2006 News Archive

The Horse Industry Association of Alberta (HIAA) and Alberta Agriculture (AAFRD) held a Stable Owners' seminar on Friday, January 12, just prior to the opening of the annual Horse Breeders & Owners Conference. The seminar attracted approximately 300 stable owners and managers from all over Alberta, who packed the Monaco Room at the Capri Cente in Red Deer.


FEI World Children’s Final at Spruce Meadows -
Local Riders Up Against the Best from Around the World

The premise behind the World Children’s Final, presided over by the international equestrian federation (FEI), is one of fun and good sportsmanship for the young athletes.  Host country Canada is represented by sixteen riders aged 10 – 14 and the other 16 qualified athletes are from Russia, Chile, Brazil, South Africa, UAE, Belgium, New Zealand, USA, Columbia, Australia and Germany.


In conjunction with the 2006 Spruce Meadows “Masters” Media Day, the Horse Industry Association of Alberta (HIAA) held a news conference to launch its branding campaign and announce its new initiative for the horse industry.


A new web site is being developed for albertastables.ca so please keep checking back for new information.

Horse Industry Collaborates to Support Alberta Stables

Stables in Alberta face many challenges in today’s economic and demographic climates. Our increasingly urban population creates land use issues for horse facilities, and legislation can impact the stable’s ability to operate. Competition for the public’s leisure dollar is great with many activities competing for the time and finances of the population. Public expectations of animal welfare are on the increase and understanding of our industry is key to ensuring that stables are viewed favourably.


In response to feedback received, the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has established an industry group to work with the AVMA to develop a revised definition of veterinary medicine.  The working group will initially be made up of representatives appointed by the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association, Alberta Beef Producers and the Alberta Equestrian Federation.



Within Canada
Horses being transported or driven within Alberta are no longer required to be accompanied with a Livestock Manifest or a Livestock Permit unless the horse is being transported for sale or slaughter or to an inspection site (country sale, auction market, livestock assembling station or abattoir). For information on how to complete the new Livestock Manifest, click here.


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