Congratulations to Alberta’s Newly Certified Instructors/Coaches – Summer 2018

Equestrian Canada’s (EC) instructor/coaching program was developed in partnership with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and Sport Canada. EC is one of 67+ sports participating in the NCCP, which represents coaching excellence in Canada. The EC instructor/coaching program is the only Canadian equestrian instructor/coach certifying program also recognized internationally (FEI, […]


Important West Nile Virus Notification

Notice to All Equine Owners Registered in PID – 2018 has been a very busy year for West Nile Virus in the province. The combination of a warm spring and adequate moisture levels worked to create an early bloom of mosquito activity. In 2003, the first year the virus truly emerged in Alberta, there were […]


Nominations Open – AEF Provincial Awards 2018

AEF is pleased to open the nomination process for the AEF annual provincial awards for the second year in a row, recognizing deserving members in good standing throughout various industry sectors. Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond and deserves recognition? The successful recipients for each award category will exemplify the characteristics defined […]


National Coaches Week – September 22-30 – #ThanksCoach

National Coaches Week is a week to celebrate the tremendous positive impact coaches have on athletes and communities across Canada. Coaches are a valuable contributor to communities across Canada and coaching contributes significantly to volunteerism in Canada. This special week is an opportunity to recognize coaches for the integral role they play by simply saying #ThanksCoach. Make […]


Four Steps to Get Coaching!

Do you know someone who is interested in coaching, but is not quite sure where to get started? Or maybe you are already a coach, but know that there are still some things to learn about planning your practices.  The Coaching Association of Canada, with the support of Investors Group, offers Get Coaching!, a four […]


Canter Away Current Coach Spotlight – Lauren Hines

The Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) is proud to award Lauren Hines, English Competition Coach from Calgary, AB the July 2018 Canter Away Current incentive. Lauren has been riding since she was about 12 years old. She started in the Equestrian Canada coaching program back in 2004 right after graduating from Olds College. It was then that […]


Equine Trails – Station Flats & West Bragg Creek Upcoming Events

Alberta equine trail users should note that the equestrian trails at Station Flats and West Bragg Creek will be busier then usual during the noted dates below. Event organizers are required to leave space for the public, but  sites can become overcrowded quite quickly due to the large number of participants at these events in […]


NEW – AEF Summer Horse Camp Membership

It’s Summer Horse Camp time! With the warm weather and no school, it’s time for kids to go out and enjoy the summer with their favorite four-legged friends. Horses are a lot of fun, but horseback riding can be a risky activity. The Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) and CapriCMW Insurance, are proud to introduce an […]


Neurotropic Equine Herpes Virus -1

A case of nEHV-1 with neurological symptoms has been confirmed in a horse in Saskatchewan. Although other horses on the premises have tested negative and not moved since the original diagnosis, the index horse had been present at a roping/rodeo event in Alberta just prior to diagnosis. Equine Herpes Virus -1 is a contagious disease […]