The Horse Industry Association of Alberta is offering its first 2009 Getting Started with Horses seminar during the Calgary Stampede’s Acreage Lifestyle Show in April.

The morning seminar covers the topics: Myths, Mysteries and Miseries; Choosing Your Path; Basic Care & Nutrition; Understanding Equipment; Stable Selection; Keeping Horses at Home; and Buying the Right Horse. Presenters for the seminar are three well-known horse industry professionals: Ron Anderson, Les Burwash and Muffy Knox.

Cost is just $25 for an individual, $20 for a second person on the same registration and free for youth 15 and under. Seminar registration includes a pass to the Acreage Lifestyle Show. The seminar is being held on Saturday, April 4 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Visit for more information or to register, or call (403) 420-5949.