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A Partnership in Training & Certification
Manitoba Horse Council (MHC) is partnered with Equine Guelph to provide our members short, easily-accessible training programs so you can stay up-to-date on the latest information on equine care and welfare. This partnership enables the MHC to offer continuing education and certification opportunities for our members – athletes, coaches, officials, recreational riders/drivers, facility owners and professional equine care-givers. Manitoba Horse Council Benefits
MHC members receive a 15% discount on short courses offered on The Horse Portal.
Members will earn continuing education credits and certificates of completion from Equine Guelph – the horse owner’s centre at the University of Guelph.
In addition, Equestrian Canada certified instructors/coaches may apply these certificates towards their professional development credits . Sign up for upcoming 2021 short courses:
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Manitoba Horse Council (MHC) is a not-for-profit organization representing clubs and individual members involved in equine activity in Manitoba. MHC is the recognized governing body for equestrian sport in the province; providing support, leadership and resources to develop athletes and protect the interests of Manitoba equestrian enthusiasts.
MANITOBA HORSE COUNCIL - the voice of equine advocacy, accessibility, welfare, sport and recreation
Manitoba Horse Council By-Laws - Revised April 2019
Minutes of the 2021 Annual General Meeting
Powerpoint from the 2021 Annual General Meeting
MHC Provincial Officials Program
To apply to be a Provincial Official, please use this Application Form and email to [email protected] Last name First name Status Year of approval Email Phone City Adey Susan
Steward 2021 [email protected] 204-479-4727 Stonewall Donald Sandy
Western & General Performance Judge 2018 [email protected] 204-725-3936 Brandon Fehr Terry
Western & General Performance Judge 2018 [email protected] 204-362-7830 Glenboro Grainger Ken
Western & General Performance Judge 2018 [email protected] 204-763-4479 Brandon Knox Alexa Hunter/Jumper Judge 2021 [email protected] 204-997-0271 Winnipeg Leahy Maura Endurance Technical Delegate 2021 [email protected] 204-795-1915 Springfield Martin Eric Course Designer 2021 [email protected] 204-795-1691 Oakbank Stephens Jan Steward & Hunter/Jumper Judge 2021 [email protected] 204-444-2423 Oakbank Sweet Geri TD, Eventing Jumper Judge, Jumper Judge, General Steward, Long Distance Riding ...
Included in your membership: Member Liability
Who: All current members in good standing with MHC
Amount: $5,000,000 Personal Liability insurance (subject to a deductible of $1,000 for Property Damage claims). There is no deductible for Bodily Injury claims.
What: Third-party liability insurance defends against lawsuits and/or settlements for bodily injury or property damage arising out of the non-commercial ownership and/or leasing of horses in the event that no other insurance is in effect. (For instance, if your horse caused harm to a third party.) This policy will act as an excess coverage if any other insurance is in place, and is valid worldwide. Detailed information at this link: M ember Liability Insurance Included in your membership: Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Who: All current members under the age of 90 in good standing with MHC.
Amount: $30,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment
What: A lump sum payment if you suffer from a listed (scheduled) injury that arises ...
Club Memberships Member Club information
The next Council of Clubs meeting is set for November 18, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. by Zoom webinar.
Register at this link
The most recent meeting of member clubs was the Annual General Meeting April 15, 2021.
Draft minutes of the 2021 AGM.
Membership of Manitoba Horse Council's (MHC) club network is for provincial, regional, and local equine organizations which engage in the promotion and development of equestrian sport and recreation activities in Manitoba and which meet the following criteria: 1. Have a minimum of 10 members; 2. Are not-for-profit, volunteer based and democratic; 3. Have a written constitution; 4. Hold regular meetings; 5. Hold elections of directors and officers; 6. Maintain financial records which are available on request to MHC. 7. Agrees to Dispute Resolution as mandated by Sport Manitoba; 8.Agrees to Safe Sport policies and principles for competition as mandated by national sporting body.
