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.  […]


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 Clearwater County that are registered in the provincial premises identification database. If your clients have not received this letter, they can […]


West Bragg Creek Trails

If you have not visited West Bragg Creek in a while, you will immediately notice one big change, and once you get out onto the trails, you will notice many other improvements throughout the 150 km trail network. These improvements have enhanced the equestrian opportunities at West Bragg Creek. West Bragg Creek Parking Lot Upgrade […]


2018 AEF Annual Instructor/Coach Symposium – Success!

The 2018 Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) Annual Instructor/Coach Symposium was a huge success. There was a total of 38 registrants throughout the weekend. The symposium was geared around daily themes to benefit equestrian instructors/coaches and their businesses and skill-sets. Friday April 13 was an “All About Business” theme for the coaches featuring Russ Dantu doing […]


Members Only Benefits

The AEF and “CapriCMW” have been working collaboratively in service to the horse community in Alberta for some time. Over the years, the products and services offered to members have changed dramatically – all in response to a changing landscape in the horse industry and evolving risk assessment practices we have been able to employ […]


Canter Away Current Coach Spotlight – Stephanie Zylstra

The Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) is proud to award Stephanie Zylstra, Western Instructor from Gibbons, AB the April 2018 Canter Away Current incentive. Stephanie is passionate about horses, and enjoys teaching new riders the joy of being an equestrian! She has been an equestrian for over 13 years, and participates in various western disciplines, driving horses, […]


Protecting your families, your pets and your livestock

As areas in Alberta face flooding challenges, this is a good time to revisit our emergency preparedness for our families, our pets and for our livestock animals. Your Family and Pets In an emergency, you will need some basic supplies. By taking a few simple steps today, you can become better prepared to face a […]