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Beginning Riding Lessons

WHAT TO WEAR TO YOUR FIRST RIDING LESSON

While it isn’t necessary to go out and purchase a full riding wardrobe for your first lesson, there are a few must haves which will make your experience safe, comfortable and fun.

ASTM CERTIFIED RIDING HELMET

This is the single most important piece of equipment you need to own. Approved ASTM riding helmets must be properly fitted to the rider so they don’t slip or fly off during riding. Riding helmets are designed specifically for riding and the types of injuries a rider could experience. Substituting a non- sport specific helmet such as a hockey helmet is NOT recommended and is to be avoided. Borrowing or purchasing a used helmet which could have structural damage not visible to the eye should be avoided. A reputable tack shop will carry certified helmets and will be able to assist you in selecting a properly fitting helmet.

PROPER FOOTWEAR

While wearing a pair of riding boots is a good idea they are not essential. Wear shoes/boots ...

 

Premises ID

What is the Manitoba Premises Identification program?

Prepared by Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI), the Manitoba Premises Identification program is designed to protect, plan for, and manage livestock, poultry, and equines in health and food safety emergencies by linking animals to a specific location. Examples of emergencies include disease outbreak, flood, or other disaster. The Manitoba Premises Identification (ID) program is now mandatory for equine property owners .

Only have a horse or two in your backyard? Premises identification is for all equine property owners. No herd or flock too small for a premises identification number. CLICK HERE to view the Manitoba Government article titled as such, dated December 12, 2011. How do I obtain a Premises ID number for my property?

Application Form: http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/food-safety/traceability/premises-identification.html

Identifying your premises is even simpler now! We now have an application form that is ...

 

Membership Benefits

2020 membership is open for new and current members.

If you don't remember your login name and/or password - just click on the RESET PASSWORD button displayed when you try to log in. The most usual instance not allowing you to login is having a different email address from that on our file.

New for 2020 is: An option to decline answering the Male/Female question. A place to note whether you are a coach or an official, and which MHC Member Clubs you will be joining during 2020. Only one email address will be required.

We do note that many addresses in the Oakbank/Dugald/Springfield areas have changed during 2019. Please remember to make the necessary updates.

Also, please check whether your cellphone number and/or landline number are recorded in the correct slot. We noted during 2019 that some of these flipped as a result of a computer glitch.

If you purchased an Extended Membership with Additional Insurance Options in the fall, please remember that the insurance options lapsed on December ...

 

Membership Insurance Benefits

MHC Member Liability

Who: All current members in good standing with MHC

Amount: $5,000,000 Personal Liability insurance (subject to a deductible of $1,000 for Property Damage claims). There is no deductible for Bodily Injury claims.

What: Third-party liability insurance defends against lawsuits and/or settlements for bodily injury or property damage arising out of the non-commercial ownership and/or leasing of horses in the event that no other insurance is in effect. (For instance, if your horse caused harm to a third party.) This policy will act as an excess coverage if any other insurance is in place, and is valid worldwide. Detailed information at this link: M ember Liability Insurance MHC Accidental Death & Dismemberment

Who: All current members under the age of 90 in good standing with MHC.

Amount: $30,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment

What: A lump sum payment if you suffer from a listed (scheduled) injury that arises from participation in equine related activities, ...

 

Become A Member

Club Membership

Equine clubs are the foundation of Manitoba Horse Council and receive one vote on any issue at the MHC Annual General Meeting and/or Council of Clubs meetings. Some items subject to voted approval of MHC member Clubs include: • Provincial or local issues • National issues requiring a Provincial vote • Election of MHC Board of Directors • Approval of MHC By-Law changes

Membership of Manitoba Horse Council's (MHC) club network is for provincial, regional, and local equine organizations (need not be based in Manitoba) which engage in the promotion and development of equestrian sport and recreation activities in Manitoba and which meet the following criteria: 1. Have a minimum of 10 members; 2. Are not-for-profit, volunteer based and democratic; 3. Have a written constitution; 4. Hold regular meetings; 5. Hold elections of directors and officers; 6. Maintain financial records which are available on request to MHC. Membership benefits

Benefits to a club are ...

 

Equine Industry Job Postings Manitoba

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Overview:

The Manitoba Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (“HBPA”), located at 3975 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3K 2E9, is looking for:

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Job Title: Horse Grooms

Term: The position is a full time temporary position for the 2019 season starting from March 1, 2019 to approximately September 9, 2019.

