Congratulations to Team Orange Crush

Our Multi-Discipline Team Challenge Champions 

We had a wet Saturday and a sunny Sunday for the 2019 Multi-Discipline Team Challenge (formerly the Manitoba Equestrian Championships) at Manitoba Horse Council’s Equestrian Facility in Birds Hill Park, Winnipeg, on September 21 and 22. This year, we traded the East vs West format and created eight teams of nine riders — each with at least one rider representing one of the seven disciplines participating (Eventing, Western Dressage, Driving, Competitive Trail, Endurance and Hunter/Jumper).

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A muddy warm-up for eventing. Photo: Linda Hazelwood

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Western Dressage in the mud. Photo: Linda Hazelwood


It was a close race between top teams, but in the end, Team Orange Crush took home the trophy.

GOLD MEDALISTS: The Orange Crush Team of Kaylee Fulcher, Callum Read, Rachael Van Wyk, Don Down, Dianne Borger, Janine Thomson, Kara Trimble, Shannon Lightfoot, and Dana Hryshko.

SILVER MEDALISTS: The Yellow Team of Madisyn Fulcher, Lavender Woodman, Kari Hasselriis, Jack Boughen, Wendy Carnegie, Iris Oleksuk, Andy Dunlop, Linda Gillies, and Angela Lavallee.

BRONZE MEDALISTS: The Red Team of Julie Neu, Kyri Manual, Krista Brown, Brandy Caton, Gord Knox, Terry McKee, Annette Fleming, Lisa Kizlik, and Wendy Nagtegaal.

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Everyone loves driving. Photos (above/below) by Linda Hazelwood.

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Thank You — Thank You — Thank You!

To our staff, volunteers, judges, officials, veterinarians, coaches, exhibitors, photographers, course builders, demo riders, cooks, horse-holders, announcers, callers, and cheer squads — Thank you for your smiles and the generous gift of your time. You made this event a success!

Our sponsors are a big part of what makes this event succeed – from donating funds to cover costs and dinners, to creating prize packs for draws, to loading our exhibitor welcome bags with treats and goodies. Thank you to all the organizations who supported our event, in alphabetical order: CapriCMW, Central Vet Services, Dominion Vet Labs, Ecolicious Equestrian, Entegra Credit Union, Greenhawk Winnipeg, Maple Leaf Foods, Masterfeeds, Oakbank Co-op, Old Dutch Foods, Ridewell Performance, RM of Springfield, Tim Hortons Oakbank, UpHouse.

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(Above) Keeping dry and still smiling! (Below) A muddy warm-up for eventing. Photos by Linda Hazelwood

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50/50 Raffle Results

On September 22, we drew the results of our 2019 50/50 Raffle. Congratulations to our winners, and a big thank you to all the clubs and individuals who helped us sell tickets. The winners and the percentages of the 50/50 payout they received are Mark Lane in third place, 20 percent; Westman Dressage in second place, 30 percent; and Linda Hazelwood in first place, 50 percent.

Coach News

Sport Manitoba update — All Manitoba coaches are now required to complete the Respect In Sport program every five years. 

Are you a coach? Certified or not, please complete the free online course Respect in Sport on the Sport Manitoba website. When you complete your profile, please make sure to check the button to Allow communication to the NCCP, Sport Manitoba, and then Manitoba Horse Council. This will place the result directly in your Locker, and also ensure you receive a reminder when your certificate requires renewal. 

Coaches — Save this date! December 2, 2019 is Coach Appreciation Evening in the Hall of Fame room at Sport Manitoba, Winnipeg. Come hear two speakers present on the importance of coaching insurance and the legalities of being a coach. It will cover very important topics, linked to the upcoming EC Licensing Program. Free to certified coaches, with a small cover charge for non-certified. Email mhc.admin@sportmanitoba.ca to reserve your place.

For more information, please visit the Manitoba Horse Council website.

Main photo: Team Orange Crush, the Multi-Discipline Team Challenge Championships. Photo: Christine Budzak

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