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. Read more: Why your PTSO is important to you as a horse owner, rider, driver etc.


> COVID-19 Updates - September 3, 2021 (no end date)

The September 3, 2021, Covid restrictions

The object of the current Public Health Order is to keep people safe through inclusion, not shut down businesses by exclusion.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions appears at this link, but the main feature of the new Public Health Order for equestrians is:

As of 12:01 a.m. September 3, 2021, all adults (over age 18) will be required to be fully vaccinated to enter an indoor sporting or recreation facility, regardless of their reason for entering: ie. Coaching, volunteering, employment, parent/guardian, spectator, etc.

Those allowed entry include the following:

  1. persons who produce proof that they are fully immunized
  2. persons who produce proof from the Government of Manitoba that there is a medical reason for the person not to receive a vaccine for COVID-19;
  3. persons under 18 years of age.
  • Throughout this guidance piece, the word “vaccinated” refers to those in a) and b).

Youth Under 18 are not required to be vaccinated and are allowed entry with a fully vaccinated guardian.

  • If the guardian is not fully vaccinated they must remain outside the building after satisfying themselves that their youth is in the hands of a capable person.
  • Note: “Indoor Sporting Activities” (Order 14) is the only place in the Public Health Order where a youth is described as “Under 18”. In all other situations (restaurants etc.) a youth is described as “Under 12”.

Manitoba’s Pandemic Response System has been reduced to Code Yellow, which indicates a lowered level of risk to Manitobans although some restrictions still apply in certain areas. 

Provincial guidelines may be amended from time to time and it is the facility/event organizer's responsibility to be aware of any changes. The September 3 Public Health Order is at this link.

The website link gives details of support available for businesses.




Contact Us

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

Executive Director, John Savard
Phone: (204) 925-5719
Email: [email protected]

Business Manager, Linda Hazelwood
Phone: (204) 299-0118 (temporary)
Email: [email protected]