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Employers in ON Racing – Nominate your Groom for a Tuition Award!August 2019

Story by: Jackie Bellamy Zions

Racehorses are a big investment and we are not talking just financial. It takes time, effort and exceptional care to bring these star athletes up to peak performance. Give your groom outstanding tools to provide the best possible care to your horses. Equine Guelph offers two tuition awards for 12-week online university-accredited courses set up by families passionate about the racing industry and the welfare of the athletes within it. Applications for the 2020 tuition awards are now open.

Roger L’HeureuxApplications are being accepted for the Stuart Stocks Memorial Equine Award and the Roger L’Heureux Memorial Equine Award. Equine Guelph thanks both families for their support to educate future industry professionals to be champions for the health and welfare of horses. Each tuition award winner will receive two online 12-week, university-accredited courses through Equine Guelph valued at $549 each (Certificates are available in Equine Science, Equine Welfare and Equine Business – six courses complete the certificate).

“Knowledge acquired in Equine Guelph online courses has opened doors for me in the industry,” says, Standardbred breeder, and past recipient of both awards, Cameron Lago. “The racing industry is a tight knit community and since taking the courses, I have seen a few big name trainers pushing towards hiring Equine Guelph students and have motivated a few friends to look into them.”

“Equine Guelph has forged wonderful partnerships with Ontario Racing over the past few years, launching short courses on The Horse Portal as identified as priorities by the racing industry,” says Equine Guelph director, Gayle Ecker. “It is fantastic to see future ambassadors in the racing industry keen to carry on with the 12-week courses to further advance their scientific knowledge. A groom who can pick up on potential problems before they become health and performance issues is clearly an asset to their employer.”

The candidates for Equine Guelph’s 2020 tuition awards are required to write a 250 word letter demonstrating their love of horses and commitment to the industry and submit along with a reference letter. Entries will be accepted until Dec, 1, 2019.

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