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As the official insurance provider for the AEF and all its members, Capri Insurance extends its thoughts to those who have been affected by the Fort McMurray Fire.

Capri Insurance remains at your service as always.

Enquiries regarding coverage under your AEF membership can be directed to 1-800-670-1877 (Equine Department).

Featured Upcoming Event

Wild Rose Trail Ride

Date: September 4, 2016

Carry the card that shows you support Alberta Equestrian Federation!

Advertise Your Business in Alberta Bits!

View our media package for details. 
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Featured Business Members

G and B provides sales, installation and service for fabric buildings.

Whether you're looking for your dream riding arena, additional equipment and feed storage, barn (calving, stable, dairy) we have a solution that will fit your needs and budget. For more information visit our website or give us a call.

WELCA is a non-profit association operating a facility offering
 introductory riding lesson programs, boarding and show grounds.

AEF Programs

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


Support for our Fort McMurray Equine Community

AEF, recognized by the Alberta Government under Alberta Sport Connection, is in the process of coordinating relief for the equine community affected by the Fires in Fort McMurray and surrounding area.

The AEF has been in regular communication with Directors of the Emergency program for Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF); they have been coordinating animal issues with emergency operations. We will continue to update the community when information is made available.

If you are an equine owner affected by the Fort McMurray wild fires and require recovery assistance please complete this form

If you would like to assist in the way of donating funds or items to the recovery relief that will go toward fellow equines directly, please click here to learn what is currently needed. 
Casino Volunteers Needed August 6 - 7, 2016!

For more information click here.
Coaching & Education
Coaching Events

NCCP Equestrian Theory Course
May 28 - 29, 2016 - Okotoks, AB
Registration Application available on our website
Registration Deadline: May 16, 2106

EC/NCCP Drive Instructor Evaluations
July 16 - 17, 2016 - Millarville, AB

EC/NCCP English Instructor/Competition Coach Evaluations
July 28 - 29, 2016 - De Winton, AB

Please contact our Coaching Coordinator at for more information and registration. 

Competitions & Clinics
Upcoming Clinics 

Sanction your shows this year with the AEF Wild Rose Program and reap the benefits! 
AEF Driving Symposium 
August 27 - 28, 2016 - Horse In Hand Ranch, Blackfalds, AB
Registration Available Soon

EC General Performance and Western Judges Clinic
November 5 - 6, 2016 - Olds College, Olds, AB
Registration Available Soon

Please contact our Competitions Coordinator at for more information.

Funding, Scholarships & Bursaries
Scholarship Deadlines are Quickly Approaching 

The AEF is proud to help support our members' post-secondary education.

The AEF Educational Scholarship is available to current AEF members who are pursuing an equine-related post-secondary education. Deadline - May 31, 2016.

The Bill desBarres Industry Scholarship is available to current AEF members who are entering or enrolled in Animal Health Technology at a Canadian accredited post-secondary educational institution.
Deadline - May 31, 2016. 
Funding Deadlines 

Wild Rose Trail Ride Funding 
Therapeutic Clubs, apply to be a recipient! The Wild Rose Trail Ride is an annual fundraising event held to raise money for AEF non-profit and charitable organizations offering therapeutic riding programs in Alberta.
  • Deadline: June 30, 2016
The Trail Supporter Fund was established to provide support for club and business members who have researched and planned a specific project related to the construction and/or maintenance of an equestrian trail, trailhead, or horse camping site in Alberta for public use.

  • Deadline: May 15, 2016

Bursary and Pump Up Your Level Recipients 

The Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) is pleased to award the 2016 Charlene Baker Western Rider Bursary to Candice Lee. 

Click here to learn more about this bursary. 

The AEF is pleased to announce that the 2016 Sonja Burton English Rider Bursary recipient is Susanne Rauhut. 

Click here to learn more about this bursary. 

The 2016 Pump Up Your Level Recipient is Cointreau Stables.

Click here to learn more about this program. 

Industry & Agriculture
EC Honours Outstanding Achievements 

The AEF would like to congratulate the following individuals of Alberta, who were recognized for their equestrian-related achievements during the EC Award Gala. 
  • 2015 Arabian Horse of the Year - Sur Teddy's Magna - Lorraine Prowse
  • 2015 Half Arabian Horse of the Year - Lady's Man WH - Dennis & Willa Miller
  • 2015 Morgan Horse of the Year - Tamarac's Enzo - Emilie Wendland
  • 2015 Saddlebred Horse of the Year - Foxcroft Firestorm - Stephanie Brown
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Health and Welfare Award - Kathy Sunberg
  • Competition Coach of the Year - Janet Adams of Calgary AB, English Competition Coach Specialist Dressage (EC Level 2 Dressage Coach)
  • Community Coach of the Year - Sarah Johnston of Okotoks AB, English Instructor with Jump
Live Outside the Box 2016 Registration Now Available

The 2016 Live Outside the Box registration is now available. Register your 7 - 15 year old equine enthusiast for this free, fun and active program today!

Click here for information on the LOTB program.

Special thanks to our program sponsor, Muck Boots Canada - McNiven Ranch Supply Ltd. for supplying a pair of Muck Boots to each of the lucky monthly winners!
Recreation & Trails
Annual Wild Rose Trail Ride

You are invited to join us for the 5th annual Wild Rose Trail Ride fundraiser on September 4, 2016! 

Enjoy a breathtaking 2 or 4 -hour trail ride at Running Reins Ranch and help raise funds to support an AEF non-profit Therapeutic Riding Club. 

Therapeutic riding is an equine-assisted activity for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs. Please help us support this cause and enjoy a wonderful day with family, acquaintances and new friends! 

Congratulations Twyla Daly! 

The Alberta Equestrian Federation is pleased to congratulate Twyla Daly on reaching the 2,000 Ride and Drive milestone with her 20 year old half appaloosa.


Monthly Feature
Featured Store Item 

Specially designed for the AEF, sales from this limited edition AEF t-shirt help support the AEF youth programs, including Live Outside the Box. 

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