Racing Scholarship Applications Open

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Two passionate racehorse caretakers in Ontario will once again have the chance to further their skills with Equine Guelph’s tuition awards program.

The program has been running since 2016, thanks to the generosity of both the L’Heureux and Stocks families who set up memorial awards for future ambassadors of Ontario’s racing industry. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2021.

Selected for their love of horses, commitment to their welfare and desire to learn, both winners will receive two online courses through Equine Guelph valued at $549 each. (Certificates are available in Equine Science, Equine Welfare and Equine Business – six courses complete the certificate).

“Hundreds of Ontario Racing industry members have discovered ways to optimize the health and performance of their racehorses by taking online short courses through TheHorsePortal.ca,” said Equine Guelph director Gayle Ecker. “For those ready to take that learning to the next level, the 12-week online university-accredited courses are a wonderful opportunity.”

One of the most popular courses among the tuition award winners has been Exercise Physiology.

“Knowledge acquired in Equine Guelph online courses has opened doors for me in the industry,” said Cameron Lago, Standardbred breeder and past recipient of both awards.

Standardbred breeder, owner, and groom, Cameron Lago shares his career journey into the world of harness racing and the role continuing education has played.

The Roger L’Heureux Memorial Equine Award was established in loving memory of Standardbred driver, trainer and groom Roger L’Heureux by David L’Heureux and Crystal Fountains Inc. The Stuart Stocks Memorial Equine Award has been created by the Stocks family in memory of their beloved brother, son and uncle, and avid follower of top Thoroughbred racehorses, Stuart Stocks.

The candidates for Equine Guelph’s 2021 tuition awards are required to write a 250-word letter demonstrating their love of horses and commitment to the industry.

Click here for submission details.

(With files from Equine Guelph)