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MANITOBA HORSE COUNCIL ANNOUNCES THE 2015 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR - ROD HART

Rod Hart has been a driving force behind the Manitoba Miniature Horse Club since its inception. He was a founding member in 1993 and has been Vice President and President for a number of years since then.

He has been instrumental in helping club members to develop their skills through organizing clinics with well respected clinicians. He has also conducted many local clinics on his own farm - most of which have been at no cost to participants. He provides coaching and mentoring assistance to club members at both clinics and shows.

You can see Rod with his 8 horse hitch at many parades and fairs. He also spends a week at Brandon Winter Fair every year promoting Miniature Horses!

Rod and his wife, Heather, have sponsored a Youth Participation Award to recognize youth who actively participate in promoting Miniature Horses. The development of youth has always been a priority for Rod. He was a 4H leader with Graysville for many years and you can often see Rod at clinics riding with a youngster, helping him/her to develop confidence and experience.

CONGRATULATIONS ROD! The members of the Manitoba Horse Council recognize the incredible value of volunteer time in keeping our sport alive and vital!

Thank you for everything you have done and keep up the good work!!!

 

 

MANITOBA HORSE COUNCIL ANNOUNCES THE 2015 COACH OF THE YEAR - GAETANE MANAIGRE

Gaetane is a very successful Equestrian and Coach. In 2015 she won a number of provincial and gold championships. She also won Equine Canada Horse and Rider awards in 2015. At the Dressage Winnipeg Awards ceremony she was recognized with the Hi-Point awards for Training, Third and Fourth levels, and gold medals of excellence for Training, First, Third and Fourth levels. She also received the Gillian Sevier Award for the senior with the highest percentage result.

Gaetane is a very dedicated and hard working coach who always has the best interests of her students in mind when she works with them. She is a skillful teacher who is both encouraging and patient as students develop their abilities. The results of her work are shown in the high level of success of her students. It is to her credit that she also knows when to refer them to other coaches to further develop their expertise with horses.

Gaetane is also well known for her concern over the welfare of the horse. Her passion for horses has been longstanding and her genuine caring shows in how she works with them.

CONGRATULATIONS GAETANE - from all of the members of the Manitoba Horse Council. Keep up the excellent work!

Gaetane is shown here riding on Holly.

 

 

MANITOBA HORSE COUNCIL ANNOUNCES THE JUNIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR FOR 2015 - KAITIE MANN!

"Kaitie Mann is a wonderful and naturally talented rider competing on the Arabian Show Circuit. Kaitie started her riding career in dressage, and in 2015 adapted to riding Arabians for the Arabian Circuit. This was no easy switch, but the natural rider that Kaitie is, she caught on quickly." "After getting her feet wet at SAHA Icebreaker Sport Horse and SAHA Spring Icebreaker Shows in Moose Jaw Katie went on to the Western Canadian Breeders Championship in Saskatoon where Kaitie and Harley won two top 6 placings, a top 5 and a top 3 which qualified them to compete at a number of Arabian Shows. At the SAHA AGM in October 2015 Katie was awarded the SAHA 2015 High Point Youth Award."

"Kaitie is also an honour roll student at Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School in Selkirk MB and would like to continue her education in Medicine. She was part of a team that raised over $118,000 for Alyssa Selman (the jockey that was paralyzed from the chest down in an accident that happened when two horses clipped heels at Assiniboia Downs.) Kaitie is currently training a Welsh Cob (Candy) for her younger sister, and would like to further her training abilities and become even more involved in working with the racehorses on her family Thoroughbred Farm."

CONGRATULATIONS KAITIE!! The members of The Manitoba Horse Council wish you continued success in everything you are doing.

 

 

MHC PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - MAY 18, 2016

I am informing our membership and friends that by mutual agreement Diane Shack will no longer be the Executive Director of the Manitoba Horse Council. MHC thanks her for her service and wishes her all the best in her future endeavours. In the near future MHC will begin a search for a new ED. In the meantime Brenda Neumann will work more hours and Carolyn Lintott will be our interim ED.

MHC will make every effort to have someone in the office from 9 until 4 from Monday to Friday to answer your questions. If you have questions for the office or for any of the directors please email the office at [email protected]  Questions best answered by a director will be passed on to the relevant person.

We are very excited to have approved the new board for the coming year. They are as follows:
Geri Sweet - President
Jan Ash Gross - Athlete Development
Gwen Donohoe - Breeds & Industry
Myriam Dyck - Marketing
Linda Hazelwood - Secretary-Treasurer
Lisa Rosin - Member At Large
Harry Crawley - Equestrian Centre
Michael Moore - Recreation
Danae Martin - Coaching
Daryl Freed - Officials
Sheri Parkinson - Special Events
Kari Hasselriis - continuing as VP until the end of June
Carolyn Lintott - on leave to act as interim ED

David Tolpa will be continuing as the facility manager at the MHC Birds Hill Equestrian Centre.

We ask for your patience with us as we move forward. We will try to keep up with reminders for Bingo assignments, clinic activity and show schedules. If you think we have missed something please don't hesitate to remind us. Reminder that membership cards can be printed at home when you register on line. Some cards already printed are being mailed out.

We hope you have a great season riding and showing.

Geri Sweet, MHC President