Lifelong Learning
September 8, 2023
A Partnership in Training & Certification

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

Member Discounts:

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.”


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Charlottetown, PE


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



Research Updates



Healthcare Tools


Healthcare Info Sheet

Tool of the Month


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

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