Cavalia/Odysseo held over until July 31st!

Odysseo Exclusive Offer

Special Promo Offer

Experience every equestrian dream with the world of Odysseo and their majestic horses and riders!

As a member in the Equestrian Community, we would like to offer up to 15% discount for you to distribute to your fellow equestrians, friends, family, staff, clients and colleagues.  Please feel free to post this link in your social media, website, eblasts and communications.

EXCLUSIVE OFFER:  Save up to 15% OFF on all evening shows



Odysseo, the single largest and most technologically advanced touring show in the world, is a veritable revolution in live performance.  Audiences will be taken on an amazing journey to some of nature’s greatest wonders by this breathtaking production that features 65 magnificent horses and 48 talented riders, acrobats, aerialists, dancers and musicians.

The four-legged stars play and preform with freedom, in a magical relationship with their human counterparts.  A liberty act, in which purebred Arabian horses are directed only by the soft murmurs of their trainer, and a caravan act that comprises people and horses too numerous to count, are amongst the many breathtaking scenes that will leave every spectator captivated. Deploying their extraordinary talents, the acrobats present a mix of force and sensitivity, interacting with the audience, while the live musicians and vocalist immerse spectators of all ages in a beautiful sensory experience.

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Helen Russell is coming to Equine Erin, July 2017

Helen Russell Facilitation Menorship Program

Helen Russell is coming to Equine Erin, July 2017

Facilitation Mentorship Program

Opportunity open to take part for Saturday/Sunday…contact Helen.


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Saddle & Tack Fitting Clinic with Tim Barton

Join Tim Barton, of Banff, Alberta, on Saturday, April 8th & Sunday, April 9th in Erin for a Saddle and Tack Fitting Clinic.

Download flyer for more information or call Bridget Ryan at 519.855.4562

Download Registration form here.

Saddle and Tack Fitting Clinic


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Check out Equine Guelph’s New

New short horse courses available on Canada’s Equine Code of Practise, and Biosecurity.

To learn more, click here: The Horse Portal  

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Big Win!

The Erin Agricultural Society was honoured to receive the 2016 Headwaters Tourism Best Horse and Country Event for the 2016 RCMP Musical Ride

Bridget Ryan (Co-chair of the Event) is shown here with EAS, Eileen Brown and Joanne Gregson.

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RCMP Musical Ride dazzles for the Queen’s birthday

This is a MUST see!!


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Tales from Winsong Farm

IMG-20160508-00472Sunday we went to visit Red Robin and Whisper. They’re young miniature horses. I had some toys in the van because I’m visiting another miniature, Noel, once a week in preparation for the fundraiser for Equine Guelph June 26.

Bill and Ron went with me to play with Red Robin and Whisper. They both noticed that the miniatures weren’t like horses! I asked, “In what way?” and they said, “They’re not afraid of things. You would think at their size they’d be worried about predators, but they are inquisitive and happy.”

We introduced the Spanish Walk to Red Robin and Whisper. We also taught them the big smile. Whisper has a GREAT one! Red Robin really enjoyed being a “riding horse” and carried around the duck with great pride.

Both little ones are on the brink of holding an object. Once they can do that they’ll easily learn how to carry things, then fetch things. Such fun! The only one who had a horse-related mishap was Bill. He announced, “A mini stepped on my foot.”


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Fire Prevention & Safety Tool

_EquineGuelph_Equine Guelph have shared a very valuable link & free checklist to download on Fire Prevention.

Click here to read the full article and download your free checklist.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Free Health Seminar

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Healing Horses, Dogs & Cats With Diet, Nutrition & Natural Medicines ~ September 3, 2o14 ~ 7 p.m.

Download the flyer here.



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Countryside Stewardship Connection

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) and the Greenbelt Foundation have introduced a new online discussion forum called the Countryside Stewardship Connection. The Connection allows rural landowners, community groups, environmental agencies and local businesses to network with each other and CVC in an exciting, new way.

Read the full article here.

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Steep Your Soul: Meet Chris

We wanted to share this very powerful video with you. We hope you share it as well!

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Equine-Human Relations Lecture

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This Wednesday, March 26 at 7pm join Sandra Olsen of the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute for the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada Lecture in Memory of Basil Capes: “The Evolution of the Horse-human Relationship through Time.  The lecture will be held in room 1714 of the OVC Lifetime Learning Centre.  Read more here.

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March 1 Workshop ~ Let’s Talk Horse!

Check out our March 1st Workshop flyer! Let’s Talk Horse!



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Building Blocks


The following article was published in The Equine Chronicle.

Samantha Hutchings, pictured left, participated in the stable building competition in the Equine Tent during the Erin Fall Fair.  Sammy was thrilled with her first place finish and already has big plans for next year’s contest.

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Meet the locals

Meet Finally, Scotty and the rest of the gang at Equine Erin (just click onto the image below to play)!

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Rick Mercer Report

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Rick Mercer Report at the 2013 Erin Fall Fair.

