

 Here are photos of Rubi, a Canadian, who just got a new owner, Marie-Lynn Hammond! Winsong Farm is celebrating this addition to Marie’s family (which has more than one cat in it). With the 25th so close to Halloween we’ll put on a performance with an attempt to get into the spirit of the season. There just might be a costumed horse, rider, handler here…

July 8, 2015

Silhouette arrived June 8 at Winsong Farm early one morning, just before a huge rainstorm. One friend saw the photo of Silhouette on the flatbed truck and said, “I thought it was a photo of a horse with a blanket on and figured this horse has nerves of steel to travel on a huge vehicle, out in the open!!!!” We’ve had a few visitors. Apparently…

Fiberglass Horse named Silhouette

Ellen Cameron painted our Fibreglass Horse and named it Silhouette. In the paragraphs below Ellen explains her creative process. “When I was asked by the Headwaters Equine Leadership Group to paint one of the fibreglass horses I decided to illustrate the equestrian events to be held during the 2015 Pan-Am Games. To accomplish this I created silhouettes from photographs I had taken previously. I used them to highlight Dressage, Eventing and…

The Headwaters Equine Leadership Group

Monday evening, May 25, The Headwaters Equine Leadership Group gathered the artists and the purchasers to match them up. Twenty-one statues had been painted. Three were specifically created and donated weeks ago leaving 18 horses up for grabs. The big question: who would get which horse! The selection system: draw the name of a purchaser out of a hat. The first name selected a horse…

May 14, 2015 Fibreglass Horses

Here are some background details on our fibreglass horse, Silhouette. During May an installation crew came to the farm to help choose the site for the horse. A cement slab would be placed on the ground using a crane, then the horse would be attached to it via each hoof. Overhead wires were a huge concern. Bill and I had decided on a few possible…

Fiberglass Horses

Here are some GREAT photos taken today at the Caledon Horse Park in nearby Palgrave (site of many horse events for the 2015 Pan-Am Games) of the fiberglass horses. Liz Martin took the photographs while her mother, Carrie, and I met many of the artists.Ellen Cameron is shown painting her horse. I’ve bought one and will know May 25th which one is mine. I’ve told…

May 8, 2015 Fibreglass Horse

The saga of the fibreglass horses being painted for the Pan-Am games continues. The Winsong Farm horses did not get permission to paint or to help paint a 15hh fibreglass horse, so we improvised. Yesterday afternoon Liz drew a chalk horse on the outside barn wall. When Bill took Zeloso to this tiny paddock this morning Zeloso had a VERY close look at the new…

The Schomberg Farm Tour

The Schomberg Farm Tour is Saturday March 14 from 10:00 to 3:00. Winsong Farm was on it for the first time last year and we’ve been invited to participate this year. We’re thrilled! Here’s the information about Winsong Farm on the Farm Tour Ticket. Winsong Farm: Bill and Winnie Stott purchased Winsong Farm in 2000. As Bill says, “We’re going to look back on this…