online education

Holly Holstock Equine Student

Equine Student Creates Positive “Ripples”

Originally Posted on Tuesday March 22, 2022  One of the main goals of the University of Guelph’s Equine Studies Online program is for students to take what they’ve learned and apply it in the real world to create sustainable change. For current equine student Holly Gillman, this goal has already been achieved through her ongoing work with…

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New Sport Horse Injury/Lameness Prevention & Care Online Course Guest Expert Announced

Equine Guelph, the horse centre at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, has announced that Dr. Brianne Henderson of Rivendell Equine Veterinary Services will act as course instructor for the new Sport Horse Injury/Lameness Prevention & Care course. She will be joined by renowned professor and farrier, Travis Burns of Virginia, U.S.A., in the role…

Canadian Ag Safety Week 2022

Ag Safety Week – A Reminder of Everyday Safety on Horse Farms

March 13 – 19, 2022 is Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW) – an annual campaign held the third week of March of each year. In 2022, the aim of the campaign is to inspire farmers, farm families, and farming communities to value #FarmSafetyEveryday.  This especially holds true for the horse community, with high hospitalization rates as…

Gut Health and Colic

Equine Guelph declares February Colic Prevention Education Month

Equine Guelph has announced that the month of February, Canada’s coldest month, will be Colic Prevention Education Month. The next four weeks will be dedicated to increasing awareness of ways for caregivers to decrease the risk of colic in their horses. Although horses can be afflicted with gut pain in any season, the cold weather…

Grand River Agricultural Society

Grand River Agricultural Society Supports Equine Guelph Programs with Generous Gift

A gift of $150,000 over three years from the Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) to Equine Guelph will initiate the partnership of a multi-year initiative to continue building and developing programs of value to the horse industry.  The generous donation from the Grand River Agricultural Society will support important Equine Guelph programs in job training…

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Follow Your Heart: Careers in the Horse Industry

Story: Kim Izzo | First posted January 26, 2022 by Horse-Canada.com There are countless young women and men who would embrace a career in the horse industry. But some either do not come from a horse background or didn’t grow up on a farm in a rural area and working with equines may seem like…

Dr. Melissa McKee

Racehorse Injury/Lameness Prevention & Care Course Instructor Announced!

Dr. Melissa McKee of McKee-Pownall Equine has been announced as the course instructor for the Racehorse Injury/Lameness Prevention & Care course. Funded by the Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA) and offered by Equine Guelph, the two-week online short course runs from Feb. 21 – Mar. 4, 2022 and will be FREE (value of $95) to…

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…

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…

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…

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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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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…