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EC Export Preparedness Seminars Guelph, March 27, and Kemptville, March 28 | Print |
March 25, 2010 — With the next two Equine Canada Export Preparedness Seminars scheduled for March 27 in Guelph, ON, and March 28 in Kemptville, ON, participants are encouraged to attend without the previous requirement of pre-registration. Participants can register and pay at the door on the day of each event.
On Saturday, March 27, 2010, an equine export preparedness seminar will be held at the Gencor Head Office, Fire Route # 5653, HWY # 6, Guelph, ON, N1H 6J2, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

On Sunday, March 28, 2010, the third export preparedness seminar in the series will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Kemptville College Campus in the A.M. Barr Arena classroom, 830 Prescott Street, Kemptville, ON, K0G 1J0. 

Additional seminars will be held across Canada throughout the year. 

The seminars will explore topics such as an overview of the challenges and opportunities in new and traditional target markets, equine import and export history in these markets and Canada’s relationship with them, what the Semex Alliance can do for Canadian horse breeders, Sea Air International Forwarders and Canadian Food Inspection Agency procedures and case studies for shipping horses and genetics to other countries, Export Development Canada’s (EDC) innovative financing, insurance and risk management solutions, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s “Canada Brand” and its value proposition, and the Equine Canada Breeds & Industry Division as an export marketing partner for trade shows and trade missions.

The seminars are open to everyone. The cost for each seminar is $55 per person and includes lunch and the seminar booklet. In addition, participants will be reimbursed 50% of their travel costs to attend the seminar through a cost-sharing program under the Equine Canada Export Market Development Strategy that is funded, in part, by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriMarketing Program. 

For more information or to enroll, contact seminar organisers:

Barbara Daley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or (905) 726-2057
Susan Stewart at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (613) 286-9394

This initiative is partially funded by the Agri-Marketing Program of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and is in support of Canada Brand for food and agriculture.

About Equine Canada Breeds & Industry Division

Equine Canada Breeds & Industry Division provides a structure for breed organizations and industry partners operating in Canada to unite as a coalition under the national federation of Equine Canada. It provides a forum from which to seek and exchange information between Equine Canada, Canadian stakeholders, the Government of Canada and foreign entities. The Breeds & Industry Division works to promote and assist a vibrant equine industry and to affect policy in Canada. Breed organizations and industry partners share resources and expertise with unity of purpose to increase the long-term profitability of Canada’s equine sector and to ensure its future viability.

About Equine Canada

Equine Canada is Canada’s national governing body for equestrianism.  A member-driven, charitable institution, it is the executive branch of the Canadian Equestrian Team, and the national authority for equestrian competition; the national voice for recreational riders; and the national association for equine welfare, breeding, and industry.  Equine Canada is recognized by the Government of Canada, the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), and the Canadian Olympic Committee as the national organization representing equestrian sport and equine interests. For more information about Equine Canada, please visit

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