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May 2018 Newsletter
Competition Season Is Upon Us!

Be sure to visit the AEF calendar of events for all upcoming sanctioned shows. 

J.C. Anderson Athlete Bursary Development Program

The J.C. Anderson Legacy Medal is a skills-based jumper medal series with the intent to identify athletes who have the potential to become Canada's next high performance athletes. Your opportunity to receive over $100k in athlete development bursaries.  

For information on this exciting opportunity, please click here

To be eligible to participate in the J.C. Anderson Legacy Medal, athletes are required to complete the Athlete Declaration Form.

Rocky Mountain Show Jumping (RMSJ) UNDER 30 NORTH AMERICAN 1.30M CHAMPIONSHIP 

The RMSJ Under 30 North American 1.30m Championship is a brand new competition which will be held at Rocky Mountain Show Jumping. 

The top three athletes will be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. The championship is designed to give young athletes the feel and experience of Olympic style competition. 

For more information on this opportunity and athlete bursaries available, please click here, or visit RMSJ .
Protecting Your Families, Your Pets and Your Livestock

As an agriculture producer that owns livestock, you must have a Premises Identification (PID)account that identifies your location(s) and the livestock you have there. The PID system is an important tool in identifying at risk livestock
during an emergency and notifying the owner or manager registered in the system. That is why it is so important to keep your information in the PID system current.  

In any emergency situation that affects animal health or safety, having animal locations and other key information in one system is critical for quick, accurate and cost-effective emergency response. 

The traceability system includes Premises Identification together with Animal Identification and Animal Movement which together determine where animals are, where they have been and what other animals they have come into contact with.

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Upcoming Events

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

National Horse Day - Help Celebrate
Date: June 2, 2018

Date: June 9 - 10, 2018
Location: 16 Hand Ranch, Spruce Grove, AB
Registration Deadline: May 25, 2018

Date: June 9, 2018
Location: C3 Church Calgary West

Visit the  AEF  calendar of events  for an extensive list of upcoming events.
Nominations Open for 2018 Equestrian Canada Board of Directors

Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce that nominations are officially open for the 2018 EC Board of Directors. 

EC is looking for dedicated individuals with the dynamic and relevant skills to take on a leadership role in the organization. Directors will have the opportunity to help EC effectively deliver on its mandate to represent, promote and advance equestrian sport and all related equine and equestrian interests in Canada.  

EC Directors will also have the chance to work collaboratively toward the continued growth and development of the organization, while strengthening partnerships within Canada and abroad. 

Prospective candidates interested in serving on the EC Board of Directors are encouraged to download the following package for full application eligibility information, instructions and timelines. The deadline for nominations is June 1, 2018 at 4pm ET.

Funding Opportunities

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

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
Members Only Benefits  

AEF and "CapriCMW" have been working collaboratively in service to the horse community in Alberta for some time.

Over the years, the products and services offered to members have changed dramatically - all in response to a changing landscape in the horse industry and evolving risk assessment practices we have been able to employ as specialists in this field of work.

In 2018, our insurance program includes more risk management and loss prevention education than ever before and yet - yet another insurance option designed for "members only."

On January 1, 2018 - we launched an add-on to our existing horse insurance product (Members Name Perils) called "Emergency Life Saving Surgery." As the name implies, the intent of coverage is to help members whose horses are having a life threatening situation that requires immediate intervention at surgical facility.

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Featured Store Item - SPRING SALE - AEF Ball Cap   

Check out the new AEF ball cap:
  • New Era® 9FORTY™ cap
  • Domed crown with eyelet vents
  • Curved peak
  • Adjustable back strap
  • Embroidered AEF Horse Logo and website
Click here to purchase your ball cap today. On sale for a limited time only - $23.00!

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Featured Business Members 

5% discount to AEF Members. Cannot be combined with another discount.

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