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Discover your Manitoba Horse Council


Manitoba Horse Council (MHC) is a not-for-profit organization representing 23 clubs and 1500 individual members involved in equine activity in Manitoba. MHC is the recognized governing body for equestrian sport in the province.



To grow and sustain involvement in equine activities and sport in Manitoba.


Mission Statement:

The mission of the Manitoba Horse Council (MHC)  is to continuously:

  • improve equestrian sport,
  • develop athletes, and
  • protect the interests of equestrian enthusiasts in Manitoba.

We provide

  • effective leadership
  • direction
  • resources

to create an environment where a broad range of participants can engage in a safe and satisfying equestrian experience.


Important documents for members

Bylaws (2019): Manitoba Horse Council's staff and board of directors are governed by a set of bylaws which are the bedrock of our organization. MHC members vote to approve any bylaws changes at the Annual General Meeting. 

Code of Conduct and Ethics
Conflict of Interest
Respect in Sport
Discipline and Complaints
2022 AGM Minutes
2023 Members Survey Results

Board of Directors

Manitoba Horse Council is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Directors meet monthly (or more frequently when special issues arise) from September through June. Directors serve a three year term, and new or returning directors are elected by MHC members at the Annual General Meeting.

Lana Stevenson - President

Angela Janz - Vice President

Geri Sweet - Past President

Hugh Crawley - Treasurer

Eryn Butterfield - Chair, Equestrian Facility

Katie Webb - Chair, Coaching

Tamara Hupalo - Chair, Recreation

Jack Boughen - Director at Large

Tanis Jones - Director at Large

Sarah Read - Director at Large

Sport Manitoba is the lead planning, programming and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in our province. Sport Manitoba partners with more than 100 provincial organizations, including MHC, to deliver sport in the province. The primary focus of Sport Manitoba is the development of athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers.

MHC receives support and funding from Sport Manitoba through an annual agreement with appropriate terms and conditions for which each party are accountable for fulfilling.

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MHC Land Acknowledgement

Manitoba Horse Council Inc. acknowledges that we operate on the original land and gathering place of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. We respect the Treaties that were made on these lands, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we strive to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration. Every time we acknowledge this truth, we have an invitation and an opportunity to reflect on what we do and the actions we can take to make Manitoba a better place for everyone who lives here. 

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Diane David - Executive Director
(204) 925-5719
[email protected]

Kylee Tonita - Administrator
Coaching, Officials & Events
[email protected]

Kelly Roe - Manager
Equestrian Facility
(April to Oct)

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