Equine Hardship Program: Ontario Supporting Horse Businesses Impacted by COVID-19: Investment will help keep animals safe and cover maintenance costs

Jan 14th, 2021
By kdowney

The Government of Ontario is investing up to $3 million through the Equine Hardship Program to help horse experience businesses cover animal maintenance costs incurred from COVID-19 disruptions. During the pandemic many horse experience activities, such as riding schools, trail ride operations, and horse camps have been unable to operate, which has put these businesses and their horses in jeopardy.

The Equine Hardship Program, launching on January 18, 2021, will provide individual businesses offering horse related experiences up to $2,500 per horse up to a maximum of $20,000 in financial support to help cover direct costs for feed, water, veterinary care and farrier services needed to maintain horses.

For more information please visit:  https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/59961/ontario-supporting-horse-businesses-impacted-by-covid-19