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April 2015 ENews
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Date: April 24 - 26, 2015
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Alberta Equestrian Federation gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Alberta through Alberta Sport Connection.

AEF Programs

Featured Business Member
 Receive $5.00 off your Equine Massage Appointment if you are a current AEF member. 
Card must be shown to receive the discount.
New and Improved Website! 

We are excited to announce the launch of the new and improved Alberta Equestrian Federation website! Our goal was to create a user friendly site that allows our members easy access to renew individual memberships, browse upcoming equestrian events, post in our forums and classifieds, and obtain relevant industry news! We hope you enjoy browsing on your shiny new site as much as we do! 
Vanessa Morris Joins Team AEF!
After a long search the Alberta Equestrian Federation is extremely excited to welcome Vanessa Morris to the our team as Recreation and Industry Coordinator! 

Horses have been an avid part of Vanessa's life since before she could walk. Taking every opportunity she had to help care for horses, Vanessa could always be found at the farm. She has competed, coached, trained young horses, and currently volunteers at Dare to Dream Horse Rescue in addition to finding new areas to explore with her new mount Diva, a five year old thoroughbred. 

Vanessa is excited to take the next stride in her career and join the AEF staff team.  Her passion, dedication and past work experience will not only benefit the AEF programming but will bring a new level of service to that sector of the AEF membership.


Do you have questions, comments or concerns about Recreation and Industry?  Please reach out and connect with Vanessa at 
Coaching & Education
Bursary Recipients: 

The AEF is pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2014 Charlene Baker Bursary and 2014 English Rider Bursary. 

 2014 Charlene Baker Bursary: Samantha Humphreys 


2014 English Rider Burasry: Kim Holt

Congratulations ladies! Both individuals plan on pursuing their instructor/coaching certifications in the near future. Watch for a full bio on each recipient in the summer issue of Alberta Bits.

Competitions & Clinics

Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships September 25 - 27, 2015



This year the CIEC will be held on September 25 - 27, 2015 at the Wesley Clover Parks in Ottawa, Ontario. 


Get involved in this exciting national equine competition! Compete, support and cheer for your favourite competitors. To learn more about this event please visit the AEF website.


Sponsorship opportunities to help support team Alberta will be available shortly, help us support this important event and athletes!


For a list of all events please visit our event calendar


Funding & Grants
Pump Up Your Levels Incentive Program Recipients

The AEF is excited to announce the recipients of the new Pump Up Your Levels Incentive Program! The $1000 Facility Inventive goes to Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association, located in Edmonton, AB. The $500 Coach Incentive goes to Equine Canada Certified Instructor of Beginner with Jump - Rebecca Munoz, from Calgary, AB. Congratulations to both of these partners in their successes! Watch for their full bio's and photo's in the Summer issue of Alberta Bits.

To learn more about the Pump Up Your Levels Incentive Program and how you can benefit by clicking here

Industry & Agriculture
Spruce Meadows Celebrates it's 40th Year!  

From modest beginnings in April of 1975, Spruce Meadows has become a world-renowned equestrian centre and is celebrating their 40th year this April! You can read how it all began here

Official Results of Vote on Equine Canada's Proposed By-Laws

Ottawa, Ont., March 28, 2015 - The in-person vote of Equine Canada's proposed Articles of Continuance and amended By-Laws under the new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (CNCA) was held at the EC Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 27 during the EC Annual Convention, being held March 24-30, in Gatineau, Que.


EC members in good standing were invited to cast their ballot on the proposed By-Laws. The results of the in-person voting were then tallied with the results of the online vote, which closed Feb. 26, 2015. After the final tally of all votes, the proposed By-laws were not accepted by the required two-thirds majority.


EC President, Al Patterson, informed the membership that the 2015 EC Board will enact a plan immediately to engage EC stakeholders and streamline amendments to the By-Laws for acceptance by the membership.


Further information on the By-Laws will be distributed as it becomes available.
Canadian Horse Welfare Survey

If you can spare a few minutes from your day, please take the time to read this letter and participate in the University of Guelph Canadian Horse Welfare Survey. Your participation is greatly appreciate and important!

Do You Own An Equine-Related Business? Become an AEF Business Member Today!
The AEF Business membership is available to commercial businesses in Alberta. This membership provides your business with a listing on the AEF online directory and in Alberta Bits magazine (printed & online), access to post in the AEF forums, classifieds, and calendar, promotion through AEF and much more!

To register your business or for more information visit our business membership page.
Register NOW for our Live Outside The Box Youth Program
Do you have an AEF member in your household between the ages of 7-15? We want to reward our young members who are spending less time in front of the TV and computer screens and more time outside with their horse! Visit Live Outside The Box to learn about this great program. Lots of awesome prizes to be won! 

Recreation & Trails
2015 Wild Rose Trail Ride - September 5, 2015

In partnership with Cpari Insurance the AEF is pleased to announce that our annual Wild Rose Fundraising Trail Ride will once again be held at Red Lodge Guest Ranch in Bowden on Saturday September 5, 2015. Reserve your spot today by completing and submitting the Wild Rose Trail Ride form to Ashley at

The  Wild Rose Trail Ride is held annually to support AEF therapeutic riding clubs, please help us raise funds for this important cause and register today! 

For more information on our Annual Wild Rose Trail Ride please visit our website.
Mane Event - April 24 - 26, 2015
The AEF team will be attending the upcoming Mane Event equine trade fair located at  Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta on April 24 - 26, 2015. Stop by booth 8 during the Mane Event to meet and visit with our team! 

On Saturday April 25th between 1:30pm - 2:30pm we will be hosting a special guest, Miss Rodeo Canada! Be sure to stop by our booth with your little cowgirl or cowboy to get an autograph and photo taken with Miss Rodeo Canada.

We can't wait to see all of your smiling faces! 

Monthly Features
Featured Clothing

Are your kids puddle lovers? Check out the youth MUCK BOOTS! Variety of colours and patterns availableOrder a pair for your kid(s) today!

Muck books are also available in both men and women sizes. 

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