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July 2016 News
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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 Fundraising 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. 
AEF Member Forums and Classifieds
Featured Business Members

Bielecki Equestrian proudly operates out of GreenBriar Stables and Riding Academy. 

Their philosophy focuses on a strong emphasis of proper riding position and equitation, as well as clear communication between horse and rider. 

AEF members receive 15% discount on their first lesson package.

Known as the international leader in equestrian helmet design, Charles Owen brings more than 100 years of experience to manufacturing helmets that blend innovation and style for a safer world.
With the largest range of helmet models and shapes, all independently certified to as many as four international equestrian safety standards, Charles Owen offers a wider range of protection in a potential accident.

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

Fort McMurray Wildfire - Equine Relief Update

Thank you to all who have donated funds/items for horses and owners in need as a result of the fires in Fort McMurray. It would not have been possible for us to continue coordinating relief without the valued support of the local, national and international equine communities.

The Horse Limo from Ontario has graciously organized and donated horse feed, first aid supplies, grooming supplies, equine tack, buckets and Tim Hortons gift cards for the individuals who have been effected by the recent wildfires. A transport truck is on its way to Alberta and we will be notifying those individuals registered with us upon its arrival.

Over the next several weeks, we will begin to coordinate distribution of donations received to those Fort McMurray residents registered with the AEF. Support will go to the horses and their owners. 

Thank you to the horse community in Alberta and right across Canada for helping those in need. 
Casino Volunteers Still Needed August 6 - 7!

We are still in need volunteers to help with this important fundraiser which allows us to deliver quality programs o the membership. 

This is a fun and engaging way to volunteer. Please sign up today - click here.

AEF fundraising casino 
Date: August 6 - 7, 2016 
Location: Deerfoot Inn and Casino, Calgary, AB. 

Your assistance in this fundraiser is greatly appreciated. 

Coaching & Education
Coaching Events

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

EC/NCCP Western Instructor Evaluations & Re-testing
August 27 - 28, 2016 - Drayton Valley, AB

Please click here or 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
Registration Deadline: August 10, 2016

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

Please click here or contact our Competitions Coordinator at for more information.

Funding, Scholarships & Bursaries
Funding Opportunities 

Individual Funding
Available to individuals who are attending international and/or national events and pursing professional development. 
Application: Individual Funding
Deadline: September 30, 2016

Club Funding
Available for educational clinics/events/programs or projects related to horse wellness and horse ownership.
Application: Club Funding
Deadline: September 30, 2016

Canter Away Current (certified instructors/coaches)
Available to current EC certified instructors/coaches who strive to maintain a current status for a minimum of three months leading up to the draw date. 
For more information, click here

Find additional funding opportunities by clicking one of the below links. 

Industry & Agriculture
WCB Review Panel Asks Albertans for Input

As you may know, the Alberta government announced a review of the Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) in March as part of its formal review of agencies, boards and commissions. Starting June 6, 2016 until July 15, 2016, Albertans are invited to share their opinions and experiences with the independent three-member panel tasked with conducting the formal review. 

You may provide feedback through the online questionnaire or by written submission here

More information on the review overall is available here
Live Outside the Box 2016 - May Winner

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

Congratulations buckaroo Ayden!

Sign up today for this exciting and active youth program.
Recreation & Trails
Cougar Creek Deregulation & Land Sale in Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park

Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) is proceeding with a 60-day public comment period for the deregulation and sale of a small portion of land within the Bow Valley Wildland Provincial Park to support long-term flood mitigation for the Town of Canmore. If the AEP deregulation and land sale is approved, and public, stakeholder and Indigenous consultation is completed, the Land Use Secretariat will amend the boundary of the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan (SSRP) map to ensure the change in land use aligns with those indicated in the SSRP. 

AEP encourages and values your input. Instructions for providing written or online comments are available at:

A map and Frequently Asked Questions on this proposal are also available on the Alberta Parks website. Please submit your comments via the above link. Comments will be collected until August 28, 2016.

Thank you for your support and interest in Alberta Parks.

For more information about the Land-use Framework and Alberta's regional plans, please visit:

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! 

Monthly Feature
Featured Store Item - Youth Muck Boots

We have a large selection of youth Muck Boots that are great all year round! Choose from a variety of colours and prints (floral, camo or gingham) and season preference.  

Visit our online store to find the perfect pair for the children in your life!  
Featured Business Member Product: Precision Canada 

14 inch Hoof Nipper from Precision Canada - Titanium coated and made from rust resistant stainless steel. 

Only $99 (GST not included).

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