Recent News and Notices

LATEST NEWS

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

EVENTS

Use our "Submit Your Event" form to add your club/local events to the MHC Events Calendar on /Events-All. 

We also want as much input from Manitoba clubs (and others) so please send news releases, award winners, show results etc to mhc.admin@sportmanitoba.ca. We will use this news as part of our local news pages in The Canadian Horse Journal and website. We can also share your news with our Facebook pages. We are here to promote YOUR club!

 

January 18, 2021

From the latest edition of Canadian Horse Journals. Add a subscription to the full magazine when you renew your membership:
 

SPRINGFIELD HORSE COMMUNITY ANNOUNCED

 In the fall of 2020, the Regional Municipality (RM) of Springfield installed six welcome signs identifying the area around Birds Hill Park as the Springfield Horse Community. This area, comprising approximately 153 square kilometres, is home to over 1,200 horses, 166 horse properties, and 39 large equestrian facilities with 22 active arenas. 

The RM has also installed 39 signs on all of the roadways in this area. These signs encourage motorists to SHARE THE ROAD with residents engaged in active transportation: horseback riders, carriage drivers, walkers, and cyclists. How was this accomplished?

Seven years ago, the RM began the process of consultations around transportation, development, and recreation. A group of us decided that it was important that active transportation and the equestrian community be well represented in those plans. A huge amount of work was done to create a constitution, recruit members, and get letters of support from MHC, equestrian groups, the park, and stables in the area. We made several presentations to Council outlining our vision. Then we fundraised for signage and sought sponsorship. We were not asking the RM to fund the signage. What we needed was their approval, and their willingness to install the signs. We needed them to believe in our vision for the area.  

The equestrian community is firmly embedded in Springfield, with visible recognition in both their plans and community signage.

Committee Members were Sharon Corr, Fred Gutoski, Rick Hurst, April Keedian, Carolyn Lintott and Barb Rutherford. 

Visit Facebook - Springfield Horse Community 

 

EQUESTRIAN CANADA COACH LICENSING

Announced November 2, 2019

Sometimes it's easy to have the links on a topic all in one place... please see the following:

1. The EC release, which is more of a background and the details are buried in one link two-thirds of the way down:

Equestrian Canada Press Release November 2, 2019

2. The short version: (Powerpoint published at the EC convention)

Equestrian Canada Announcement Powerpooint

3. The long version:

Full details of each Coaching Licence level, from EC's website

 

Manitoba Multi-Discipline Team Challenge - what a great weekend!

GOLD MEDALISTS: The Orange Crush Team of Kaylee Fulcher, Callum Read, Rachael Van Wyk, Don Down, Dianne Borger, Janine Thomson, Kara Trimble, Shannon Lightfoot and Dana Hryshko

SILVER MEDALISTS: The Yellow Team comprising Madisyn Fulcher, Lavender Woodman, Kari Hasselriis, Jack Boughen, Wendy Carnegie, Iris Oleksuk, Andy Dunlop, Linda Gillies and Angela Lavallee.

BRONZE MEDALISTS were: the Red Team, comprising Julie Neu, Kyri Manual, Krista Brown, Brandy Caton, Gord Knox, Terry McKee, Annette Fleming, Lisa Kizlik and Wendy Nagtegaal.

This Multi-Discipline Team Challenge featured seven disciplines (Eventing, Western Dressage, Driving, Competitive Trail, Endurance and Hunter/Jumper) and made a great competition for the 70 plus riders involved. A very wet Saturday evolved into a warmer and sunnier Sunday and despite a few spills everyone came through safely and smiling. More information to come in our next newsletter. Pictures can be found on the Manitoba Horse Council Facebook page.

 

Horse Journal Spring 2019 Issue

Here’s the digital edition of the Canadian Horse Journal, Early Summer issue, which includes the 16-page Horse Health Lines supplement. 

Manitoba Horse Council has 2 full pages of news covering Annual Award Winners on pages 99 & 100.

See digital issue online here...      

 

Horse Portal Courses 2019

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.

Manitoba Horse Council Benefits

NEW FOR 2019!! As an MHC member, you will receive a 15% discount on short courses offered on The Horse Portal (previously was 10%).

Members will earn continuing education credits and certificates of completion from Equine Guelph – the horse owner’s centre at the University of Guelph.

In addition, Equestrian Canada certified instructors/coaches may apply these certificates towards their professional development credits.

Sign up for these upcoming 2019 short courses:

See Full Course Descriptions here:  https://thehorseportal.ca/courses/

 

 

Equestrian Canada Announces 2018 Jumping Youth Bursary Recipients

Ottawa, ON, Feb. 11, 2019 – Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to announce the hard-working young athletes who were chosen by the EC Jumping Committee to receive Jumping Youth Bursary funds for 2018.

In recognition of the challenges young riders face as they strive to continue their education while competing at high levels of the jumping sport, the Jumping Youth Bursary was developed for athletes between the ages 14-21 who compete in hunter, jumper and equitation divisions. The program is made possible through a generous donation by Mark Samuel, Kevin Sanford and the Sanford family.

