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Issue # 34
March 2014
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Scholarships awarded
2014 CIEC
Stem cell therapy speeds healing
Officials Clinics
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A Guide to Basic Horsemanship and Trail Riding in Canada is a reference manual for trail riders from all backgrounds,


It also contains everything required to prepare for certification as an Equine Canada trail rider, horseback tour guide or training instructor

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Blue (Peruvian Paso) who just followed along for the ride, Karen Quilliams on Taz (Paso Fino), Whoopi (Fox Trotter) ridden by Gloria (the photographer), and Dennis Quilliams on Cherish (Rock Mountain Horse x QH) out for a winter trail ride

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11:00 -1:00 March 23, 2014.  Sheraton Hotel, Red Deer

We hope you will join us and have your voice heard.  Get involved in shaping the 2014 AEF board, and bid on some great items in our silent auction.  Proceeds raised will benefit our Live Outside the Box program encouraging active living for youth.  


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 View the recent Special AEF AGM E-News Bulletin including bios of AEF Board nominees  
New Publisher for Alberta Bits magazine
We are excited to announce a new partnership between our Alberta Bits magazine and Alberta-based publishing firm, Western Horse Review (WHR) Ltd!!!  Look for your next, re-designed issue arriving in May!

AEF rider scholarships awarded  

AEF English Rider Level Scholarship and Charlene Baker Scholarship were recently awarded to Talia Wells and Shelby BennetRead More --> 

2014 CIEC 

The 2014 Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships (CIEC) will be held in Blainville, QC on Oct 3-5 2014.  More info will follow as available.


Stem Cell Therapy Speeds Healing in Horses

Prof. Judith Koenig

Stem cell therapy at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) Health Sciences Centre is yielding promising results in the treatment of tendon injuries in horses.


Two horses are currently being treated using allogous stem cells - cells that were banked and transplanted from another donor horse - a medical first in Canada and among only a handful of cases reported worldwide.


"The results are encouraging," says Prof. Judith Koenig, an equine surgeon in the Department of Clinical Studies and OVC's Equine Sports Medicine and Reproduction Service. "Now we want to attract more cases so we can continue to evaluate stem cell therapy for the treatment of tendon lesions, ligament and joint injuries."  Learn more -->

Upcoming Officials Clinics
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General Performance Judges Clinic: Olds College. Nov 1-2

Equine Canada National Stewards Clinic: Calgary. April 12


Equine Canada Breed Sport Judge Clinic: Wetaskiwin. April 5-6


AEF Combined Driving Judges and TDs Clinic: Kevisville.  

July 3-6

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