- Equestrian Facility
- Horse Health/Welfare
The Horse Council operates a 40-acres outdoor equestrian showgrounds in beautiful Birds Hill Provincial Park, Manitoba.
Interested in booking the facility for an event, competition, clinic, or camp? Click here to book or contact the Manitoba Horse Council office.
The outdoor show grounds is accessible for use in hosting competitions, clinics, and camps from May until October (weather permitting). It accommodates most equestrian disciplines including barrel racing, cutting, dressage, equitation, hunter, jumping, reining and western pleasure. There is even a cattle pen for team penning.
Eventing/horse trial competitors have easy access to cross-country courses of all levels located nearby in the park. Obstacles built for the 1967 and 1999 Pan American Games are also still standing, although the very active Manitoba Horse Trials group maintains and builds new obstacles on an annual basis. The nationally-rated Training, Preliminary, and Intermediate level courses were originally designed by former Olympian Robin Hahn.
The Manitoba Driving Society has built and maintains an elegant and outstanding bridge obstacle next to a challenging water feature for combined driving events.
Endurance, Competitive Trail, and recreational trail riders have admittance to miles of wonderful trails throughout the park.
Polo tournaments take place weekly during the season on the field adjacent to the Equestrian Centre.
MHC Equestrian Facility is available for groups to rent for activities such as dog shows, beach volleyball tournaments, and company picnics.
Other activities available in Birds Hill Park include camping, biking, hiking, running, swimming, rollerblading, picnicking and more, as well as various winter activities. Birds Hill Park Ranch and restaurant are located next door to the MHC Equestrian Facility. The Birds Hill Park Ranch also features trail rides and a petting zoo.
Birds Hill Park is in close proximity to the town of Oakbank.
Spectators are welcome and encouraged at all equestrian events. For a list of events taking place at the Equestrian Facility, please see the Calendar of Events.