Recent News and Notices

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Watch this space for the latest News and Notices on horse happenings in Manitoba and Canada.

EVENTS

We want to encourage you to use our new "Submit Your Event" form so that YOU can add your club and local events to the MHC Events Calendar. Anyone can submit info on local competitions, fairs, trail rides, activities, fun days, educational events - from minis to heavy horses - and more!  Just fill the information about your event into the form and we'll get it added in to the MHC Events Calendar!  Let's try to get the calendar reflecting a complete picture of how many equine related activities actually happen across Manitoba each year!

We also want as much input from your club and region across Manitoba as possible so please send news releases, award winners, show results etc to [email protected] as we will also be using this type of info as part of our local news pages in The Canadian Horse Journal and on our Facebook page and website. We are here to promote YOUR club!

 

MHC HIRES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

On behalf of the board of the Manitoba Horse Council I would like to announce that John Savard will be joining MHC as its Executive Director.  John has a long association with all things equestrian and many years in all aspects of the hotel business.  We are looking forward to working with him and are very pleased to have him on the team  See below for more detailed information about his experience and involvements.

The board wishes to thank Carolyn Lintott who has acted as our interim director for the past nine months.  We appreciate all she has done and welcome her back to her position on the board (after a suitable rest of course!!).

MHC is off to a very exciting start to 2017. We have accomplished a number of things over the past year. We look forward to sharing those achievements with the membership at our Annual General Meeting on Sunday, April 30th.  Noon to three. Keep that date open!  

Geri Sweet
MHC President


JOHN SAVARD BIO

Before coming to Winnipeg, over twenty years ago, John Savard had a career in hotel and hospitality.  He held senior management positions for major chains and resorts across Canada and internationally.  John's work continued in hotels, the Winnipeg Convention Centre and the Niakwa Country Club.  He also had close involvement on advisory committees, including Red River College Hospitality Advisory Committee and the Manitoba Tourism Education Council.

For the past four years, John and his wife, Janet Miner and daughter Anna, have been owner/operators of Greenhawk Winnipeg.  John's involvement has been very much behind the scenes, while Janet and Anna handle the day to day operations.  Anna is the active rider in the family.  Janet rode and competed for many years before coming to Manitoba.  John has been actively involved in supporting the sport through Greenhawk Winnipeg, volunteering and through board participation with the MHJA.

 

MHC Members can now access The Horse Portal

A Partnership in Training & Certification

Manitoba Horse Council (MHC) is partnering with Equine Guelph to provide our members short, easily-accessible training programs so you can stay up-to-date on the latest information on equine care and welfare.  This partnership enables the MHC to offer continuing education and certification opportunities for our members – athletes, coaches, officials, recreational riders/drivers, facility owners and professional equine care-givers.


Sign up for these inaugural short courses:

 

10% DISCOUNT FOR MANITOBA HORSE COUNCIL MEMBERS

$95.00| $85.50 with MHC Member discount

Every single person who is responsible for a horse should have a basic knowledge of Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines as well as the new Equine Biosecurity standard.

These short courses qualify for three Equestrian Canada professional development points. Available to those 16 years of age and older.

Click here for more info and to register

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MHC ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT/COACHING IS PLEASED TO OFFER A MIND/BODY WORKSHOP FOR ATHLETES AND COACHES


WHEN: SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19/2017 NOON TIL 4.

WHERE: SAGEHILL STABLES. LOCATED AT 4180 WAVERLEY STREET. 4km SOUTH OF THE SOUTH PERIMETER HIGHWAY NEAR LABARRIER PARK. http://www.sagehillstables.com/map.html

AGENDA: NOON SIGN IN AND LUNCH

1:00 PM SPEAKER Scott Erickson, MEd,CCC

2:45 PM SPEAKER Kathryn Hossack BSc

Click here to see Speaker Bios

COST: $25.00 (members), $30.00(non-members). Includes lunch.

The workshop will consist of two components.

1. The “Mind” portion of this workshop will focus on how emotional and mental skills can help athletes be well prepared for competition and make best use of their training time. There will be some flexibility depending on the interest of the athletes in attendance – topics may range from mental preparation for competition and moments of adversity, recovery from mistakes (and learning from success and failure), focus/getting “in the zone”, injury recovery, positive team interaction, and the unique mental and emotional aspects of equestrian competition. Questions and discussion will be encouraged, and there will be some practical activities and exercises, with the hope that athletes will have choices of concrete ideas to put to into practice.

2. The "body" part of the afternoon will focus on discussing common injuries and areas of pain associated with the sport of riding, why they happen and how to prevent/alleviate them. A portion will also be focused on the main areas that equestrians should focus on in their cross-training outside of just riding. Following the brief lecture/discussion will be a series of exercises designed to prevent ad alleviate areas of common pain, and strengthen the rider's body. Discussion and participant input is encouraged and there will be room for individual or specific focus to common issues in the room when it comes to physical health and training.

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM HERE

TO REGISTER PLEASE COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM AND SUBMIT IT TO MANITOBA HORSE COUNCIL:

  • by email at: [email protected]
    by snail mail at: Manitoba Horse Council, 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg,MB R3B 2Z6

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS FEBRUARY 10/201

 

 

43 Horses - ENDURING SPIRITS - Art Show

February 9 - 21, 2017
Cre8ery Gallery
2nd Floor - 125 Adelaide St., Winnipeg

This fine art display pays homage to the on going spirit of the horse and 43 horses that tragically left this world in January 2016. A horrific barn fire destroyed the Classy Lane Stables in Ontario, leaving the owners and trainers of the stables devastated with their losses. Out of this sad event, unfolds an idea that developed into this art exhibition that honours the spirit of the beloved horse.

