Recreational Riding Grants

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.

The following would be considered for grants:



Community arena and facilities construction, upgrade, improvement or rehabilitation equestrian trail construction, etc

  • equestrian trail construction
  • trail and trailhead upgrade, improvement and rehabilitation
  • bridge and water crossing construction, upgrade or rehabilitation
  • horse camp sites and facilities such as corrals, high lines, toilets, fire rings, stock watering facilities
  • horse trailer parking facilities at a trailhead or community arena
  • trail and facilities signage
  • community arena and facilities construction, upgrade, improvement or rehabilitation

The support of Manitoba Horse Council should be noted on any location signage

Clinics must be open to any and all MHC members.

Educational seminars must be free of charge or at nominal cost to any and all members of the community. MHC membership should be promoted at these events

  • educational seminars related to environmental issues of horse ownership e.g. manure management, pasture management
  • educational seminars related to horse welfare issues e.g. responsible breeding, basic equine nutrition, pest and parasite control, equine health and equine first aid
  • equestrian safety clinics open to any and all MHC members



















Full eligibility criteria, Grant Application Form and Applicant Guidelines for the Manitoba Horse Council Recreation Grant are available for download below, or by request from the MHC office at 2049255718 or [email protected]

Please find below the 2022 Manitoba Horse Council Recreation Criteria & Guide, Fillable Application Form and Budget Template.

Recreation Grant Criteria and Guide 2022

Recreation Grant Application Form 2022

Recreation Grant Budget Template 2022





Contact Us

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

The office is currently closed to personal callers. Please phone or email as the details below.

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

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (204) 925-5718