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Alberta Equestrian Federation gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Alberta through Alberta Sport Connection.


AEF Programs

Reminder Notice Of Annual General Meeting 

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of The Alberta Equestrian Federation Society is called for and will be held on the 21st day of March, 2015, at Airdrie Agriculture Centre, 97 East Lake Ramp NE, Airdrie, Alberta, Theatre Room at 10:30 a.m. All members are welcome to attend! 

Members who wish to exercise their voting rights for Director Elections and the 2014 Annual Report by an electronic proxy, can do so now via this link before Saturday, March 14, 2015, 5:00 PM (MST).

The meeting will include reports, financial statements, presentation of the 2014 Annual Report, Director Elections, Refreshments and Door Prizes! We hope you will join us.
Welcome To The AEF Team, Ashley!

The AEF is very excited to welcome Ashley Miller to the our team as Marketing and Communications Coordinator. 


From a young age, horses have been a part of Ashley's life which led her to actively participate in the show jumping circuit in Alberta for over 15 years. She brings a tremendous amount of knowledge on horse care and the industry, along with a background in graphic design, print and web marketing, and search engine optimization.


With Ashley's vast knowledge and passions for both Marketing and the horse industry, she will prove to be a strong team member in ensuring AEF continues to grow and evolve.

Help Us Send Alberta Athletes & Coaches to CIEC!



We are actively participating in the ADP Grant Contest to raise funds for Team Alberta; it is rapidly coming to an end on April 30th and we need you to help us vote! 


Should we win, we will use this grant funding toward sending a team of Alberta Athletes and Coaches to the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships in 2015! Please help us by voting daily on our profile page.

Coaching & Education
Scholarship Deadlines 

Are you planning on pursuing an equine-related post-secondary education? If so, these scholarships can help you you achieve your post-secondary goal! 

Educational Scholarships 
Deadline: April 24, 2015

Bill desBarres Industry Scholarship
Deadline: April 24, 2015
2014 EC/NCCP Coaching Nominees  

We received many nominations for some fantastic Equine Canada/NCCP Certified Instructor/Coaches for the 2014 Equine Canada/NCCP National Coaching Awards in our province for the following categories: Coach Developer Award for Program Development, Coach Developer for Program Delivery, Community Coach of the Year, Competition Coach of the Year. 

You can view the list of nominees here

Our team would like to wish all of the nominees good luck at the finals! The final award recipients will be announced at the 2015 Equine Canada Convention March 25-29, 2015 in Gatineau Quebec. 

Competitions & Clinics
Equine Canada Hunter Judges' Clinic with EC Senior Hunter Judge Caroline Jones.

Date: April 4, 2015
Cost: $130 (includes GST, materials, coffee & lunch)
Location: Rocky Mountain Show Jumping/Anderson Ranch, Calgary, AB
Registration Deadline: March 13, 2015

For more details and registration questions, please contact Sophie Beaufils at or click here to be directed to our event page.
Equine Canada Dressage Stewards Clinic

Date: March 15, 2015
Clinician: Linda Miller, FEI 2* dressage steward
Location: Courtyard Calgary Airport

To register please click here.

Funding & Grants
Wild Rose Trail Ride Funding Application Deadline

The Wild Rose Trail Ride is held as a fundraiser to help support therapeutic riding groups in Alberta. For the past three years, nine AEF club members have received close to $1,000 from the proceeds of this events.

Due to the growing number of therapeutic clubs expressing interesting in receiving proceeds, eligible club members are asked to complete and submit an application form on or before April 1, 2015. 

Become a beneficiary of the 2015 AEF Wild Rose Trail Ride fundraiser on our website or by contacting Ashley at

Keep your eyes peeled for more information on the upcoming 4th annual Wild Rose Trail Ride being held in Spetember.
Apply For Trail Supporter Project Funding

Did you know that it costs approximately $3,000 per 1km to build new trails!

The Trail Supporter Fund provides financial support to AEF club members who have submitted an application for a researched, and planned specific project related to the construction and/or maintenance of a public use equestrian trail, trailhead or horse camping site in Alberta. Submission deadline is May 15, 2015.

Want to help build beautiful trails in Alberta? You can contribute to this fund online through your AEF account or click here to download the AEF Trail Supporter contribution form.  

Industry & Agriculture
Spruce Meadows Has Done It Again!

Spruce Meadows has once again been recognized by the North American Riders Group as the #1 show jumping facility across the continent for 2014. You can learn more about Spruce Meadows and their award here

Have You Renewed Your Membership?

We understand that there just simply are not enough hours in a day and that you, like us, have an ever growing to do list. But did you know that there are several different ways for you to renew your AEF membership? Choose the option that is easiest for you and cross off Renew AEF on your list!
Recreation & Trails
Ride and Drive Accomplishment

The AEF team would like to congratulate Veronica Pedersen on accomplishing 1000 hours in the saddle! Keep up the  dedication and we are sure you will make it to the 2000 hour Ride and Drive reward level before years end!

Monthly Features
Featured Clothing

This custom designed limited edition t-shirt is available in youth, women's, and men's (shown above). Proceeds will help support AEF Youth programs. Order yours today!

Cost: $22.58 (includes GST)

Check out the AEF store for more articles of clothing, books, DVDs, and merchandise. 
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