EQUINE NEWS

Royal Happenings - Nine is Fine For EquiMania! November 2014


Equine Guelph is making its ninth straight appearance at the prestigious Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (the Royal) from November 7 - 16 and is partnering with both the Royal and the Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF) to introduce youth to the wonderful world of horses.


(image) Equine Guelph is partnering with the OEF and launching "Ticket to Ride", a program which offers youth an opportunity for a FREE introductory riding lesson (or introduction to horses) at participating OEF member riding facilities.


A special evening for the Girl Guide groups in the Toronto area will take place Wednesday, November 12 from 6:00 - 9:00. They will participate in an exciting itinerary of activities working towards earning their Horse Power Badge! This will include visiting the stables to learn from the pros on how to tack up horses for riding or driving, learning about horse behaviour and care at EquiMania! and gaining knowledge about breeds and grooming at the OEF booth. Their evening will culminate in a special presentation by OEF in the Animal Theatre and then each Girl Guide will receive a special Stable Mate gift from Breyer.


"The Royal is all about great partnerships that provide the opportunity for our visitors to get in touch with agriculture," says Sandra Banks, CEO of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. "We are pleased to showcase these initiatives with Equine Guelph and the Ontario Equestrian Federation, offering the chance for our youth to gain hands-on interactions with the horse world."


Don't miss out on all the equine activities and be sure to visit the EquiMania! exhibit to learn about horse care and safety, participate in the EquiMania! Explorer game, see the new Helmet Safety display and purchase your Horse Health Check barn poster (makes a great Christmas present for your barn)! Thanks to another great partnership with OMAFRA, Equine Guelph also has a fantastic Equine Welfare display with important information for all ages of horse enthusiasts!


Equine Guelph would like to thank our sponsors for making 2014 our best tour yet! Thanks to generous continued support from Greenhawk, Kubota Canada, Ontario Equestrian Federation, Shur-Gain, SSG Gloves, System Fencing, Workplace Safety and Prevention Services and Zoetis, Equine Guelph is looking forward to another busy year of touring with EquiMania in 2015!


(image) EquiMania! logoIn the past year EquiMania! has entertained the crowds of visitors at: the Guelph Museum, Can-Am All Breeds Expo (Orangeville, ON), the Uxbridge Museum, Brooklin Spring Fair, Horse Capades, (CNE grounds, Toronto, ON), Toronto Horse Day, International Plow Match (Simcoe, ON), Minnesota State Fair, Erin Fall Fair and at Mohawk Racetrack for the Ontario Sires Stakes $2 million Gold Super Finals, (Campbellville, ON).


To book EquiMania! for your event in 2015, contact eq4kids@uoguelph.ca