Provincial Award Recipients!

Please join the Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) in congratulating our Provincial Award Recipients! Over forty (40) nominations were submitted in five (5) categories. The AEF Awards Committee put in many hours to determine which candidates were most deserving, “it was not an easy decision to make from so many worthy contenders,” said the Chair of […]


$150,000.00 Will Be Distributed To Under 25 Athletes Across Canada!

For Immediate Release: February 12, 2018 $150,000.00 Will Be Distributed To Under 25 Athletes Across Canada! Alberta Equestrian Federation is pleased at this time to announce two new programs being introduced Nationwide, with the mandate to support Equestrian Athletes across the country under the age of 25. The programs are being designed to help identify […]


Canter Away Current Coach Spotlight – Raylene McWade

AEF is proud to award Raylene McWade, Saddle Seat Instructor from Red Deer County, the January 2018 Canter Away Current incentive. With a lifelong love of horses, Raylene started showing American Saddlebreds in 1979 and soon developed a love for Saddle Seat Equitation. Proving that you are never too old to live out a dream, […]


Equine Medication Control Technicians – Becoming a Medications Control Technician

WHAT IS EQUINE MEDICATIONS CONTROL? Anti-doping and medications control is enforced at all Equestrian Canada Equestre sanctioned competitions, prohibiting banned substances to protect the health and welfare of horses, the safety of athletes, and ensure fair play. The Equine Medication Control (EMC) program promotes the health, welfare and safety of the horse and rider by: […]


Health Changes to OUI and MIA

Below are resources from Equestrian Canada (EC) outlining the changes that have been made to the Canadian regulations in regards to Own Use Importations (OUI) and Medically important Anti-Microbial (MIA). Canadian Veterinary Medicine Association Information Sheet on Incoming Anti-Microbial Regulatory Changes Fact Sheet: Changes to OUI Regulations Changes to Use of MIA Request Form to […]


Travel Policies

As the weather becomes colder, many members start to plan their winter escape to warmer destinations. For our clients, that trip may also include travelling with their horses. This product was initially created due to inquiries and concerns over the limitations often found in standard everyday travel insurance.  In response, we designed a customized out-of-province […]


Cypress Hills Provincial Park Draft Equestrian & Cross-Country Ski Trails Master Plan

Alberta Parks has developed a Draft Mountain Biking Trail Design Plan and a Draft Equestrian & Cross-Country Ski Trails Master Plan for Cypress Hills Provincial Park, with advice and recommendations from local public and key stakeholders. The draft plans set out objectives and strategies for future trail development in Cypress Hills Provincial Park. Alberta Parks […]


Celebrating the Big 4-0!

The Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) is celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2018 and we want to celebrate our members! Help the AEF commemorate this banner year by submitting your equine photos for our special 40th anniversary issue of Alberta Bits! Photo a photo Help us commemorate our 40th anniversary in 2018!


Alberta Bits Christmas Gift Guide

Holiday gifts for every equestrian on your list. For Her:   Twisted X Serape Fringe Driving Moccasins Serape is on-trend and these cute, yet functional, shoes will be a definite hit under the tree. ($179.99) Lammles Boss Mare Hoodie Sassy, yet funny? We love this hoodie, and we bet the boss of your house will […]