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The ninth annual Horse Day is taking place on Saturday, June 3, 2017 and we couldn’t be happier that you will be hosting a Horse Day event! Provided in this document are ways to help you maximize attendance at your event and gain interest from local media to share our love of horses with as many people in your community as possible.
This year’s Horse Day will also be a special year for the celebration of the horse, as 2017 also marks Canada’s 150th anniversary, as well as the 250th anniversary of horse racing in Canada. WHAT IS HORSE DAY?
Each year, the first Saturday of June is marked as Canada's National Horse Day. Together, Equestrian Canada and the provincial/territorial equestrian organizations invite all Canadians to take this unique opportunity to honour, discover, and explore the equestrian world. For many Canadians, Horse Day is the chance to get up close and personal with a horse for the first time. Horse Day is also the perfect opportunity to acknowledge ...
Equestrian Canada Sanctioned Competitions
The following Bronze and Silver competitions are approved by each province or territory.
1. Hunter/Jumper Competitions 2. Dressage Competitions 3. Breed Competitions 4. Endurance Competitions 5. Reining Competitions
*All Platinum, Gold, Bronze/Gold or Silver/Gold competitions are approved by EC.
**All Eventing, Driving and Vaulting competitions are approved by EC
*** Competitions are not permitted to host multiple disciplines at a single competition, unless permission is granted by EC. E.g. A dressage competition may not hold a hunter/jumper portion unless given written permission from EC.
**** It is important to note that all Manitoba Bronze and Silver EC Sanctioned Shows/Competitions are to contact the MHC office directly. // WE HAD UPDATED ALL FORM LINKS BELOW TO THE 2016 VERSIONS, BUT NOW DUE TO THE REBRANDING AND NEW WEBSITE SWITCH OVER BY EQUESTRIAN CANADA, MANY OF THE LINKS BELOW ARE NO LONGER WORKING. WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO UPDATE THEM ...
Keeping your horses healthy through disease prevention;
protecting yourselves, your horses, and your property from disease-causing agents and the introduction of disease
reducing and controlling the spread of disease
Remember to always contact your veterinarian with with any biosecurity or horse health questions and concerns. Biosecurity Resources
Manitoba Horse Council (MHC) hopes to develop and customize its own biosecurity materials for Manitoba equestrians. Presently, fellow provincial equestrian organization Alberta Equestrian Federation has developed some excellent resources in conjunction with the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association. Please view the following while keeping in mind some information will differ from province to province:
Equine Biosecurity and Best Practices Guide
Biosecurity Brochure Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs)
SOPs help ensure everyone who is using a facility and/or engaged in a horse's care is aware of the biosecurity ...
LEARNING TO RIDE – FIRST STEPS
So your child loves horses and has expressed a desire to ride? Or maybe you as adult want to start the sport of equestrian and you are not sure where to begin? You don’t have to incur the expenses of buying and boarding a horse to learn to ride. Taking lessons at a facility which offers school horses can be the best way for you and yours to begin their equestrian journey. Choosing a riding facility can seem like a daunting task but there are things you can look for and questions you can ask to help you make an informed decision.
For a listing of some facilities which offer lessons in Manitoba, you can go to www.manitobaequinedirectory.com and look through the businesses listed there to see which ones offer school horses or beginner programs. (MHC cannot recommend any particular facility - see our Help Me Find a Coach page for more tips on choosing a riding facility)
Find out about the lesson program and the credentials of the instructors/coaches teaching ...
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 ...
2019 Continuing Education Opportunities - Equestrian Specific Courses: Competition Coach / Competition Coach Specialist Evaluations
In-competition evaluations are being planned for the summer season. Please call 204-925-5718 or email [email protected] for more details. The season is short: don't let another year pass by.
National Coaching Week happens September 21 - 29, 2019
Fall 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 can refer you, please contact [email protected] to find out more. If you are working towards EC certified status, you will also be interested in the Fall Coaching Camp - see below.
Fall Drive Instructor Evaluation - Date tba
New for Manitoba Horse Council is a Drive Instructor Evaluation. This is planned for Fall, and MHC will ...
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: ...
Equestrian Canada Long-Term Equine Development Information:
A Parent’s Guide to LTED
Long-Term Athlete Development Backgrounder
10 Key Factors to LTED Success
Equestrian Canada Athlete Development Programs
Equestrian Canada (EC) facilitates the following programs to up-and-coming young athletes to support development and talent identification.
See https://www.equestrian.ca/programs-services/athlete-development FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships
The FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) is the premiere equestrian competition in North America for junior and young riders, aged 14-21. Young equestrians vie for team and individual medals in the FEI disciplines of Dressage, Endurance, Eventing, Jumping, Para-Dressage and Reining.
See https://www.equestrian.ca/programs-services/athlete-development for more information Dressage Orion Cup
The Orion Cup was created in ...
