The Island Horse Council (IHC) is partnering with Equine Guelph to provide its members short, easily-accessible training programs so members have the opportunity to stay up-to-date on the latest information and education in regard to equine care, welfare and interest areas. This partnership enables the IHC to offer continuing education and certification opportunities to our members – athletes, coaches, officials, facilities and horse caregivers.
IHC Membership Benefits
As an IHC member, you receive a 15% discount on short courses offered on The Horse Portal.
Members will earn certificates of completion from Equine Guelph – the horse owner’s Centre at the University of Guelph. In addition, Equestrian Canada certified instructors/coaches may apply these certificates towards their professional development credits.
Lifelong Learning – Your Opportunity
Each day, new scientific knowledge emerges on how to better care for horses. It is everyone’s responsibility to stay current on best health and welfare practices and industry standards. This education portal, provides an opportunity for training and certification at your own pace and from your own home.
Whether you work with performance horses or have a backyard pony, these short, flexible courses are for you! On behalf of our industry, we invite you to join this online educational system.
The horse industry is unified like never before!
“Allowing ourselves to access and provide these types of educational opportunities for our Island equine community will ensure that we are helping equine enthusiasts to be responsible horse owners within our province. Not only will we gain valuable knowledge, but our horses will receive the benefits and thus, benefit the industry overall.”
ISLAND HORSE COUNCIL
40 Enman Crescent
AVAILABLE SHORT COURSES:
On-Demand: Horse Behaviour & Safety – Youth Course (ages 13-17)
Horses and riders on a trail ride
On-Demand: Equine Business 101
On-Demand: Provincial Foundations Officials Course
The Senior Horse – Fall ’23 * Sep 18 – Sep 29
Horse Care & Welfare – Fall ’23 * Oct 2 – Oct 13
Equine First Aid – Fall ’23 * Oct 23 – Oct 30
Fire & Emergency Preparedness – Fall ’23. * Nov 13 – Nov 20
Horse Behaviour & Safety – Winter ’24 * Feb 26 – Mar 4
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Equine Guelph is the horse owner’s Centre at the University of Guelph, supported and overseen by equine industry groups, and dedicated to improving the health and well-being of horses through education and research