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.

Sessions included information on managing risks, retaining clients and marketing; and a presentation was made on the new Alberta stables initiative launched by the HIAA, AAFRD and the Alberta Equestrian Federation. The three organizations have partnered in an attempt to create a stable association in Alberta, one that would promote, educate, standardize and draw together the many stables, and types of stables in the province. A meeting is sheduled for Friday, Feb 2 to discuss the possibilities of an association and establish a steering committee. If you are involved in the stable business and are interested in being part of the discussions, please contact Teresa at 403-948-8521 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details.