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 […]


New Occupational Health and Safety requirements for Volunteers

For organizations who utilize volunteers working on Public Land, please note that on June 1st, there were updates made to the Occupational Health and Safety Act which you should read here. As a result, there are some changes to what an organization is required to have in place in order to obtain approval to perform […]


Equine Infectious Anemia Notification

Following the detection of a case of equine infectious anemia by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is sending a copy of this notification letter by email to horse owners in the county of Ponoka who are registered in the provincial premises identification database. If your clients have not received this letter, […]


Congratulations – AEF English & Western Rider Bursary Recipients

Sonja Burton English Rider Level Bursary awarded to Taylor Stock of Ardrossan, AB Sonja Burton, age 17, was an accomplished equestrian with two horses that both complemented her personality: one a cowgirl, the other a princess. Sonja started riding at the age of 8 years old and was immediately hooked. Sonja spent at least 4 […]


Congratulations – AEF Pump up Your Levels Recipients

Each year the Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) is pleased to offer the Pump Up Your Levels Funding Incentive. The objective of this incentive is to encourage growth within the National Learn to Ride/Drive programs, encourage use of Equestrian Canada (EC) certified instructors/coaches in stables/facilities, as well as to increase LTED participation by using existing programs […]


Congratulations to Alberta’s Newly Certified Instructors/Coaches – Spring 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, […]


Understanding Personal Liability Coverage

As the risk management partner for the Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) and its members, our team at CapriCMW gets asked many questions about the insurance we deliver to the diverse equine community in Alberta. I know I can speak on behalf of my colleagues to say that the best part of our day is when […]