Grants & Resources

Athlete Scholarships & Grants




R.D. Payne Equine Scholarship

A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to an individual striving to advance their equestrian abilities and, ultimately, pursue a career in the equine industry. Deadline to apply: 4:30 p.m. Second Friday in September.

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Recreation Grants


Women to Watch Grant

The Women to Watch is a grant program administered by Sport Manitoba Coaching designed to assist young girls and women to further their involvement in their chosen sport. A $500 sport grant will be awarded to a female athlete, official, or volunteer, as well as a female coach who meets the criteria. The funds for this grant are provided by Sport Manitoba Coaching.

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Manitoba Horse Council established a fund to help promote recreational programs and projects throughout the province of Manitoba. Since the inception of this program in 2010, many projects have been supported throughout the province, which have included trail development and construction, improvements to corrals and equine camp sites, educational clinics, equine safety and welfare.

Who can apply?

  • Member Clubs of MHC that have been members in good standing of MHC for a minimum of 12 months and whose members are MHC members
  • Committees of MHC whose projects meet the required criteria
  • Individual MHC members having sufficient support and resources to ensure projects are achieved

What will grants be awarded for?

Projects or programs which are for the benefit of Manitoba’s recreational riders or Manitoba’s horse owners as a whole. All capital projects must be situated on public or publicly contracted lands e.g. municipal, regional or crown lands. Clinics must be open to any and all MHC members.

For more information, contact the MHC office at 2049255718 or [email protected]



KidSport - Provides grants to help cover the costs of registration fees so that all kids aged 18 and under can play a season of sport.
JumpStart - Funding to help cover the costs associated with your child's sport or physical activity.


Provincial/Territorial Sports Organizations

Horse Council British Columbia
Alberta Equestrian Federation
Saskatchewan Horse Federation
Ontario Equestrian
Cheval Québec
New Brunswick Equestrian Association
Prince Edward Island Horse Council
Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation
Newfoundland and Labrador Equestrian Association
Equine Association of Yukon


National Sports Organizations

Equestrian Canada
Coaching Association of Canada
National Coaching Certification Program
Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association
Canadian Pony Club
Certified Horsemanship Association


International Sports Organizations

Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI)
United States Equestrian Federation
American Quarter Horse Association
British Equestrian Federation

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