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's equestrian enthusiasts.

> The Manitoba Horse Council office is closed to personal visitors until further notice, however John Savard and Linda Hazelwood can be reached by phone and email during normal business hours.

> Canada's Emergency Response Plan

> Updated Capri Insurance Frequently Asked Questions for individual members, commercial equine enterprises, equine professionals (but please note that Manitoba Provincial Guidelines override any insurance provider's position on coaching).

> Manitoba is undergoing a structured re-opening. Horse riding falls under the category of outdoor recreational businesses and therefore can reopen for one-on-one lessons, day camps etc. Organized amateur sport is not yet in the reopening schedule. Clinics could currently fall into the description of "Group lessons". Please note that even if a national equine association allows certain activities, if the provincial situation is otherwise you must follow the provincial lead.

All businesses and venues will be required to continue following physical distancing and stringent cleaning practices to protect both employees and customers. Changes in reopening schedules are at

If you wish to ask specific questions about the reopening and how it affects your business, we encourage you to check out the FAQs and submit your query at

> If you own a faility, MHC recommends checking this Return to Business Operations Framework. The link includes a Self-Declaration sign-in sheet for a facility, valuable in case contact tracing needs to be conducted.

Please note that provincial guidelines are being amended regularly as the province opens up so we recommend that you look to the website link above if you are unsure. 

We wish everyone a safe passage through these troubling times, and welcome progress in whatever baby steps are possible.





-Contact Us

Manitoba Horse Council Office
145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2Z6

Executive Director, John Savard
Phone: (204) 509-2369 (temporary)
Email: [email protected]

Business Manager, Linda Hazelwood
Phone: (204) 299-0118 (temporary)
Email: [email protected]