Annual Awards

Annual Provincial Awards honor outstanding deserving members achievements within Alberta’s equine community. These awards acknowledge those who stand out and have made a positive impact on the equestrian community.

This is your chance to recognize a hard-working individual that has gone above and beyond to make the equestrian community a truly special place. Do you know someone deserving? Nominate them today!

The successful recipients for each award category will exemplify the characteristics defined within the respective award criteria listed below. Members may be recognized for an outstanding achievement or for continual outstanding contributions within the community. The selection committee encourages those submitting nominations, to include as much detail as possible to define the impact made.

Recipients will be presented with their award at the inaugural annual banquet – Stride With Us, in conjunction with our Annual General Meeting. This event is taking place on March 21, 2020 in Calgary, AB.

Special thank you to our official annual awards partner, CapriCMW Insurance.

Eligible Nomination Categories:

  • Outstanding Instructor/Coach of the Year
  • Sportsmanship Excellence Award
  • Outstanding Athlete/Rider of the Year
  • Outstanding Volunteer of the Year
  • Outstanding Equine Support Personnel of the Year
  • Outstanding Stable/Facility of the Year
  • Outstanding Horse of the Year
  • Above and Beyond Excellence Award

Submitting a Nomination:

Prior to nominating an individual please ensure to review the Nomination Criteria.

To nominate,  please use the Nomination Form on this page.

Important: Candidates may be of any age, involved in any discipline and hold a current AEF membership (individual, family, stable/facility, etc.) for most categories.  Nominations are only accepted through the online nomination form.  All nominations must be truthful and accurate. Nominations are open to the general public with no special requirements needed on behalf of the nominator. Individuals may be nominated for multiple categories as well, however, each category must be submitted one at a time. Self-nominations or nominations made by family members are not accepted.

Nominations Accepted: October 1st – December 31st of each calendar year

Selection of Award Recipients: Determined by the Award Selection Committee consisting of a minimum of five (5) AEF members.

Past Recipients:

2018 Award Recipients Announced 




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