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Course Description

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Master effective marketing strategies used by successful equine businesses. Explore traditional, digital, and social media marketing tactics proven to build profitable customer relationships. In this course, you will create a comprehensive marketing plan so you can identify your target market and focus your tactics effectively. With real-life equine examples, this course will get you on the right track for building a profitable horse business.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Develop a comprehensive and integrated marketing plan for your business;
  2. Research and clearly identify your target markets;
  3. Develop communication messages for your business;
  4. Investigate a variety of marketing strategies suitable to your equine business and identify two strategies to implement; and
  5. Prepare a plan and timeline to implement your marketing plan and guide your marketing decision making.

Course Topics

  • Introduction to marketing and communication in small businesses
  • The communications process
  • Marketing planning process
  • Identifying your audiences
  • Developing a marketing and communications plan
  • Your market position and developing your communications message
  • Development of your promotional mix
  • Investigate marketing tools including advertising, emarketing, public relations
  • Budgeting for marketing
  • Evaluating your marketing and communication performance
  • Keeping motivated and on track with your plan

Additional Requirements

This course is one of the courses offered in the Certificate of Equine Business Management which we suggest you complete as a series of courses:
  • Equine Business Management
  • Marketing and Communications in the Equine Industry
  • Equine Business Finance and Risk Management

Students may take the courses in any order.  This course is designed for the adult learner, at least 18 years of age.


Assessment Item Weight
Knowledge Quizzes 15%
Media Release 15%
Marketing Campaign 25%
Graded Discussions and Participation 10%
Market Analysis Final Assignment 35%
Total 100%


You do not need access to a horse, or own your own horse, to participate and be successful in this course.

You can expect to spend 6 - 10 hours per week to complete the course material, discussions and assignments. Plan to be on the course website at least three to five times per week to keep up-to-date and on schedule with weekly readings, activities, and class discussion.

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Applies Towards the Following Certificates

*Course details are subject to change.


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Section Title
Marketing & Communications in the Equine Industry
January 13, 2020 to April 05, 2020
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There is no textbook required for this course. All materials will be included on your course website.

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