EQUINE NEWS

STUDENT NIGHT AT WAR HORSE NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!March 2012


WAR HORSE ProductionInterested in Horse Welfare Education? A once in-a –lifetime evening, May 10, hosted for Equine Guelph Student’s is now open to the public! Meet, mix and mingle with horse professionals of the present and future. Find out first hand from students of Equine Guelph why their award winning online courses continue to expand meeting the demand for evidence based knowledge in the industry. Most of all; enjoy a fantastic show while showing support for the development of the new Equine Guelph - Equine Welfare Certificate and the 'Equine Guelph-OEF War Horse Welfare Education Fund'.


Equine Guelph’s first War Horse Gala on March 8th was a huge success! Dianne Graham, executive director of the Ontario Equestrian Federation comments, "I thought that the puppets were magical and found the original stage production to be absolutely mesmerizing. I am certain that "War Horse" will have a very successful engagement!" She adds, "The Ontario Equestrian Federation in partnership with Equine Guelph is proud to be part of a collaboration which will ultimately benefit the welfare of all horses." Equine media in attendance were awe-struck and nearly speechless with initial reactions: “Wow, terrific!”, “Not what I expected”, and “How Lifelike.”


Don’t miss out on Equine Guelph’s second and final War Horse Gala:

· Premium orchestra seating can be purchased for $100 – $140.

· A Pre-show reception with delicious appetizers will be held at 6:30 pm before the show.

· Attendees will be entered in a raffle to win tuition for the Equine Guelph, 12 week online Equine Welfare course (over $600 value) which begins September 2012.

· Breyer (through Kroeger Distributing in Canada) has donated a limited number of Traditional 'Joey' model/War Horse book box sets (limited collectors' edition of 3,500) as an additional fundraiser for Equine Guelph’s evening at War Horse . These special collector items, signed by David Mirvish himself, will be (available on a first come first serve basis) with a minimum donation of $50.

· University of Guelph Professor of Veterinary Anatomy Dr. Jeff Thomason will be using a functional skeletal horse leg to demonstrate how horses move, and the motions that the actors inside of Joey and Topthorn must learn to perform.


All proceeds will be directed toward the Equine Guelph-Ontario Equestrian Federation ‘War Horse’ Welfare Education Fund.


Support Equine Welfare through Education and experience the enchanting War Horse theatrical experience at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Tickets for the May 10th Gala can be purchased by cheque only through Equine Guelph.

Contact:
Jackie Bellamy 519-824-4120 ext 54205 or jbellamy@uoguelph.ca
for your opportunity to be a part of this very special evening.