Alberta Donkey and Mule Club Newsletter

June 2022
Thank you to everyone for the fantastic Onoway weekend!

**Remember to share your adventures with us on our Facebook Group, or email them to us so they can be featured on the website!**


It is that time of year again! Please use the form below and submit your payment. We are now taking E-transfer to make the process easier!

Whether you are a competitive rider/handler/driver in any discipline, or someone who enjoys recreation and community events, we have a program for you! Earn points while you carry out your summer plans (or even add something to get a few extra points). High point winners will be acknowledged and rewarded with prizes! Check out the forms below. If you have any questions or would like to sign up please email us! You can also elect to sign up on our membership form, and send the additional fee with your dues. *Links are updated*

2022 Events

Check our website and Facebook Group for events also!

July 30/31
Bruce Stampede Mule Race- July 30
Come race your mule! This event has been around for a very long time, and kicks off the local Bruce rodeo.
Bruce Stampede Parade- July 31
Come to watch or enter the parade! Always a good turn out of long ears here!
August 13/14
Grizzly Bear Coulee Trail Ride- Wainwright, AB
Contact Russ at mules780@gmail.com for information or to join!
Click Here to see photos from previous years

September 24/25ADMC Fun Weekend- in Didsbury
A weekend of riding, driving, obstacles, games and more!

**More play days in the works! Details will be out once finalized!
-Southern Alberta
-Lloydminster Area
-Trail Rides- Lac Sante, Grizzly Bear Coulee (Wainwright)

**If anything interests you, or you if you have any questions please email us!**

Please email if you have any events you would like to see on the website and newsletters!

Onoway Weekend

On Saturday we had 10 participants and a handful of auditors in the Horsemanship and Obstacle Clinic with Lavern Schmidt. We provided the most diverse group Lavern has taught to date... we had mules, mini donkeys, mini horses, and full size horses. We also had participants from 6-50+ years old! Everyone walked away with extra knowledge and practice under their belts.

On Sunday we had our fun show. We continued with diversity as our theme and had 30 participants and their various equines. We had first timers and very experienced folks join in. There were long ear only classes, as well as we acknowledged the top long ear in the open classes. The long ears dominated trail! A Ukrainian refugee arrived on the Schmidt farm that morning, and it turns out she is a photographer and she was excited to catch some of our day. Click here to see her photos!

We are very thankful for the Schmidt family at Sunwest Equine for the terrific weekend. Thank you to all who volunteered and helped out- this couldn't happen without you!
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Nutrition and Feeding
With the green grass here there is no better time the to look into what our long ears should be eating. A big reminder that our long ears are much more efficient with their food, and therefore prone to obesity and the problems that come along with them like foundering. Dr. Amy Mclean has some great information for us. Click here to see it!

Saddle Up

Our club enters a monthly article in this great magazine. Remember to check it out (it is free online) If you have a story you would like to share about your long ears please email and we will get it published.

Classified Ads

ISO: Mini Jack for breeding. Contact Deb Gray at: 306-830-7545
ISO: Mammoth Donkey- Contact Kristen at: kristenn.foreman@gmail.com
ISO: 2 year old or younger mammoth donkey near Grand Prairie. Contant Trevor at:
ISO: Trained guard Jenny. Contact Michalene Boulding at: 306-699-2421
Used Queen Valley Trail Lite mule saddle for sale; very comfortable with cushioned leather seat and skirts, cordura stirrup fenders and leather hooded stirrups. Front and back cinches. Great for mountain trails. 14.5" to 15" seat; fits narrow withered mule. Asking $800. Also selling 2 leather britchen, 1 u-shape leather breast collar, Diamond Wool Pressure Relief saddle pad and leather bridles and bits. Can text or email pics. Mule and rider retired; tack has lots of miles still left.Phone 780-696-3720
Camptown Harness in excellent shape. Fits 13.2hh-15hh horse. Please contact suzannelegars@hotmail.com


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