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Stride With Us

Stride With Us is our annual awards gala and banquet evening to honour our valued members and acknowledge excellence in Alberta's equine/horse communities. The evening features presentations to our Annual AwardsAnnual Provincial Award winners, as well as a notable keynote speaker, a silent auction, and opportunities for socializing and networking.

Stride With Us 2024

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Date: Stride With Us 2024Saturday, March 23, 2024, 4 p.m.-10 p.m.

Location: Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel, 2620 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta

Keynote Speaker: Tyler Smith
Tyler is a former Humboldt Bronco and survivor of the horrific bus crash that took place in 2018, taking the lives of 16 of his team members. Now he is a full-time public speaker, podcast host, and founder of the clothing brand Not Alone - dedicated to mental health awareness. Most recently, Tyler and his partner, Kat Kastner, overcame the impossible, winning the Amazing Race Canada Season 9. Tyler captured the hearts of Canadians while exemplifying resilience and competitive spirit.

Tyler is using his platforms to bring awareness and advocacy for mental health, and share the lessons learned from his journey to create safe spaces for open conversations surrounding post traumatic stress disorder and trauma.

Silent Auction: This year's event will feature a silent auction to support the Equine Emergency and Disaster Fund. This fund was established to help provide support for expenses directly related to a significant disaster such as flood, wildfire, or pandemic, or where a local, provincial, or federal governing body may have declared a state of emergency and/or evacuation. Expenses considered for relief funding include items such as temporary boarding fees, hay, water, and medical expenses directly related to the disaster.

Schedule 2024:

4 p.m. Registration and networking, Silent Auction bidding starts

5:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker, Tyler Smith

6:15 p.m. Dinner

7:30 p.m. Presentation of Annual Provincial Awards

Annual Provincial Award Winners 2023

Celebrating excellence in our equestrian communities. Celebrating 2023 Annual Award Winners in Alberta's Horse IndustryThe winners for 2023 are:

  • Outstanding Stable/Facility – Milestone Farms
  • Outstanding Horse – Sweetheart, owned by Joyce Enders
  • Outstanding Instructor/Coach – Gabriele Klotz
  • Outstanding Equine Support Personnel – Mollie Ferris
  • Outstanding Volunteer – Daphnine Di Lillo
  • Outstanding Athlete/Rider – Daniel Klotz-Dedora
  • Sportsmanship Excellence – Dolly Lehne
  • Above & Beyond Excellence – Christine Collins

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our 2024 Stride With Us awards banquet and gala is an evening that brings the Alberta equine community together and honours those outstanding, deserving members' achievements within it.

Opportunities to get your message out to the Stride With Us audience are still open. Consider partnering with us on this special event:

Champion Charger Sponsor - $1,000. Limited spots available

Horsepower Hero Sponsor - $500

Business card ad - $100

Pegasus Contributor - Silent auction item, retail value greater than $50

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