What is Equine Guelph?

Equine Guelph is the Centre at the University of Guelph (not-for-profit) serving the horse and its industry through education, research, healthcare promotion and industry development.

Founded in 2003, we are supported and overseen by equine industry groups and are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of horses.

Equine Guelph’s Recent Accomplishments
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Join our team

Donate - financial contributions strengthen the future of Equine Research, Education & Health care
- products to our annual fundraiser
Investing in Today & Tomorrow
Volunteer - EquiMania! needs helpers passionate about teaching safety and horse well-being to youth.

- Equine Guelph needs organizers to: help run special events, promote contests and help conduct fund raisers. This is a great opportunity to fulfill placement hours.

Be a Volunteer at EquiMania!

Sponsor - one of our exciting upcoming programs or expand an existing one.

Why Partner with Equine Guelph

If you like our programs
let us know and help us continue to grow!
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Details - Recent Accomplishments
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With the most qualified instructors and expert guest speakers, Equine Guelph is the leader in Online Studies for equine pursuits; boasting 19 accredited courses to choose from.

The award-winning 12 week university level courses attract more students every year both locally and globally. The most recent programs launched in response to industry demands are:


• Advanced Nutrition

• Advanced Functional Anatomy

• Advanced Behaviour

• Equine Welfare

With flexible study - you can stay at home with your horses and balance your busy schedule.
(link) What our Students are Say (YouTube)
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  1. The Equestrian Canada (EC) Health & Welfare Award
    - Equine Guelph for contributing directly to the improvement of horse health and welfare in Canada
  2. "Industry Builder" Award for the Hall of Fame Awards
    - Gayle Ecker, Director of Equine Guelph
  3. Award of Excellence in partnership with the Minnesota State Fair
    - "EquiMania!" equine education centre
  4. Award of Excellence for "Fair and Sponsor/Partner Joint Exhibit Program" - "EquiMania!" equine education centre
  5. Green Horse Award - Stewardship of the Equine Environment online course
  6. Reader's Choice Award, Exceptional Equestrian
    - 2-time winner, Gayle Ecker, Director of Equine Guelph
  7. Groom of the Year - graduate of Groom One Program wins
  8. OPAS Teaching with Technology Award, Workplace Learning category - awarded the to the Equine Science Certificate from the Council of Ontario Universities, Office for Partnership for Advanced Skills (OPAS).
  9. National Award for Excellence - won by Equine Guelph’s Science Certificate Program. Presented by Canadian Association of University Continuing Education (CAUCE)

Biosecurity Calculator Tool
Horse Health Check Tool (wall chart)
Journey through the Joints Tool
Vaccination EquiPlanner Tool

Newsletters & e-news - our news on recent breakthroughs in research    and educational opportunities, reaches an audience of over 6 million    through our own publishing and wide industry support on the web.

On-line Learning Community is currently in development for 4-H.

University of Kentucky Helmet Safety partnership
CapriCMW Insurance Services Ltd. sponsors the Hoofprints Memorial
SSG Gloves joined Equine Guelph to sponsor Glove safety
Equine Foundation of Canada – MRI Equipment donation
Grand River Agricultural Society donates for 4-H project
20 Industry Partners Launch Equine Guelph Youth Safety Workbook

  See Full list of Sponsors
EquiMania icon EQUIMANIA!

The popularity of this attraction increases every year. In 2010 EquiMania! was accessible to over 873,000 trade show visitors, entertaining huge crowds with a unique interactive approach.

Venues include:

The World Equestrian Games, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Can-Am Equine Emporium, Canada’s Outdoor Equine Expo, Toronto Horse Day, Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Race tracks across Ontario and many local fairs.


  1. Award of Excellence in partnership with the Minnesota State Fair
    - "EquiMania!" equine education centre
  2. Award of Excellence for "Fair and Sponsor/Partner Joint Exhibit Program" - "EquiMania!" equine education centre

Bring the excitement of EquiMania to your Event
- small to large displays available.

Be a Volunteer at EquiMania!


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