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.

Return to Competition protocols have been approved, and sanctioned competitions may now take place with the implementation of social distancing, sanitizing, health declarations and waivers etc. Full details are on the Competition page of this site.

An open Zoom meeting was held July 14, and questions raised are also on the Competitions page. One of the points which could not be made strongly enough was that the rules of conduct for activity and competition are mandated by the provincial government and they apply to all, regardless of affiliation. No one should think that because they are not members of MHC, that the rules don’t apply; they do. Furthermore, they’re not rules, they are laws -in the form of amendments to the Public Health Act of Manitoba. These requirements may be amended, but will remain in place for as long as the provincial government deems the measures necessary. Manitoba is the only province to have taken this approach and, therefore, have absolved themselves of any responsibility.

Even if your planned equestrian event is not linked to MHC, we encourage you to read and use the Return to Play/Return to Competition protocols as they are the guidelines approved by the Province of Manitoba, and are the standard to which your event will be held.

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

Please note that provincial guidelines may be amended from time to time and it is the hosting facility/event organizer's responsibility to be aware of any changes. Please look at the website link above if you are unsure. 







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]