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Additional Sanctioning Begins July 1, 2020

We are pleased to announce that we are able to offer member sanctioning for additional equine activities within Saskatchewan.

In addition to the previously approved sanctioning for clinics and trail rides, the June 30th Saskatchewan Government Guidelines has now provided provisions for indoor and outdoor competitions were physical distancing is possible, interprovincial competition is not permitted. Please click for Request for 2020 Sanction of Event Form

Please refer to the Government of Saskatchewan Sports and Activities Guidelines for further details.  

For questions about sanctioning, contact [email protected] or call 306.780.9449

SHF COVID-19 Statement of Position

The Saskatchewan Horse Federation continues to work diligently on behalf of our membership to resolve a return to work framework for our sport and industry. We do this in consultation with our partners, Sask Sport, Equestrian Canada, the Ministry of Agriculture, and the Government of Saskatchewan. 
COVID-19 information is changing daily, and Saskatchewan residents are obliged to follow provincial recommendations based on emerging science and Occupational Health and Safety guidelines.
As our province moves forward through the multiple phases of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, the Saskatchewan Horse Federation will continue to advocate (where possible) on behalf of our sport and industry – keeping the health and safety of our members at the forefront at all times.

(Click here for printed copy of statement)

Trail Riders Photo Contest --- enter monthly to win!

Help us share your great, funny and beautiful Saskatchewan trail riding photos – and be entered to win! Contest runs July 1 to October 31st. 

Click for more details.

Light at the End of the Tunnel

We are pleased to announce that after the pandemic lock down and suspension of horse activities, the Open Saskatchewan Plan will allow clinics, group lessons and trail riding to resume. We are moving towards normal!

Although the 2020 Heritage Circuit and Prairie Cup Series are cancelled, it is encouraging that starting July 1, 2020, we will be allowed to sanction clinics and trail rides. Please note that there are new risk management and waiver forms for these events available for your use (see links below). 

We are sad to announce that the SHF did not survive the fallout of the pandemic unscathed.  This week, we accepted the resignations of three board positions, including that of our President.  The Board of Directors would like to thank Carol Masecar (President), Dr. Jim Sawatsky, and Ray Whitney, for their service and contributions to the Federation and extend our sincere best wishes in their future endeavours.  

We extend a huge thank you to the Board members who stepped in to fill the vacancies and would like at this time to introduce Lisa Graham (President) and Victoria Kendall (President-Elect). 

SHF is excited that our Committees will be continuing the pursuit of our 2020 programs including our LTED program, various online education initiatives, SHF Hall of Fame, grants and outreach programs. Please watch for them to be rolled out. 

Click for board letter
Click for Waiver #1 - SHF Assumption of Risk Over Age of Majority Equestrian
Click for Waiver #2- SHF Assumption of Risk Under Age 18 Equestrian
Click for SHF Declaration of Compliance Equestrian
Click for Government of Saskatchewan Equine Guidelines

Click for Club Risk Assessment

Looking for Answers to Equine Activity and COVID?

The Saskatchewan government has set up a Business Response line to assist individuals and organizations navigate through the Re-Open plan.  If you have questions on the status of your equine operation or on the allowed business services, please consider contacting the Business Response Team at 1-844-800-8688 or e-mail [email protected]
SHF Show Circuit Clarification

Following the email update on the cancellation of the Heritage Finals, the Heritage Circuit, and Prairie Cup Circuit, there has been some confusion.

The cancellation refers only to the point collection and calculation for the Heritage and Prairie Cup circuits and the Heritage Finals Show. When provincial health guidelines allow, the SHF will continue to sanction (offer insurance) for shows, clinics, etc. When we are able, we support and encourage Clubs to host their normal events.

Currently we are not sanctioning any shows/clinics/events prior to June 30th. As the province opens up and restrictions are lifted, we will keep everyone posted on our ability to provide sanctioning.

Important Message from SHF VP of Sport Shirley Mawson

The SHF is cancelling Permitting of All Heritage Circuit and Prairie Cup Series 2020 Competitions and suspends awarding of points.
The SHF is cancelling 2020 Heritage Provincial Finals Competition.  (Click here for more details)


The Importance of Premises Identification

If you own livestock or simply have farm animals on your land in Saskatchewan, you must now have a premises identification (PID) number. PID is an important element of an effective livestock traceability system.



SHF Announces Fundraising Partnership with Ultimate Fundraising Inc

June 24, 2019 -- The SHF is excited to announce a new partnership with Pat Van Hesteren at Ultimate Fundraising Inc. to provide fundraising opportunities for SHF Clubs.

Respecting the importance of fundraising for non-profits, SHF Clubs looking for creative ways to develop diverse revenue streams to support programs and events now have access to multiple products through this partnership.