YAS Grounds Projects
Your YAS board and Building Committee have been working super hard and we want to proudly announce that everything is on track for the new arena. The foundation ground work will be starting soon and we are set to start building in June! So we will have a sponsorship package available soon so if anyone knows a business that would like to be a part of this ground breaking process have them give us a shout.
Also to inform all members that the new ground that will be going into the arena will NOT be a silica sand product due to the documented findings of the potential harm. Our consultant has been informed to provide his best natural sand product. Our priority is to the membership. Thank you so much for your understanding and patience during this very hard winter for us. Its been a very painstaking process. But we can move forward and make the best of the YAS's exciting future!!!
Up Coming Events
Every second Friday starting May 5, 2023 at 5:30pm till 10pm -YAS Jump School Days
Did you hear?!
A Big Thanks to all of you who were able to attend the meeting last night, your support is truly appreciated. The majority vote was Yes to proceed with the new Indoor Riding Facility Proposed. We are looking forward to more good news in the near future.
The Yellowhead Ag Society had an extremely successful summer with the super fun Dog and Pony Show kicking off the season, followed by another outstanding MJ Memorial Barrel Race. Then in fall we had 2 more succesful events, the Open Family Gumkhana & The Edson Family Fun Daze . Both events were family-focused with Markets and kids events galore!
The air quality condition of the Indoor facility was found to be unacceptable due to aging and moisture, so an extensive renovation to the indoor is being planned for the old facitlity. We do plan on building a new indoor arena in the near future!
For those of you who would like to renew their YAS membership (they expire on Sept 30th), please be advised that the YAS annual membership has been increased to $20 per adult user. We ask that all YAS membership renewals be completed here on our new website. Payments for memberships, event registrations and bookings can now be made online. Event requests can be filled out and submitted online as well. For those who have groups, please contact a board member for direction on how to process your clients' memberships and group payments.
The YAS Board is looking forward to eventful 2022/2023 season with all of our local equine, bovine and canine partners.
A Membership to the Yellowhead Agricultural Society is $20.00. It Expires September 30th of each year. This is Bylaw of our Ag Society.
You must be 18 yrs of age to purchase Membership; if you are under age a Parent/Guardian needs to fill out the form. One form per person.
ALL USERS must have a current YAS Membership in order to use the facilities.
Members are welcome at all our meetings.
An increase in memberships, increases our opportunity for government grants.
This is for our legal protection, and it is a Bylaw of our Ag Society
Please go to the documents page to obtain a form or there are forms left at the arena. Please leave form and payment in the drop box at facility or mail to:
Yellowhead Ag Society Box 5138 Edson AB T7E 1T4
**ALL ARENA USERS**
*YAS requires all people entering the property (i.e. spectators, users, friends, family, children) MUST sign in to the Red Binder* This is for our Due Diligence for COVID-19 Traceability. We thank you for your cooperation!
BOTH INDOOR AND OUTDOOR ARENAS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR DROP IN RIDING, OPEN RIDING AND PRIVATE BOOKINGS!!!
Further restrictions may apply as we find out more information.
To be in compliance with the Alberta COVID Indoor Recreation and Rodeo event guidelines, the following must be adhered to:
Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19; with a history of international travel in the last 14 days, or has been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days MUST REMAIN AT HOME AND NOT ATTEND THIS FACILITY.
2 meters of distance is to be maintained between members of different households and between animals while in the facility, as well as in the parking lots. Maximum of 2 households with no more then 6 attendees are permitted in the Indoor facility; one-on-one canine and equine lessons are permitted. ·Infants and children are to remain with their parents at all times. The children's play area will remain closed at this time. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own food and beverages, and should not be shared between households. Hand Sanitizer and wipes will be available at the facility. Please be respectful and notify YAS if we are running out. With the wipes provided, wipe down any surface that you touch (Muck forks, Muck cart, lights, pens, etc.) before you leave the facility
Please use the open, lined garbage bins to dispose of wipes. Masks are encouraged to be worn whenever possible (ie. Tacking up, waiting for horses to cool down, loading and unloading tack etc.)·All other YAS usage rules remain the same.
A Mandatory 15minutes between bookings will be in effect. This is to avoid close contact with unrelated parties.
Annual Membership Users MUST fill out the user log provided, with your name, the date and time EVERY time they have a booking
Please review the updates in regards to COVID 19 Regulations. We will continue to monitor Security cameras to ensure guidelines are being followed. If guidelines are not followed, the facilities will be shut down until further notice.
We encourage all our renters and volunteers to stay informed and remain up to date on COVID-19 Developments via the Alberta COVID Website (CMOH provincial guidelines). Please refer to the COVID posters at the facilities.
Approved groomers can groom before your booking and right after your booking and must wear the gloves and use the wipes provided.
The rules above may change at any time; we will keep our members updated to changes as Alberta re-opens in the various stages and we will make changes accordingly. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Alward (YAS President) at 780-517-9496. Thank you for your patience as we try to work through the COVID-19 requirements.