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March 2018 Newsletter
HEALTH ALERT: Positive Case of Equine Infectious Anemia Confirmed in Alberta

A positive EIA result was confirmed by the CFIA's national reference laboratory for a horse on a premises in Strathcona County, AB. The animal was sampled by an accredited veterinarian because it was exhibiting clinical signs compatible with EIA infection.

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Upcoming Events

Driving TD & Judges Clinic
Date: March 17, 2018
Location: Horse In Hand Ranch, Blackfalds, AB

Stride With Us and award banquet, In conjunction with the AEF AGM 
Date: March 24, 2018
Location: Executive Royal Hotel & Conference Centre, Leduc, AB
Registration Deadline: March 18, 2018

EC/NCCP  Instructor/Competition Coach Evaluation
Date: April 6, 2018
Location: Olds College, Olds, AB
Registration Deadline: March 9, 2018

Date: April 7 - 8, 2018
Location: Horse In Hand Ranch, Blackfalds, AB
Registration Deadline:March 15, 2018

Date: April 7 - 8, 2018
Location: PARDS, Grande Prairie, AB
Registration Deadline: March 15, 2018

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

Visit the  AEF  calendar of events  for an extensive list of upcoming events.
Equestrian Canada Welcomes Richard Mongeau as Chief Executive Officer

Ottawa, ON, Feb. 16, 2018 - Equestrian Canada (EC) is thrilled to announce that Richard Mongeau has been appointed EC Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2018.

"The EC Board entered the search for a new CEO with the intention of hiring for an interim position," explained Meg Krueger, EC President. "However, we were fortunate to have Richard as a candidate, bringing 30 years of experience at Cheval Qu├ębec, proven strategic and leadership success, and a history of collaboration with EC. We are very excited and enthusiastic that Richard has accepted a permanent, full-time position, and thrilled to welcome him as the next EC CEO."

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Funding Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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
Optional Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)

Accidents happen in a blink of an eye, and when you least expect it; horses can be unpredictable.

In addition to the 'included' $30,000 Principal Sum AD&D, you may purchase an additional $50,000 coverage that includes limited benefits for Fracture and Dental arising from equine related activities. 
Fracture - up to $7,500 (with helmet) $2,500 (no helmet); Dental - up to $5,000. 

For the low fee of $35/member or $100/family - can you afford to be without it? Check it out.

Optional AD&D can be added to your existing membership. Simply  log in  and select "Add Products to Existing AEF Membership" or call the AEF at  1-877-463-6233 or 403-253-4411. We would be happy to help you! 

For more information on this coverage or the other optional insurance coverages which can be added to your AEF Membership, check out the Optional Insurance page or call CapriCMW Insurance Equine Department directly at 1-800-670-1877.  
Featured Store Item - Hansbo Dressage Saddle Pad

T he Hansbo Sport IC Dressage Saddle Pad has channel stitched lining in infused ceramic polyester, which prevents chafing and has the unique property of increasing blood circulation during use . The ceramic matter is fused into every fiber, which means that function is not adversely affected after washing.

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