Horse Grooms Job Duties: -Provide daily care of horses racing at Assiniboia Downs at 3975 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3K 2E9; -Assist horse trainer with thoroughbred horse training duties -Cleaning stalls, tacking horses, horse grooming, applying medications and bandaging; -Mixing and preparing feed, detecting disease or ailments and reporting to horse owners

Hours: 35 hours per week

Experience Required -Must have on track race horse experience; -Must be able to provide a Criminal Record Check;

Language of Work: English

Wage: $13.50 / hour -no formal education required -accommodations available on ...

 

Club Listings

Below is an alphabetical order listing of some of Manitoba Horse Council's member clubs. Contact these clubs for more information on their equestrian activities, how to join, etc.

Brandon Light Horse & Pony Society Inc Phone: (204) 727-4476 Email: [email protected] Web: www.blhpsi.com Canadian Western Horse Association Phone: (204-392-6308 Email: [email protected] Web: www.cwha.ca Central Canada Reining Horse Association Email: [email protected] Web: www.ccrha.com Crocus Cow Horse Association Email: [email protected] Web: www.crocuscowhorse.com Distance Riders of Manitoba Phone: (204) 391-6789 Email: [email protected] Web: www.distanceridersofmanitoba.ca Dressage Winnipeg Phone: (204) 793-1962 Email: [email protected] Web: www.dressagewinnipeg.com Manitoba Cutting Horse Association Email: [email protected] Web: www.mbcutting.ca Manitoba Driving Society Web: www.manitobadrivingsociety.com Manitoba Horse Trials Phone: (204) 392-4746 Email: [email protected] Web: ...

 

Club Membership

Club Memberships

Membership of Manitoba Horse Council's (MHC) club network is for provincial, regional, and local equine organizations (need not be based in Manitoba) which engage in the promotion and development of equestrian sport and recreation activities in Manitoba and which meet the following criteria: 1. Have a minimum of 10 members; 2. Are not-for-profit, volunteer based and democratic; 3. Have a written constitution; 4. Hold regular meetings; 5. Hold elections of directors and officers; 6. Maintain financial records which are available on request to MHC. 7. Agrees to Dispute Resolution as mandated by Sport Manitoba; 8.Agrees to Safe Sport policies and principles for competition as mandated by national sporting body.

Equine clubs are the foundation of Manitoba Horse Council and receive one vote on any issue at the MHC Annual General Meeting and/or Council of Clubs meetings. Some items subject to voted approval of MHC member Clubs include: • Provincial or local issues • National ...

 

Coaching Courses and Upgrades

2020 Continuing Education Opportunities In accordance with Equestrian Canada's March 19 directive, all EC in-person events are cancelled. Please check back later this spring for further developments.

Online Multi-Sport courses available through Sport Manitoba

Use the link above to access any of the following courses:

April 23: Basic Mental Skills

April 27: Leading Drug-Free Sport

May 10: Prevention and Recovery

May 12: Making Ethical Decisions online workshop

May 13: Developing Athletic Abilities

May 16: Manage A Sport Program

June 2: Coaching & Leding Effectively

June 8, 2020: Making Ethical Decisions online workshop

June 15: Advanced Practice Planning

June 22/23: Psychology of Performance

English Rider Level 6, 7 or 8 Evaluations

Manitoba Horse Council arranges Rider Level evaluations for those competent riders who wish to challenge the Levels prior to going forward to Instructor or Competition Coach/Specialist. If you do not have your own coach who ...

 

Contact Us

Manitoba Horse Council Office

145 Pacific Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3B 2Z6

Phone: (204) 925-5719

Fax: (204) 925-5703

Email: [email protected]

Office hours are 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday Manitoba Horse Council Staff Executive Director

John Savard

(204) 925-5719

[email protected] Administration

Linda Hazelwood

(204) 925-5718

[email protected] Equestrian Centre Manager

Kelly Roe

(204) 799-5941 phone and text (April to October)

 

Manitoba Horse Council Equestrian Facility - Bird's Hill Park

Manitoba Horse Council owns and operates its Equestrian Centre in beautiful Bird's Hill Provincial Park, Manitoba.

Interested in booking the Equestrian Centre for an event, competition, clinic, or camp?

See our Facility Rentals page or contact the Manitoba Horse Council office at (204) 925-5718 or email [email protected]

 

MHC Provincial Officials

MHC Provincial Officials Program

Manitoa Horse Council is pleased to offer a Provincial Officials program for those wishing to judge non-EC shows in the province.

