Coaching Courses and Upgrades

2019 Continuing Education Opportunities - Equestrian Specific Courses:

Competition Coach / Competition Coach Specialist Evaluations

In-competition evaluations are being planned for the summer season. Please call 204-925-5718 or email [email protected] for more details. The season is short: don't let another year pass by.


National Coaching Week happens September 21 onwards


Western Update Clinic - Date tba

This PTSO Update is mandatory for Instructor/Coaches on a 3-year cycle. NCCP Professional Development points available for certified coaches.


Fall Drive Instructor Evaluation - Date tba

New for Manitoba Horse Council is a Drive Instructor Evaluation. This is planned for Fall, and MHC will either be bringing in an Evaluator from Ontario or Alberta, or joining with Saskatchewan to run an Evaluation there. Prospective Drive Instructors need to pass driving tests (written and practical) in the same way as riders do. If you are interested please email [email protected] for more details. 


2019 Coaching Camp - Thanksgiving weekend -October 11 to 14, 2019

Date and location depends on the courses you select. NCCP Professional Development points available for some modules, for certified coaches.

Registration deadline is October 4

Register here

Prepare for your Instructor, Competition Coach or Competition Coach Specialist evaluation by attending camp to learn what is required to meet and exceed expectations  in your evaluation. Courses offered are:

Instructor: Planning a Practice, Teaching a Lesson topic, Lunge a horse (English), Lunge a rider (Western), Stable Management, Analyzing Performance in the Equestrian Environment.

Competition Coach: Planning a Lesson including Advanced Analyzing Performance, Teaching for Competition, Teach a Rider to lunge a horse

Competition Coach Specialist: Design a Sport Program, Lunging a Horse for Improvement, Teaching for Competition, Managing a Sport Program and Training Mental Skills.


Western Rider Coach Evaluation - November 1, 2019

NCCP Certification of Western Instructor and/or Competition Coach candidates. Depending on numbers for each context, this could be one or more days.

More information to follow. Please call 204-925-5718 or email [email protected] for more details and to have your name placed on a notification list.


Make Ethical Decisions - Equestrian-specific - November 8, 2019

Prepare for the Make Ethical Decisons module prior to taking the online evaluation. $35, with succeeding free evaluation. NCCP Professional Development points available for certified coaches.

Sport Manitoba, Winnipeg. 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

(Take the online evaluation without the preparatory course $85).


Fall English Instructor Evaluation - November 23/24, 2019

Does your equestrian career plan include being an Instructor? If you have achieved English Rider Level 6 or Pony Club C2 you can register for this evaluation.

Instructor Evaluation Poster

Instructor Evaluation Registration details

Instructor Evaluation Registration

If you are still working towards Rider Level 6, check out the information and get a head start on some of the pre-requisites.


Coach Appreciation Night - Meet the Experts - December 2, 2019

Last year's Locker Training session with Wine & Cheese reception was very successful, so we are repeating the Wine & Cheese again - but this time come prepared with you Coaching Insurance and legal questions. We have two experts prepared to answer the knotty questions around insurance and liability, NCCP Professional Development points available for certified coaches.

Sport Manitoba 5pm - 9:30pm. $40 - but no charge to certified coaches.


Equestrian Theory Workshop - January 5 and January 12, 2020

The 4-module Equestrian Theory Workshop will prepare you for evaluation as an Equestrian Canada Instructor or coach.

Over two full days, you will learn to

  • Prepare a lesson plan to Equestrian Canada standards;
  • Analyze a rider’s performance
  • Develop, improve and enhance your teaching skills, including Lesson Planning
  • Prepare for the Make Ethical Decisions module prior to taking the online evaluation.

Sport Manitoba, Winnipeg. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days

Early Bird prices will be in effect. Email [email protected] if you have questions. NCCP Professional Development points available for certified coaches.

 Please call 204-925-5718 to discover other coaching opportunities, or to have your name added to our "Coach" mailing list.

Sport Manitoba offers regular multi-sport coaching courses

Go to for current programs.

Useful documents for coaches

Understand your Locker - for Equestrians (coming shortly)

How to renew Respect In Sport and have it record automatically in your Locker

How to renew Criminal Record Check/Child Abuse Registry and have MHC automatically notified

Professional Development Update Form

Professional Development categories

Equestrian Canada PD and Maintenance of Certification. (Please note for for 2019, EC membership requirements for coaches have changed.)


Coach Newsletters

May 2019: Equestrian Canada Coach Licensing Survey. Equestrian Canada's proposed coach licensing program

March 2019:

December 2018:

November 2018:

August 2018:



Contact Us

Manitoba Horse Council Office
145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2Z6
Fax: (204) 925-5703

Executive Director, John Savard
Phone: (204) 925-5719
Email: [email protected]

Business Manager, Linda Hazelwood
Phone: (204) 925-5718
Email: [email protected]