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May 2014
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AEF Dressage Symposium
June 7-8, 2014

Join us with Ellen Bontje and Karen Ashbee for a fantastic two days filled with Dressage expertise!

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Alberta Riders in the News!
Congrats to:
Kara Chad of Calgary and Stone Ridge Farms' 11-year-old Holsteiner gelding, Alberto II who will represent Canada as part of the Canadian Show Jumping Team at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup qualifier in Xalapa, Mexico (May 7-11).  
This will be Chad's first CSIO Nations Cup Team performance.  The 3rd and final qualifier will take place at Spruce Meadows June 12-15.  READ MORE...


Kat Irvine, Leanna Marchant, Jay Yavis, and Jessica Yavis who have been announced by Endurance Canada as being among the declared riders for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy.  The final squad will be announced June 20th. READ MORE...

2013 Canadian Eventing Athlete Development Scholarship recipients: Leah Breakey of Carstairs, and David Ziegler of Beiseker READ MORE...


Exact date TBD - stay tuned!

The newly designed BMO/AEF Master Card, as chosen by you!

When you use your BMO Alberta Equestrian Federation MasterCard to make purchases, YOU are helping to support the equine industry in Alberta and earning rewards for yourself!!

Every time you use your card to make a purchase, a payment is made to the AEF from BMO Bank of Montreal at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support!

 ...Cardholders benefit too!  

There are many reward options available to customize the card to best suit your needs

If you don't have a BMO Alberta Equestrian Federation MasterCard yet, we invite you to review the card features online.

or call 1-800-263-2263 to switch your existing BMO MasterCard to a BMO Alberta Equestrian Federation MasterCard today. If you already have one, thank you for your support!

Alberta Sport Plan 2014 - 2024

The Alberta Sport Plan is being renewed by Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation with the support of an Advisory Committee.


The process has involved extensive consultation with Albertans and stakeholders from across the spectrum of Sport in Alberta. This consultation involved an online survey which was open to all Albertans to complete, a Sport Forum held in Red Deer on November 1-2, and a series of regional conversations.


A draft of the 2014 - 2024 Alberta Sport Plan was released on May 1st 2014 and now it's your call.  


Learn more and provide your feedback..

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It's that time of year again!! 

Are you between the ages of 7-15 years old? Sign up for the Live Outside the Box program!


This is a fun Free program for youth AEF members to participate in! Simply log your hours you spend with your horse, outside doing outdoor activities and least amount of time in front of that TV and computer!


You could win some fantastic prizes like a pair of your own Muck Boots, digital camera, iPod, or even a special sports mounted video camera to record your adventures in the saddle!

Fill out your registration today and receive a log book and custom LOTB zipper pull! 

National Horse Day
June 8, 2014
Officially starting this year, the first Saturday of June will be marked as Canada's National Horse Day. This day will be a unique opportunity where everyone will be invited to honour, explore and discover the world of horses.  EC and the AEF invite all Albertans to join us as we set aside one day of the year to acknowledge the important contributions made by horses in our nation's heritage and how people of all ages continue to enjoy horses in sport and leisure.
Kids aged 3-16: Don't miss out on the Drawing Contest!!  Get the entry details and package!  
Submission deadline is June 5th

Join the AEF at Bar U Ranch National Historic Site, on Horse Day for family fun and a chuckwagon cook-off!


Organize your own Horse Day Event!

Local facilities that want to participate in Horse Day celebrations can apply to receive financial support from Equine Canada. All interested applicants need to fill out and submit the application form and send it to Equine Canada before May 23rd.  Learn More...

Continuing Education
Upcoming NCCP Courses:
  • Equestrian Theory Course - June 21/22, 2014
  • Competition Coach Workshop - Sept 27/28, 2014
  • Equestrian Theory Course - Nov 15/16, 2014

For more information or to register please contact

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May 26, 2014 at Lakeview Inn and Suites, Okotoks, AB


This is a fabulous module for coaches of all contexts, that want to further their skills in training the athlete. It will focus on Designing an Equestrian Sport Program and the logistics of doing so, and will also dip into a High Performance YTP portion. Other focus areas include lesson planning in pre-season, competition and post competition seasons, training to competition ratio, competition logistics, and dryland training programs for the rider. Join us for this fabulous module!


For more information or to register please contact

Performance Advantage Symposium
Join Dressage Canada at the inaugural Performance Advantage Symposium, June 24-25 at Rocky Mountain Show Jumping, Calgary. Everyone is welcome! 
Symposium presenters will include some of Canada's best talent in the fields of high performance competition, judging, mental training and conditioning, sport science, sport physiotherapy, performance analysis, horse welfare and veterinary care and supplement support for the high performance athlete.


Shannon Burwash Memorial Award Established

Established to honor the legacy of the late QHAA, CQHA and AQHA director's love for the horse and her contribution to the horse industry, the award will benefit Canadian post-secondary students in any field of study, with a preference for those pursuing agriculture, agri-business or equine-oriented studies.  Learn More...


As we head into spring and show season starts to get under-way, the AEF reminds everyone to take precautions to keep your equine partners healthy.  As we get out and about with our horses whether to shows or on trail rides they are likely exposed to new insects, environments and other animals leading to the potential to bring home nasty viruses and other illnesses.  Consult your veterinarian to make sure that you are implementing an appropriate vaccination and deworming protocol to keep your horse healthy this season. 

Educate yourself on proper biosecurity measures to further protect your horse.  Visit our Biosecurity page for tips and biosecurity workshops in your area.


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