Alberta Horse Industry

People came from all over the world to enjoy the horse sports, family entertainment, trade show and beautiful sunny weather at the 'Masters.' The tournament, running September 7-11, brought in record attendance. The final Sunday brought in 89 632 people, which is an all-time record and up 10 000 from last year. From Wednesday to Sunday, the total attendance was 255 202. a2011Masters-sm


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Two Fall Horses 101 seminar's are scheduled in Grande Prairie and Spruce Meadows. 
The first Horses 101 seminar is being offered in conjunction with Peace Country Pet and Equine Expo in Grande Prairie, on Saturday, September 24 from 9am - 12:30 pm. Industry professionals Les Burwash and Nettie Barr will present the session. Stay afterwards for lunch and an Equine Biosecurity Workshop presented by the AEF and ABVMA.  aHorseHead 

The second seminar, presented with Spruce Meadows Harvest Classic, is scheduled for Saturday October 22 from 9 am - 12:30 pm. Industry professionals Les Burwash, Ron Anderson and Muffy Knox will be presenting.
"Everything you always wanted to know about horses but didn't know who to ask." The Horses 101 seminars cover the topics of horse care & nutrition; equipment; assessing stables; keeping horses at home; and horse selection.

Register online here. Registrations will also be accepted by phone and at the door, space permitting.

$25 for one person, with an additional $20 for a second person on the same registration. Youth 15 and under get in free when accompanied by their parent or guardian.
*** SALE*** Grande Prairie is being offerered for $20, bring a friend for $15. Register online now to reserve your seat.  Space is limited.

altAnswer: Currently, there are no ID requirements for equines in Canada other than the requirements of specific breed registries. However, a Premises ID is required by law for those keeping horses, or other livestock, on their Alberta property. Visit the Alberta Government web site for more information.

In addition, as of July 31, 2010, all equines presented at a slaughter plant must be accompanied by an EID, Equine Information Document. This document will include identification of the animal, a record of illness and a record of medical treatments administered for the preceding six-month period. The EID requires a signed declaration by the owner of the equine as to the accuracy of the information in the document. A number of drugs are not permitted in equines being slaughtered for food and more are permitted only with a 6-month withrawal period.
For complete information on the EID and the list of veterinary drugs not permitted or permitted only with a 6-month withdrawal period, visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) web site.

Alberta's 4-H Council has approved a mandatory helmet policy for young people who sign up for its horse-riding programs. Starting Oct. 1, all beginner riders and anyone born in 2000 or later and enrolled in 4-H equine clubs must wear a protective helmet if they want to mount up.

Stacy Price, president of Alberta 4-H, says the rule is about keeping young people safe, especially from dangerous head injuries such as concussions.

"Safety is our first concern at 4-H. We are trying to improve our safety. We are trying to be proactive here," Price said Wednesday. "We see it as a growing trend and we don't want to be the ones that are lagging behind."



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