Major Threats to Equine Welfare Identified in Research Study

Guelph, ON March 29, 2018 – What would you list as a threat to the welfare of horses in Canada? What actions could we take to fix this? Questions like these may not always be the first thing on the mind of most horse lovers, but they are extremely important to the continued success and […]

Provide your input – North Saskatchewan Region of Alberta

The Government of Alberta is currently in the process of developing a Regional Plan for the North Saskatchewan Region of Alberta.  The plan will provide the policy integration, direction and clarity needed to help guide decisions that collectively reflect and support the needs and values of Albertans; it will help to achieve Alberta’s long-term economic, […]

HEALTH ALERT: Positive Case of Equine Infectious Anemia Confirmed in Alberta

Ottawa, ON, March 1, 2018 – Below are details pertaining to a newly identified Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA)-affected premises in the province of Alberta. Please note that this information is in addition to what the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) already communicates to stakeholders which includes: Notification to the relevant provincial veterinary service of any […]

Equestrian Canada Welcomes Richard Mongeau as Chief Executive Officer

Ottawa, ON, Feb. 16, 2018 – Equestrian Canada (EC) is thrilled to announce that Richard Mongeau has been appointed EC Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2018. “The EC Board entered the search for a new CEO with the intention of hiring for an interim position,” explained Meg Krueger, EC President. “However, we were fortunate […]

Code of Practice For Equine – Canada’s Guide to Care and Handling of Horses

(Medicine Hat, AB) 15 FEB 2017 – In the fall of 2012, the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) and Equestrian Canada released the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines. Five years later, the Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada commissioned a survey to gauge the level of awareness of the Code […]

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: […]