Alberta Horse Industry

Three Regional Stables Meetings are scheduled for this spring. These complimentary meetings are regional based and intended for stable owners, managers, operators, staff and anyone interested in boarding horses at their property or equine friendly facilities as defined by the Alberta Stables Initiative. The meetings are intended to educate about the future of the stable industry in Alberta, stable business practices, herd & barn management, disease control & emergency planning and exploring resources for multi horse operations. Meetings are FREE and open to anyone interested in attending.ASI_signage_for_AEF

Stony Plain – March 10 at 3:00 pm at the Stony Plain & Parkland Pioneer Museum Teahouse

Athabasca – March 11 at 2:00 pm at the Athabasca Agriplex

Calgary – March 12 time and location TBD

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Don’t “Freak-Out” About Fructans
by Dr. Vern Baron
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Lacombe, AB

Horse owners have become acquainted with fructans and their role in pasture laminitis over the past five years. Articles have been published in the popular horse-press, which tend to imply that a relationship between fructans and pasture laminitis is a new and unique discovery and is due to newly developed pasture grass species noted for high sugar content. On the contrary, pasture laminitis is the same pasture laminitis that horse-related cultures have dealt with since horses and humans have come in contact.  It is closely related to the same laminitis that my Shetland pony suffered when she overloaded on grain after breaking into a grain bin when I was a kid.


The 2011 CTHS Thoroughbred Sale was held at Northlands Park in Edmonton on the Sunday of Fall Classic weekend - September 18th. The sale was a success with a total of 71 yearlings, 2 weanlings, 20 mares and 6 horses of racing age offered for sale in the catalogues. A total of 42 yearlings were sold for a total dollar amount of $312,700 giving an average yearling sale amount of $7,445.29.

The highest selling yearling was a gelding consigned by Bar None Ranches as Agent who sold for $35,000. The grey/roan gelding is sired by SAINT STEPHEN who is a graded stakes winning full brother to the Horse of the Year, Ashado. The first foals sired by Saint Stephen are two year olds of 2011 and his daughter, Holy Tempest, just had the first win for a Saint Stephen sired runner. The Alberta-bred Holy Tempest won the 5 1/2 furlong race at Northlands on September 11 for Dragon Reach Stables. The 2011 Sales Topping yearling is out of the stakes placed mare Withoutapproval who has produced the winner SIN TORO ($219,871). The yearling was purchased by Rick Wathen of Strathmore, Alberta.


January 13-15 at the Sheraton Red Deer (formerly the Capri Centre)

Tickets will be available at the door beginning on Friday January 13th at 6 pm, and again at 8 am Saturday morning. Tickets are $95 and include 18 educational sessions on all aspects of horses and the horse industry as well as two social events, aaTerryAndHorse proceedings manual including papers written by speakers on their session topics, and an equine trade show.

Be sure to join us on Friday evening to get a first look at this year's trade show of more than 60 equine industry exhibits. Drinks and snacks are compliments of the evening's sponsor, Pfizer Equine Division, and you can enter to win one of over a dozen great draw prizes. Meet and mingle with Terry Grant, famous for appearing on the TV show Mantracker and the Calgary Stampede Indian Princess, Amelia Crowshoe.

Saturday night, another social event, sponsored by Horse Racing Alberta and featuring a complimentary wine bar, dessert buffet, live music, and scooter pole bending competition.

Click here for more information and to see the line up of speakers we have this year.  

Boardroom II - Capri Conference Centre, Red Deer, Alberta 
Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
(Carberry, MB - December 3, 2011) ---  CQHA cordially invites you to attend our 2012 Annual General Meeting to be held in conjunction with the 2012 Annual Horse Breeder and Owners Conference, in Red Deer, Alberta. The CQHA is proud to be a sponsor of this 30th Annual Horse Breeders and Owners Conference and invites you to visit our booth and meet our Board members in the display hall sometime over the weekend.
Everyone is invited to our AGM, there is no fee or pre-registration required to attend our meeting. You do not have to be a CQHA member to attend (unless you wish to vote). 



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