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.


Manitoba Horse Council welcomes Diane David to role of Executive Director

Winnipeg, Manitoba (October 4, 2021) — Join us in welcoming our new Executive Director (ED), Diane David.

The selection committee and MHC board of directors chose Diane for her extensive experience working in the horse industry and for non-profit organizations. She joins us from the Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association in Edmonton, where as Executive Director she expanded the scope of the centre from a small members-only organization into a community-based organization providing inclusive, accessible recreational programs and services for all ages and abilities. The board appreciated Diane’s proven ability to engage stakeholders at all levels, manage budgets and open up new revenue streams. In this role, Diane worked closely with the Alberta Equestrian Federation to promote the benefits of membership and in support of their initiatives including show sanctioning, training, biosecurity, insurance and other horse welfare programs. Diane has relocated from Alberta to Manitoba to take on the ED role and steward Manitoba Horse Council (MHC) into the future.

Read more about Diane, and a thank you to John Savard for his excellent work at this link.


> COVID-19 Updates - October 5, 2021 until October 26, 2021

Manitoba’s Pandemic Response System has been raised to Code Orange which indicates a heightened level of risk where vaccinated and non-vaccinated people gather. However, there is no change to the requirements around Indoor and outdoor sports and recreation. A reminder of those parameters is below.

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 listed in 1) and 2).

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”.

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 October 5 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, Diane David
Phone: (204) 925-5719
Email: [email protected]

Business Manager, Linda Hazelwood
Phone: (204) 925-5718
Email: [email protected]