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Free Online Racing-Exclusive Courses Back for Winter 2024!

Thanks to Equine Guelph’s incredible racing industry education partners, Equine Guelph will host three racing-exclusive online courses again on in the winter of 2024. With funding from Central Ontario Standardbred Association, Ontario Racing and Standardbred Canada, these short courses will be available free (value $95) for AGCO licensees and Standardbred Canada members. “Racehorses are…

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20th Anniversary Special Feature with Alumni Monica Laane-Fralick

20th Anniversary Alumni, Monica Laane-Fralick has a real appreciation for welfare-based management strategies thanks to Equine Guelph’s 12-week online courses. Of great interest was learning about the myths in some traditional stable management practices and dispelling them with evidence-based sources such as those provided by Equine Guelph courses. Anthropomorphism (attribution of human characteristics/behaviours to animals) can create misunderstandings…

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September 28 is World Rabies Day

Did you know there is a Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC)?  On September 28, 2023, GARC coordinates World Rabies Day and this year’s theme is: All for 1, One Health for All.  This date also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur’s death, the French chemist and microbiologist, who developed the first Rabies vaccine.  The…

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20th Anniversary Special Feature with Alumni Stacey Jennings

Equine Guelph alumni police constable, Stacey Jennings, has a real appreciation for stable management, including paddock management, thanks to Equine Guelph’s 12-week online courses. Of great interest was learning about fencing, water options, paddock dangers and the presence of wildlife on the property.

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20th Anniversary Special Feature with Alumni Mary Gibson

20th Anniversary Alumni, Mary has a real appreciation for environmental stewardship thanks to Equine Guelph’s 12-week online courses. Of great interest was learning about ways to use natural resources in every day barn management, improving ventilation and the benefits of composting manure.

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20 Years of Supporting the Global Equine Community 

By: Anya Barradas This summer, Equine Guelph celebrates its 20th anniversary. The award-winning centre at the University of Guelph is dedicated to improving the health and welfare of horses through education and research.   “Over the years, our centre has become a model for online equine education programs and a hub for horse professionals from around…

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Provincial Foundations Officials Course – Here Comes the Judge! 

It’s official!  Five provincial equestrian associations have partnered with Equine Guelph to offer online training for those interested in becoming horse show judges in grass roots circuits.  Entry level judges are a vital part of equestrian sport and beginning this spring the opportunity to train to become a recognized provincial official will be offered on through the new…

20th Anniversary Special Feature with Alumni Robin Vanheeswyk

20th Anniversary Alumni, Robin Vanheeswyk has a growing interest in equine nutrition thanks to Equine Guelph’s online 12-week online courses. Of great interest was learning about the issues in equine nutrition pertaining to overfeeding horses which in turn can cause health problems, behavioural issues and also hit the rider in the pocketbook.

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Happy 20th Anniversary Equine Guelph!

July 1, 2023 marks Equine Guelph’s 20th Anniversary. Over 20 years ago, several dedicated individuals with a vision worked together to create Equine Guelph, a centre for the horse owner at the University of Guelph, by the industry and for the industry.   A note from Equine Guelph’s director, Gayle Ecker As Director of Equine…

Equine Welfare Best Practices

Equine Guelph 20th Anniversary Special Feature Graduate of Equine Guelph’s Equine Business Management Certificate in 2021, Heather Sproul has optimized her horse husbandry with Equine Guelph’s online 12-week courses and set up a business offering equine massage. During what is now Equine Guelph’s 20th anniversary year of offering award-winning online courses for the horse industry,…

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OEEEP Returns: Training Employees for Horse Industry Careers

The Ontario Equine Education and Employment Program is in its second year of preparing participants for equine jobs – for free. First posted by: Horse Sport – April 7, 2023 The Ontario Equine Education and Employment Program got an encouraging start last year and is back for 2023, providing barn and business owners with a pool of…

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Equine Guelph: An Online Portal to Unlimited Possibilities

Story by: Anya Barradas, Ontario Veterinary College Students and faculty from more than 40 countries around the world form the foundation of Equine Guelph’s online community. Regardless of their academic backgrounds, their goals or their reasons for enrolling, students from different walks of life can adapt the courses to their specific needs and interests. What…