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How To Run A Feed Business Through A Pandemic

How To Run A Feed Business Through A Pandemic

Two months ago, if you’d told Paul Sharpe that he’d be writing a weekly e-mail to his staff to check in with them and keep up morale, he’d have told you that was crazy. And yet, here he is, doing what needs to be done to deal with a pandemic that no one could even imagine.

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How Clubs are Coping with COVID Cancellations

How Clubs are Coping with COVID Cancellations

Riding clubs and equine associations will join the long list of those affected by COVID-19. With no show season in the foreseeable future, all levels of group activity will have to adapt to survive.

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The Rider is Ontario's number one source for horse industry news and information both in print and online. 

The newspaper is in its 48th year of publication. The Rider has special English, Western, Quarter Horse and general sections having many columns written by industry leaders, a comprehensive coming events section, stable, stallion, and service directories, real estate ads and classifieds. The Rider covers all English and Western disciplines as well as Quarter Horse Racing, Driving and various other breeds and disciplines. The Rider is distributed through subscription, through the memberships of our official association partners and through almost 300 tack and feed stores. The Rider is also available as a digital edition. 

The Rider is a six time recipient of the Ontario Equestrian Federation Media of the Year award. Editor and Publisher, Barry Finn is the Past-president of the Independent Publishers Association of Ontario.

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How To Run A Feed Business Through A Pandemic

How To Run A Feed Business Through A Pandemic

Posted in Home Page articles, horse-health, Equestrian News

Two months ago, if you’d told Paul Sharpe that he’d be writing a weekly e-mail to his staff to check in with them and keep up morale, he’d have told you that was crazy. And yet, here he is, doing what needs to be done to deal with a pandemic that no one could even imagine.

Read more

How Clubs are Coping with COVID Cancellations

How Clubs are Coping with COVID Cancellations

Posted in Home Page articles, horse-health, Equestrian News

Riding clubs and equine associations will join the long list of those affected by COVID-19. With no show season in the foreseeable future, all levels of group activity will have to adapt to survive.

Read more


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