Manitoba Horse Council recommends that you research qualifications of potential coaches before you select one. The Manitoba Horse Council implements its coaching program under the instruction and umbrella of the National Equestrian Canada / National Coach Certification Program (NCCP).
The Associations or Organizations certifying the coaches below do not provide NCCP certification. Certified Horsemanship Association
To promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the entire horse industry. This is accomplished by certifying instructors, accrediting equine facilities and publishing educational resources. See a list of Manitoba CHA Coaches
For more information: Certified Horsemanship Association
Canadian Pony Club
See website for listings for Canadian Pony Club coaches: www.canadianponyclub.org
Se website for listings for Manitoba Pony Club coaches www.Canadianponyclub.org/Manitoba/
Canadian Pony Club is a member-based association, managed by volunteers, ...
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). The NCCP 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 the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and Sport Canada. Equestrian Canada certification approves and acknowledges equestrian coach/instructors’ teaching and coaching skills as meeting professional, nationally, and internationally recognized standards for coaching practice.
The EC coaching program is the only Canadian ...
MHC members are eligible for a preferential subscription rate at $24.00 to The Canadian Horse Journal magazine.
Payment can be added to your membership application.
For more info see: www.horsejournals.com
Ottawa, ON, March 14, 2019 - Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to inform the Canadian equestrian community that Horse Day 2019 is taking place June 1, 2019.
Horse Day was created to raise public awareness and promote the beloved horse. Across the country, events and celebrations will take place on June 1 to allow Canadians of all ages and experience levels to honour, discover and explore the equestrian world. Make Horse Day part of your spring celebrations. There are many ways to jump in and get involved:
Learn more about Horse Day 2019 HERE
Want to host a Horse Day 2019 event ? Register your event HERE
Find a Horse Day 2019 Event near you HERE (and check back often as more events are added!)
Encourage youth between the ages of 3 and 16 to enter the Horse Day 2019 National Drawing Contest for the chance to win exciting prizes! Learn more about the drawing contest HERE
And be sure to capture your Horse Day fun on camera for the chance to win! To enter the Horse Day Photo Contest , ...
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 ...
Manitoba joined the rest of Canada in celebrating the 10th annual Horse Day on June 2, 2018. Over 6,000 people participated and attended 75 Horse Day events from coast-to-coast. For many Canadians, Horse Day is the chance to get up close and personal with a horse for the first time. It’s also the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the important contributions made by horses in our nation's heritage and how people of all ages and experience levels can continue to enjoy horses in sport and leisure. Here in Manitoba, eight organizations took part in Horse Day. MHC stepped up to the mounting block with a photo contest, encouraging people across the province to participate in a Horse Day event and snap a pic for the contest. Nearly 30 people participated and captured beautiful moments with friends, family and – most importantly – horses. The rainy weather didn’t dampen the smiles.
At MHC, we were also smiling ear to ear all weekend – we loved seeing your Horse Day moments. Click ...
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
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 ...
How to Become an EC Official Current Manitoba Officials Directory Upcoming Officials Certification Events MHC Provincial Officials Program EC Officials
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.
EC certifies the following general types of officials: Course Designers Equine Medication Control Technicians Judges Stewards Technical Delegates Para-Equestrian Classifiers Veterinarians
Please see Equestrian Canada's website for more information: https://www.equestrian.ca/programs-services/officials
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. MHC Provincial Officials
More information coming soon.
As provided by Virden Animal Hospital - July 14 at 10:24pm
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 ...
Equestrian Canada Trail Riding and Tourism
Take a Peek - http://issuu.com/equinecanada/docs/basichorsemanshiptrailriding_teaser
With this learning program, Equestrian Canada is presenting a discovery tool and a reference guide intended for anyone wishing to learn to share the world of horses in playful harmony. What are the feeding principles, how does one care for his horses, what are the trail riding techniques and practices that allow riders to safeguard the horse's physical and mental health while experiencing an unforgettable adventure in the great outdoors?
This Trail Riding and Tourism training program contains all the necessary basic information needed to enjoy trail riding while remaining safe. It also contains everything required to prepare for certification as an Equestrian Canada Trail Rider, Trail Guide or Instructor.
Trail Rider Levels
This program provides basic training to any person wishing to acquire the skills needed for outings on horseback outdoors safely. Those who ...
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
Trail Maps Overview Riding Mountain National Park - Central Trail Area Riding Mountain National Park - North Escarpment Trail Riding Mountain National Park - Ochre River Trail Riding Mountain National Park - South Escarpment Trail Souris River Bend Equestrian Trails Spruce Woods Provincial Park Trans Canada Trail Turtle Mountain Provincial Park Trail NEW! BIRD'S HILL PARK REVISED TRAILS
There have recently been some changes as to which trails are assigned for horses in Bird's Hill Park, some trails have become less usable over the years, and other changes for 2019.
