Horse Council of British Columbia

A Partnership in Training & Certification

Horse Council BC (HCBC) is partnering with Equine Guelph to provide its members short, easily-accessible training programs so you can stay up-to-date on the latest information on equine care and welfare. This partnership enables HCBC to offer continuing education and certification opportunities for our members – athletes, coaches, officials, facilities and horse caregivers.

HCBC Membership Benefits

Member Discount

NEW! – As an HCBC member, you will receive a 15% discount on short courses offered on The Horse Portal. Members will also earn certificates of completion from Equine Guelph – the horse owner’s Centre at the University of Guelph.

In addition, Equestrian Canada certified instructors/coaches may apply these certificates towards their professional development credits.

10 Free Courses for HCBC Members – ONE TIME OFFER!

Take a free Equine Guelph short online course this fall or winter on The Horse Portal, and join our learning community!  This is a limited opportunity available to the first 10 HCBC members to register.


  1. Choose one of the 5 short courses available: Horse Care & Welfare, Sickness Prevention in Horses, Gut Health & Colic Prevention, Horse Behaviour & Safety, or Equine First Aid.
  2. Register using the Federation Members enrollment button.
  3. Enter the following coupon code: HP2018hcbc
  4. Click Apply Coupon to register for your free course!

* Only one coupon use per person please!  

What HCBC members are saying about our courses:

“I loved this course so much I’m going to register for the Diploma in Equine Studies Course! Thank you Equine Guelph for making it easy to learn while still being a wife, mother, business owner etc!”

Shelby Kennedy
Student, Horse Behaviour and Safety

“This course was extremely useful in reinforcing and increasing my knowledge about safety and horse behaviour. Having access to the course instructor and the guest expert for questions was invaluable, along with the well-researched material. Everything was presented in a practical, hands-on manner. Highly recommended for everyone involved with horses.”

Joan Chess-Woollacott, Horse Owner
Student, Horse Behaviour and Safety

Lifelong Learning – Your Responsibility

Each day, new scientific knowledge emerges on how to better care for horses. It is everyone’s responsibility to stay current on best health and welfare practices and industry standards.

Whether you work with performance horses or have a backyard pony, these short, flexible courses are for you! So, on behalf of our horses, we invite you to join our online community.

A knowledgeable horse industry is a strong industry.