Coaching Courses and Upgrades

2019 Continuing Education Opportunities - Equestrian Specific Courses:


Equestrian Theory Workshop - April 7 and 14, 2019

Save with the Early Bird: registration deadline March 17, 2019. Regular registration deadline March 31, 2019 

The 4-module Equestrian Theory Workshop will prepare you for evaluation as an Equestrian Canada Instructor or coach.

Over two full days, you will learn to

  • Prepare a lesson plan to Equestrian Canada standards;
  • Analyze a rider’s performance
  • Develop, improve and enhance your teaching skills, including Lesson Planning
  • Prepare for the Make Ethical Decisions module prior to taking the online evaluation.

Sport Manitoba, Winnipeg. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days

Early Bird prices apply till March 17, 2019, final registration is March 31, 2019. Email [email protected] if you have questions.


Manitoba Horse Council presents Dr Yves Rossier*:

Equine Clean Sport / Equine Injury Prevention & Recovery

Two FREE presentations at the Keystone Centre, Brandon, March 24 & March 25, 2019 . 

EQUINE CLEAN SPORT: Learn to develop practices and understand the use of medications that will lead to an Equine Clean Sport. Understand and implement the Medication Rules for competition that support an Equine Clean Sport, interpret results from various clinical methods of determining injuries and understand the acceptable treatments within the parameters set out by the various national and international competition guidelines; select the best course of action to maintain an Equine Clean Sport.

EQUINE INJURY PREVENTION & RECOVERY: Understand the effect of a conditioning program, taking into account the horse’s various physiological systems, understand the link between optimal performance and discipline specific conditioning, develop, implement and analyze condition objectives and programs specific to the discipline; analyze and monitor performance based on equine physiology specific to the discipline.

Pre-registration required either through the Locker (go to, log in to your Locker using your NCCP number, click on Calendar, click on the date of the event, click Register. DONE!) Alternatively use the old-fashioned registration form linked here. Deadline to register is March 22.

2 Broad Sport Development PD points available for EC Coaches for each module – register through the Locker at using your NCCP #

*DVM DACVIM, Professor Equine Sports Medicine, University of Montreal at the Veterinary School, Chair of Equine Canada Medication Control Committee, National Head FEI Vet for Canada, Vice President of the FEI Vet Committee


Competition Coach /Competition Coach Specialist Evaluation

In-competition evaluations are being planned for the summer season. Please call 204-925-5718 or email [email protected] for more details.


Western Update Clinic - Date tba

This PTSO Update is mandatory for Instructor/Coaches on a 3-year cycle. 


Fall English Instructor Evaluation - Date tba

Does your equestrian career plan include being an Instructor? If you have achieved English Rider Level 6 or Pony Club C2 you can register for this evaluation.

Instructor Evaluation Poster

Instructor Evaluation Registration details

Instructor Evaluation Registration

If you are still working towards Rider Level 6, check out the information and get a head start on some of the pre-requisites.


2019 Coaching Camp - Thanksgiving weekend -October 11 to 14, 2019

(Date and location depends on the courses you select.)

Registration detail is October 4

Register here

Prepare for your Instructor, Competition Coach or Competition Coach Specialist evaluation by attending camp to learn what is required to meet and exceed expectations  in your evaluation. 


Western Rider Coach Evaluation - October 25, 2019

More information to follow. Please call 204-925-5718 or email [email protected] for more details and to have your name placed on a notification list.

 Please call 204-925-5718 to discover other coaching opportunities, or to have your name added to our "Coach" mailing list.

Sport Manitoba offers regular multi-sport coaching courses

Go to for current programs.

Useful documents for coaches

Understand your Locker - for Equestrians (coming shortly)

How to renew Respect In Sport and have it record automatically in your Locker

How to renew Criminal Record Check/Child Abuse Registry and have MHC automatically notified

Professional Development Update Form

Professional Development categories

Equestrian Canada PD and Maintenance of Certification. (Please note for for 2019, EC membership requirements for coaches have changed.)


Coach Newsletters

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Contact Us

Manitoba Horse Council Office
145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2Z6
Fax: (204) 925-5703

Executive Director, John Savard
Phone: (204) 925-5719
Email: [email protected]

Business Manager, Linda Hazelwood
Phone: (204) 925-5718
Email: [email protected]