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September, 2014
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Notice of Special General Meeting
AEF Casino
Your membership: helping you save more!
Members Priority Program
Concussion Awareness Training Toolkit
Coaching/Officials clinics
Alberta Sport Plan Update
National Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard
Backcountry Trails Flood Rehabilitation Program
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AEF Fundraiser. 
The 2015 HORSE SAVVY Day Planner and Equine Health Record will be available at the end of October. Pre-order with your membership renewal and reserve your copy today! 

Don't miss out - these popular planners always sell out!
Events Calendar

AEF Club and Business members: Get your events listed! Contact us to learn how.
Classified Spotlight
AEF Member Forums
and Classifieds
A free resource for members to buy and sell items and to connect with other members.

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Alberta Equestrian Federation
#100 251 Midpark Blvd SE
Calgary, AB  T2X 1S3
Welcome to the AEF October Enews! 

2015 membership renewal forms will be reaching you shortly, packaged with the Fall issue of Alberta Bits magazine.  Visit our website and renew online. 2015 memberships are available, as well as an extended membership covering the remainder of 2014 and all of 2015

AEF membership referral program

With the new membership season quickly approaching, take this opportunity to refer brand new AEF members and save up to $15 on your 2015 AEF membership renewal! 

For each NEW member you refer, receive $5 off your own membership (maximum of 3 referrals).  Ensure the new member provides your name and membership number on their application and start saving!  An individual membership could cost you as little as $35 a year by taking advantage of this program!

Notice of Special General Meeting

NOTICE is hereby given that a Special General Meeting of the Members of THE ALBERTA EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION SOCIETY is called for and will be held on the 8th day of November, 2014, at Airdrie Agriculture Centre, 97 East Lake Ramp NE, Airdrie, Alberta, Theatre Room at 10:30 am, to vote on a full revision to the AEF Bylaws. 


View the AEF revised bylaws  


All members will receive a hard copy of the bylaw revisions, included in the Fall issue of Alberta Bits that will be mailed shortly.

AEF Casino

Volunteer for the AEF Casino this holiday season and have some fun!


Who: Any volunteers over the age of 18 with no criminal record. AEF membership and past experience is NOT mandatory; training is provided!

How: Complete an AEF Casino volunteer application by clicking on the image above or by emailing

What's covered? Travel, accommodations and meals!

Positions available:

  1. Chiprunners  (evening shift 6:30 pm - close)
  2. Countroom staff (evening shift 10 pm - close)
  3. Back Up volunteers (both days, all positions, all shifts; day 9 am - 7 pm and nights)

Casinos are a vital way for the AEF to raise funds that help operate and deliver strong and viable member programs and services to the Alberta equine community. Please consider volunteering!

All volunteers will be confirmed no later than November 21, 2014.

Your AEF membership working for you!

Did you know your AEF membership can pay for itself? There are many savings opportunities available to AEF members, and we are always adding new ones!

Visit our Discounts and Savings page to learn about more saving offers for members.

We also have a special members-only page which contains exclusive promo codes offered to AEF members by supporting businesses. You must be logged into your AEF account to access it but check out our Exclusive Member Discounts page too!
Member Priority Business Members
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Western Horse Review 

Canada's western riding & culture magazine.


AEF members receive a 10% discount on subscriptions when using member promo code.  

(to access the promo code, log into your AEF account and visit our Exclusive Member Discounts page)



Quinis Design Group

Equestrian Architect - Equestrian Design Services and Project Management.

Free on-site first consultation provided anywhere throughout southern Alberta for AEF members - based on a serious inquiry only ($1000 value)


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Concussion Awareness 

Concussion Awareness Training Toolkit (CATT) for Parents, Players, and Coaches.

The website provides up-to-date education, tools and resources to help prevent, recognize, treat and manage concussions as well as support decreasing the impact of concussion when they do occur.

These resources are updated on a monthly basis and will provide the latest evidence on how to deal with concussions. 

General Performance Judges' Clinic


LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER for the Equine Canada General Performance Judges' Clinic Nov. 1-2, 2014 at Olds College (Olds , AB). 
Come and join us whether you are a judge looking for certification, updating, or if you just want to learn more about General Performance judging. EC Senior GP judge Lorraine Gilchrist will deliver a two day course for any interested AEF member.

Registration Form

Alberta Sport Plan Update

John Short, Chair of Alberta Sport Connection, has released a letter outlining the next steps in implementing
Government of Canada and partners to develop National Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is working with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Equine Canada and partner organizations to develop a farm-level biosecurity standard that will help protect Canada's equine industry from animal diseases.


The biosecurity standard will complement existing equine farm-level biosecurity programs while reflecting the diversity within the equine industry. Canadian equine custodians and owners have a longstanding and successful practice of implementing biosecurity measures. A national standard will build on this knowledge and help share best practices across the country to strengthen the industry as a whole.

Backcountry Trails Flood Rehabilitation Program

Earlier this year Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) launched a 3 year, ten million dollar program to repair flood damage on designated trails in Public Land Use Zones. Already this summer crews have been working hard to inventorying the Bighorn Backcountry to assess flood damage and repair work has already begun on several trails, including Pinto Lake, Big Horn Dam, and Canary Creek Trails. In order to make this program as successful as possible over the coming years we need your help!


Share Your Knowledge: Know of some flood damaged trails? Have thoughts on where we should work next? By passing on this information you not only will help the program but also have a chance to win great prizes!


Get Involved: Coming up in September and October there will be opportunities to take  part in volunteer days to repair trails and learn what it takes to make a trail sustainable. Over the next two year volunteers on the program will have lots of opportunity to get out and meet new people while having fun and making a difference rebuilding the trails that are important to so many.


Stay Informed: Heading out on the trails or just curious what the crews are up to? There a map for that! Information on which trails are being worked on, whether or not they are closed during construction, and what projects have been completed can all be found on the program's web map. The map is updated weekly and great way to Know Before You Go!




Your AEF Team

Alberta Equestrian Federation
Suite 100, 251 Midpark Blvd SE
Calgary, AB   T2X 1S3
Fax:  403-252-5260 

the AEF gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Alberta through Alberta Sport Connection

Save up to $15.00
Refer a NEW AEF Member and receive a $5.00 credit toward your membership fees (up to a maximum of 3 referrals per calendar year for a total of $15.00 per individual or family)!  Simply ENSURE the NEW member indicates both your name and AEF Number on their membership application form or through online renewal.  


referral credits have no cash value and can  be applied to AEF membership only.