Equine clubs are the foundation of ...
Watch this space for the latest News and Notices on horse happenings in Manitoba and Canada. Frequently Asked Questions: The September 3, 2021, Covid restrictions
The object of the current Public Health Order is to keep people safe through inclusion, not shut down businesses by exclusion.
As of 12:01 a.m. September 3, 2021, all adults (over age 18) will be required to be fully vaccinated to enter an indoor facility, regardless of their reason for entering: ie. Coaching, volunteering, employment, parent/guardian, spectator, etc.
Those allowed entry include the following: persons who produce proof that they are fully immunized persons who produce proof from the Government of Manitoba that there is a medical reason for the person not to receive a vaccine for COVID-19; persons under 18 years of age. Throughout this guidance piece, the word “vaccinated” refers to those in a) and b).
Youth Under 18 are not required to be vaccinated and are allowed entry with a fully ...
Manitoba Horse Council
Manitoba Horse Council (MHC) is a not-for-profit organization representing clubs and individual members involved in equine activity in Manitoba. MHC is the recognized governing body for equestrian sport in the province; providing support, leadership and resources to develop athletes and protect the interests of Manitoba's equestrian enthusiasts. Read more: Why your PTSO is important to you as a horse owner, rider, driver etc. _____________________________________
Manitoba Horse Council welcomes Diane David to role of Executive Director
Winnipeg, Manitoba (October 4, 2021) — Join us in welcoming our new Executive Director (ED), Diane David.
The selection committee and MHC board of directors chose Diane for her extensive experience working in the horse industry and for non-profit organizations. She joins us from the Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association in Edmonton, where as Executive Director she expanded the scope of the centre from a small members-only ...
2021 Continuing Education Opportunities
Officials Events Bonus for EC Certified Coaches! An auditing price has been set for coaches to attend to gain knowledge and add to PD points. No officials accreditation will be acquired. Only $50 per event: see MHC's Officials web page Coach Evaluations will take place: English: November 27/28, 2021 Register at this link Please note MHC will not be organizing Rider Level evaluations prior to Coaching evaluations. Potential coach candidates will have to organize their own private Rider Level evaluation prior to the Coaching evaluation. If you are unsure about how to do this, please contact the MHC office for help getting started. Mini Master Classes resume online November 7, 2021
Twelve online sessions covering some of the most important equine management issues; of interest to coaches and riders alike.
$25 per individual session; 15% discount if you book 3 or more. Zoom links will be sent on receipt of payment.
Asterisked courses are offered to MHC ...
Did you forget to renew in 2021?
We are now offering a special Extended Package: for only $10 more, purchase a membership which will take you from the day of application right through to December 31, 2022!
Packages are available on our website: login now!
If you have forgotten your login details and are unable to login, please don't make a new membership :) Call the office and we will check it for you.
Insurance products to be added to your membership will start January 1, 2022. If you require any additional insurance products for the remainder of 2021, please call the office. Experience the benefits of membership
Horse enthusiasts know that Manitoba Horse Council adds value to their equestrian lifestyle.
That’s because 2000+ horse enthusiasts are MHC members who reap the benefits of belonging. From services and information to benefits not found anywhere else, MHC represents individual members and clubs from all sectors of the horse industry.
For professionals, amateurs, ...
Program Support Grants for MHC Member Clubs
Manitoba Horse Council receives a regular contribution via Sport Manitoba to be distributed among member clubs.
MHC has set there will be two 6-monthly distribution tranches, with money paid out in July and December of the year.
2021 January to June Funding Forms. Deadline for receipt of application: January 31, 2021. Fund Expenditure Sheet to be received by June 30, 2021; funds will be distributed July 2021.
2021 July to December Funding Forms . Deadline for application: July 31, 2021. Fund Expenditure Sheet to be submitted by November 30, 2021; funds will be distributed December 2021. Competition Organizers
Hosting a competition? Overwhelmed or not sure where to start? Contact the MHC office for assistance.
