Reasons to Join MHC

Membership with Manitoba Horse Council has many benefits.

Benefits for individual members are listed on this page.  To view benefits for member clubs, please see the Clubs page.


Sport Manitoba Grants and Other Benefits


All MHC members are eligible to apply for Sport Manitoba grants. Contact the MHC office for more details.

Other Services

All MHC members have access to Sport Manitoba Print Shop Services at a discounted rate and access to Sport Manitoba meeting rooms at no charge provided the use is for equestrian sport-related activities. Contact the MHC office for more details.


Membership with Equestrian Canada

All Manitoba Horse Council (MHC) members in good standing are members of Equestrian Canada (EC) and join horse enthusiasts across the country supporting the interests of equestrian sport, recreation and industry. All MHC members are eligible to apply for Equine Canada Competitive Sport Licenses, enter into the EC Learn to Ride, Coaching, and Official Certification and Recognition programs, purchase EC Horse Passports, and access other EC programs.


The Canadian Horse Journal Magazine Subscription

MHC members are eligible for a preferential subscription rate at $24.00 to The Canadian Horse Journal magazine.

Payment can be added to your membership application.

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MHC Member Programs

All MHC members are eligible for participation in member-only programs that MHC provides locally. These courses include Theory courses, Coach UpdatesOfficials Updates, Athlete Development courses / clinics, Recreation programs, and Learn to Ride programs. MHC member athletes are also eligible for participation in MHC’s annual Manitoba Equestrian Championship.

MHC Senior members (age 18+)  receive voting privileges at the MHC Annual General Meeting and/or Council of Clubs meetings.


MHC Equestrian Facility at Birds Hill Park

All MHC members receive preferential access for event booking at the beautiful MHC Equestrian Facility and trails located in Birds Hill Provincial Park.

Use of Ring 3 between May and October

This feature can be added to your MHC membership at $35.00 per membership year, and allows MHC members access to Ring 3 Monday through Thursday each week. One hour slots are available starting at 4:00 p.m. with the last slot starting at 8:00 p.m. The option is available until October 1.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, riders are required to book their slots 48 hours in advance, through MHC's office (currently 204-299-0118). We have a limit on the number of people on site so when booking please advise who will be attending with the rider (for instance, parent, driver etc.) Each person on site will be require to sign a Liability Waiver and a Covid-19 Health Declaration. Social distancing and sanitizing protocols will be in place.

A current negative Coggins test will be required at the beginning of the season. Please email your copy to [email protected]

No jumping or lessons allowed. Standard arena etiquette applies. Please clean up after your horse.


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]