The big day has arrived (almost)!  This Tuesday, October 29th at 8:00pm on CBC! Spread the word! The Rick Mercer Report will be posting some photos from the day on the Rick Mercer Report FaceBook Page, Thursday, to help in that regard.

The show will repeat the following Friday at 8:30pm on CBC, and will
live online forever at

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Erin Fall Fair Equine Events

EFFHorse Shows, Events & Activities at the Erin Fall Fair!

Read all the details in the brochure below!

2013 Equine Tent Brochure

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-1A Horse Teaches You Everything You Need to Know about Yourself

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Very Cute Clydesdales

Click on the image below to watch the cutest Clydesdale ad yet!


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Equine Guelph at 2017 Can-Am Event


EquiMania! Double Play
February 2017

Story: Jackie Bellamy-Zions

Guelph, ON — EquiMania! will make a home run at Can-Am Equine Expo in Markham, ON while it will also be a featured exhibit at the FEI World Cup in Omaha, Nebraska!

EquiManiac posterEquiMania! made it’s debut at Can-Am 12 years ago and this is a show not to be missed. “It’s a partnership that makes good horse sense,” says president, Ross Millar. “Both Can-Am and Equine Guelph share a great passion for educating horse owners and care givers on topics of equine health and welfare.”

Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph, will be conducting interactive demonstrations all three days of Can-Am, March 31 – April 2. “I am looking forward to presenting talks on the horse’s digestive system with a new twist,” says Ecker. Be sure to check the clinician schedule for these entertaining talks.

Come see the new ‘tree of life’ reproduction display and play the ever popular EquiMania! Explorer game at Can-Am. The Explorer game is a passport to fun as youth collect stamps from stations where they learn how to be safe around horses, in the stable, around equipment and in the barn yard. Learning about safety, horse care and welfare is always interactive and engaging when you visit EquiMania!

An Art Auction, with proceeds donated to Equine Guelph, will be held during the Saturday evening performance where Alisha Newton from CBC’s Heartland will also there. Four artists: Ann Clifford, Shawn Hamilton, Nola McConnan and Kelly Plitz are each donating an original piece. Visit all the artists in the hallway between Buildings 1 and 2.

Equine Guelph will also be featuring an education booth. Bring your continuing education questions! Right beside the Equine Guelph Education display, there will also be a booth presented by the University of Guelph Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management (BBRM) equine students.

The World needs more EquiMania!

The full EquiMania! exhibit will also be present at the FEI World Cup in Omaha, Nebraska, March 29 – April 2.

EquiMania! was completely replicated in 2013 to feature annually at the Minnesota state fair. It is by virtue of this display, housed in Minnesota, that EquiMania! can be in two places at once and can make itself available for events all over the U.S.A.

Jacquelyn Vinci, Director of Education Omaha Equestrian Foundation says, “We are thrilled to partner with EquiMania! to provide an outstanding educational exhibit for the Longines FEI World Cup™ Finals. EquiMania! premiered at our first International Omaha event five years ago and was an instrumental equestrian learning tool for all our attendees. As this is the first time Omaha has hosted a global sports world championship, we are so excited to bring back this expanded exhibit to share with our international visitors and the thousands of children who will attend on field trips.”

The same interactive components that teach anatomy and biology of horses with scale models and real bones will be on hand as well as new displays like the ‘tree of life’. The award winning display gives visitors the opportunity for hands-on learning about wrapping horse legs, braiding tails, tools used for grooming and much more.

No one leaves EquiMania! without learning something new about safety and horse health and the engaging approach keeps them coming back for more! Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph, says, “We are delighted to be partnering with the Omaha Equestrian Foundation once again and extending educational opportunities in a way that makes learning fun.”

The strength of great partnerships has made EquiMania! a popular exhibit not only in Ontario but at popular events across North America. Equine Guelph thanks the sponsors and volunteers who make it possible to bring EquiMania! to approximately 2 million visitors every year! Thank you Greenhawk, Kubota Canada, Ontario Equestrian Federation, Shur-Gain, SSG Gloves, System Fencing and Workplace Safety and Prevention Services.

To book EquiMania! at your event in 2017 contact

For further information, visit

Equine Guelph is the horse owners’ and care givers’ Centre at the University of Guelph. 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.

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Caring for your Horse and Farm (CVC)

Caring for your Horse and Farm Workshop

Saturday, February 25, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Acton Arena and Community Centre, Acton (View Map)


Make a plan for your rural property.

Using the Your Guide to Caring for the Credit handbook, learn how to create a personalized Action Plan for your property to help you protect your land and water. Worksheet topics include horse manure management, improving pasture quality, caring for septics and wells and more! Following completion of their Action Plan, participants can schedule a free site visit to discuss environmental projects and funding eligibility through CVC’s Landowner Action Fund and Rural Water Quality Programs. Stewardship projects include well abandonment, stream restoration, tree planting, invasive species control, native plant gardening and much more.

A light lunch will be included.

**Register by noon Friday February 17, 2017. Registration preference will be given to landowners owning one acre or more of rural property in the Credit River watershed.

Contact: Andrea Morrone at 905-670-1615 ext. 436 or

Register Online

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