For clubs hosting Equestrian Canada-sanctioned competitions, please view the Competition Organizers page.
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 ...
FOR RECREATIONAL RIDER/DRIVER MEMBERS OF MANITOBA HORSE COUNCIL: DO YOU WANT TO GET REWARDED FOR SIMPLY RIDING OR DRIVING YOUR HORSE?
The Manitoba Horse Council (MHC) Ride & Drive program rewards riders and drivers of horses for the hours they spend with their horses. It is open to all MHC Recreational members*. Even those who rent/lease or part-board a horse are eligible to participate.
There is no age restriction - it’s for the young and the young-at-heart! All that is required is your yearly MHC Recreation membership, and your registration lodged at the MHC Office. Then start counting the hours of fun and relaxation riding/driving your horses. The hours accumulate and continue to build up even if you have to re-register (this means you never lose your hours).The ultimate goal of 4,000 hours is worth striving for.
Rewards are progressive, starting with the 25 hour level and ending at the 4000 hour level. Hours spent riding or driving should be recorded on a regular basis. Use your Garmin, ...
If planning to attend a clinic and coming from outside Manitoba, please note that travel restrictions may apply. Please check for updated information: "Travel information relating to Covid restrictions"
Any events will be fully Covid-compliant. Those clinics held at Sport Manitoba will require masking at all times indoors, except when eating/drinking. October 23, 2021
Provincial Stewards Clinic
with Susan Adey, EC Senior National Steward, EC Senior Dressage Steward and FEI Level III Jumping Steward To be held at Sport Manitoba, cost is $125 + GST. ($131.25) Further details at this link Register here: MHC Provincial Stewards Clinic Attendance grants may be available for Officials. Please check with the office. EC Certified coaches may audit for a fee of $50 + GST. PD points will be gained, but no officials accreditation will be acquired. October 24, 2021
MHC/EC Hunter-Jumper Course Designers Clinic
with Sandra Conrad, EC Senior Hunter Jumper Course Designer, FEI ...
Here to support you
We extend our heartfelt thanks to our current sponsors for their support of our passion and our sport! The organizations provide discounts and services to MHC members, and they also support our programming through donations. Learn more about our Partnering Sponsorship program and how you can get connect to Manitoba's horse community.
Manitoba Horse Council recommends that you research qualifications of potential coaches before you select one. The Manitoba Horse Council implements its coaching program under the instruction and umbrella of the National Equestrian Canada / National Coach Certification Program (NCCP).
The Associations or Organizations certifying the coaches below do not provide NCCP certification. Certified Horsemanship Association
To promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the entire horse industry. This is accomplished by certifying instructors, accrediting equine facilities and publishing educational resources. To find a CHA Coach in Manitoba, use the link below and enter "MB" in the search field. Find a Manitoba CHA Coach
For more information: Certified Horsemanship Association
Canadian Pony Club
See website for listings for Canadian Pony Club coaches: www.canadianponyclub.org
Se website for listings for Manitoba Pony Club coaches www.Canadianponyclub.org/Manitoba/ ...
Coaching Certifications Help Me Find a Coach Current NCCP Certified Coach Directory Current Coach Directory - Other Becoming a Coach Coaching Courses and Upgrading
Manitoba Horse Council recommends that you research qualifications of potential coaches before you select one. Manitoba Horse Council implements its coaching program under the instruction and umbrella of the national Equestrian Canada / National Coach Certification Program. NCCP
The National Coach Certification Program (NCCP) is a coach training and certification program for all coaches in nearly 70 sports and is the recognized standard for coach training and certification in Canada. The NCCP is implemented by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). It is the only coach program accepted by Coaching Manitoba – the Sport Manitoba unit for coaching in Manitoba – as required under the CAC. Equestrian Canada/NCCP
The Equestrian Canada (EC) coaching program is the nationally recognized certification program for equestrian coaches and instructors, developed in partnership with NCCP, CAC and Sport Canada. Equestrian Canada certification approves and acknowledges equestrian ...
