Funding

AEF strives to provide funding to members in the community where budget permits.
Be sure to check out the external opportunities that may be available.

Individuals

Funding opportunities available to individual members.

General Funding

Available to individuals who are attending provincial events and pursuing professional or educational development.

Criteria and Application

Deadlines:

  1. Applications are accepted between January 1 – April 30 of each year; successful applicants will be notified by May 31
  2. Applications are accepted between June 1 – September 30 of each year; successful applicants will be notified by October 31

Win Your Entry 

Available to athletes competing in Wild Rose Competitions. Win Your Entry refunds (to a maximum of $100.00) of show entry fees for one competitor per Wild Rose show. All eligible entries received prior to the competition entry closing date will be entered in a draw to win their show fees!

Bonus entry:

  1. Follow @alberta_equestrian on Instagram
  2. Post a photo of you and/or your horse at a Wild Rose Show on Instagram
  3. Tag the Alberta Equestrian Federation in your Instagram photo
  4. Use #AEFWinYourEntry on your Instagram post

Pump Up Your Levels  

Available to current Equestrian Canada (EC) certified instructors/coaches to encourage ongoing rider level testing in the province of Alberta.

Application: Pump Up Your Levels Application

Deadline: March 31, 2019

Canter Away Current

Available to current EC certified instructors/coaches who strive to maintain a current status for a minimum of the 3 months leading up to the draw date.

Four draws a year for a $200 Greenhawk gift card in:

  • April
  • July
  • October
  • January

Member Referral Program

All AEF Members! Refer brand new members to the AEF and receive a credit of $5.00 per referral. Credits go toward the cost of the next calendar year’s membership.

To receive referral credits, the new member must submit your name (as it appears on your membership card) along with your AEF membership number when signing up. 

Educational Scholarships & Bursaries

Available to current members who are pursuing an equine-related post-secondary education and who exemplify the objectives, vision and mission of the AEF.

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Clubs, Businesses, Equine Facilities

Funding opportunities available to Club & Business members.

General Funding

Available to clubs for clinics and events that assist their members with professional or educational development, club board member educational development or club facility improvements.

Criteria and Application

Deadlines:

  1. Applications are accepted between January 1 – April 30 of each year; successful applicants will be notified by May 31
  2. Applications are accepted between June 1 – September 30 of each year; successful applicants will be notified by October 31

Pay It Back – Wild Rose Official Funding

Financial support to Wild Rose Show organizers. Opportunity to apply for funding every year to help offset the costs of officials’ fees spent, associated with holding a competition. Applications are accepted in November 2018 for officials’ fees incurred during the 2018 year (certain criteria will apply).

Criteria and Application

Deadline: November 1, 2018

Trail Supporter Funding

Available to club and/or business members.

Criteria and Application

Deadline: May 15 of each year

Pump Up Your Levels

Available to facilities/stables who use current Equestrian Canada (EC) certified instructors/coaches.

Criteria and Application

Deadline: March 29, 2018

Request for Donated Items

Available members who are organizing an equine event and would like to request non-monetary items from the AEF.

Application: Request for donation

Member Referral Program

Refer brand new AEF members for a credit of $5.00 per new member. Credits are applied to the cost of the clubs next calendar year’s membership.

To receive referral credits, the new member must submit your club or business full name and membership number when signing up

External Opportunities

Other possible funding opportunities.

Above & Beyond Grant

This grant supports coaches and officials to help pursue educational or developmental opportunities. 

More information: Above & Beyond Grant

Champions Fund

The Champions Fund was created to empower the female athletic community, to provide a resource that can help change the game for Canada’s young girls and women athletes.

More information: Women Champions Fund

Status of Women Grant Program

Non-profits and charitable organizations can get funding for projects that improve the lives of women and girls in Alberta.

For more information visit: Status of Women Grant Program

WISE Fund

The Women in Sport Encouragement (WISE) Fund invests in the development of female leaders in sport and supports organizations to strengthen their engagement of girls and women in sport. Since 2004, CAAWS has awarded $150,000 in grants to leaders and organizations across Canada!

More information: WISE Fund

30+ Sport specific funding opportunities can be found here.

To better serve our website visitors and members we have ongoingly updated listings of our member Businesses, Clubs, Instructors, Coaches, Officials, Stables and Facilities. We can help you find what you're looking for.

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