Serving Manitoba's Equine Community

By Carolyn Lintott, Acting ED, MHC

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, under the larger umbrella of Sport Manitoba. We represent 1,700-plus MHC Members, 27 Clubs, and a large number of recreational riders. We are an active participant and organizer of equine events across Manitoba – trade shows, clinics, club events, horse shows, competitions and Horse Week celebrations. Communication with our membership is important to us. We are in the process of revamping our website. We also have a Face Book page, and our monthly e-newsletter has over 2000 subscribers.

Manitoba Horse Council is an active participant in our community. We promote and support local charities and organizations throughout Manitoba, including Cancer Care Manitoba, Helping Hooves, Manitoba Riding for the Disabled, and Urban Stables, to name a few.

Our Mission: To continuously improve equestrian sport, develop athletes, and protect the interests of equestrian enthusiasts in the province of Manitoba. Manitoba Horse Council provides leadership, direction, and resources to create an environment where a broad range of participants can engage in a safe and satisfying equestrian experience.

Our Board of Directors

  • President: Geri Sweet
  • Athlete Development: Jan Ash Gross
  • Coaching: Danae Martin
  • Officials: Daryl Freed
  • Breeds & Industry: Gwen Donohoe
  • Marketing: Myriam Dyck
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Linda Hazelwood
  • Equestrian Centre: Harry Crawley
  • Special Events: Sheri Parkinson
  • Executive Director: Carolyn Lintott

Manitoba Horse Council owns and operates a national class equestrian facility in beautiful Birds Hill Park located just outside Winnipeg. The facility is built on 40 acres of land.   It was an official site for the 1999 Pan American Games Competition and it is the competition site for yearly provincial, national, and international equestrian competitions, and for clinics for both English and Western disciplines.

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Come visit us – you will be glad you did!

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Manitoba Horse Council is the voice of equine advocacy, accessibility, welfare, sport and recreation.

This article was originally published in the November/December 2016 issue of Canadian Horse Journal.