“BIG CURVE ACRES FARM”, located at Hawkestone between Barrie and Orillia, is a family owned and operated mixed farming identity.
We support many tourism locations with their animal displays. Leasing animals off site is a large part of our activities. This means we are the farming identity for many high profile locations. We do the winter care, annual herd health, and breeding programs so other locations have the animals for display during their open periods!
Small farms are part of our past not our future, but here at Big Curve Acres Farm we are trying to keep the family farm alive. Supporting tourism and farm animal education has become our niche market!
The Regelinks, owners of “BIG CURVE ACRES FARM”, operate a large horse business. Many of their horses work in summer and year-around riding programs throughout Ontario, giving a great number of people their first experience with horses.
Horses are on display during the summer season, including the offspring of Thoroughbred Stallion “State Affair”, a well known son of the famous “SECRETARIAT”.
A large inventory of horses and ponies are available for sale at all times, giving the public a great opportunity to view a variety of breeds and various demonstrations of riding disciplines.
Other farm animals including Goats,various breeds including Pygmy,
Jacob Sheep, European Fallow Deer and Belted Galloway Cattle (Oreo Cookie Cow) are available for purchase.
Offering an ideal country learning atmosphere, “BIG CURVE ACRES FARM” has opened it’s doors to the public for tours since 1993. We have a large variety of farm animals, many of which are Rare and Minor breeds. The Public is taken by Horse drawn wagon through the meadows to view the animals in their natural environment. This wagon tour is narrated by a well educated and informed guide.
School Education Tours have become a large part of the program where we endeavor to meet the needs of all grade levels according to the current school curriculum. Our facility is properly inspected, licensed and insured to be open to the public. We also host special events for Corporate Groups, Family Reunions, Church Picnics, Birthday Parties, Etc.
EDUCATION PROGRAMS INCLUDE working with the Georgian College Veterinarian Technician program as well as various Horse Education Clinics for the inexperienced horse owner or student.
In the winter Months “BIG CURVE ACRES FARM” offers horse drawn sleigh and cutter rides. The animals can be viewed in the warmth of their stable. Hot Chocolate and a BonFire complete the nostalgia of winters gone by!