January 13-15, 2017

North America's premiere equine conference has moved to Strathcona County! HBOC logo with text 2017

The Alberta Horse Conference (formerly the Horse Breeders and Owners Conference) is held each January in Alberta, and features internationally recognized speakers on a wide range of topics of interest to horse owners, breeders and professionals.

Our confirmed 2017 speakers and sessions: 


If you would like to see a sampling of the quality of information presented at previous Alberta Horse Conferences, please read through some of the past conference proceeedings:

2003, 2004, 2005, 2006,2007,2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

 Visit the Trade Show!

The trade show features over 50 equine businesses and organizations and is included with registration. It is open from Friday at 7pm until Sunday at 2pm.  

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The conference begins with a Reception in the Agora Hall at 7:00 on Friday evening and is FREE to attend. The first session starts at 8:40 am Saturday morning. Saturday will feature technical sessions, as well as live demonstrations in the afternoon at Ash Bren Farms. Live demonstrations are included with your registration fee and include complimentary shuttle service to and from the farm. Be sure to join us Saturday evening for "Cowboy Dinner" (*extra $45/person) at Festival Place which includes a technical presentation. Registration opens at 6:00 pm Friday, Saturday at 7:30 am and Sunday at 8:00 am.

Location   ** PLease note our NEW location for 2017!!**

Strathcona County Community Centre
401 Festival Lane,  http://www.strathcona.ca/departments/facility-services/community-centre/
Sherwood Park, Alberta, T8A 5T8 Canada

For accommodations (rates may vary), indicate you are with the annual Alberta Horse Conference and contact either of the following hotels:

The Holiday Inn & Conference Centre Sherwood Park at 1-780-464-4900

The Ramada Sherwood Park at 1-780-467-6727

Super 8 Sherwood Park at 1-780-464-1000


To view detailed map click here http://www.strathcona.ca/files/files/at-comc-map.pdf

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