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Annual Awards

Annual Provincial Awards honour 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.

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 are presented with their awards at our annual banquet – Stride With Us.

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





Nomination Criteria

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

(Minimum 1000 character submission required).


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.

Nomination Categories

Important: Candidates may be of any age, involved in any discipline and should hold a current AEF membership (individual, family, stable/facility, etc.) for most categories (exceptions made for the following categories: Volunteer, Horse, & Equine Personnel).  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 and owners of horses may not nominate their own horse for the “Outstanding Horse” category. Please ensure all nominations include as much detail as possible and clearly state the first and last name or full name of the person/entity being nominated. AEF Staff and Board Members are ineligible for nomination. Award recipients may only be recognized once ever, to allow equal opportunity to widely recognize contributions made by individuals/entities throughout the province on an ongoing basis.

Past Recipients:

2020 Award Recipients Announced

2019 Award Recipients Announced

2018 Award Recipients Announced 


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