Over 1,000 Registered in New Equine Business 101 Online Course 

Coming from near and far, those interested in professional equine pursuits have posted glowing reviews for Equine Guelph’s new online short course, Equine Business 101, hosted on TheHorsePortal.com.  Launched June 21, 2021, the online learning community has quickly grown to over 1,000 enrolled in this on-demand course that serves as an introduction to the newly developed Equine Facility Management Certificate.

Missouri resident, Gail M. Staines, Ph.D. and Founder of TheSeniorhorse.com has this to say about Equine Guelph’s new online business course; “I have completed several online courses through Equine Guelph including an Equine Science certificate. Having taught online and being a student online, I can truly say that Equine Guelph provides an exceptional online learning experience!

To date, the learning community includes participants from Canada, South Africa, Poland, Mexico, Netherlands, India, Ireland, UK, New Zealand, Mozambique, Columbia, Germany, Australia, France, Hungary, Italy, Malaysia, Brazil and over 125 students from the United States.

A course everyone should take before they decide to go into equine-based business,” says Robin MacNeil, owner of Rise Again Ranch, Napanee, Ontario, Canada.

Equine Business 101 is full of useful resources for the young entrepreneur just starting out as well as sage advice for the professional looking for ways to grow their clientele.  Professionals who have already navigated the trials and tribulations of starting a horse business candidly share their inspirational stories and cautionary tales.  They describe choices that were key to their success and decisions they would reconsider with the benefit of hindsight so you can avoid some of the common pitfalls.

Student, Kailee Sheering of Ontario says the course is “loaded with information, actionable insights and indispensable advice for successful facility owners.”   

Equine Business 101 will continue to be offered on-demand for the low price of $40.00 (Canadian dollars). A business plan does not come together overnight.  For this reason, access to the interactive discussion boards has been made available to students for a year after registration.

 The next two short courses in the Equine Facility Management Certificate are: 

  • Horse Care & Welfare (next offered: Sept 20 – Oct 1, 2021)
  • Sickness Prevention in Horses (next offered: Oct. 18 – 29, 2021)

“We are so pleased with the response from the industry and the feedback from our students,” says Equine Guelph director, Gayle Ecker.  “The new Equine Business 101 course is a wonderful introduction to better understand the business of managing and/or starting an equine facility.  We look forward to helping students through their career journey with the new Equine Facility Management Certificate.” 

Stay tuned to TheHorsePortal.com for future offerings.

Notes to Editor:
Equine Guelph is the horse owners’ and care givers’ Centre at the University of Guelph in Canada. It is a unique partnership dedicated to the health and well-being of horses, supported and overseen by equine industry groups. Equine Guelph is the epicentre for academia, industry and government – for the good of the equine industry as a whole. For further information, visit www.equineguelph.ca.

Story by: Jackie Bellamy-Zions, Equine Guelph

Photos:  (high res images available upon request)

Photo Credit: photo courtesy of Foxwood Farm

  Photo Caption: Equine Guelph course draws a community of facility owners and managers from around the world.

Web Link(s):
Story web link:  https://thehorseportal.ca/2021/09/over-1000-registered-in-new-equine-business-101-online-course/

Other web links:
Equine Business 101: https://thehorseportal.ca/course/equine-business-101/
Equine Facility Management Certificate: https://thehorseportal.ca/all-short-online-courses-certificates/#certificates

Media Contact:
Jackie Bellamy-Zions
Communications & Administration
Equine Guelph
50 McGilvray Street
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
E-mail: jbellamy@uoguelph.ca
Phone: 519-824-4120, ext. 54756