COVID-19 Updates for the Equestrian Community
The situation involving COVID-19 requires everyone’s effort in being vigilant and proactive.
We are working hard to provide the Equine Community with updates and information as we receive it.
Please continue to come back to this resource page for updates.
COVID-19 and Equestrian Facility Updates
March 20th, 2020 – In an effort to minimize the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19), Equestrian Canada (EC) and the Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations (PTSOs) recommend the following as best practices concerning equestrian facility operations, consistent with the recommendations of applicable health authorities. In Alberta specifically, the Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) does not have the authority to regulate facility operations, we have the responsibility to educate our community.
Please see the full statement here: March 20th, 2020 – COVID-19 and Equestrian Facility Updates
March 24, 2020 – Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to provide an update regarding its ongoing advocacy on behalf of equine farms and equestrian facilities facing financial hardship during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as offer resources for support during this unprecedented disruption of normal business operations. You may find the full update here: Support and Resources for Equine Farms and Equestrian Facilities
Alberta Equestrian Federation COVID-19 Updates
March 31st, 2020 – the team at Purina led by Heather MacInnis, Alberta Equine Nutrition Consultant has some significant updates regarding their expanded support and a special offer for AEF members. Read more….
March 16th, 2020 – The situation involving the COVID-19 virus is rapidly evolving and requires everyone’s effort in being vigilant and proactive.
Equestrian Canada (EC) Updates
March 30th, 2020 – The suspension of Equestrian Canada (EC) & AEF sanctioned competition has been extended to June 1, 2020, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Please see the full press release here: Suspension Extended for Equestrian Canada Sanctioned Competition
March 26th, 2020 – We encourage our members to listen to the recording of the Equestrian Canada National Equine Disease and Welfare Surveillance Call that took place on March 25th, 2020.
View the video recording of the call here.
March 26th, 2020 – Equestrian Canada (EC) would like to invite equine/equestrian business owners to participate in a survey with the goal of understanding the immediate and long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the equine farms, equestrian facilities and related businesses – Take the Survey Now.
CapriCMW Insurance Services COVID-19 FAQ’s & Updates
Important information from our Insurance Partner, CapriCMW:
April 3rd, 2020 – COVID-19 Precautions for Equestrians – UPDATE
Insurance-related Inquiries about your current AEF membership coverage should be sent directly to CapriCMW Insurance at 1-800-670-1877 (ask for the equine department) or [email protected]
COVID-19 Resources & Information
The Equine Community is strongly advised to follow recommendations from the Government of Alberta & Canada involving COVID-19.
The following links provide the most accurate and current information:
Biosecurity Resources for Equestrian Community in Alberta
Continued use of biosecurity best practices will help ensure the health and safety of humans and equines alike.
Please visit www.albertaequestrian.com/biosecurity for resources and links on Biosecurity and Best Practices.
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