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 […]


Horses in Sport Exhibit

Throughout history, horses were primarily used for hunting, transportation and protecting Canadians, but horses were also used for sporting events with the earliest known use in horse racing. Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame has inducted twenty-six individuals and two horses for their amazing contributions to the equine world. This exhibit features eight major national and […]


Kananaskis Country Summer Construction Updates

Elbow Sheep Wildland Provincial Park Tombstone Backcountry Campground The Tombstone Backcountry Campground will be expanded from 10 sites to 15 sites. The campground will be reconfigured to separated equestrian from hiker use. There will be 4 separate equestrian sites with fire pits and hitching rails. The hiker sites will have a communal cooking area with […]


Comment on: Proposed national disease control program for equine infectious anemia

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has launched a 60-day public consultation on a proposed new National Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) Disease Control Program. The proposed control program will effect Western Canada significantly, Alberta Equestrian Federation is encouraging members to participate in the survey and provide input. The survey is open until June 18, 2018.  […]