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February 2018 Newsletter
Upcoming Events

Date: February 24 - 25, 2018
Location: Lakeview Inn and Suites, Okotoks, AB
Registration deadline: February 16, 2018

Driving TD & Judges Clinic
Location: Horse In Hand Ranch, Blackflads, AB
Registration Application

Stride With Us, In conjunction with the AEF AGM 
Date: March 24, 2018
Location: Executive Royal Hotel & Conference Centre, Leduc, AB

EC/NCCP  Instructor/Competition Coach Evaluation
Date: April 6, 2018
Location: Olds College, Olds, AB

Gait To Success - Dressage Clinic with Brittany Fraser-Beaulieu
Date: April 7 - 8, 2018
Location: Horse In Hand Ranch, Blackflads, AB

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

Charlene Baker Western Rider Bursary: Available to riders who have completed their Western Learn to Ride Level 4 test.
Deadline: March 29, 2018

Sonja Burton English Rider BursaryAvailable to riders who have completed their English Learn to Ride Level 8 test.
Deadline: March 29, 2018

Pump Up Your Levels: Available to current EC certified instructors/coaches who encourage more rider level testing in Alberta. 
Deadline: March 29, 2018

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

Pump Up Your Levels: Available to facilities/stables to encourage growth within the National Learn to Ride programs, and who use current EC certified instructors/coaches. 
Deadline: March 29, 2018

To view a full list of club and facility funding opportunities, please click here
Nominations for EC National Awards Close February 7, 2018

The following awards are open for nominations: 
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Gold Medal Award
  • Equestrian of the Year - The Dr. George Jacobson Trophy
  • Junior Equestrian of the Year - The Gillian Wilson Trophy
  • Horse of the Year - The Hickstead Trophy
  • Canadian Bred Horse of the Year
  • Canadian Breeder of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Owner of the Year
  • Equestrian Canada Media Award - The Susan Jane Anstey Trophy
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Equine Canada Health & Welfare Award 

Full award criteria, information and nomination forms can be found here.   

Provide Input - Occupational Health and Safety Rules!

Albertans have more time to provide their input on recommendations to apply occupational health and safety (OHS) rules to the province's farms and ranches. 

The deadline for feedback to the technical working group recommendations is being extended to Feb. 26, 2018, from Jan. 15, 2018, to ensure Albertans have the opportunity to review the recommendations and provide their input.  

Visit to view the technical working group reports. 
Submit your feedback to
Members Named Perils (MNP)  

MNP is insurance coverage for your own horse(s) in case of death from one of the perils named in the policy. 

Some of these perils include - fire, lightning, collision/overturn of a vehicle/trailer in which your horse is being transported, attack by a dog or wild animal, windstorm, drowning, collapse of a building, new for 2018 - government ordered destruction of horse (limits apply), and there's more!

Coverage is to a maximum of $10,000, subject to one claim per member per policy term. 

MNP can be added to your existing membership. Simply log in and select "Add Insurance, Ride and Drive or Donations to Existing Alberta Equestrian Federation Membership" or give us a call at the office 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 coverages which can be added to your AEF Membership, check out the Optional Insurance page or give Capri Insurance Equine Department a call directly at 1-800-670-1877.  
Featured Store Item - P'Tit Trot - English & Western Rider

This program is designed for children 5 years old and up and their parents and/or coaches. It is a program devoted solely to initiation of riding and to the horse world so that young children can discover the pleasures of riding and how to take care of their horses.

The P'tit Trot book comes with certificates, stickers and a colouring book all for $39.00!

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