The winning name of EquiMania!'s, "Name the Painted Horse Contest", a full size fibre glass horse painted with remarkable anatomical detail was announced at the Can-Am Equine Emporium on Wednesday, March 15, 2006.
Gayle Ecker, Senior Manager, Equine Guelph, with the help of Ruth Benns, artist of the Painted Horse, unveiled the winning name, SeeMore and introduced the winner, Mary Prescott. Mary, 12 years old and from Guelph, Ontario, was present with her mother, Leona and brother and sisters, Jonathon, Dinah and Sarah to accept her prize, which included, a family pass for 4 to the Can-Am Equine Emporium and one night accommodation, courtesy of Can-Am Equine Emporium. After enjoying their day at Can-Am, Mary and her brother and sisters settled in for a fast-paced game of Horse-Opoly on their new Bucus picnic blanket, also included in the generous prize package.
When asked why "SeeMore", Mary explained "I chose the name SeeMore because I thought that the name suited him. If you look at him, you will know what I mean." "I hope that SeeMore will help people to learn more about horses so they can be cared for properly" Mary added. The winning name was chosen from over 200 entries.
Youth visiting this year's Can Am Equine Emporium got the opportunity to meet SeeMore in EquiMania!'s Education Centre. The next scheduled stops for the Education Centre are the Schomberg Fair (May 27), Woodbine Racetrack, (weekends through July and August) and Grand River Raceway (August 7). Visit the EquiMania! website for more information on these and other upcoming events.
Funding and support for EquiMania! 2006 has been received from Agribrands Purina, ANIVAC Corporation, Black Opal Promotions, Blazekids, Bridle Path Tack Shop Inc., Bucas Ltd., Canadian Horse Magazine, Can-Am Equine Marketing , Cassio, Cavalier, Dodge Rodeo Tour, Equine Essentials by Harmony, Farm Safety Association, Fletcher's Horse World, GiftHorse Gallery, Grand River Raceway & Grand River Fair, GreenHawk Harness & Equestrian Supplies, Herbs for Horses, Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association of Ontario, Horse Lover's Crafts, Horse Savvy Publications, Noble Farrier Service, Office of Open Learning, Ontario Equestrian Federation, Ontario Harness Horse Association, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs, Outset Media, Professional Farrier Supply Inc., The Rider, Roylco Ltd., Sage Art by Joy, Shaggy Horse Toys, ShowOne, Standardbred Canada, TizWhiz Feeds, Toronto Police Services (Mounted Unit) , TSC Stores, Western Fair Entertainment, Western Horse Review, Woodbine Entertainment Group and Yellowvest.
Through its educational programs, Equine Guelph promotes horse health and well-being. Youth interested in learning more about horses and their proper care are encouraged to visit the EquiMania! website, often as new items are added on a regular basis. Other education programs in place for adults are the multi-award winning Equine Science Certificate Program and the newly launched Industry Skills Program for new grooms.
For more information on the EquiMania! Program