Heritage Classic Show Circuit


Heritage Circuit PosterTo provide, at a provincial level of competition, a circuit of horse events that will increase participation in all areas of the horse sport in the province (except racing).

To raise the awareness of the horse sports to the general public of Manitoba.

To educate the competitors and the show committees by standardizing the Rules and Regulations under which they operate.

To encourage a broad base of participation at the grassroots level of the sport, increasing entries at summer agricultural fairs and other permit-level local shows.

To enhance the “region” concept of sport development by organizing competitions on a regional basis and awarding recognition to those participants competing and qualifying.

To provide yearly provincial championship awards at the provincial level of competition.

To provide educational and participation aspects through the Heritage Circuit concept, a feeder system for the development of equine sports.

To encourage interest in and to develop a grassroots level of officiating within the province.

To enhance the image of the Manitoba Horse Council with the general membership by providing a program that is universally available to everyone – a “Sport for All” concept.


Manitoba Horse Council is committed to:

  • Upholding the welfare of horses, regardless of value, as a primary consideration in all activities.
  • Requiring that horses be treated with kindness, respect, and the care they deserve, and that they not be subjected to mistreatment.
  • Ensuring that owners, trainers, exhibitors and their agents use responsible care in the handling, treatment and transportation of their horses as well as horses placed in their care for any purpose.
  • Providing for the continuous well being of horses by encouraging routine inspection and consultation with health care professionals and competition/industry officials to achieve the highest possible standards of nutrition, health, comfort, sanitation and safety as a matter of standard operating procedure.
  • Continuing to support scientific studies on equine health and welfare.
  • Increasing education in training and horsemanship practices.
  • Requiring owners, trainers, handlers and exhibitors to know and follow their sanctioning organization’s rules and to work within industry regulations in all equine activities and businesses.
  • Reviewing, revising and developing competition rules and regulations that protect the welfare of horses.

The standard by which conduct or treatment will be measured is that which a reasonable person, informed and experienced in generally accepted equine practices, would determine to be neither cruel, abusive nor inhumane.

For more information regarding this program please contact John Savard, the Executive Director of the Manitoba Horse Council, at [email protected] or 204-925-5719.

HERITAGE CLASSIC SHOW CIRCUIT - fun, fitness and friendship - a sport for all!

2018 Heritage Classic Handbook

Information for show organizers:

Show Committee Instructions

Heritage Classic Sanction Application

Heritage Show Results Sheet

Sample Insurance Certificate for non-MHC organizations

Information for competitors:

Heritage Classic Competitor Instructions

Heritage Classic Competitor Nomination Form

Heritage Competitor Log Book




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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)