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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…

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…

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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New Equine Business 101 Course a Hit!

Over 900 students (and counting) are raising their business acumen to start their professional careers in the horse industry or raise their current operations to the next level.  On June 21, Equine Guelph launched a new on-demand, online course, Equine Business 101, which will be offered for FREE until Sept 20, 2021.  The discussion groups…

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Emily Esterson Joins OpenEd as Instructor for Redeveloped Equine Journalism Course

Story by: Cameron Grant Bring your passion for writing to the equine industry this fall with the newly redeveloped online Equine Journalism course, taught by experienced journalist Emily Esterson. The 12-week University of Guelph course has been redesigned to provide students with the tools, techniques, and knowledge needed to develop compelling content, and will include…

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FREE Equine Business 101 Course for a Limited Time!

New Equine Facility Management Certificate offered by Equine Guelph Nothing compares to being greeted with nickers every morning, watching the herd peacefully graze, and sharing the strong horse/human bond with your customers.  Equine industry pros are a passionate and hard-working bunch, who consider themselves lucky to earn a living doing what they love.  Sadly, passion…

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Stop Think Act this Canadian Agricultural Safety Week!

The third week of March (Mar 14 – 20, 2021) is Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) – a public awareness campaign focusing on the importance of farm safety. #AgSafeCanada. Workplace Safety & Prevention Services has many ways to help you promote farm safety in your community with its range of programs to help farm-related organizations,…

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Evacuation Infographics added to Equine Guelph Barn Fire Prevention Resources

Equine Guelph has created a set of downloadable infographics to aid in barn evacuation plans, thanks to generous sponsorship by Workplace Safety & Prevention Services.  It is well understood that investing in emergency preparedness is the best defense.  It can mean the difference between panic or focused execution of a practiced plan during a chaotic situation.  In addition to…

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Winter Water Woes and Colic Prevention

Nothing can drain the colour from a horse owner’s face quicker than hearing the word COLIC!  Winter is an important season to focus on colic prevention and ward off water woes that can lead to impaction in the equine gut.   Equine Guelph has many resources to reduce your horse’s risk of colic, including a FREE interactive…