The following athletes have been awarded $2,000 each through the 2018 Jumping Youth Bursary in recognition of their hard work and dedication (see list): https://www.equestrian.ca/news/nEs4dRdKysEkvYR6h/equestrian-canada-announces-2018-jumping

 

Equine Job Groomed Manitoba Student for Vet School

This summer, Chantel Dunlop of Seven Sisters Falls, Man., was standing in a warm-up ring at Calgary's Spruce Meadows when she read an email message confirming her acceptance into the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM).

I remember crying out, ’Oh my God!’, and I started to feel shaky,” says Dunlop, who was working as a groom for Olympic medallist Jill Henselwood’s show jumping team. “I’m pretty sure people were wondering why I had that goofy grin on my face.”

Dunlop began the four-year veterinary program at the WCVM in mid-August. She and her classmates received an official welcome to the college and the veterinary profession during a white coat ceremony on Sept. 21, in Saskatoon, Sask.

Read full story here:  Manitoba Groom Starts Vet School.pdf   (120kb)

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Amendment to EC Rules

Please be advised that the following sections of the 2018 Equestrian Canada (EC) Rules have been amended through the Extraordinary Rule Amendment (ERA) process, effective immediately:

  • Section A: General Regulations
  • Section B: Breeds
  • Section E: Dressage and Para-Dressage
  • Section F: General Performance, Western, Equitation
  • Section G: Hunter, Jumper, Equitation and Hack

Noteworthy updates and changes are outlined in the link below.

See Full EC Rules Update Amendments Here

 

Our downloadable Guide for New Riders now available!

Click to download PDF version here or request a hard copy from the office.


We are here to help you with information on how to get started on your horse journey...

Further questions can be directed to the MHC office at (204) 925-5718 or mhc.admin@sportmanitoba.ca

 

MHC Announces New Insurance Broker Partnership

October 12th, 2017

Capri Insurance Services Ltd. & Intercity Insurance Services Inc. have been trusted insurance and risk management partners in the Canadian equine industry for more than twenty years. With new agreements recently forged with the Ontario Equestrian Federation, Manitoba Horse Council and the Newfoundland and Labrador Equestrian Association, the organization is now in exclusive service to all Provincial and Territorial Equine Associations in Canada, (with the exception of Quebec).

As the architect of the Provincial Equine Association insurance program in Canada, Capri & Intercity’s experience provides a trusted resource to the equine community from coast-to-coast, with a consistent risk management message and a comprehensive range of insurance products. “Equi-Care”, their suite of industry specific insurance products, has been developed through decades of experience in the community, and meets the unique needs of all horse enthusiasts.

Capri & Intercity have also recently expanded their long-standing partnership with Equine Guelph, supporting ongoing research and education that strengthens the equine community. Capri & Intercity are particularly proud to directly support Equine Guelph’s “Gut Health & Colic Prevention” training course which will be offered through thehorseportal.ca in the winter of 2018.

“The confidence placed in us brings a responsibility to provide service and resource like never before to our clients from Coast to Coast and we are more than up for the task,” commented Mike King, Partner at Capri & Intercity Insurance. “It is terrific news that the equine community has adopted our specialized programs based on a pro active and partnered approach to risk management, education and insurance coverage.”

About Capri Insurance and Intercity Insurance

Capri & Intercity Insurance are uniquely independent, employee owned, and locally based insurance brokers with strong roots in the equine community.

Capri Insurance Services Ltd. is based in Kelowna, British Columbia, and Intercity Insurance Services Inc. is in Aurora, Ontario. Together, the organization serves nearly 200,000 clients across Canada through 13 offices and they are one of the largest independent and employee-owned insurance brokers in Canada.

Mike King is a Partner and equine industry lead for Capri & Intercity and is a national figure in this specialized field. Mike is a life long horseman and has been an equine specialist in the insurance industry since 1993.

For more information visit www.capri.ca and www.intercityinsurance.com.

 

Horse riders promote safe road sharing

Hand Signals used by Horse RidersAccording to Manitoba’s Highway Traffic Act, horse riders and drivers of horse-drawn carriages have the same right to use the road and must follow the same rules, but it is found increasingly that motorists are unaware of their own responsibilities in road sharing.

With increased development in rural areas and the reduction in off-road trails, motorists are more likely than ever to encounter a horse and rider or horse and cart on the roadway.

The Road Safety project includes a brochure for the motorist “Sharing the Road with Horses” and a Road Safety Handbook for riders.

A copy of the "Sharing the Road with Horses" brochure PDF can be downloaded here.

Sharing the Road with Horses brochure PDF

For bulk supplies please contact the MHC office 204-925-5718.

 

The Road Safety Handbook for Equestrians can be purchased from the office for $5 per copy including taxes and shipping, or download PDF here.

2017 Road Safety Handbook for Equestrians




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Manitoba Horse Council Office
145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2Z6

The office remains closed to personal visitors until further notice.

Executive Director, John Savard
Phone: (204) 509-2369 (temporary)
Email: mhc.exec@sportmanitoba.ca

Business Manager, Linda Hazelwood
Phone: (204) 299-0118 (temporary)
Email: mhc.admin@sportmanitoba.ca