The registration program requires attendance at a two-day workshop with an accredited EC-judge and successful completion of an open-book examination following the workshop. Applicants are required to complete a comprehensive application form which includes their past equine activity, and letters of reference from others in the industry. A current MHC membership is also required, along with a $21 processing fee to be remitted to MHC with the application form.

On satisfactory completion of all steps, the Officials Committee of MHC will issue a certificate of completion and the applicant's name and contact information will be entered on MHC's website.

If you wish to be added to our mailing list which encompasses courses for all equestrian professionals in Manitoba, please email [email protected] Last name First name Status ...

 

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)

 

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 ...

 

MHC Equestrian Centre at Birds Hill Park

All MHC members receive preferential access for event booking at the beautiful MHC Equestrian Centre and trails located in Birds Hill Provincial Park. Use of Ring 5 between May and September This feature can be added to your MHC membership at $35.00 per membership year, and allows MHC members access to Ring 5 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between May 1st - September 30th. A current negative Coggins test will be required at the beginning of the season. Please email or mail your copy to MHC office. No jumping or lessons allowed. Standard arena etiquette applies. Please clean up after your horse.

 

JOB POSTING

Do you have an interest and experience in Marketing? MHC is currently looking for an individual to assist with the development of a Marketing Strategy in line with our vision to grow and sustain involvement in equine activities and sport in Manitoba. This is a paid, term position with opportunities to work either full-time or part-time. This may appeal to students currently in school or other professionals with marketing experience who have a day or two a week to dedicate to MHC. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please forward a resume to John Savard at [email protected] For questions, please contact John via email. Deadline for receipt of emailed resumes is 5:00 p.m. Friday February 1.

 

EHV-1 (Neurological) Instance in Manitoba

Statement from Elder's Equine Clinic (as posted on facebook)

Equine Herpes Virus In Manitoba

We have received a number for request for information on the current state of an outbreak of EHV-1 neurological form in Manitoba. Although we are not directly dealing with the cases, we are providing support and information. Here is an update on the situation as it currently exists. The horses are quarantined on a farm where the initial cases have been identified in the Western part of the Province. The quarantine is good and is being held under the care of a veterinarian. We are assisting as needed given our experience with EHV1 and quarantine protocols from previous years. There are positive EHV-1 neurological form horses, however, the quarantine has isolated those horses and biosecurity protocols are in place. We will release some information on the condition and general biosecurity protocols that everyone can put in place shortly. The overview is: monitor your horses for fever (anything over 38.5C or ...

 

Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) Update

As provided by Virden Animal Hospital - July 14 at 10:24pm

EIA UPDATE:

We have had new cases reported this week. We now have 5 premises in total in MB where EIA has been confirmed.

1) RM of St Clement 2) RM of Armstrong 3) RM of Hanover 4) RM of St Andrews 5) RM of Armstrong

All of the above premises have been placed under quarantine, and all positive horses were inapparent carriers showing no clinical signs. The 5th premise has just been confirmed by CFIA and 6 horses at this premises have tested positive to date.

It is unknown at this time how many horses may have been exposed to the confirmed inapparent carriers or exactly what the risk of infection may be to any horses exposed. These inapparent carriers have been shown to carry a much lower amount of EIA virus in their blood vs an acutely infected horse which makes them less likely to spread the disease to other horses through biting flies. With that said, there remains a small chance that EIA transmission could occur. The CFIA ...

 

Officials Certification Events

Upcoming Clinics

To be added to our newsletter regarding Coaching, Officials and other professional equestrian activities please email MHC office at [email protected]

MARCH 21 and 22, 2020

General Stewards and Dressage Clinic, with Susan Adey (FEI 2 Jumper, Senior National General Steward and Senior Dressage Steward - Manitoba) and Anne Welch (FEI 1 Jumper, FEI 2 Dressage, Senior Dressage and Senior General Steward - Ontario).

Theatre Room, Sport Manitoba, 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg

Registration form here

Save $52.50: register by the Early Bird deadline of January 31, 2020.

Final deadline February 25, 2020

Funding may be available to MHC members who presently ARE NOT EC Officials. See page 2 of the Registration Form.

Sport Manitoba 2020 Apprentice Officials Program: EC General Regulations A1314

Manitoba General Performance and Western Judging Program Existing experienced judges and current and former Equestrian Canada judges are encouraged to apply ...