Manitoba Horse Council owns and operates its Equestrian Facility in beautiful Bird's Hill Provincial Park, Manitoba.
Interested in booking the Facility for an event, competition, clinic, or camp?
See our Facility Rentals page or contact the Manitoba Horse Council office at (204) 925-5719 or email [email protected]
How to become an NCCP Certified Equestrian Coach or Instructor STEP 1 - Identify the certification you are best suited for
Instructor : Specializes in introducing beginners to non-competitive or recreational riding and/or driving.
Available certificates: Instructor English Western Driving Saddle Seat
Please note : NCCP Certified Instructors may maintain amateur competitive status while receiving remuneration for instructing.
Coach : Specializes in working with athletes actively competing in equestrian sport. This stream allows a coach to progress through competitive levels and specialize in a discipline.
Available certificates: Competition Coach English Western Competition Coach Specialist Dressage Eventing General Performance Jumping Reining Speed Events High Performance 1 Coach Dressage Eventing Jumping Reining STEP 2 - Complete the admission requirements
The general admission requirements for all certification programs are as follows. Once completed, please submit the originals ...
Equestrian Canada Long-Term Equine Development Information:
A Parent’s Guide to LTED
Long-Term Athlete Development Backgrounder
10 Key Factors to LTED Success
Equestrian Canada Athlete Development Programs
Equestrian Canada (EC) facilitates the following programs to up-and-coming young athletes to support development and talent identification.
See https://www.equestrian.ca/programs-services/athlete-development FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships
The FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) is the premiere equestrian competition in North America for junior and young riders, aged 14-21. Young equestrians vie for team and individual medals in the FEI disciplines of Dressage, Endurance, Eventing, Jumping, Para-Dressage and Reining.
See https://www.equestrian.ca/programs-services/athlete-development for more information
Equestrian Canada-certified officials of all types can be found in the Equestrian Canada (EC) Officials Database
Are you thinking about becoming an Equestrian Canada (EC) Official? Officials represent EC as a national governing body, serving, promoting and protecting the interests of horses and equestrians.
From judges to stewards to course designers, officials are instrumental to competitions; ensuring participants can enjoy a safe, fair and fun equestrian sport.
Please see Equestrian Canada's website for more information: https://www.equestrian.ca/programs-services/officials Types of EC Officials
EC certifies the following general types of officials: Course Designers Equine Medication Control Technicians Judges Stewards Technical Delegates Para-Equestrian Classifiers Veterinarians
Specific types of officials (i.e. Dressage Judge, Jumping Course Designer, etc.) vary by discipline/breed sport. See discipline-specific EC Rules for full information.
Riding Mountain National Park - Central Trail Area Riding Mountain National Park - North Escarpment Trail Riding Mountain National Park - Ochre River Trail Riding Mountain National Park - South Escarpment Trail Souris River Bend Equestrian Trails Spruce Woods Provincial Park Turtle Mountain Provincial Park Trail BIRD'S HILL PARK TRAILS
In 2019 there were changes as to which trails are assigned for horses in Bird's Hill Park as some trails have become less usable over the years,.
Please download and use The Bird's Hill Park Trails Plan Booklet as the current reference and check back regularly in case it is updated again!
To use the Trails Booklet to plan your ride:
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MHC represents over 2,000 equine enthusiasts
Equestrians love their horses and the industry. It's important to us that we support them as much as we can so they can help make the horse industry thrive in Manitoba.
If you feel that your business is a good fit and having products or services are something our members can benefit from, we'd love to hear from you. We’ll work with you to set up marketing opportunities that’ll highlight your business to our community.
