About Us

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 equestrian enthusiasts.

MANITOBA HORSE COUNCIL - the voice of equine advocacy, accessibility, welfare, sport and recreation

Manitoba Horse Council By-Laws - Revised April 2019

Manitoba Horse Council's AGM will be by Zoom on April 15, 2021, and all members are welcome. At this meeting, the current Board of Directors and Council of Clubs (as appropriate) will be voting on the appointment of a slate of new directors to fill vacated positions, as well as amendments to by-laws (see above). All members are invited to attend.

 

Pre-registration is required:
AGM Pre-registration Link to Zoom

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

A slate of nominees has been received to fill vacant positions on the board, made by directors moving out of province or making lifestyle changes. Some positions have been renamed and additional positions made. Here is the slate for 2021 (please click on the Position Title for that nominee's credentials).

The following board members are standing for re-election:

  • Chair, Equestrian Facility – incumbent Eryn Butterfield
  • Chair, Officials – incumbent Susan Adey

Board of Directors 2020:

Vacant - President

Lana Stevenson - Vice President

Geri Sweet - Past President/Interim President

Hugh Crawley - Treasurer

Eryn Butterfield - Chair, Equestrian Facility

Chris Dolinski - Chair, Coaching

Susan Bagg - Chair, Officials

Vacant - Chair, Breeds & Industry

Vacant - Chair, Competitions

Kiirsten May - Chair, Marketing/Special Events

Tamara Hupalo - Chair, Recreation

Lana Stevenson - Director At Large (Human Resources) 

Vacant - Directors at Large


MHC Office

John Savard - Executive Director

Linda Hazelwood - Business Manager


MHC Equestrian Centre

Kelly Roe - Facility manager at the MHC Birds Hill Equestrian Facility.


Our Mission Statement

To continuously improve equestrian sport, develop athletes and protect the interests of equestrian enthusiasts in the province of Manitoba. We will effectively provide leadership, direction and resources to create an environment where a broad range of participants can engage in a safe and satisfying equestrian experience.

Our Goals

  • We will respect the right of each athlete to set a level of performance that is appropriate to their individual needs and abilities and we will provide resources that help them achieve recreational to elite athlete levels.

  • We will act cooperatively with our members to provide those resources that are most efficiently provided together. These resources include education, coaching, facilities and officials.

  • All members will be dealt with equitably and fairly and the contribution of volunteers to equestrianism in Manitoba honoured.

  • We will work towards making Manitoba a centre of excellence in the development of the horse to ensure our human athletes can compete at the highest level possible.

  • We will be an effective voice for equestrianism in Manitoba and will support stakeholders, principally Sport Manitoba and Equestrian Canada, in achieving their goals in the belief that these are established to improve our sport.

  • We will support clubs and their members in achieving success in their sport discipline.

  • We will encourage and support the involvement of currently under-represented groups in equestrian sport in Manitoba.

Manitoba Horse Council By-Laws - Revised April 2019

Manitoba Horse Council's AGM will be by Zoom on April 15, 2021, and all members are welcome. At this meeting, the current Board of Directors and Council of Clubs (as appropriate) will be voting on the appointment of a slate of new directors to fill vacated positions, as well as amendments to by-laws (see above). All members are invited to suggest nominees using the information sheet and Nominations form linked below. Deadline to receive nominations in MHC's office is 5:00 p.m., March 19, 2021.

(Registration link for AGM to follow.)

Manitoba Horse Council 2021 Board of Director information and Nominations form. 


Manitoba Horse Council Strategic Plan

SHORT TERM GOALS:

1. Develop and implement a marketing strategy for the organization

2. Increase exposure, involvement and education of coaches throughout the Province

3. Develop a clear and unified objective for the organization

4. Develop and market the MHC Equestrian Centre

5. Develop and promote athletes and competitions throughout the Province

LONG TERM GOALS

1. Implement marketing strategy for the organization, reviewing on a yearly basis

2. Increase exposure, involvement and education of coaches throughout the Province

3. Improve Board relations/communications within the organization and throughout the general public, members and government agencies

4. Develop and market the MHC Equestrian Centre

5. Develop athletes and promote competitions throughout the Province (Long Term Equestrian Development)

For the complete document please contact the MHC Office.


 



Contact Us

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

The office remains closed to personal visitors until further notice.

Executive Director, John Savard
Phone: (204) 509-2369 (temporary)
Email: [email protected]

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