Individuals


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The Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) strives to provide funding where available to members to help further their equine education and pursuits. Below are funding opportunities available for current individual members.


Individual Funding 

Available to individuals who are attending provincial events and pursing professional or educational development.

Application: Individual Funding

Deadlines:

  • Applications are accepted between January 1 – April 30 of each year
    • Successful applicants will be notified by May 31
  • Applications are accepted between June 1 – September 30 of each year
    • Successful applicants will be notified by October 31

Win your Entry in partnership with Capri Insurance.

This program will refund (to a maximum of $100.00) the show entry fees of one competitor per Wild Rose show. All eligible entries received prior to the competition entry closing date will be entered in a draw to win their show fees!


Pump Up Your Levels 

Available to current Equestrian Canada (EC) certified instructors/coaches to encourage more rider level testing in the province of Alberta.

Application: Pump Up Your Levels Application

Deadline: March 31, 2017


Canter Away Current 

Available to current EC certified instructors/coaches who strive to maintain a current status for a minimum of the 3 months leading up to the draw date.

Funds available: A $200 Greenhawk gift card

Draws take place:

  • April
  • July
  • October
  • January

Educational Scholarships 

Available to current members who are interested in pursuing an equine-related post-secondary education and who exemplify the objectives, vision and mission of the AEF.

Application: Application deadline is now closed.

Deadline: May 31 each year


Bill desBarres Industry Scholarship

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Named after Honorary Life Member, Bill desBarres.

Bill gave selflessly of his time as a volunteer on the AEF board and within the horse industry for the past 35 plus years. This $500 annual Scholarship is intended to honor his lifelong commitment and dedication to the horse community.

 

 

Available to current members who are entering or enrolled in Animal Health Technology at a Canadian accredited post-secondary educational institution.

Funds available: $500.00

Application: Application deadline is now closed.

Deadline: May 31 each year


Charlene Baker Western Rider Bursary 

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Charlene Baker was a western level 2 course conductor and western level 2 certified coach for the province of Alberta. Charlene was heavily involved in 4H as well as provided many clinics and teachings for Lakeland College in Vermillion, AB all based on the EC guidelines. Charlene was a very competitive rider, in addition to her successful coaching career, and was instrumental in organizing many competitions in the NE region of Alberta. Charlene believed that it was important that people see coaches out there progressing and using the EC program.

The AEF is pleased to present this bursary in Charlene Baker’s memory, for her dedication, passion and love towards horses and the sport of equestrian.

Available to the rider who has achieved the highest score on the Western Learn to Ride Level 4 test.

Funds available: $500.00

Application: Charlene Baker Western Rider Bursary

Deadline: March 31, 2017


Sonja Burton English Rider Bursary 

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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 times a week in the saddle training at Amberlea Meadows, in Edmonton, AB. She was a very technical rider and took to the sport like a fish to water. She collected a slew of trophies and ribbons over the years. Sonja graduated in June 2015 with distinction from Harry Ainlay High School and planned to pursue her Bachelor of Arts Degree and eventually study Law.

The AEF is pleased to present this bursary in Sonja Burton’s memory, for her dedication, passion and love towards horses and the sport of equestrian.

Available to the rider who has achieved the highest score on the English Learn to Ride Level 8 test.

Funds available: $500.00

Application: Sonja Burton English Rider Bursary

Deadline: March 31, 2017


Request for Donated Items

Available to individuals who are organizing an equine event and would like to request non-monetary items from the AEF.

Application: Request for donations


Member Referral Program 

Current AEF Members: Refer brand new members to the AEF and receive a credit of $5.00 per referral. Credits go toward the cost of the next calendar year’s membership.

To receive referral credits, the new member must submit your name (as it appears on your membership card) along with your AEF membership number when signing up.