Governance & Contacts

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.

MHC 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. 

PDFs of MHC Governance Policies:

Code of Conduct and Ethics

Conflict of Interest


Respect in Sport

Discipline and Complaints



2022 AGM Draft Minutes

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.

John Biron - President

Lana Stevenson - Vice President & Human Resources

Geri Sweet - Past President

Hugh Crawley - Treasurer

Eryn Butterfield - Chair, Equestrian Facility

Katie Webb - Chair, Coaching

Sarah Read - Chair, Officials

Wanda McFadyen - Chair, Industry, Health & Education

Tamara Hupalo - Chair, Recreation

Jack Boughen - Director at Large

Tanis Jones - Director at Large

Angela Janz - 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. To learn more about Sport Manitoba, click here.

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.

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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Contact Us

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

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

Kelly Roe - Manager
Equestrian Facility
(204) 799-5941 phone/text (April to Oct)