Please download and use The Bird's Hill Park Trails Plan Booklet as the current reference and check back regularly in case it is updated again!
To use the Trails Booklet to plan your ride:
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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.
________________________________________________________________________________________________ July 31, 2019: Vesicular Stomatitis Alert - horses travelling into Canada from US Regardless of any other documents (including USDA veterinary certificates), no horse originating from States where VS has been reported may enter Canada if the date of arrival at the border is more than THREE DAYS following the first report of VS in their respective State, and ONLY WITH a current USDA Health Certificate and a vet inspection at the border.
Affected states are: Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma.
Equestrian Canada has ...
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: Member 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, ...
Horse Week is held annually to promote and celebrate Manitoba's thriving horse industry. A wide range of activities are held across the province, including trail rides, horse shows, charity events and open houses to allow horse enthusiasts and the public alike to celebrate horses! Everyone is encouraged to participate.
All events, regardless of size, take place in the first two weeks of June can apply for Horse Week status and be promoted through MHC.
MHC Horse Week objectives:
Promote economic impact and significance of Manitoba’s horse industry
Endorse horse welfare
Promote the variety of breeds and disciplines
Identify the benefits that horses and riding provide
Teach the importance of safety around horses
Recognize the importance of recognized riding schools and certified instructors/coaches
Encourage and increase the practice of equestrian sport and recreation activity in Manitoba and ...
Scholarships and Bursaries now available
The Manitoba Foundation for Sports (MFFS) scholarships, Coaching Manitoba bursaries, and Fleming Family Hockey Coach scholarship applications are now available online for review. Please review each application to find your best fit. All applications are due by Friday, May 18, 2018.
Check this link for more information
How to Become an NCCP Certified Equestrian Coach or Instructor STEP 1 - Identify the certification you are best suited for
Instructor : Specializes in introducing beginners to non-competitive or recreational riding and/or driving.
Available certificates: Instructor English Western Driving Saddle Seat
Please note : NCCP Certified Instructors may maintain amateur competitive status while receiving remuneration for instructing.
Coach : Specializes in working with athletes actively competing in equestrian sport. This stream allows a coach to progress through competitive levels and specialize in a discipline.
Available certificates: Competition Coach English Western Competition Coach Specialist Dressage Eventing General Performance Jumping Reining Speed Events High Performance 1 Coach Dressage Eventing Jumping Reining STEP 2 - Complete the admission requirements
The general admission requirements for all certification programs are as follows. Once completed, please submit the originals ...
All equestrians are to practice anti-doping measures and fair medication control to safeguard the health and welfare of equines.
Competitors participating in Equestrian Canada (EC) and/or Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) competitions should be aware of applicable medication rules, prohibited substances, etc designed to protect the welfare of the horse, human, and the fairness of competition.
Drug-testing (equine and/or human) at competitions is governed and organized by the sanctioning competition body (eg. Equestrian Canada [EC] or Federation Equestre Internationale [FEI]). Equine Medication
EC and/or FEI sanctioned competitions at which drug-testing is to take place are selected by the appropriate sanctioning competition body. Manitoba provides its own drug-testing technicians who collect urine and/or blood samples from equines at these competitions. Equines to be tested are generally randomly selected.
Detailed equine medication information, rules, prohibited and permitted ...
Emergency Plans Biosecurity Premises ID Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals
The Codes of Practice are nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of farm animals. The Codes serve as our national understanding of animal care requirements and recommended practices. NFACC and the Codes
Canada’s Code development process is led by NFACC. Key components of the process are: the inclusion of scientific committees to review research on priority welfare issues; ownership of the individual Codes by the relevant stakeholders through their active participation in developing the Code; measurable components to facilitate the development of assessment programs; and a transparent process. Science- and consensus-based commitment
The Code Development Committee and the Scientific Committee work together to develop a science- and consensus-based Code. The result is a Code that is scientifically informed, practical, and reflects societal expectations for responsible farm ...
MHC Emergency Help for Equines & Equine Owners
Manitoba Horse Council has maintained a resource list of individuals and businesses that have generously offered to aid equines and equine owners in an emergency situation (eg. flood evacuation) by providing temporary stabling / acreage for equines, or equine transportation.
Please be aware that immediate assistance may not be possible in every situation. Should you foresee the need for evacuation of your equine(s) and require assistance, please contact the MHC office as soon as possible so that if a crisis does arise, you are by then prepared and have made arrangements with those providing support.
Note: This does not constitute emergency veterinarian care or regular situations and duties overseen by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or city police (911) How do I obtain emergency assistance for my equine(s)?
Contact the MHC office at (204) 925-5718
MHC will provide contact details of those able to provide assistance closest to where ...
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]
For the duration of the summer, MHC's office will be closed each Wednesday. Normal hours will be resumed September 3. Have a great horsey summer!