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About Us

The equine certificate and diploma programs at the University of Guelph offer a comprehensive course of online study for the horse enthusiast and owner. This continuing education program is a collaborative partnership of a variety of departments on campus at the University of Guelph, which provide research and education related to equine studies. Additionally, our program is a guided by dedicated industry partners who participate in an education committee facilitated by Equine Guelph.

All of us who are involved in the program are committed to improving the health and welfare of horses and ensuring horse owners have access to research and evidence-based knowledge they can use in practical and meaningful ways.

The University of Guelph is ranked as one of Canada’s top comprehensive universities because of our commitment to student learning and innovative research.  We are dedicated to cultivating the essentials for our quality of life – water, food, environment, animal and human health, community, commerce, culture and learning. The University community also shares a profound sense of social responsibility, an obligation to address global issues and a concern for international development. For further information, visit

Equine Guelph

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 epicenter for academia, industry and government – for the good of the equine industry as a whole. For further information, visit

The Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare

The Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare is an internationally recognized centre of excellence in the study of animal welfare. University of Guelph has had a long and respected history in research, education and promoting high welfare standards for all animals used or affected by humans – including food, laboratory, companion and zoo animals and wildlife. For further information, visit

University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus

Ridgetown Campus is part of the University of Guelph’s Ontario Agricultural College, where there is a long tradition of innovative and high quality life science education. We are proud to offer a wide range of applied research and instructional programs addressing food, agriculture, rural communities and the environment. Our faculty and teaching staff bring real-world experiences and expertise to the classroom, providing students with an unmatched basis for employment or further study. For further information,

Open Learning and Educational Support

Open Learning and Educational Support provides expertise and leadership to the University of Guelph community and our partners in the following: the scholarship and practice of teaching, technology-enhanced education open learning and professional development. We provide support for teaching and learning that is evidence-based, responsive, developmental and based on best practices. For further information, visit

Ontario Veterinary College

The Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) is a world leader in veterinary health care, learning and research. We work at the intersection of animal, human and ecosystem health: training future veterinarians and scientists, improving the health of our animal companions, ensuring the safety of the food we eat and protecting the environment that we all share. It’s been that way since 1862. For further information, visit

Ontario Agricultural College

Established in 1874, the OAC is a founding college of the University of Guelph and is recognized as Canada’s largest and most renowned agricultural college.  Encompassing a province-wide network of campuses, field stations and research facilities, OAC is a global leader in education, research and service in agriculture, food, environmental sciences and rural community development. For further information, visit