Our Mission

Alberta Horse Industry MissionTo provide a unified voice for the Alberta horse industry and strengthen it through advocacy, education and research.

Our Vision

Alberta Horse IndustryA growing, profitable, united Alberta horse industry, recognized nationally and internationally.

Equine Welfare

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Alberta Stables Initiative announces call for nominations for first board of directors


The Alberta Stables Initiative (ASI) announces the conversion from an initiative to an official association for stables. The association of stables will address the many economic and demographic challenges that stable operators face in Alberta. This transformation has been in the long-term plans for the initiative since its inception. The newly formed association will continue to deliver programs and build on successes the ASI achieved over the past five years.  


Care of the Aging Horse


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Horses, like people, are living longer. Aging in horses brings with it the same range of inadequacies experienced by any species growing old. While evidence suggests that only about 10 per cent of horses are presently beyond 20 years of age, increasing numbers live into the 30’s. Thanks to improving veterinary care, the geriatric equine can live a comfortable and humane life beyond “normal” retirement, and the dreaded period when end-of-life decisions are called for.

Defining “old” for horses varies greatly by breed and history of use. Pony breeds tend to live longer and often remain useable up to 30. Larger breeds tend to show age earlier. The sway back, drooping lower lip, dull coat, gradual loss of body condition, grey hair, joint stiffness, hoof deformities and inevitable and uneven dental wear are sure signs of advancing age.

Key areas need to be addressed in the quest to keep horses growing old while remaining active and comfortable.


Animal Pedigree Act


Canadian breed associations should be aware some individuals within Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada are proposing repealing the Animal Pedigree Act. Please read the attached letter from Ronald Black, General Manager of the Canadian Livestock Records Corporation. He explains the importance of the act and how a repeal would negatively affect Canadian breeds.

Read the letter here.

2014 HBOC Proceedings Manual


The Proceedings Manual from the 2014 Horse Breeders and Owners Conference is now for sale. The cost is $25 and includesproceedings manual shipping anywhere in Canada. This year's manual is 112 pages and includes papers from all 13 of our speakers.


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April 12-13, 2014





Industry Directory


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