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About the Manitoba Horse Council

Manitoba Horse Council (MHC) is a not-for-profit organization representing clubs and individual members involved in equine activity in Manitoba.

MHC is the recognized governing body for equestrian sport in the province; providing support, leadership and resources to develop athletes and protect the interests of Manitoba equestrian enthusiasts.



I am informing our membership and friends that by mutual agreement Diane Shack will no longer be the Executive Director of the Manitoba Horse Council. MHC thanks her for her service and wishes her all the best in her future endeavours. In the near future MHC will begin a search for a new ED. In the meantime Brenda Neumann will work more hours and Carolyn Lintott will be our interim ED.

MHC will make every effort to have someone in the office from 9 until 4 from Monday to Friday to answer your questions. If you have questions for the office or for any of the directors please email the office at [email protected]  Questions best answered by a director will be passed on to the relevant person.

We are very excited to have approved the new board for the coming year. They are as follows:
Geri Sweet - President
Jan Ash Gross - Athlete Development
Gwen Donohoe - Breeds & Industry
Myriam Dyck - Marketing
Linda Hazelwood - Secretary-Treasurer
Lisa Rosin - Member At Large
Harry Crawley - Equestrian Centre
Michael Moore - Recreation
Danae Martin - Coaching
Daryl Freed - Officials
Sheri Parkinson - Special Events
Kari Hasselriis - continuing as VP until the end of June
Carolyn Lintott - interim ED

David Tolpa will be continuing as the facility manager at the MHC Birds Hill Equestrian Centre.

We ask for your patience with us as we move forward. We will try to keep up with reminders for Bingo assignments, clinic activity and show schedules. If you think we have missed something please don't hesitate to remind us.

Reminder that membership cards can be printed at home when you register on line. Some cards already printed are being mailed out.

We hope you have a great season riding and showing.

Geri Sweet, MHC President



This is a day to celebrate our wonderful experiences with horses! If your club or association has an event going on that day and you would like us to publicize it on the MHC Facebook page or our website, contact us at [email protected] with the details. Let's tell the world how much horses are a part of our lives!

Sheri Parkinson
MHC Special Events Chair

May 2016 Important Update for Coaches:

Revisions Made to Simplify NCCP Transfer of Qualifications Process 

Bryan McSorley, Program Manager Education at Equine Canada (EC) officially informed us that a revised NCCP Transgfer of Qualifications pathway will be implemented as of May 27, 2016.  After launching the NCCP Transfer of Qualifications in September 2015, EC carefully monitored and evaluated the pathway.  As a result of the monitoring, it was decided to revise the transfer pathway in order to improve simplicity and convenience for all certified coaches transferring to the new NCCP.
As of May 27, 2016, the only requirement for coaches to successfully transition from the old NCCP levels model to the new NCCP context-based model will be as follows:
  • Complete the applicable Making Ethical Decision (MED) Online Evaluation within the first five (5) years  of the transfere.  The applicable MED online evaluation will be available in your Locker account.

All other requirements previously publicized in September 2015 are no longer required to successfully transfer.  This includes Making Head Way in Sport, In-Competition Evaluation, Emergency Action Plan submissions, and any and all other former requirements.

Please access the link to read full update from EC: Revised NCCP Transfer of Qualifications Pathway Implemented May 27 2016.pdf



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> Manitoba Quarter Horse Association - Summer Sizzler - Keystone Ag Centre in Brandon - June 3,4 and 5th 8 am start with a full schedule - NO ADMISSION COST - variety of classes ranging from showmanship, western/english pleasure and even ranch riding. Crocus Cow Horse will also have cattle classes such as working cow horse, boxing and cutting. Lots of fun. Come and experience something new!!

> HI POINT HORSEMANSHIP 15 minutes west of Wpg - 1/2 mile south off hey 1 on road 332 Dacotah/Starbuck "Ours is a quiet barn with a positive environment. We work on developing riders and horses as athletes through correct movement. Go to our website to learn more.

> SAGEHILL STABLES - 4180 Waverley - 204-803-5940 Go to our website to see who we are!! If you want to drop by on Saturday give us a call or email us at [email protected]

> BEATRIX STREBEL - CLASSICAL EQUITATION - 204-641-4268 - between Gimli and Fraserwood - off hwy 231, 1/4 mile north on road 13 We would be happy to see you on Saturday between 9 and 5. "We offer a riding school, horse training and boarding. See for our specialities or email us at [email protected]"

> SUMMER SMILES SHOW This is a Hunter Jumper Competition - which is always exciting to watch. NO ADMISSION FEE Come to Birds Hill Park Manitoba Horse Council Equestrian Centre to see this event. (The Equestrian Centre is behind the ranch and there are signs leading to it!)

> DRIVING CONES CHALLENGE at CARROLL MB - Come out on Sat. June 4th to see Drivers and Horses in action as they challenge the cones course!! This is always an exciting event to watch! CARROLL is on hwy #2 by Souris MB. Contact Dan Meggison at [email protected] for more information.



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