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Vanessa MacDonald 2021 Stuart Stocks Memorial Equine Award winner in racing silks

2021 Racing Industry Scholarship Winners Announced

Equine Guelph has announced the recipients of its 2021 tuition awards. Katelynn Rourke is the recipient of the Roger L’Heureux Memorial Equine Award and Vanessa MacDonald has received the Stuart Stocks Memorial Equine Award.   Selected for their love of horses, commitment to their welfare and desire to learn, both winners will receive two online courses through…

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Last Call for FREE Online Youth Offering of Horse Behaviour and Safety

Tell all your barn buddies there is one month left to join the global community of horse-crazy teens that are pursuing their passion for horses online!  Over 1,000 youth around the world have logged on to take advantage of the FREE Horse Behaviour and Safety course offered until Jan 31, 2022 on TheHorsePortal.ca Equine Guelph,…

Equine Guelph Announces Industry Ambassadors for Free Online Racing-Exclusive Training Program

Equine Guelph has announced that Ruleen Lilley and Renée Kierans have been selected to represent the horse racing industry as Industry Ambassadors of an online training initiative this winter – a series of free short courses offered exclusively to the racing community in Ontario (AGCO licensees). Trainers, grooms and owners will reap the benefits of…

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Free Courses for Ontario Racing Industry – Instructors Announced!

Dr. Sarah Shaw and Dr. Amy Lack have been announced as course co-instructors for the Racehorse Respiratory Health online course. Funded by Ontario Racing and offered by Equine Guelph, the two-week short course runs from Jan. 24 – Feb. 4, 2022 and will be FREE (value of $95) to the first 100 AGCO licence holders who enroll…

Equine Supplement Research Explores Potential Gastric Health Benefits

Collaborating on three recent research papers on a nutraceutical called ‘Gs Formula’, Dr. Wendy Pearson, PhD Associate Professor, at the University of Guelph has been very busy.  Approached by GS Organic solutions out in BC, Pearson has been investigating the potential for Gs Formula to improve gastric health, particularly for horses with a history of…

EHV-1 Research Study and Infection Control Tips

“Most horses have been exposed to the equine herpies virus,” says Dr. Diego Gomez-Nieto, researcher at the Ontario Veterinary College. Gomez has been part of a research study on the Equine Herpes Virus which discovered the nasal microbiota of infected horses differed significantly to those of a healthy control group.   The study came together quickly…

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Equine Guelph Large Animal Emergency Rescue Programs Resume with Hands-On Workshops for Toronto Mounted Police

Equine Guelph’s Large Animal Rescue educational tools emerged out storage for the first time since the pandemic started.  A total of 30 Toronto Mounted Police officers were the keen participants in workshops taking place on November 3rd and 10th 2021 at the CNE grounds.  The last hands-on workshop was for the Hamilton Mounted Police unit…

Horseracing Partners in Ontario Announce Free Respiratory & Lameness Courses

Ontario Racing (OR), the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) and Equine Guelph are partnering to offer two free online courses to the racing industry in Ontario this winter. Addressing the top two industry-identified health priorities, OR is funding the student tuitions of the Racehorse Respiratory Health course and COSA is sponsoring the Racehorse Injury/Lameness Prevention…

Taking the Reins! Exciting Equine Opportunities. The University of Guelph’s Equine Industry Symposium Set to Return November 22-24, 2021

By Mallory Friesen, Equine Management student Now more than ever the equine community is bursting with new opportunities. Join the University of Guelph, in partnership with Equine Guelph, Ontario  Equestrian, and Equestrian Canada as these opportunities are discussed during the 6th annual Equine Industry Symposium. Sessions will be held virtually on the evenings of November…

Free Online Youth Course on Horse Behaviour and Safety Returns!

Equine Guelph, the horse centre at the University of Guelph in Canada, has announced it is once again opening the doors to a free virtual classroom for youth around the world. Horse-crazy teenagers (ages 13-17) will have the opportunity to take an online Horse Behaviour & Safety course with on-demand access from November 1, 2021 until January 31, 2022.  Last…

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Apply Now For 2021 Ontario Racing Industry Scholarships

Two passionate racehorse caretakers in Ontario will once again have the chance to further their skills with Equine Guelph’s tuition awards program.  It has been running since 2016, thanks to the generosity of both the L’Heureux and Stocks families who set up memorial awards for future ambassadors of Ontario’s racing industry. The deadline to apply…

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Over 1,000 Registered in New Equine Business 101 online course

Coming from near and far, those interested in professional equine pursuits have posted glowing reviews for Equine Guelph’s new online short course, Equine Business 101, hosted on TheHorsePortal.ca.  Launched June 21, 2021, the online learning community has quickly grown to over 1,000 enrolled in this on-demand course that serves as an introduction to the newly…