A full range of horse themed contemporary artworks will include paintings, drawings, mixed media, photography, and sculptures. Artists taking part in the exhibit are a diverse group, ranging from seasoned to developing talent. Many local artists such as Jennifer LaBella, Debra Cardaci, Brian Davis, Diamond Doug Keith, Leslie Franklin, and Linus Woods will be included. As well as, Canadian artists Janet Griffin-Scott and Gerry Clement. A full listing of the participating artists will be available at a later date.

Please check the gallery’s website for further information and hours: http://www.cre8ery.com

Whether you are young or old, a patron of the arts, or a horse lover, this venue is sure to bring out the whinny in you!

 

Officials Clinics

Manitoba Horse Council is hosting:

Equestrian Canada General Stewards Clinic

Date: March 4, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 4:30

Investment: $125 (GST included) lunch included

Registration Deadline: February 10, 2017

Location: Room 7 Sport Manitoba Bldg. 145 Pacific Ave Wpg

This clinic is open to all current General Stewards and to those who have an interest in becoming one.

Equestrian Canada Dressage Stewards Clinic

Date: March 5, 2017

Time: 8:30 - 4:30

Investment: $125 (GST included) lunch included

Registration Deadline: February 10, 2017

Location: Room 7 Sport Manitoba Bldg. 145 Pacific Ave Wpg

This clinic is open to all current Dressage Stewards and to those who have an interest in becoming one.

For Full Details and Registration Forms see our Officials Page

 

MANITOBA HORSE COUNCIL ANNOUNCES THE 2016 COACH OF THE YEAR - DANAE MARTIN

Good teaching is the core strength of our sport. Everyone, from Recreation Enthusiasts to High Performance Athletes, can and do benefit from excellent coaches.

Danae was nominated for this award, and recognition, by members who are connected with two different Manitoba Horse Council clubs. Her nominations were filled with positive comments about her commitment to the sport, her dedication to helping others be the "best they can be" and her personal skill level!

Danae has been a powerful influence on many levels. She sits on the Manitoba Horse Trials board, the Manitoba Horse Council board and she works tirelessly to assist Equestrian Canada in the development and implementation of high coaching standards for the sport.

Her coaching ability shows clearly in her results. Danae consistently has students who achieve High Point Awards in their area of choice when it comes to awards evenings. A number of Danae's Eventing students actively compete in the USA to further their showing experience and to move up the levels. Her nominators say that "Danae is excellent at setting you up for success and has many tools in her coaching tool box to get you to where you want to be in your competitive riding!" High praise indeed - no surprise that Danae would be the choice for Coach of the Year.

All of the members of Manitoba Horse Council congratulate Danae and wish her continued success in her coaching career.

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MANITOBA HORSE COUNCIL ANNOUNCES THE 2016 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR - DEBORAH SHEPHERD

Deb Shepherd has shown an incredible enthusiasm and dedication towards providing opportunities for young people to become involved with horses. She is the District Commissioner for the North Hill Pony club, the Regional chair for Manitoba Pony club and the Regional representative for Canadian Pony club. If that is not enough, she has organized and run a week long pony club camp each year in July. And this year she was a key person behind the Pony Club Nationals which were held right here in Manitoba. She also organized the wildly successful North Hill Pony Club derby series. Deb is the epitome of volunteerism. She is hard working, dedicated, energetic, encouraging, enthusiastic - and a tremendous voice for the sport of equestrianism in our province.

CONGRATULATIONS DEBORAH on being awarded 2016 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR - from all of the members of Manitoba Horse Council. We truly appreciate the work you are doing, and have done. Thanks also to your husband and daughters who have supported you in this important work.

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MANITOBA HORSE COUNCIL ANNOUNCES THE 2016 HORSE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR - CAMPBELL HORSE SHOWS.

Kelly and Bonnie Campbell hosted their first show in 2014. Since then they have successfully been running shows mainly in the Brandon area - but we were so pleased when they also ran one at the Manitoba Equestrian Centre in Birds Hill Park. Their shows are highly professional and well organized - keeping in mind the objective of running a properly qualified show that is fun for the participants. The service they are providing means that there are more opportunities for equine enthusiasts to test their skills in the arena. We have been told by many that the special attention they pay to beginning riders is having a very positive impact on the sport. In addition to all of the good work they do they have also used part of their registration fees as a contribution to Breast Cancer Research. We are excited and honored to be awarding this award to Bonnie and Kelly Campbell - CAMPBELL SHOWS!

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MANITOBA HORSE COUNCIL ANNOUNCES THE 2016 JUNIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR - NICOLE GORITZ

Nicole is a young athlete who is involved in the Arabian show world. She has been involved in show hack, hunter and english competitions. She has competed in Moosejaw, Saskatoon and in Brandon at the Canadian Nationals. She has placed well in all events at the regionals achieving top 6, reserve Champion or Champion status. At the Canadian nationals she was in the top 10.

Nicole's experience in riding has not always been easy. When she was six she had a bad experience with a pony and was afraid to get on any horse or pony. It was a couple of years later that a friend encouraged her to try again - and since then there has been no stopping her.

What really encouraged her nominators to put her name forward was the strength of character she has shown in the competition ring. She has demonstrated that she can learn from her experiences and use that knowledge to go on to higher levels of achievement. All of the members of Manitoba Horse Council wish you continued success as you grow and learn in the sport of equestrian. CONGRATULATIONS NICOLE!

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