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Alberta’s Equine Community

It is estimated that Alberta is home to more than 320,000 horses, approximately 33% of the total horse population in Canada. There is not an industry more diverse than the equine industry, which includes, but is not limited to, racing, sport, ranching, breeding, boarding, pleasure, recreation, and companion animals.

With over 18,000 members, in over 435 communities and covering a wide variety of interests, disciplines, industry partners, breeds, health and welfare of equines among others, we are committed to the entire Alberta Equine Community, humans and herd, whether members or not.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alberta Equestrian Federation, along with leading industry partners, has launched “Alberta Equine Partners for the Herd”, a fundraising initiative to support the equine community in Alberta during these difficult and uncertain times to come. We care wholeheartedly about Alberta’s horses and we are concerned about the risk to their well-being due to the financial difficulties brought on by the pandemic.

We need your help

In a recent call-out to the equine community in the province, it is apparent there is a need.


of those in need will require hay and veterinary assistance for basic care


of respondents have 3 months or less of reserves to provide basic care


of those in need will require pelleted feed and straw for basic care


of those in need will require shavings, salt and minerals for basic care

Without support, many in the community may be faced with difficult decisions. We want to ensure the health, safety, welfare and care of equines in Alberta, because without horses, the Alberta equine community would cease to exist.

As a community, we are stronger together – we share the mutual love for horses.

Take Action Today

As a generous donor, you are making an impact for “Alberta Equine Partners for the Herd”.
$5 will buy a horse in need a salt block; $20 will buy a bag of feed for a horse in need; $100 will assist with the basic essential health care for a horse in need. If 50,000 individuals donated $5, we would reach a goal of $250,000!

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For Those In Need

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All proceeds from the Masks will go towards Alberta Equine Partners for the Herd.

Fundraiser Goal

Our goal is to raise $250,000 for the month of August. All proceeds will go towards in-kind donations for those in need, such as salt, minerals, shavings, pelleted feed, etc. We truly thank you for your support.

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Applying for Assistance

Applications for Assistance are now OPEN. Please read all the criteria and instructions carefully in the application.


Applications will be accepted until September 30th, 2020

To apply for assistance via hard copy application, please download, save a copy and complete the Application Form

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