A Partnership in Training & Certification
Ontario Equestrian (OE) 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 OE to offer continuing education and certification opportunities for our members – athletes, coaches, officials, facilities and horse caregivers.
OE Membership Benefits
NEW! – As an OE member, you will receive a 15% discount on online 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.
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.
What OE students are saying about our courses:
“A wonderful learning opportunity for both novice and experienced horse owners. The interactive tools are fun and informative. The convenience and duration of these short courses is perfectly suited for our busy lives. Keep them coming!”
Lydia Dubanow (Timmins Therapeutic Riding Association, Timmins ON)
Certified EC Instructor, Canadian Therapeutic Riding Coach
Student, Horse Care and Welfare
“This is a timely and relevant course is designed to empower horse owners and caregivers. Evidence based learning and current research is presented in a clear and concise format that can be easily adapted to everyday situations. A must for everyone who cares about horse health!”
Vicki Bennett, PhD – Equine Biosecurity Canada
Student, Sickness Prevention in Horses
“The course has provided me with many tools to keep me safe when riding and working with my horse. The course instructor and guest speaker were available to answer questions, and the course website was easy to use! The required reading material and the additional resources were concise and clear making the learning process fun! The course definitely exceeded my expectation! I would like to take more online courses with the Equine Guelph in the near future! Thank you!”
Olivia Kole – Horse Owner, Rider (“The Ranch” – Oakville, ON)
Student, Horse Behaviour and Safety
“This course was amazing. I learned so many new things as well as refreshed what I already knew about equine first aid. The instructors are so thorough and really drive the information home with you so it sticks. As much as I don’t want to be in a situation where I have to use what I learned in this course, I feel that I could use what I learned and be confident doing so.”
Paige Kreutzwiser, Owner (Wingham ON)
Student, Equine First Aid
A knowledgeable horse industry is a strong industry
“Even though we have generations of horse knowledge and experience behind us, I can guarantee that we will expand our minds and benefit our horses by taking part in these practical training programs.”
Pam Coburn, Program Manager, Ontario Equestrian