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Wild Rose Competitions Offer More for 2024
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05.21.2024

Wild Rose Competitions Offer More for 2024

Wild Rose Competition Program sees enhanced offerings, awards, and increased safety and horse welfare protocols for the upcoming show season.

Equine Emergency Help Directory 2024
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05.14.2024

Equine Emergency Help Directory 2024

AEF has created an 'Emergency Help' directory connecting equine owners in need with those who have the means to help.

AEF Elects New Board Members at Annual General Meeting
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03.08.2024

AEF Elects New Board Members at Annual General Meeting

Welcoming new President Jason Edworthy and highlighting strategic priorities for the upcoming year.

Stride With Us Focuses on the Power of Connection
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02.15.2024

Stride With Us Focuses on the Power of Connection

Stride With Us gala and awards banquet to celebrate excellence in Alberta's equine community.

Join the Unite the Trails Virtual Conference
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02.13.2024

Join the Unite the Trails Virtual Conference

Join the virtual conference to help create a unified voice for horse users on multi-use public trails.

Celebrating 2023 Annual Award Winners in Alberta's Horse Industry
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02.08.2024

Celebrating 2023 Annual Award Winners in Alberta's Horse Industry

Announcing the 2023 AEF Annual Provincial Award winners as chosen by Alberta's horse community.

Get Your 2024 Memberships Now
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01.15.2024

Get Your 2024 Memberships Now

2024 AEF memberships are due for renewal. Don't delay - have your benefits ready when you need them.

Live Outside the Box Wraps Up 2023 Season
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11.30.2023

Live Outside the Box Wraps Up 2023 Season

Year-end results for Live Outside the Box, our wellness and participation program aimed at getting youth off devices, actively outside with their horses, and eating healthy meals.

Nominations for AEF Board of Directors Open
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11.28.2023

Nominations for AEF Board of Directors Open

AEF is actively seeking dynamic individuals to join its esteemed 2024 Board of Directors, contributing their expertise to propel the organization's vision, mission, and strategic initiatives.

2023 Annual Provincial Award Nominations are Open!
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10.18.2023

2023 Annual Provincial Award Nominations are Open!

Celebrating exceptional contributors within our equine community.

Live Outside the Box Winner for September
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10.12.2023

Live Outside the Box Winner for September

Congratulations Svea Josephson!

Your Voice Matters – Special General Meeting
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10.12.2023

Your Voice Matters – Special General Meeting

Board of Directors call a Special General Meeting to vote on proposed bylaw changes.

Cases of West Nile Virus in Horses Increase in Alberta
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10.11.2023

Cases of West Nile Virus in Horses Increase in Alberta

Important note for equine owners regarding the recent surge in cases of West Nile Virus in Alberta.

Jason Irwin Clinic Set for Alberta
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10.11.2023

Jason Irwin Clinic Set for Alberta

Foundational horse trainer renowned for solid horse training methods will conduct a clinic in Nanton, Alta. October 28 and 29.

AEF Encourages Concussion Prevention
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09.21.2023

AEF Encourages Concussion Prevention

Sept. 27 is Alberta Concussion Awareness Day.

Live Outside the Box Winner for August
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09.20.2023

Live Outside the Box Winner for August

Congratulations to Jennifer Finnie!

Acclaimed Hunter/Jumper Coach Headlines Clinic in Alberta this Fall
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09.08.2023

Acclaimed Hunter/Jumper Coach Headlines Clinic in Alberta this Fall

Popular California clinician Karen Healey will work with AEF members on developing and improving their performance in the jumper ring.

Hunter/Jumper Steward Officials Clinic Coming this Fall
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09.01.2023

Hunter/Jumper Steward Officials Clinic Coming this Fall

Stewards are important to ensuring the safety and fair play at equestrian competitions. Learn the role of a steward at hunter/jumper competitions and the steps needed to become certified.

Live Outside the Box Winner for July
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08.21.2023

Live Outside the Box Winner for July

Congratulations to Arianna Angelstad van Elmpt!

Equine Emergency Disaster Fund Applications Now Open
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08.14.2023

Equine Emergency Disaster Fund Applications Now Open

Applications are being accepted for emergency fund relief from significant disasters such as wildfires or floods occurring in spring/summer 2023.

Renowned Canadian Dressage Rider to Conduct Gait to Success Clinic
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07.28.2023

Renowned Canadian Dressage Rider to Conduct Gait to Success Clinic

Our Gait to Success clinic series provide affordable opportunities for Alberta equestrian athletes to develop skills with world-class clinicians. Our goal is to foster the growth of our grassroots athletes.

First AEF Trail Safety Day in Canmore a Success!
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07.18.2023

First AEF Trail Safety Day in Canmore a Success!

The next event in this joint initiative that aims to increase safety on Alberta's multi-use trails will be held in Coleman, Alta.

Live Outside the Box Winner for June
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07.17.2023

Live Outside the Box Winner for June

Congratulations Lincoln Fraser!

Canter Away Current Summer Winner
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07.17.2023

Canter Away Current Summer Winner

Congratulations to Lorraine Hill, our Canter Away Current summer draw winner.

Provincial Foundation Officials Course Available
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07.04.2023

Provincial Foundation Officials Course Available

Alberta Equestrian Federation teams up with Equine Guelph and four other equestrian provincial sport organizations to offer a beginner course for those interested in becoming horse show judges.

Summer Camp Memberships Now Available!
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06.29.2023

Summer Camp Memberships Now Available!

Do you have a child who is heading off to a summer camp that involves equines? Sign them up knowing they'll be covered.

Live Outside the Box Winner for May
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06.28.2023

Live Outside the Box Winner for May

Congratulations Kaelynn Kimola!

Trail Safety Days Coming Soon
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06.20.2023

Trail Safety Days Coming Soon

The first of three Trail Safety Days will be held in Canmore July 15. Plan to come out and support safe multi-trail use.

Alberta's Newly Certified Coaches and Instructors
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06.19.2023

Alberta's Newly Certified Coaches and Instructors

We are proud to introduce our newest group of fully-certified coaches and instructors.

Hosting Group Activities on Public Land
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06.16.2023

Hosting Group Activities on Public Land

Did you know Alberta’s vacant public land gives recreational equine users and clubs a great place to plan a summer activity? You don't necessarily require an access permit.

Important Notice from Acera Insurance
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06.01.2023

Important Notice from Acera Insurance

Be aware that there may be insurance coverage changes due to ongoing wildfires across the province.

Emergency Help Directory Created for Equines in Need
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05.09.2023

Emergency Help Directory Created for Equines in Need

AEF has created an 'Emergency Help' directory connecting equine owners in need with those who have the means to help.

Grant Funding for Trail Projects
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04.18.2023

Grant Funding for Trail Projects

The Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) has been successful in obtaining support for three grant applications from Alberta Public Lands. These grants will fund three exciting trail use projects for 2023.

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