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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!

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Featured Business Members

Rocky Mountain Show Jumping hosts its tournaments at Anderson Ranch in Calgary's south end, a world-class facility featuring permanent stabling for 300 horses and grass grand prix field complete with natural obstacles.

Royal West - Hosted by Rocky Mountain Show Jumping, Royal West is the heart for equestrian competition. Over 10 days at the Agrium Western Events Center at Stampede Park, Royal West features both international and national events with over half a million dollars in prize money handed out throughout the tournament. 

Discover how you can earn $50,000 teaching equine behaviour and communication.
The Horse Watcher is where riding instructors and equine educators can find all the tools, training aids and lesson plans needed to add an "Advanced Equine Behaviour Program" to their curriculum.
We are so confident you can make money using this system you can download the "Introduction to equine behaviour" lesson plans and discovery cards FREE of charge.
Teach - Inspire and profit.
AEF Programs

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

Fort McMurray Wildfire - Equine Update

Over the past several weeks, the AEF experienced an incredible outpouring of support from the equine community in Alberta, across Canada and even across the globe - all in effort to try and assist equines and equine owners affected by the wildfires of Fort McMurray. From the stories horse owners shared, to those who wanted to do anything and everything they could to help, we are proud of our community standing strong to help their fellow friends and equines.

As of May 24, 2016, the AEF had received of over $20,000 in donations from equine owners, industry contributors and those that simply wanted to help. Businesses and individuals stepped up to donate funds, hay and other items that were on the immediate needs list.

Click here to continue reading the Fort McMurray Wildfire equine update. 
Casino Volunteers Needed August 6 - 7, 2016!

We are actively searching for volunteers for the Alberta Equestrian Federation fundraising casino! 

Date: August 6 - 7, 2016
Location: Deerfoot Inn and Casino, Calgary, AB

For more information click here.
Coaching & Education
Coaching Events

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

EC/NCCP English Instructor/Competition Coach Evaluations & Re-testing
August 25 - 26, 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 - Olds College, AB
Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 30, 2016
Registration Deadline: August 10, 2016

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
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
Industry & Agriculture
AEF President selected for next phase of Government Consultations
Technical Working Group (TWG) for the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act

We are pleased to announce that after seeking nomination, AEF President, Les Oakes has been selected to participate in the technical working groups in support the next phase of consultations on the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act.

Members were selected for six working groups that will develop recommendations on how employment standards, occupational health and safety, and labour relations requirements should be applied - given the unique needs of employers and employees in the agriculture sector.

Click here to continue reading. 
In Memorial: Dr. Gillian Lawrence (1932 - 2016) 

AEF is extremely sad to hear that Dr. Gillian Lawrence, a great supporter of the equestrian world passed away on May 31, 2016 at the age of 83. Our condolences to her family and friends.

Lawrence was one of the most instrumental, influential and inspiring people in Canadian equestrian sport. She dedicated her time and hands-on effort to therapeutic riding at the local, provincial, regional, national and international levels, and made long-standing and vast contributions to the therapeutic riding movement world-wide. 

Click here to read more. 
Did You Know? You Can Get Your 2017 Membership For Free! 

Yes, that's right. You could earn your 2017 AEF Basic Membership for free. Simply refer UNLIMITED brand new members to the AEF in 2016, have them mention your name and your AEF membership number when joining, and you will receive a $5.00 credit per referral (credit to a max of the basic membership fee). This referral program is open to all members - individuals, families, clubs and businesses! 

Spread the word and start collecting credits today! 
Live Outside the Box 2016 - April Winner

We are excited to announce that the April Live Outside The Box winner of a free pair of Muck boots from Muck Boots Canada, McNiven Ranch Supply, is Rayla Mckinnon!

Congratulations Rayla!

Sign up today for this exciting and active youth program.
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 Sarah Wolfs! 

The Alberta Equestrian Federation is please to congratulate Sarah Wolfs on reaching the 2,000 Ride and Drive milestone!  

Start collecting hours and prizes today by signing up for the Ride and Drive program. 
Monthly Feature
Featured Store Item - Breezy Tall Muck Boots

The Breezy Tall Muck Boot is a fun insulated rain boot that will cradle your feet in inclement weather. 

This boot is available in five colours, solid black, gingham black, gingham grey, gingham pink and gingham purple. 

Click here to place an order. 

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