Alberta Donkey and Mule Club Newsletter

January 2020

Hopefully everyone had a good holiday season and is keeping warm in these frigid temperatures!


It is that time of year again! Please use the form below and submit your payment.

Fall General Meeting

October 20 2019 1:30 pm
A copy of the minutes can be found here:

2019 Grizzly Bear Coulee Ride

35 km was covered over two days. A dog tracking device was used and now altered routes can be used to stay off crop land. Hopefully two rides will be planned for 2020. There are possibilities for wagons/carts as well as minis.


Keep an eye out for plans in 2020!

Update on Melissa and Jessica Rabbit

Melissa and her amazing mule Jessica Rabbit finished 12th overall in the Extreme Cowboy Race Futurity World Finals in Texas! Way to go Melissa and Jessica- you make all of us long ear lovers proud! Check out many videos and photos on their facebook page. Make sure to "like" the page to continue to follow their journey!

Rimbey Cutter Parade


Lavoy (by Vegreville) Cutter, Sleigh, and Trail Ride

March 8

Trail and Driving Practice Day

May 23/20- Stettler Agriculture indoor arena. Stay tuned for a time! If you are interested, please contact Anne Fossum either at annefossum@me.com or 780-405-1931.

Mane Event 2020

April 22-26 in Red Deer (https://red-deer.maneeventexpo.com/)
*This year clinician Ty Evans will there presenting Mulemanship Clinics. Check out Mane Event's website for more information. **Still accepting riders for his clinics**

**Volunteers Needed**- The following is needed:

  • Shifts at the club booth
  • Participates for breed demos
If this is something you can help out please email

Next Club Meeting

Saturday April 25th at 10:30 am in the upstairs cafeteria area at the Mane Event.

Long Ear Days 2020

August 8th and 9th- Stettler Ag Grounds
  • Do you have ideas or things you want to see at our show?
  • Are you able to volunteer?
If this is something you can help out with please get in contact
Stettler is having a "Taste of The Heartland" this same weekend (https://www.tasteoftheheartland.ca/)
Please email if you can help in anyway

Winter Equine Articles

Study: Donkeys Need Added Protection In Cold Climates

Website Update

  • The website now has a "Links" section- feel free to suggest links that may be interesting to long ear fans
  • In 2020 we will be having section on the website called "Our Club In Action"- we would love to show off pictures/short blurbs of what you are doing with your long ears- whether it is at home or out and about. The facebook page gets these posts, and it would be great to get them on the website as well.
  • There is an "Upcoming Events" section- please let us know of any events that may be of interest to club members. Remember to check back for your own interest as well!

Classified Ads

For Sale: Mammoth Jack Farley he is registered stands 56 3/4 inches. He has sired three mules, and pasture bred all three mares. The one mare is a Percheron × Suffolk that he bred with no problem. Asking $1500.00
contact Tim Freeman 431 335 1006 or email timkathleenfreeman@gmail.com
ISO: halter breaking donkey for our purebred beef operation and I was hoping you could point me in the right direction. My criteria is as follows: traditional regular sized Jesus Donkey. Prefer under 5 years old halter broke, need not have experience with halter breaking cattle but a willing disposition is a must. No preference as to Jack or Jenny. We are located in the Peace Country but could travel to find the right Donkey. We had a breaking donkey for over 20!years and he was exceptional. The new hired hand will have big shoes to fill. Contact Beverly- milneb@outlook.com

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