- Equestrian Facility
- Horse Health/Welfare
The Horse Council operates a 40-acre outdoor equestrian showgrounds in beautiful Birds Hill Provincial Park, Manitoba.
Spectators are welcome and encouraged at all equestrian events.
Manitoba Horse Council Facility status is Recommended Coggins. The first renter to book the facility and pay their deposit decides the status of the facility in relation to Coggins testing for the dates booked. Example: In the situation where two shows are booked on the same day, the first show to pay their deposit and complete the booking with the office sets the standard for both shows. This status will continue to be revisited at minimum on an annual basis and should any health issues arise within the Manitoba Horse Community.
As of January 15, 2020, updates to the Equestrian Canada Rule Book (General Regulations) note that all horses attending EC sanctioned Bronze, Silver and Gold competitions must comply with vaccination requirements under Article A519 (PDF).
MHC strongly recommends that all horses on the property have the regular EHV 1-4 vaccinations as protection and that owners practice strict biosecurity protocols while attending events at this or any other facility. Remember that while vaccination is important, it does not make horses invincible to infectious disease.
Between competitions, staff disinfect stalls and barns as per biosecurity protocols.