EQUINE NEWS

Equine Guelph Announces Industry Ambassadors for Free Online Training Pilot ProjectJuly 2019


Story by: Henrietta Coole


Natalie ElliottCameron LagoLee-Anne Moffatt


Guelph, Ontario, August 1, 2019 – Equine Guelph has announced that Natalie Elliott, Cameron Lago and Lee-Anne Moffat have been selected as the three Industry Ambassadors to represent Equine Guelph as liaisons and advocates for the horse racing industry during a two-year pilot project. This important training initiative will offer free online courses to AGCO licensees on TheHorsePortal.ca in 2019 and 2020.


All three Industry Ambassadors have been active students in Equine Guelph’s education programs and are committed to the welfare and care of racehorses – understanding that when horses are trained to maximum performance levels, it is important that they are given the best possible healthcare.


As part of Equine Guelph’s online training pilot project, AGCO license holders will be able to reap the benefits of learning the latest in equine healthcare from industry experts in a series of upcoming relevant free short online courses – three of which are being developed exclusively for the horse racing industry in areas identified as priorities from the industry.


Upcoming online short courses include:

Fall 2019:

Horse Care & Welfare - September
Sickness Prevention in Horses - October

Winter 2020:

Gut Health & Colic Prevention (exclusive to racing) - January
Equine First Aid - February
Racehorse Respiratory Health (exclusive to racing) - February
Lameness/Injury Prevention & Care (exclusive to racing) - March


Elliott, Lago and Moffat will be out and about over the next couple of years helping people in the industry get registered for the free courses and assisting during the courses.


The free courses will be offered as a first-come-first-served basis to the first 100 to register for each course. Open to trainers, assistant trainers, grooms, jockeys, drivers and other current AGCO license holders.


For more information and to register: www.TheHorsePortal.ca/RacingPilot


To read the full story on Equine Guelph’s Industry Ambassador announcement, check out the August issue of TROT magazine.