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Brand new: A New Rider's Guidebook

Tips for first-time horseback riders and parents. 

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Featured Upcoming Event

 Jump Alberta Symposium

November 19 - 20, 2016
Carry the card that shows you support AEF! 

1 Air Mile reward for every $15 spent!

Get 500 Air Miles bonus miles when you sign up!

Available for a limited time.

New products!
Start your holiday shopping now!
Advertise your Business or Club in the upcoming Winter issue of Alberta Bits!

Winter advertising booking deadline is November 4th
View our media package for details. 
Featured Business Members

Visit your local Co-op for all your equine feed and care needs. 

We have the products you need for their good health and optimum results! You can depend on Co-op to provide your horses with nutritionally complete, balanced feed and top-quality care products, all specially formulated to help horses of any age stay healthy and thrive. You Co-op is locally invested, community-minded and offers lifetime membership benefits.

Spirited Connections Counselling offers equine assisted therapy for individuals, couples, families and groups in Springbank, AB.

Our programs support those with anxiety, addiction, depression, bullying, eating disorders and body image issues, parent-child conflict, behavioral and/or emotional disregulation and low self-esteem. This work is covered by most insurance providers. Corporate opportunities teach communication, leadership and team-building skills. We further offer energy healing with horses sessions, where the horses co-facilitate in grounding, energy balancing and healing. 

Current AEF members receive 20% off their first session of any kind.

Find more AEF Business Members and their great deals on our business directory.


Enquiries regarding coverage under your AEF membership can be directed to Capri Insurance (Equine Department) the official insurance provider of the AEF 
Alberta Equestrian Federation gratefully acknowledges financial support of the Government of Alberta through Alberta Sport Connection.

It's Time to Renew! 

Renew online today to avoid a lapse in your membership and the insurance coverage provided with your membership. Prefer to renew by email or mail and have misplaced your personalized form included with your Fall issue of Alberta Bits? Download the 2017 membership application form.

Remember - if you need a 2016 membership before the end of the year, our extended 2016 - 2017 membership with an expiry date of December 31, 2017 is available to new or lapsed members. 
Coaching & Education
Coaching Events

Jump Alberta Symposium - Coaching PD Hours
November 19 - 20, 2016
Location: Rocky Mountain Show Jumping, Calgary, AB

EC/NCCP Equestrian Theory Workshop
Date: January 28 - 29, 2017
Location: Whitemud Equine Learning Centre, Edmonton, AB
Registration deadline: January 9, 2017

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

Competitions & Clinics
Help us Determine What Types of Events we Should Host in 2017!

As a valued member, your opinion matters to us. We encourage you to take a few minutes to help us determine what type of events and clinics the AEF could focus on in 2017. 

Upcoming Clinics 

Sanction your shows with the Wild Rose Program and reap the benefits! 

EC General Performance and Western Judges Clinic
Date: November 5 - 6, 2016 - Olds College, Olds, AB
Registration deadline: Closed

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

Funding, Scholarships & Bursaries
Get a FREE AEF Membership! 

Know someone who isn't an AEF member? All categories of members have an opportunity to get their membership for FREE!

Simply refer new AEF members for a credit of $5.00 per new member. Credits go towards the cost of the next  year's basic membership. 

To receive referral credits, the new member must submit your AEF membership number and your name as it appears in your profile.

Equine Emergency Industry Scan Survey

If an emergency or disaster was to happen, do you know how to protect your horses? 

This survey is intended to identify areas of need, to assist horse owners and custodians to prepare for an emergency or disaster. The data collected from this survey will be used to develop an emergency and disaster preparedness plan for the equine industry and guidelines for Alberta horse owners and custodians. 

Enter your name and email address at the end of the survey to be eligible to win one of four draws for $200 Greenhawk gift cards! 
Response regarding reports of nEHV-1 - Message from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

On October 18, 2016 a letter was sent to all veterinarians through the A.B.V.M.A. (Alberta Veterinary Medical Association) regarding recent phone calls that had been received from horse owners who had heard that there may be a case of neurotropic equine herpes virus (nEHV-1) at a stable in Alberta.
Farmers to benefit from expansion of efficiency grants

Additional support is being provided through the industry-supported Climate Change Emissions Management Fund. The funding will support the expansion of the following programs:
  • On-Farm Energy Management Program Increase the percentage of capital purchases covered to 70 per cent from the current 35 per cent and increase the cap on funding to $750,000 (up from $50,000)
  • On-Farm Solar PV Program
  • Irrigation Efficiency Program
  • Accelerating Agricultural Innovation Program
Did you Know... 

One of the common questions asked by members is "What if my horse dies?"

Members Named Perils (MNP) is an optional insurance you can add to your membership for the low cost of $22.00.  It insures any horse(s) you own in case of death resulting from fire, lightning, collision/overturn of a conveyance in which your horse is being transported, attack by dog or wild animal, windstorm, drowning, collapse of building, and more. Maximum benefit payable for any one year, for any one member is $10,000.  Losses restricted to one claim per year.

MNP can be added to an existing membership. Simply log in and select "Add Insurance to Existing Alberta Equestrian Federation Membership" or call 1-877-463-6233 or 403-253-4411. We would be happy to help you!

For more information on this coverage or any of the other optional overages which can be added to your AEF membership, check out the Optional Insurance page, Capri Summary of Insurance or give Capri Insurance Equine Department a call  at 1-800-670-1877.

One Stop Shop
You can purchase your Jump Alberta, Alberta Equestrian Vaulting Association (AEVA) and/or Alberta Horse Trails Association (AHTA) membership through the  AEF portal.

Simply select the membership organization you wish to join from the Membership Type page of the online system. A tick of the box, a few questions and you've successfully purchased your 2017 club membership! This can be done when renewing your AEF membership or added on later in the calendar year. 
Live Outside The Box Winners! 
Congratulations to Olivia Olivieri on being our September Live Outside The Box Muck Boots recipient! 

Keep up the fantastic work buckaroos! 

Special thanks to our monthly draw sponsor Muck Boot Canada - McNiven Ranch Supply ltd. 

Click here to learn more about this great program! 
Monthly Features
Feature Store Item: Women's Ryder Mid-Height Muck Boot

Exclusive Special Promotion for AEF members! 

For a limited time, the Women's Ryder Mid-Height Muck Boot in black has been reduced from $154.95 to $89.95. That's a saving of $65.00!

Click here to purchase a pair today at this great rate for that special person on your list or for yourself! 

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