Officials Certification Events

Upcoming Clinics

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Jumper Judges Clinic with
Alexa Knox – EC Senior Jumper Judge

  • Date: June 12th, 2021.
  • Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Clinician: Alexa Knox
  • Cost: $90.00 (Sport Manitoba Grant funding available to those that qualify)
  • This course is eligible for EC Upgrading
  • Register at this link: Registration form


Alexa Knox has been involved with horses since a young age. Riding, leasing and eventually owning her own horses, and showing competitively throughout her teenage years and beyond.
During her mid-twenties Alexa became a certified EC Hunter and Jumper Judge, and travelled extensively throughout Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan earning her accreditation. Alexa has now been a certified Equestrian Canada Jumper and Hunter/Hack/Equitation Judge since 2014.
In her full-time occupation, she teaches Occupational Health and Safety and finds it a great opportunity to facilitate this Jumper Judges clinic, combining her love of teaching and horses.

Scroll down to the officials grant: 

Officials Grant Application (Google Doc)


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

Eventing TD and MHC Past-President, Geri Sweet, comments: "As an official and sometime competitor, I would encourage anyone in the discipline to register for this course.  It would also be particularly helpful to anyone thinking about becoming a General Performance Judge. But you don't have to want to be a judge to learn a LOT of valuable information that would help you do better as a competitor, organizer or coach, from attending such a clinic.  And what a bargain! No airfare, it's right on your doorstep, $90, to attend.  The last clinic I attended was over $200, just for the fee.  Think outside the boxLaughing learn more about what a judge looks for, possibly even change your mind about becoming an official. Above all learn something."

Geri Sweet

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.

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)

Business Manager, Linda Hazelwood
Phone: (204) 299-0118 (temporary)