Officials Certification Events

Upcoming Clinics

To be added to our newsletter regarding Coaching, Officials and other professional equestrian activities please email MHC office at [email protected]




EC is organising an online course to be delivered by Black Horse One, an innovator in the equestrian space!

This course will count toward updating/maintenance of your EC Dressage Judge status.

Course Title:  The Importance and Application of the Scale of Training

Clinician:  Hans Christian Mathieson, 5* Dressage Judge, Young Horse Judge, FEI Treating Vet and President of the International Dressage Officials Club.

Content: Theory of the training scale will be covered and applicants will have an opportunity to watch and judge individual movements and tests at the Prix Ste. Georges level.  Questions throughout the course can be submitted online and, at the conclusion of the course, all attendees will receive “analytics” comparing your scores and comment with those of the clinician. No evaluations of a judge’s performance will be made but there will be lots of great feedback.  A great time to give it a go and have fun!

Date:  May 2, 2021

Time:  Commences at 12:00 EST to 3:00 pm EST. Please check your time zone.

Fees:  $85

Registration Details:  Coming Soon!

Please note, practice videos and judging will be provided approximately three days In advance of the course date. It is highly recommended that you do these practice sessions to become familiar with the dashboard.

Date to be advised

General Stewards and Dressage Clinic, with Susan Adey (FEI 2 Jumper, Senior National General Steward and Senior Dressage Steward - Manitoba) and Anne Welch (FEI 1 Jumper, FEI 2 Dressage, Senior Dressage and Senior General Steward - Ontari

Theatre Room, Sport Manitoba, 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg

Registration form here

Save $52.50: register by the Early Bird deadline of (to be advised)

Final deadline (to be advised)

Funding may be available to MHC members who presently ARE NOT EC Officials. See page 2 of the Registration Form.

Sport Manitoba 2020 Apprentice Officials Program: EC General Regulations A1314

Manitoba General Performance and Western Judging Program

Existing experienced judges and current and former Equestrian Canada judges are encouraged to apply for accreditation under this new Manitoba program, with a streamlined process that takes into account their previous experience, as well as people wishing to enter the judging stream to become newly licensed in Manitoba.


An Official's Development/Refresher clinic was held with Equestrian Canada Senior General Performance and Western Judge, Tracy Dopko. This clinic was mandatory if you wished to apply for accreditation in Manitoba as a new judge, and was offered at a special rate for current judges wishing to maintain status.


Contact MHC's office if you are interested in any upcoming Judges' Clinics

What’s involved?

New applicants must
•    be a Manitoba Horse Council member
•    be at least 21 years of age; and
•    have had previous experience as either a competitor, coach, judge, trainer, or instructor in their respective field
•    attend an Officials Development/Refresher Course and achieve a minimum score of 80% in a take-home, open book examination.

On completion of the course your name and contact information will be listed on Manitoba Horse Council's website as an accredited Manitoba judge. You may also be eligible to apply to Sport Manitoba (via Manitoba Horse Council) for assistance with professional development costs. (See the brochure for more details.)

Please download Application forms and other documentation, or for more information you can call Linda Hazelwood, Business Manager, at 204-925-5718.


Contact Us

Manitoba Horse Council Office
145 Pacific Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2Z6

The office remains closed to personal visitors until further notice.

Executive Director, John Savard
Phone: (204) 509-2369 (temporary)
Email: [email protected]

Business Manager, Linda Hazelwood
Phone: (204) 299-0118 (temporary)
Email: [email protected]