January 15-17, 2016

North America's premiere equine conference!

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

Our confirmed 2016 speakers and sessions: 

  • Dr. Karen Waite - Using Learning Theory in Everyday Equine Life and
    What if the Whip Doesn't Work? The impact of Aggressive Riding in Competitive Horses
  • Jim Anderson - Developing a Versatile Horse
  • Dr. Lori Warren - Fixing the Overweight Horse
  • Dr. Sid Gustafson - Ethical Veterinary Care of the Competition Horse
  • Dr. Joe Bertone - Common Conditions of Horses: You choose! 
  • Dr. Sara Malone - Potential Relationships Between Forelimb Asymmetries and Performance
  • Dirk Stroda - A Change in Emotions Changes Everything: Mental Coaching in the World of Equine Sport
  • Dr. David Wilson - The Laminitis Vaccine
  • Dr. Molly McCue - Beyond the Horse Genome Sequence: How Genetics Impact Health and Performance
  • Dr. David Ramey - The "Real" Cost of Horse Ownership
  • Billy Smith - Promises to Keep: How we can Reclaim our Horse Heritage in Jeopardy of Irrelevance

Please check back as we continue to develop the 2016 program.

If you would like to see a sampling of the quality of information presented at previous Horse Breeders and Owners 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 an "Open Barn" reception in the Exhibit Hall at 7:00 on Friday evening and is FREE to attend. The first session starts at 8:40 am Saturday morning. Be sure to join us Saturday evening for wine, dessert, awards and live entertainment. Registration opens at 6:00 pm Friday, Saturday at 7:30 am and Sunday at 8:00 am.


Sheraton Red Deer, 3310 - 50 Avenue www.sheratonhotelreddeer.com
Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 3X9 Canada

For accommodations, contact the Sheraton Red Deer at 1-800-662-7197. Indicate you are with the annual Alberta Horse Conference. Rates vary with room type. Please call for rates.

Additional accommodations have been arranged at the Red Deer Lodge and Sandman Hotel. Please call and indicate you are with the Horse Breeders & Owners Conference.

Red Deer Lodge 1- 800-661-1657

Sandman Hotel  403-343-7400  


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Contact Us
Office Address:

97 East Lake Ramp NE
Airdrie, AB
T4A 0C3
Phone: 403-420-5949
Fax: 403-948-2069