The University of Guelph’s Equine Industry Symposium

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November 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - November 24, 2021 @ 8:30 pm


Taking the Reins! Exciting Equine Opportunities

This year’s theme of “Opportunities” features three separate virtual sessions outlined below. Register below for free to receive the zoom link:

Webinar Registration – Zoom

Nov. 22: Social License to Operate and Public Trust

  • Julie Fiedler (PhD candidate, University of Melbourne) – what is SLO and what does it mean for us?
  • Jackie Wepruk (National Farm Animal Care Council and dog musher) – how is SLO approached in the dog sledding industry?
  • Dr Sabrina Briefer (Swiss National Stud) – SLO in horse husbandry in Switzerland
  • Jody Hartstone (FEI dressage coach and competitor, NZ) – incorporating SLO in equestrian competitions
  • Jessica Buckley (Director of Racing, Woodbine) – SLO in the Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing industries in Ontario

Nov 23: Inclusivity

  • Akaash Maharaj (CEO, Mosaic Institute) – moderator
  • Linda Greening and Lorna Cameron (Hartpury University, UK) – inclusivity and diversity initiatives for equestrians in the UK
  • Simone Williams (Coach) – opportunities for para-equestrians
  • Community Conversations – make your voice heard during our breakout room discussions regarding barriers and solutions to inclusivity in the equestrian sector

Nov 24: Career Paths

  • Christine Ruepke (Director of Royal Winter Fair Horse Show) – moderator
  • Panel discussion with:
    • Natalie Keller Reinert– equestrian fiction author
    • Kathryn Lefrancois– equine sports therapist
    • Nina Ekholm Fry – equine assisted services
    • Brandon Hall– Ontario Equestrian
    • Lindsay Nakonechny– Equestrian Canada

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Date & Time
November 22, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - November 24, 2021 @ 8:30 pm


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