NCCP Transfer of Qualifications (Old NCCP to New NCCP) – Instructors and Coaches

The time has come for all Equine Canada NCCP certified Level 1, 2 or 3 coaches to transfer their qualifications to the new competency based NCCP! The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) has evolved and gone through many changes, most notably the transition away from delivering the technical, theoretical and practical components of the Level […]


Funding connects students to agribusiness

New funding for Alberta’s Green Certificate Program (GCP) is providing more opportunities for students to explore potential careers in agribusiness. Education will partner with Agriculture and Forestry and invest up to $400,000 annually to cover the course fees for students enrolled in a range of GCP offerings, including: beekeeper production technician cow-calf beef production technician […]


Alberta’s Tick Surveillance Program

Albertans can submit ticks to the province for testing. When you’re spending time outside this summer, don’t forget to keep an eye out for ticks. The Alberta tick surveillance program takes ticks that people find on themselves and their pets or farm animals and tests them to see if they carry the bacteria that causes […]


Congratulations to Alberta’s Newly Certified Instructors/Coaches – Spring 2017

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. Equestrian Canada 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 […]


Did You Know…

There are many optional insurance coverages that are available as an add-on to your basic AEF Membership.   While the basic AEF Membership does include $5,000,000 personal liability coverage and $30,000 AD&D coverage, there may be other situations that arise where an optional insurance may have provided you with the coverage you needed in the event […]


Upgrading On The West Bragg Creek Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks is upgrading West Bragg Creek Provincial Recreation Area. The parking lot will be expanded and trailhead amenities will be enhanced to address site issues. These upgrades are intended to reduce parking lot congestion and user conflict, create safe emergency access, improve the all-season trailhead experience for a variety of users, help the Greater […]


Wildfire protection strengthened with new rules

Albertans are reminded to take precautions to prevent forest fires as new wildfire protection regulations take effect March 31. “Last fall, we passed important legislation to help deter unsafe behaviour and give our wildland firefighters more tools to keep Albertans and their communities safe. These strengthened regulations send a clear message that we all share […]


Equine herpesvirus reported in southwest Manitoba

The Manitoba Horse Council has confirmed cases of Equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) which has caused abortions and neurologic disease starting 3 weeks ago in southwest Manitoba, according to a Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) alert. Veterinarians initiated a strict quarantine of 105 horses on the property. Eight fatalities have resulted from neurologic disease with an additional […]


Equine Code of Practice Awareness Survey Opens

(Medicine Hat, AB) 15 MAR 2017 – If you own horses and / or are responsible for the care of horses please take five minutes to complete an important survey respecting the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines (the Code). This industry-developed survey is to gauge awareness, adoption and use of the […]