Raceway stable tour runs on June 7

Grand River Race­way has announced its partnership with Dreamridge Tack Shop in the first ever Fergus-Elora Stable Tour. 

The self-guided tour will take place on June 7 between 11am to 3pm. Eleven local horse venues are currently slat­ed for the tour, covering several disciplines and breeds, in­clud­ing Standardbred and har­ness racing. The event marks the end of National Horse Week and will support the Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis Rural Women’s Support Pro­gram. Grand River Race­way’s stop on the tour will of­fer hands-on instruction, in­cluding the opportunity for participants to drive a racehorse. The initi­ative is made possible with the assistance of the Ontario Har­n­ess Horse Association, includ­ing their horses, staff and re­sources from the Ontario Harness Racing Youth Camp. Other industry associations, includ­ing the Ontario Stan­dardbred Adoption Society will also be on-hand throughout the day.

The tour begins at Dream­ridge Tack Shop on Garafraxa Street East in Fergus. Tour participants can pick up tour maps at Dreamridge between 9am and 5pm on June 7. A suggested $10 donation is re­quested to benefit the Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis Rural Women’s support pro­gram. Stables will be open for tour­ing between 11am and 3pm.

National Horse Week is coordinated by Equine Can­ada.

The Guelph-Wellington Wo­­men in Crisis Rural Wo­men’s support program offers counseling and support includ­ing emergency shelter and a 24 hour crisis line. For more details, contact Dream­ridge at 519-787-1176 or visit www.­dreamridgetack.ca or www.­grandriverraceway.com.