EQUINE NEWS

Hop in to EquiMania! at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair!October 2017


Story: Jackie Bellamy-Zions

EquiManics at The Royal Winter FairEquiMania! is sure to be hopping with fun new activities for Royal Agricultural Winter Fair visitors this November 3 - 12! Equimaniacs can expect to don the ever-popular horse hats while learning all about horses in an interactive way. New this year, is a hopscotch game encouraging kids to Stop, Think and Act, making good choices when it comes to safety around the farm.


While engrossed in the well-travelled, award-winning display, kids and parents will learn more about horses and safety inside the stable and out, around equipment and when handling them.


Do you dream of learning to ride but don’t know how to get started? Here is your Ticket to Ride. This program offers new riders a FREE introductory riding lesson or introduction to horses at participating Ontario Equestrian Horse Facility Partner riding schools.

Equine Guelph, in partnership with Ontario Equestrian, will be promoting “Ticket to Ride” for a fourth time at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

Visit EquiMania.ca for more details.


“Equine Guelph is proud to be presenting EquiMania! for its eleventh consecutive year at the Royal,” says Gayle Ecker, Director of Equine Guelph. “We are always educating kids and adults about equines in a fun way, and thanks to the generosity of our loyal partners and volunteers, we are able to keep bringing important safety messages with engaging new activities!”


Equine Guelph would like to thank the Royal Winter Fair for bringing EquiMania to their Education Centre and our sponsors for their continued support: Esso, Greenhawk, Kubota Canada, Ontario Equestrian, Shur-Gain, Standardbred Canada, SSG Gloves, System Fencing and Workplace Safety and Prevention Services. Equine Guelph is looking forward to another busy year of touring with EquiMania! in 2018!


To book EquiMania! for your event in 2018, contact eq4kids@uoguelph.ca


Equine Guelph is the horse owners' and care givers' Centre at the University of Guelph. It is a unique partnership dedicated to the health and well-being of horses, supported and overseen by equine industry groups. Equine Guelph is the epicentre for academia, industry and government – for the good of the equine industry as a whole.

For further information, visit EquineGuelph.ca.