Thank you for considering a donation to the Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF). Donations to the AEF helps to fund programming for all members from the young to the young at heart! AEF programs make a significant difference in the lives of horses and riders across the province of Alberta ranging from the beloved backyard pony to the high performance athlete. There are many ways of investing in the health and well-being of all equines through the AEF.

Stride With Us – Silent Auction Fundraiser 

In the past years, we have all seen the effects that disasters have on our industry, from the 2013 Calgary Floods, the 2017 Fort McMurray Fires, to the recent wildfires in BC and Alberta. As AEF continues to work on our Alberta Equine Industry Emergency Preparedness Plan we thought 2018 would be the perfect year to raise funds to purchase an emergency livestock handling equipment trailer for a community in need, in Alberta.

This trailer will be used when disasters occur such as wild fires, floods and roadside accidents involving livestock. The cost of a trailer is close to $40,000, while a significant cost, they are also a significant resource when needed. Currently there are 16 trailers in the province and we want to add another.

Stride With Us is expected to draw 100 equine enthusiasts and we are providing an opportunity for individuals and organizations to be prominently featured in the event program, social media and event registration. In addition, each program will contain a “support our supporters” flyer listing contact details for all donors. The AEF will be holding a silent auction during this event to raise funds to purchase this trailer for the Foothills region.

We are asking individuals and organizations to please consider donating a product or service for this important fundraising initiative. All donations are greatly appreciated; logo will be on display alongside your donated item or service.

Stride With Us Silent Auction Application

Want to attend Stride With Us? Register for Stride With Us here.

Scholarship Fund

Donations to the scholarship fund support AEF Members pursuing or continuing post-secondary education in an equine related area of study.

Trail Supporter Fund

Donations to the trail supporter fund provide support to AEF clubs or business members 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. Just a few dollars can make a huge difference in helping to build and improve Alberta’s equestrian trails.  If you like to explore new trails, or plan to in the future, help make Alberta the best place on earth to ride.

For a generous individual contribution of $100 or more, you will receive recognition on our Trail Supporter Donor Wall. 

Did You Know?: It costs approximately $3000 / per 1 km to build new trails!


General donations support programs and services that are made available to all members to benefit equine and equestrian activities in Alberta.

How to Donate

Donations can be made with your membership, by mail or calling the AEF office at 403-253-4411. If you would like to donate in honor of someone, please let us know.

Please Note: The AEF is not a registered Charitable Organization, therefore with one exception, official income tax donation receipts cannot be issued.  As the provincially recognized association for equestrian in Alberta by Alberta Sport Connection, the AEF is the recipient of any donations made directly to Alberta Sport Connection towards equestrian sport or recreation. Donations made to equestrian sport and recreation through Alberta Sport Connection are eligible for tax receipts. The minimum donation accepted by Alberta Sport Connection is $250.00.

To make a donation of $250 or more and receive a tax receipt, please Download Alberta Sport Connection donation form.