New Guidelines Document to help Horse Rescue Organizations
March 3, 2017 -A new document has been released to help provide support and important information on care standards for those involved in equine rescue, retirement and adoption/rehoming facilities in the province of Ontario.
The document, “Ontario-Care-Guidelines-for Equine Rescue” has been developed by a working committee composed of several provincial groups and associations to provide information to assist horse rescue, retirement and adoption/rehoming facilities. The working committee, called the Ontario Equine Welfare Information Group, included representation from Equestrian Canada, Equine Guelph, Ontario Association of Equine Practitioners (OAEP), Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF), Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA), Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association/Ontario Racing, Ontario Veterinary College, Ontario Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA), Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue, and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
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Federally registered non-profit organization
As of 2014 Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue Centre is a federally registered non-profit organization.
We are in the process of applying for charity status.
Boehringer-Ingelheim and Equine Canada Horse Health and Welfare Awards
Ottawa, ON, February 21, 2014
The 2013 Health and Welfare Awards were presented to individuals during a prestigious gala held Feb. 7 in Winnipeg, MB. The Equine Canada Awards Gala was part of the 2014 Equine Canada National Convention, which took place at the Radisson Hotel Winnipeg from Feb. 5-9. The Health and Welfare Awards recognize an extended history of dedication to the improvement of horse health and welfare. The Health and Welfare Awards presented during the gala included:
Boehringer Ingelheim – Equine Canada Horse Health and Welfare Award – Brenda Thompson
Jan Stephens, past member of the Equine Canada Board and past chair of the Stewards Committee presented the first Health and Welfare Award. The Boehringer Ingelheim – Equine Canada Horse Health and Welfare Award recognizes an individual or organization that has for an extended period of time, contributed directly to the improvement of horse health and welfare.
The recipient of the 2013 Boehringer Ingelheim – Equine Canada Horse Health and Welfare Award is Brenda Thompson. Thompson is the life force behind Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue in Hagersville, ON, which she started (along with her husband, Dave Thompson) in 2007.
Photo — Brenda Thompson, Whispering Hearts Horse Rescue and Jan Stephen. Photo Credit — Shereen Jerrett
Welcome to our new website
Did you notice? We've had a bit of a face lift
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