 

Become An Official

Are you thinking about becoming an Equestrian Canada (EC) Official? Officials represent EC as a national governing body, serving, promoting and protecting the interests of horses and equestrians.

From judges to stewards to course designers, officials are instrumental to competitions; ensuring participants can enjoy a safe, fair and fun equestrian sport.

Please see Equestrian Canada's website for more information: https://www.equestrian.ca/programs-services/officials Types of EC Officials

EC certifies the following general types of officials: Course Designers Equine Medication Control Technicians Judges Stewards Technical Delegates Para-Equestrian Classifiers Veterinarians

Specific types of officials (i.e. Dressage Judge, Jumping Course Designer, etc.) vary by discipline/breed sport. See discipline-specific EC Rules for full information. How to Become an EC Official

The application process to become an EC official varies by type of official and discipline. See discipline-specific EC Rules ...

 

Ride and Drive Rewards Program

WANT TO GET REWARDED FOR SIMPLY RIDING OR DRIVING YOUR HORSE?

The Manitoba Horse Council (MHC) Ride & Drive program rewards riders and drivers of horses for the hours they spend with their horses. It is open to all MHC Recreational members. Even those who rent/lease or part-board a horse are eligible to participate.

There is no age restriction - it’s for the young and the young-at-heart! All that is required is your yearly MHC Recreation membership. Then start counting the hours of fun and relaxation riding/driving your horses. The hours accumulate and continue to build up even if you have to re-register (this means you never lose your hours).The ultimate goal of 4,000 hours is worth striving for.

Rewards are progressive, starting with the 25 hour level and ending at the 4000 hour level. Hours spent riding or driving should be recorded on a regular basis. Use your Garmin, or the Equilab, Map My Walk apps etc., or a Ride & Drive log sheet, and ubmit your hours at each level.

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2017 Annual General Meeting

Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 12pm to 3pm Sport Manitoba (Sport for Life Centre), 145 Pacific Avenue Board of Director positions up for election in April 2017: Director At Large - Term Expires (April) 2018 Director At Large - Term Expires (April) 2020 Chair – Recreation - Term Expires (April) 2020 Chair – Competitions - Term Expires (April) 2020 In addition: due to the fact that Sheri Parkinson has taken on the position of Vice President her position as Chair of Special Events is open for appointment. Interested people should call John Savard at 204-925-5719 or email him at [email protected] All Board Members shall: a) be responsible for establishing the Bylaws and policies of the Association; b) prepare a long term plan with annual updates setting out the mission, vision, and long term goals of the Association; c) approve the annual operational plans and budget as prepared by the Executives; d) arrange the appointment/election of the Board of Directors; and e) regularly attend Board ...

 

November 5, 2017: MHC Council Of Clubs

Start Time: 11:00am End Time: 2:30pm Location: Conference Rooms A and B Sport Manitoba Building 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, MB Introduction: Annual MHC Council of Clubs Meeting

Teleconference will be through Go To Meetings. Details will be forwarded to participants two Days prior to the meeting. Information and handout packages will be sent by email to teleconference participants.

 

 

Coaching

Coaching Certifications Help Me Find a Coach Current NCCP Certified Coach Directory Current Coach Directory - Other Becoming a Coach Coaching Courses and Upgrading Upcoming Coaching Certification Events

 

Current Coaches Directory - NCCP

Manitoba Horse Council recommends that you research qualifications of potential coaches before you select one. Manitoba Horse Council implements its coaching program under the instruction and umbrella of the national Equestrian Canada / National Coach Certification Program. NCCP

The National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) is a coach training and certification program for all coaches in nearly 70 sports and is the recognized standard for coach training and certification in Canada. The NCCP is implemented by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). It is the only coach program accepted by Coaching Manitoba – the Sport Manitoba unit for coaching in Manitoba – as required under the CAC. Equestrian Canada/NCCP

The Equestrian Canada (EC) coaching program is the nationally recognized certification program for equestrian coaches and instructors, developed in partnership with NCCP, CAC and Sport Canada. Equestrian Canada certification approves and acknowledges equestrian ...

 

 

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

 

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

 

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Manitoba Horse Council

Manitoba Horse Council (MHC) is a not-for-profit organization representing clubs and individual members involved in equine activity in Manitoba. MHC is the recognized governing body for equestrian sport in the province; providing support, leadership and resources to develop athletes and protect the interests of Manitoba's equestrian enthusiasts.

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-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]