EQUINE NEWS

War Horse Promotes Horse Welfare FundNovember 2011


The spectacular Mirvish theatre production, ‘War Horse’ will warm your heart in two ways – once when you watch the performance and again when your ticket purchase contributes to the new Equine Guelph-Ontario Equestrian Federation ‘War Horse’ Welfare Education Fund.


The upcoming ‘War Horse’ theatrical production will support the new <em>Equine Guelph-OEF ‘War Horse’ Welfare Education Fund</em>.Through the use of life-size and life-like handspring puppets, ‘War Horse’ transports the audience back to WWI – a time when horses were integral to progress but welfare conditions were often challenging.


This heartfelt stage adaptation examines the horse-human bond and draws the audience in for an evening where the subtle becomes pronounced and awe is often inspired by the ability to communicate without words.


Recognizing the ongoing need for equine welfare awareness, Mirvish Productions has partnered with Equine Guelph and will generously donate $10 to the Equine Guelph-OEF ‘War Horse’ Welfare Education Fund for each War Horse ticket purchased by OEF members for performances between February 10 – May 6, 2012. And, as a special thank you, at the performance, OEF members will receive a complimentary CD (one per order) of the music of War Horse.


Call 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333 to order tickets and provide this special benefit code – WHFUND.


In addition, Equine Guelph will be hosting a special gala fundraising evening on March 8th, 2012 for avid horse enthusiasts. Be part of this magical evening at the Princess of Wales theatre in Toronto! Enjoy premium seats in the orchestra section, pre-show reception and meet the 'puppets' on a backstage tour after production. There are a limited number of tickets and cost is $200.


Go to tickets or call 1-888-266-3108 to order today.


With over 16 intensive online equine courses dedicated to horse owners and caregivers, Equine Guelph at the University of Guelph understands the need for horse welfare education. In an industry where well-intentioned old wives tales are often passed down rather than scientific knowledge, the horse is often the victim of mistreatment. Education in horse welfare will result in the following benefits: well-informed caregivers, healthier horses, lower vet bills and fewer unwanted horses.


Enjoy the show, and support Horse Welfare through Education!


For more information vist the fund webpage.