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Intercity Insurance Honours the Memory of HorsesSeptember 2010


By Henrietta Coole

Guelph, ON – Equine Guelph has announced that Intercity Insurance will be sponsoring Hoofprints, a new memorial program celebrating the lives of horses. Hoofprints is an online initiative created to remember and honour the memory of deceased horses through stories and pictures.

Hoofprints Memorial Program“Hoofprints provides grieving horse owners a positive means to cope with the devastating loss and a loving way to remember horses through sharing their memories with other horse lovers – folks who care and understand,” says Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph.

Equine Guelph invites those who have lost a horse (recently or in the past) to pay tribute by sending a photo and message of remembrance along with a memorial gift in the name of the horse.

To honour your horse or to view the legacies of other cherished horses, go to

“Intercity knows first-hand about the trauma of losing an equine friend,” says Mike King, principal broker of Intercity Insurance. “We are pleased to support this heartfelt Equine Guelph initiative. Our sponsorship is being directed to help fund Equine Guelph’s education programs and I’m all for that. Educating our care givers empowers them with knowledge on the health and well-being of horses. In the end, this leads to maintaining health and even saving horses’ lives.”

Gifts to Equine Guelph help make a difference in the lives of horses through the funding of equine research, education, performance, healthcare and industry development.