Bird's Hill Park Facility Used Items for Sale
Dressage Ring Items
4 Drawer Cabinet
Desk and Lumber
Dark Wood Desk
Flat Jump Panels
Dressage Flower Containers
Metal Hook Rod
How to Become an EC Official Current Manitoba Officials Directory Upcoming Officials Certification Events MHC Provincial Officials Program EC Officials
From judges to stewards to course designers, officials are instrumental to competitions; ensuring participants can enjoy a safe, fair and fun equestrian sport. Please see Equestrian Canada's website for more information.
EC certifies the following general types of officials: Course Designers Equine Medication Control Technicians Judges Stewards Technical Delegates Para-Equestrian Classifiers Veterinarians Do you want to become an Official? Click the different types of Officials below for more information! Eventing Officials Stewards Hunter/Jumper Judge Dressage Judge
Please see Equestrian Canada's website for more information: https://www.equestrian.ca/programs-services/officials
Specific types of officials (i.e. Dressage Judge, Jumping Course Designer, etc.) vary by discipline/breed sport. See Discipline-specific EC Rules for full ...
HERITAGE CLASSIC SHOW CIRCUIT - AIMS, GOALS and OBJECTIVES
Information under review: please check back.
Competition Organizer Resources Medication Control Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships (CIEC) Multi-Discipline Team Challenge (MDTC) Heritage Classic Show Circuit Upcoming Manitoba Competition Events Competitions and COVID-19
When competitions are once again permitted in the province, the 'Return to Competition' Protocols produced by Manitoba Horse Council are the guiding document accepted by the Province.
The Return to Competition protocols will apply whether an event is: formally sanctioned (such as EC Bronze, Silver, Gold competitions, etc.) or nominally sanctioned by MHC because it is held by an MHC member club,
Various other groups unaffiliated with MHC may find the Return to Competition protocols and documents useful. It is the document approved by the province for any equestrian/riding activity, not solely Manitoba Horse Council member events,
With the Return to Competition protocols, various elements come into play: Updated Return to Operations - Fall 2020 - ...
Manitoba Horse Council Office
145 Pacific Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3B 2Z6
Email: [email protected]
Office hours are normally 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday. During COVID restrictions the office is not open to visitors. Please phone or email. Manitoba Horse Council Staff Executive Director
[email protected] Administration
204-299-0118 (temporary) 204-925-5718
[email protected] Equestrian Centre Manager
204-799-5941 phone and text (April to October)
WHAT TO WEAR TO YOUR FIRST RIDING LESSON
While it isn’t necessary to go out and purchase a full riding wardrobe for your first lesson, there are a few must haves which will make your experience safe, comfortable and fun.
ASTM CERTIFIED RIDING HELMET
This is the single most important piece of equipment you need to own. Approved ASTM riding helmets must be properly fitted to the rider so they don’t slip or fly off during riding. Riding helmets are designed specifically for riding and the types of injuries a rider could experience. Substituting a non- sport specific helmet such as a hockey helmet is NOT recommended and is to be avoided. Borrowing or purchasing a used helmet which could have structural damage not visible to the eye should be avoided. A reputable tack shop will carry certified helmets and will be able to assist you in selecting a properly fitting helmet.
While wearing a pair of riding boots is a good idea they are not essential. Wear shoes/boots ...
MHC Emergency Help for Equines & Equine Owners
Manitoba Horse Council has maintained a resource list of individuals and businesses that have generously offered to aid equines and equine owners in an emergency situation (eg. flood evacuation) by providing temporary stabling / acreage for equines, or equine transportation.
Please be aware that immediate assistance may not be possible in every situation. Should you foresee the need for evacuation of your equine(s) and require assistance, please contact the MHC office as soon as possible so that if a crisis does arise, you are by then prepared and have made arrangements with those providing support.
Note: This does not constitute emergency veterinarian care or regular situations and duties overseen by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) or city police (911) How do I obtain emergency assistance for my equine(s)?
Contact the MHC office at (204) 925-5718
MHC will provide contact details of those able to provide assistance closest to where ...