War Horse Toronto extends welfare partnership

The stars of War Horse
The stars of War Horse

War Horse Toronto has extended the duration of its partnership with Equine Guelph until the end of June.

Recognizing the ongoing need for equine welfare awareness, Mirvish Productions will donate $10 to the Equine Guelph-Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF) ‘War Horse’ Welfare Education Fund for each War Horse ticket purchased by OEF members for performances up to June 30, 2012. And as a special thank you at the performance, OEF members will receive a complementary CD of the music of War Horse.

More than 160 passionate horse lovers helped raise funds for horse welfare education programs at War Horse on March 8 during the Equine Guelph Fundraising Gala. Lesley Kahan of Etobicoke won a luncheon with Equine Guelph director, Gayle Ecker and Equine Guelph co-chair of research Dr Jeff Thomason, plus a  tour of OVC and Civic Museum featuring OVC’s 150th anniversary display.  The evening was a huge success and attendees were mesmerized by the enchanting puppets.

Equine Guelph will be hosting another special evening on May 10 for its students and avid horse enthusiasts interested in horse welfare education.

Attendees will be entered in a raffle to win tuition for the Equine Guelph, 12 week online Equine Welfare course (over $600 value) which begins September 2012.

Breyer (through Kroeger Distributing in Canada) has donated a limited number of Traditional ‘Joey’ model/War Horse book box sets (limited collectors’ edition of 3500) as an additional fundraiser for Equine Guelph’s evening at War Horse .  These special collector items, signed by David Mirvish himself, are $50.  All proceeds will be directed toward the Equine Guelph-Ontario Equestrian Federation ‘War Horse’ Welfare Education Fund.

University of Guelph professor of veterinary anatomy Dr Jeff Thomason will also give a talk explaining the mechanics of movement in the horse which the puppeteers have learned to perform.




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