Free & Discounted Courses For Members

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Standardbred Canada (SC) members can take advantage of a 15 per cent discount for Equine Guelph’s winter short courses offered on the Horse Portal and a limited number of free offerings are available for three of the online courses.

The next course coming up is Racehorse Respiratory Health and there are a limited number of free spots still available to AGCO license holders who enroll. This course is sponsored by Ontario Racing and starts on January 24Click here to register.

The first 100 AGCO license holders who enroll in Racehorse Injury / Lameness Prevention & Care starting on February 21 and sponsored by the Central Ontario Standardbred Association will also receive free registration. Click here to register.

Standardbred Canada (SC) is partnering with Equine Guelph (EG) to offer 150 SC members free enrolment for the Racehorse Gut Health & Colic Prevention course that starts on March 7. To register, click here.

These practical, two-week online short courses from Equine Guelph are flexible, offering “24/7” access to owners, trainers and grooms busy with their racehorses.

Below is a complete list of the courses scheduled this winter; SC Members receive a 15 per cent discount on each of these courses and the additional FREE offers are listed below.

Racehorse Respiratory Health – Winter ’22
January 24 – February 4
(Free enrolment for the first 100 AGCO license holders who register.)

Equine First Aid – Winter ’22
February 7 – February 14

Racehorse Injury/Lameness Prevention & Care – Winter ’22
February 21 – March 4
(Free enrolment for the first 100 AGCO license holders who register.)

Fire & Emergency Preparedness – Winter ’22
February 28 – March 7

Racehorse Gut Health & Colic Prevention – Winter ’22
March 7 – March 18
(Free enrolment for the first 150 SC Members that register. To register, click here.)

Introduction to Forage – Spring ’22
March 21 – April 1

Standardbred Canada and Equine Guelph’s educational partnership was officially launched with SC’s sponsorship of the Racehorse Respiratory Health Course, made available free to SC members last winter.

The ongoing Standardbred Canada-Equine Guelph partnership also provides a 15 per cent discount on all short courses for its member owners, breeders, trainers, caretakers and drivers to receive online industry training on The Horse Portal.

Equine Guelph has been a pioneer and global leader in online education for equine professionals since its inception in 2003. The Horse Portal was launched in 2017 and became a national success, partnering with 10 English-speaking provincial equestrian federations across Canada. It is a partnership platform for the equine community, available to everyone in the equine industry. The Horse Portal has quickly grown to include youth organizations, international safety associations, and horse racing partners including Standardbred Canada, Ontario Racing, Central Ontario Standardbred Association, Horse Racing Alberta and the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (2019-20 Online Training Pilot Project). Standardbred Canada members will be able to access their page for information on the free Racehorse Gut Health & Colic Prevention course and ongoing 15 per cent course discount at

Stay tuned for the announcement of instructors and guest experts. For those who have never taken an online course before, no prior online learning experience is required.

(Standardbred Canada)