Tara Hills Stud Farm - Mother's Day Open House

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A trip to Tara Hills Stud was a popular choice on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13th with more than 300 guests visiting the farm.  The horses were the stars of the event, but as well as meeting the resident mares, foals, yearlings and stallions at the farm, the guests were able to interact with the breeders, their families and staff to learn about the province’s Standardbred breeding and racing industry and a typical day in their lives. The result was nothing short of outstanding with more than $700 raised in support of Oak Ridges Hospice - Building for Compassionate Care capital campaign.

“It was a good day, we were really pleased” said David Heffering, owner of Tara Hills Stud. “It was great to meet and talk to so many people who had never visited a horse farm. We had a lot of non-Standardbred people and a lot of non-horsepeople. I don’t think many people realize what a Standardbred is or how easily accessible our sport is to anyone who wants to be involved. Anyone can get in if they want.”

“We can’t underestimate the impact of events where we connect people and horses,” said Kathy Wade Vlaar, SC’s manager of industry marketing. “These types of events not only generate awareness for the Standardbred industry, but create experiences and memories for the people who come out.