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June 2015 ENews
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Upcoming Event

Date: June 6, 2015
Find events & competitions in your area

AEF Club and Business members post their own events on our calendar, just another great benefit of membership!

Carry the card that shows you support Alberta Equestrian Federation!
Muck Boots is proud to Sponsor LOTB 
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Advertise Your Business in Alberta Bits!

View our media package for details. 
AEF Member Forums and Classifieds
Featured Business Members

Creekside Equestrian Centre

Creekside Equestrian Centre offers boarding, training, open pay riding. The heated indoor arena is available for events. The facility is located only 15 minutes east of Olds, AB.

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) 

AEF Programs

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

Stay Tuned - AEF Regional Presentations


Have you ever had questions about the AEF and just didn't know who to ask or where to look?

Do you wonder if you are getting the most out of you AEF membership?

What exactly is the AEF and what do we do?

Well, keep reading our ENews monthly for exciting announcements on forthcoming regional events near you! 

Coaching & Education
Coaching Dates

2015 AHTA Eventing Clinic 101 
June 13, 2015 - Beaumont, AB
June 20-21, 2015 - Rocky Mountain House, AB
July 4-5, 2015 - Alhambra, AB
Please contact AHTA for more information.

Willow Grove Learn to Coach Camp
July 27-30, 2015 - Willow Grove Stables, De Winton, AB

English Instructor of Beginners/Competition Coach Evaluations
July 30-31, 2015 - Willow Grove Stables, De Winton, AB

Learn To Drive - NEW Final Release of Program
July 30-31, 2015 - Willow Grove Stables, De Winton, AB

Please contact AEF Coaching Coordinator Erin Lundteigen at for more information and registration. 

See Instructor and Coaches Calendar for all upcoming events.

Competitions & Clinics

CIEC Sponsorship Opportunity


Equine Canada is hosting the fifth CIEC at Wesley Clover Parks in Ottawa, ON from September 25-27, 2015. This team event offers athletes the opportunity to test their skills against their peers from across Canada.  


We are searching for individuals and/or businesses to assist us in sending the Alberta team to Ottawa, ON. Please take a moment to view the CIEC sponsorship package. For further information on sponsorship opportunities please contact

Search For Demo Riders


The Western Style Dressage Association (WSDAC) is looking for Demo Riders for the July 25 - 26, 2015 Judging School in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. If you would like to participate please contact Gwen Hreceniuk at and include a brief description of you and your horse, photo or video of you riding, and include your riding levels. 


Demo rider submissions deadline date is July 15, 2015. 

EC Dressage Judge Clinic 


Date: June 27-28, 2015 

Location: Rocky Mountain Show Jumping, Calgary, AB

Taking place during the CAADA Dressage Show  & CDI13 show.

Clinician: Cara Whitham, FEI 5* Dressage Judge


Click here to register. 


Funding & Grants
Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

On May 15th Prime Minister Harper announced the new Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program to provide support for community and cultural infrastructure across the country. Eligible projects will include community centres, cultural centres, museums, parks, libraries, and recreational facilities. Nonprofit organizations will be eligible to submit their application online through their respective regional development agency.

Your organization could be eligible for funding! If you are interested please click on the Canada 150 logo to be redirected to the funding information page and forms.

Industry & Agriculture
 AFAC Alert Line
Often times one may notice an animal or animals that just don't seem "right". What, if anything, should a passer-by do? What if this is your neighbour and you don't want to ruffle any feathers? Call the ALERT line at 1-800-506-2273!

Supported by Alberta's Livestock Industry the ALERT line is an Alberta Farm Animal Care service. The ALERT help line and resource service is the livestock community supporting each other and ensuring livestock well-being, one call at a time.

  • Is a confidential call line for anyone to report a livestock care concern.
  • Strives to assist before livestock are in distress.
  • Resource Team includes farmers and other community members.
  • Has an ALERT veterinarian program that provides knowledgeable counsel.
  • Informs members of the public that farmers do care for their animals.
  • Is available for self-reporting to assist those who may be experiencing problems in caring for their livestock.
  • Works with the Alberta SPCA and RCMP.
News From Sports Calgary

Event day volunteers are needed for All Sport One Day. If you can help out between 8:30am and 2:30pm on Saturday, June 20th, you can help children across Calgary experience the joy of sport discovery! To learn more click here

Did You Know AEF Offers Tack Insurance
With the cost of tack these days, why not insure it? Adding Tack insurance to your AEF membership is a small price to pay should you encounter loss or damage due to occurrences such as theft, fire, or flood. Tack insurance offered through the AEF insures tack you own up to a maximum of $5,000 per member! If $5,000 is not enough, coverage can be increased by contacting Capri Insurance directly and letting them know you would like to increase your AEF Tack insurance coverage. 
Keep your tack protected and purchase this optional coverage today! If you are already a member you can add this on to your existing membership at any time after logging in and selecting "Add Insurance, Ride and Drive or Donations to Existing AEF Membership" or give us a call at the office (1-877-463-6233 or 403-253-4411). We would be happy to help you.

For more information on this coverage or any of the other optional coverages which can be added to your AEF Membership at any time, check out our Optional Insurance page, the Capri Summary of Insurance, or give Capri Insurance a call directly at 1-800-670-1877.
Congratulations to Orla Briggs - LOTB April Muck Boot Winner!
We are excited to announce that Orla Briggs is the Live Outside The Box Muck Boot winner for April! 

Register today for  your chance to be the next LOTB winner!

Recreation & Trails
Willow Grove English P'tit Trot Camps

These will be fun filled weeks for children who want an introduction to the English Equestrian world! The "P'tit Trot" Program is designed for ages 5 and up and solely devoted to the initiation of equitation and to the horse world so that children can discover the pleasures of English Equitation and understand how to care for their horse!

This program is a great introduction to the English Learn to Ride Level 1-8 program

July 6-10, 2015
July 13-17, 2015
July 20 - 24, 2015
August 10 - 14, 2015
August 17 - 21, 2015

For More information please contact Willow Grove Stables directly.
National Horse Day - June 6, 2015
AEF, Along with Equine Canada are hosting a National Horse Day on June 6, 2015. Kids 3-16 years of age are invited to participate in a national drawing contest! Organizations are also encouraged to host their own Horse Day activities. 

More information can be found on Equine Canada .


Monthly Features
Featured Trail - Panther River Trails Restoration 
The AEF is currently partnered with Backcountry Trails Flood Rehabilitation Program (BTFRP) on a project to restore horse drawn wagon access into the Panther Valley. This project started in May 2015 and is expected to reach completion by August 31, 2016. 

For more information on this project and to learn how you can help please click here
Featured Store Item

Are you preparing to write your Rider Level tests this summer? English and Western Rider Level Handbooks and Stable Management Manuals are available through the AEF Online Store or pick up your copies at the AEF Office in Calgary. 
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