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Apply Now For 2020 Ontario Racing Industry Scholarships

Hundreds of Ontario Racing industry members have discovered ways to boost the health and performance of their racehorses by taking online short courses through TheHorsePortal.ca.  For those ready to take that learning to the next level, Equine Guelph offers two tuition awards for two free 12-week online university-accredited courses, donated by families passionate about the racing industry and the welfare…

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Fuelling Wellness Symposium a Hit!

Stay tuned to catch videos from Equine Guelph’s presentation! Story by: Nicole Weidner Equine and pet nutrition enthusiasts came together on August 15th, 2020 to learn more about nutrition topics from experts around the world at the virtual Fuelling Wellness Symposium, co-hosted by Equine Guelph and the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition.   The event was a great success…

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Racing-Exclusive Online Courses a Win!

Ontario racing industry provides feedback on Equine Guelph’s Pilot Project and looks forward to Fall Offerings 100% positive feedback has been received for the new TheHorsePortal.ca online courses, developed exclusively for Ontario Racing industry members!  Respiratory health, lameness prevention and gut health prove to be a priority and AGCO licence holders that completed the first three free…

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Fuelling Wellness Symposium is Approaching Fast – Join us to learn about equine and pet nutrition!

Interested in learning more about horse or pet nutrition? Join us at the one-day online Fuelling Wellness Symposium co-hosted by Equine Guelph and the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition, August 15th, 2020. Participants can choose to spend the day on equine specific topics or choose from other pet nutrition seminars running concurrently. Watch the promo video below…

Equine Guelph Celebrates 18 Years of Online Studies

Now is the time to further your horse knowledge or take your business to the next level. One can only binge watch for so long.  While horse-related outings are sparse at the moment, there is a perfect way to increase your equine savvy, connect socially with peers, guest speakers, expert instructors and stay physically distant.  It’s time…

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Fuelling Wellness

A one-day online symposium where you can learn more about equine or pet nutrition! Equine Guelph is co-hosting a one-day online symposium on August 15th, 2020 where you can learn more about horse nutrition from the comfort of your own home! Co-hosted by the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Nutrition, participants can spend the whole day…

Sheryl Kerr

Patron Determined to Help Equine Guelph “Survive and Thrive” with a Generous Donation

A generous donation of $100,000 to Equine Guelph has been made by the Kerr family to establish an equine education and community outreach endowment.  A portion of the Kerr Fund for Equine Education and Community Outreach will support much needed ongoing operational funding for the University of Guelph’s not-for-profit Centre for the horse owner. Sheryl Kerr…

Equine Guelph Supports Ontario Equestrian’s ‘For the Herd’ with Learning Community

In two short months, just over 30% of the $500,000 fundraising goal has been raised to help school horses that lost their jobs in March. In April, Ontario Equestrian launched For the Herd, an emergency fundraising initiative to support lesson horses and riding school facilities in Ontario, many of whom are facing the harsh realities of…

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Racing-Exclusive Online Courses a Win!

Ontario racing industry provides feedback on Equine Guelph’s Pilot Project 100% positive feedback has been received for the new TheHorsePortal.ca online courses, developed exclusively for Ontario Racing industry members!  Respiratory health, lameness prevention and gut health prove to be a priority.   In 2016, Equine Guelph conducted a major Ontario Horse Racing Industry Survey and learned that…

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7 Tips on Equine Conditioning with Biomechanics Expert Dr. Hilary Clayton

There are many important questions pertaining to equine conditioning and fitness as we all look forward to returning to work. Dr. Hilary Clayton recently shared some cautions and considerations in a Skype interview with Equine Guelph. Dr. Clayton is a veterinarian, researcher and horsewoman. For the past 40 years she has been conducting amazing research…

Colic Prevention – Introduce Spring Pasture Slowly

Spring is upon us and so is the prevalence of gas colic. Equine Guelph is sharing many strategies to prevent it.   First, Equine Guelph recommends that every horse owner refers to its FREE Colic Risk Rater Tool (www.equineguelph.ca/colictool) to help them assess their management practices, such as introducing new feeds slowly to reduce their colic risk.  An…

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Equine Guelph Survey Part of Covid Initiatives for Horse Owners

From adding special online course offerings to updating a Covid-19 resources page daily, Equine Guelph has been responding to industry requests during this difficult time. You can take a survey right now to let them know of any additional courses you would like to take while you are staying home. Fire & Emergency Preparedness online course from May 4…