Guelph, ON – Equine Guelph, in partnership with the Office of Open Learning is offering a new online course in Equine Journalism. The 12-week course will provide the tools, techniques and knowledge necessary to become a published author and develop a career in Equine Journalism.

Instructor Barbara Sheridan is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer and former Associate Editor of HorseCare Magazine. She combines a strong set of communications skills with a sharp creativity and uncanny ability to reach a target audience.

Susan Raymond, Communications and Program Officer at Equine Guelph is the Assistant Instructor. Susan oversees the communications program and is heavily involved in the education programs at Equine Guelph. An experienced online instructor, Susan co-created and teaches Management of the Equine Environment, part of the Equine Science Certificate and Diploma in Equine Studies programs.

“Equine writers with a passion for horses have the uncanny ability to bring that passion out in their written work,” says Equine Journalism instructor Barbara Sheridan. “However, writing for equine publications today is much more than just writing articles, it’s having the skills and knowledge to market them to the appropriate audience.”

“This online course was developed in response to feedback we received from our two-day workshops,” says Melanie Prosser, Manager Program Development, in the Office of Open Learning. “Barb provides so much personal experience and relevant information that it was necessary to develop a more in-depth course. The online format will ensure it is accessible to students across Canada and beyond.”

Equine Journalism is one of the elective courses in the new Equine Business Management Certificate continuing education program offered by the University of Guelph. The course runs from September 8 to November 30, 2008. For more details, visit ,  or email