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Tracey Dopko

If You Build It, They Will Come….Or Will They?

By Tracy Dopko, BA, DipEqS There is an old saying, “How do you make a million dollars in the horse world? Start with two million.” Anyone who is active in the equine industry can definitely vouch for this statement. But why is this statement true? Why is the equine industry notorious for high-effort, low-profit? The…

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FREE Equine Behaviour & Safety Online Course Offered to Kids around the World!

Equine Guelph, the horse centre at the University of Guelph in Canada, has announced it is setting up a free virtual classroom for English-speaking youth around the world. Horse-crazy teenagers (ages 13-17) will have the opportunity to take an online Horse Behaviour & Safety course with access open until February 6, 2021 on www.TheHorsePortal.com With no specific time to be…

Ontario Horse Racing Online Courses Survey 2.0

You told us – We built it – What’s next? Guelph, ON – As the 2019-20 “Ontario Training Pilot Project for the Horse Racing Industry” draws to completion at year-end, Equine Guelph is launching a survey to hear from the industry, “How did we do? What do you want to learn next?” Equine Guelph is…

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Practice Preparedness and Prevention – Resources on Barn Fire Prevention from Equine Guelph

Waiting until the wildfire approaches dangerously close is no time to draw up a disaster preparedness plan.  Learning the hazards of storing hay is too late after the barn is reduced to ashes and all is lost.  It is not a scenario that one fathoms will ever happen to them, until it does.  Equine Guelph’s October healthcare tool of…

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Free Youth Horse Behaviour and Safety Course to begin this November!

Missing the excitement leading up to the Royal Winter Fair?  Us too!  Equine Guelph and its safety partners have come up with a way for all the horse crazy youth to keep fuelling their passion to learn more about their favourite animal.  Instead of setting up the immensely popular EquiMania! display this November, Equine Guelph is setting up…

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Apply Now For 2020 Ontario Racing Industry Scholarships

Hundreds of Ontario Racing industry members have discovered ways to optimize 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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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

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…

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…

Protect your Herd – Equine Guelph announces a FREE offering of Online Sickness Prevention Course!

Calculating Biosecurity Risks & Creating Action Plans Equine Guelph has opened a FREE offering of their online Sickness Prevention in Horses course ( normally $85 + HST) in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  TheHorsePortal.ca course is based on the Canadian standard for equine biosecurity.  While many are at home for the next few weeks, this is an ideal time to…

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Early and Extended Access to ONLINE Horse Behaviour and Safety Course for Youth & Adults

Equine Guelph Online Equine Community Responds to Industry Request During COVID-19 Are you succeeding in keeping yourself and the kids busy during self-isolation and social distancing? The Ontario Government has enacted a Declaration of Emergency to Protect the Public, and this includes the closure of riding facilities. As the challenges of this pandemic continue, we are all looking for…