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 […]


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 […]