Officials Certification Events

Upcoming Clinics

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Jumper Judge's Clinic

November 10, 2018:

Learn from Dr Billy Wiltshire, EC Senior Jumper Judge, about judge's responsibilities and relationships on course, EC Rules, Ground Jury, Marking, Common problems with different types of competitions, order of go and timekeeping, plus many other points.

Sport Manitoba, 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg

Register here: Jumper Judge's Clinic Registration Form


Hunter, Hack & Equitation Clinic

November 11, 2018:

Meet Tracy Dopko, EC Senior Hunter, Hack and Hunt Seat Equitation Judge to learn about Officials Ethics and conduct, Hunter form and movement, judging conformation, judging the Hack Division, Hunt Seat Equitation and a wide range of other applicable topics.

Sport Manitoba, 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg

Register here: Hunter Hack & Equitation Clinic Registration Form



New - Manitoba General Performance and Western Judging Program

Existing experienced judges and current and former Equestrian Canada judges are encouraged to apply for accreditation under this new Manitoba program, with a streamlined process that takes into account their previous experience, as well as people wishing to enter the judging stream to become newly licensed in Manitoba.


An Official's Development/Refresher clinic was held with Equestrian Canada Senior General Performance and Western Judge, Tracy Dopko. This clinic was mandatory if you wished to apply for accreditation in Manitoba as a new judge, and ws offered at a special rate for current judges wishing to maintain status.


Contact MHC's office if you are interested in any upcoming Judges' Clinics

What’s involved?

New applicants must
•    be a Manitoba Horse Council member
•    be at least 21 years of age; and
•    have had previous experience as either a competitor, coach, judge, trainer, or instructor in their respective field
•    attend an Officials Development/Refresher Course and achieve a minimum score of 80% in a take-home, open book examination.

On completion of the course your name and contact information will be listed on Manitoba Horse Council's website as an accredited Manitoba judge. You may also be eligible to apply to Sport Manitoba (via Manitoba Horse Council) for assistance with professional development costs. (See the brochure for more details.)

Please download Application forms and other documentation, or for more information you can call John Savard, Executive Director at 204-925-5719.


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]

The office will be closed May 20 for the Long Weekend. Opens again 9:00 a.m. Tuesday May 21. Have a great horsey weekend!.