Athlete Development Grants

2016-2017 Sport Manitoba Athlete Assistance Program

MHC members have access to the Sport Manitoba Athlete Assistance program. Funding is applied for annually, generally in Fall each year.

Equestrians that competed at the National level (National Championships, Equestrian Canada Gold competitions or other National events) or International level (Equestrian Canada Platinum/FEI competitions or Worlds, Pan Am Games, North American Junior & Young Riders, etc) and attained results are eligible to apply.

2016-2017 Athlete Assistance Application and Criteria:

**You must remit your application to Manitoba Horse Council by December 1st to [email protected] **

Athlete Assistance Criteria

Athlete Assistance Application


Attention female athletes 13 years of age and older - here is an opportunity for funding which you don’t want to miss!

The 2016 Champions Fund will award $5,000 grants to 20 deserving female athletes, teams, or organizations, providing the financial support needed to pursue their athletic goals.

Anyone from Canada’s female athletic community aged 13 and older can apply, or apply on behalf of their team, tournament, camp or program.

To apply for the Champions Fund, simply create a profile, and answer a few questions about your passion for Canadian female athletics. From there, you can share your profile on social media.

To find out more information please go to:

The deadline for submissions is September 29th, 2016. This year’s 20 grant recipients will be announced in November 2016.

Good luck!  Jan Ash-Gross, Chair Athlete Development MHC


Jumping Youth Bursary

In recognition of the challenges young riders face as they strive to continue their education while competing at high levels of jumping sport, a Jumping Youth Bursary was developed for competitors between the ages of 14 and 21 who compete in hunter, jumper and equitation divisions.

Nominations are welcomed from coaches, show organizers, provincial federations, fellow competitors who are Equestrian Canada (EC) Sport Licence Holders in good standing.
Nominations close annually on September 30
Nominations must include a letter of support from an EC Sport Licence Holder in good standing who is independent of both the nominee and the nominator

Elements to be considered in the application include:

  • Outline of academic curriculum and grades
  • Future educational plans
  • Equestrian experience
  • Commitment and dedication to jumping sport
  • Position image within jumping sport
  • Notable competition results at local, regional or national level
  • Equestrian-related goals
  • Financial need

Download:  Jumping Youth Bursary Nomination Form



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