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April 2018 Newsletter
New Beginnings! 

Please welcome Hilary MacDonald to the AEF team! Hilary is our  Competitions Coordinator. 

Originally from Nova Scotia, Hilary maintained a close connection with the horse industry during her schooling and past work experience. Having competed and trained in many disciplines, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her position. Hilary is looking forward to making her mark with the AEF team through expanding both the Wild Rose and officials programs, planning fun and exciting clinics and events and being a part of new initiatives at the AEF.

We wish Sophie Beswick all the best on her journey and are sad to see her go.
Upcoming Events

Date: April 13 - 15, 2018
Location: Olds College, Olds, AB
Registration Deadline: April 9, 2018

Date: April 27 - 29, 2018
Location: Westerner Park, Red Deer, AB

Date: May 11 - 13, 2018
Location: Horse In Hand Ranch, Blackfalds, AB
Registration Deadline: April 15, 2018

Date: May 26 - 27, 2018
Location: Lakeview Inn and Suites
Registration Deadline: May 16, 2018

Visit the  AEF  calendar of events  for an extensive list of upcoming events.
Funding Opportunities

Individual Funding: Available to individuals attending provincial events and pursing professional or educational development. 
Deadline: April 30, 2018

Educational ScholarshipsAvailable to current members who are pursuing an equine-related post-secondary education and who exemplify the objectives, vision and mission of the AEF.
Deadline: May 31, 2018

Bill desBarres Industry ScholarshipAvailable to current members who are entering or enrolled in Animal Health Technology at a Canadian accredited post-secondary educational institution.
Deadline: May 31, 2018

Win Your Entry: This program will refund (to a maximum of $100) the show entry fees of one competitor per Wild Rose show. All eligible entries received prior to the competition entry closing date will be entered in a draw to win their entry! 
Bonus Entry:
  1. Follow @alberta_equestrian on Instagram
  2. Post a photo of you and/or your horse at a Wild Rose Show on Instagram
  3. Tag the Alberta Equestrian Federation in your Instagram photo
  4. Use #AEFWinYourEntry on your Instagram post

To view a full list of individual funding opportunities, please click here

Club Funding: Available for educational clinics/events/programs or projects related to horse wellness and horse ownership.
Deadline: April 30, 2018

Trail Supporter Funding: Available to Clubs and Businesses who have researched and planned a specific project related to the construction and/or maintenance of an equestrian trail, trailhead, or horse camping site in Alberta for public use.
Deadline: May 15, 2018

To view a full list of club and facility funding opportunities, please click here
Reminder to Renew your 2018 AEF Membership  

Don't delay renewing your AEF membership any
longer! Before you know it, the snow will be gone and you will be heading out on the trails, down the road, or to a competition. For as little as 14 cents per day, your AEF membership includes affordable insurance coverage from CapriCMW Insurance!  

Additional AEF benefits include : funding opportunities, reward programs, member magazine, educational clinics and more!   

Three ways to renew: go online, complete and submit the application with payment, or give us a call at 1-877-463-6233. 

If you have already renewed - thank you! Remember, you can earn renewal credits by referring your family and friends to the AEF! 
Featured Store Item - Trail Books

With the warmer weather just around the corner, it's time to start planning your trips to the trail! 

Click here to purchase these and other great books from the AEF store. 

Featured Business Members 

AEF Member Discount: $20.00 off their first full body treatment.

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