January 12, 2013 08:29
Show us a picture of horse(s) exhibiting fun behavior. Enter the second annual EquiMania! Facebook contest! A cool prize is on offer for the winner; sure to be appreciated by the horse lover in your family.
Enter to WIN! Show us an example of horse behavior whether it is playing, rolling, funny faces, interacting or whatever tickles your funny bone about their interesting routines.
Please specify on your entry if you are:
1) A contestant under 16 years old
2) A contestant 16 years and up
Deadline for entries is January 15, 2013! Go to the EquiMania! facebook page for complete contest rules and submission details (http://www.facebook.com/pages/EquiMania/171050546252099). Like us on Facebook, fill in the registration sheet and send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
October 17, 2012 08:47
EquiMania! has been busy this year traveling all over Ontario and the U.S, recruiting EquiManiacs keen on learning more about horses and safety.
Thanks to generous sponsorship from Kubota, Ontario Equestrian Federation, SSG Gloves, System Fencing, Pfizer Animal Health, ShurGain and Workplace Safety and Prevention Services; EquiMania! continues to be a family favorite!
After being featured at many local fall fairs, EquiMania! will bring its hugely popular interactive display to Toronto for the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair to wind up its 2012 tour. Look for the new displays featuring "Report on Research" videos and a Colic Prevention exhibit. And back by popular demand - EquiMania! Explorer - an interactive safety activity for kids.
Learn how to become an EquiMania! volunteer! You could bring your whole barn to volunteer for the day - find out what we have to offer.
Learn how to bring EquiMania! to your event in 2013.
April 12, 2012 06:24
The hugely popular ‘Danger Detective’ workbook has come to life online at www.EquiMania.ca. Interactive flash activities and videos make learning about safety on the horse farm fun! Kids can click their way to a printable certificate after completing online games in five categories: rider safety, safety around the horse, safety around equipment, safety in the barn and safety outside.
‘Danger Detective on the Horse Farm’ aims to take a “byte” out of the #1 causes of horse and equipment-related injuries and fatalities to youth. The way to keep our children safe is through education, and Equine Guelph has rallied with the industry to present this significant project. Major partners include: Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) which receives funding from Growing Forward – a federal-provincial-territorial initiative; Equine Guelph; Equine Canada; Kubota Canada; SSG Gloves; Saddle Up SAFELY; System Fencing and Tack; University of Kentucky College of Agriculture (The Equine Initiative); University of Kentucky HealthCare; and Workplace Safety & Prevention Services. All equine federations are on-board, including: Alberta Equestrian Federation, Alberta Farm Safety Centre, Equine Association of Yukon, Fédération équestre du Québec, Horse Council British Columbia, Island Horse Council, Manitoba Horse Council, New Brunswick Equestrian Federation, Newfoundland Equestrian Association, Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation Ontario Equestrian Federation and Saskatchewan Horse Federation.
“Equine Guelph is excited to provide this great opportunity for kids to learn more about horses and safety online through the help of our committed industry partners,” says Gayle Ecker, Director Equine Guelph. “The online tool is interactive and kids will have fun while learning.”
Visit www.EquiMania.ca and use your cyber-savvy to become a Danger Detective on the horse farm!
Story by: Jackie Bellamy
Photo Caption: Kids can go online to learn about safety on the horse farm with fun interactive activities.
Photo available: Illustration of kids by Ruth Benns