Ride better Trails

Hear success stories, learn how to manage and develop your trail, and find out where Ontario Trails is headed.

A Showcase of Trails and Ontario's Horse Organizations

National trails and horse organizations bring their expertise to Madoc, Ontario, sharing best practices and success stories to help you maximize your return on club development, user relationships, policy and practice – with volunteers and other trails supporters.

This includes a thorough review of asset integration, trail inventory, trail providers, resort products, and a discussion about the needs and development of an Ontario Horse Trail Tourism Network.

Ontario Trails constantly promotes your natural assets, improving community visibility, supports local business, promotes entrepreneurship and maintaining your trails as long-term assets for your club and to your community.

Important Topics

Discover best practices, innovations and ideas from across the country.

Inspiring Speakers

Gain insights from a range of influential leaders and experts.

Networking & More

Exchange ideas with fellow attendees and those shaping the future of trails in Ontario.

There will be a registration desk at the event centre for people wishing to register on the day of the event.


Arts Centre Hastings

Welcoming Remarks from Hastings County, Ontario Trails and Canadian Horse And Rider Association.


Arts Centre Hastings

Topic: Dufferin County Forest Team Vango and Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association - a story of trail development that works to everyone's benefit
The story about building, securing, supporting, promoting the forest and its use. With content about the partners, designers, the forest's multi-use capability, the number of people that use it, showcasing our relationship and its significance to the County and to both our memberships.


Arts Centre Hastings

Coffee served



Hamilton Conservation Authority Perspective: Area Lands, Trail Issues, Horses, and other horse opportunities.
The story about building, securing, supporting, promoting the HCA Horse Camping, its growth and use. Content about planning and design, its leading edge sports capability, the number of people that use it, and a showcase of its significance to the City and to the Region, and what it is looking for in the land/trail user relationship.


TB Costain Centre

Speaker Confirmation underway! Watch this space.


Arts Centre Hastings

The story of building, securing, supporting, promoting the horse trail tourism and attracting tourists to your region. With information about horse tourism team development, rider supports, leading edge services capability, the people that travel with their horse, and with a showcase of successful horse trails in other palces.


Arts Centre Hastings

Trails and Trail Activity - Horse Trails Product of National Importance

  •  The development of Ontario's Recreational Trails System, the development of trails for local and regional importance by Trail Builders and what these developments mean to the relationship between trails and planners– 45 min
  • Questions and Review – 15 min


Arts Centre Hastings

Coffee Served


Arts Centre Hastings

Trail Connectivity, Clubs and Actions

  • Representatives from Ontario Competitive Trail Riders Association, Ontario trails Riders Association, Ontario Trails, and local Advocates such as South Algonquin Horse Club talk to connectivity, clubs and future actions we hope to achieve together. - 10 minutes
  • Feedback and Discussion – 20 min


Arts Centre Hastings


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The Ontario Horse Summit will be held at the Centre Hastings Arts Centre, located in the heart of Madoc, steps from the beautiful Moira River. We will also be visiting the local trails and ranches!

230 Durham St. S.
Madoc, ON
K0K 2K0


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Sponsors & Partners

A big thank you to our 2019 sponsors!


$2,500 event champion


$1,000 sponsor coffee breaks/subsidize lunch


$500 host a table or booth


$180 sponsor a speaker

Sponsorship Opportunities

Trailhead Ontario has great sponsorship opportunities available for companies looking to extend their brand within and beyond the trails community.

Your tax-deductible conference sponsorship is a great way to reach trail directors and decision-makers, showcase your organization, and support healthy communities.

Opportunities for sponsors include:

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