- Equestrian Facility
- Horse Health/Welfare
Manitoba Horse Council owns and operates its Equestrian Facility in beautiful Bird's Hill Provincial Park, Manitoba.
Interested in booking the Facility for an event, competition, clinic, or camp?
The MHC Equestrian Facility is built on approximately 40 acres of land leased from the Provincial government. It has undergone numerous upgrades over past years to ensure this 1967 and 1999 Pan American Games site remains current - not only to equestrian enthusiasts but to all who visit.
The MHC Equestrian Facility includes:
6 sand rings
2 grass rings
The Manitoba Horse Council (MHC) Equestrian Facility is accessible to a variety of equestrian disciplines for use in hosting competitions, clinics, and camps. It accommodates such disciplines as Barrel Racing, Competitive Trail, Cutting, Dressage, Driving, Endurance, Eventing, Hunter/Jumper, etc.
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.
Driving competitors have access to the same area as Eventing competitors for Combined Driving Events, and the Driving Society has built and maintains an elegant and outstanding bridge obstacle next to a challenging water feature.
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 Facility.
MHC also welcomes the use of its Equestrian Facility for other purposes. Such activies that could be booked and accomodated include dog shows, beach volleyball, etc.
Other activities available in Birds Hill Park include camping, biking, hiking, running, swimming, rollerblading, picnicking and more, as well as various winter activities. The Birds Hill Park Ranch and restaurant are located immediately beside the MHC Equestrian Facility. The Birds Hill Park Ranch also features trail rides and a petting zoo.
Birds Hill Park is also in close proximity to the town of Oakbank.
Spectators at all equestrian events are welcome and encouraged. For a list of events taking place at the Equestrian Facility, please see the Calendar of Events.