Manitoba Equine Clubs and Associations


Manitoba Horse and Riding Clubs

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 recognised governing body for equestrian sport in the province; providing support, leadership and resources to develop athletes, coaches, and to protect the interests of Manitoba equestrian enthusiasts. Our Mission is to continuously improve equestrian sport, develop athletes and protect the interests of equestrian enthusiasts in the province of Manitoba. We will effectively provide leadership, direction and resources to create an environment where a broad range of participants can engage in a safe and satisfying equestrian experience.

Manitoba Horse Council owns and operates its Equestrian Centre in beautiful Birds Hill Provincial Park, Manitoba.  Interested in booking the Equestrian Centre for an event, competition, clinic, or camp? Contact - Manitoba Horse Council, 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2Z6. Phone: (204) 925-5718, Fax: (204) 925-5703

Canadian Fjord Horse Association

On May 1st 1977, our association was born. Through the co-operation of Fjord owners and those interested in the Fjord horse, a form of communication was established between owners of stallions and mares. The Fjord population continues to grow each year. At present they number over 1,000. They can now be found in every province across Canada. Members are using the Fjord horse in dressage, english/western riding, jumping, packing, pulling competitions, walking plough, combined driving, etc. Thus the term general all purpose horse.

Canadian Pony Club

The Canadian Pony Club is an organization run by volunteers for young people up to 25 years of age who are interested in riding, learning about, and/or caring for horses or ponies. We have about 3000 members in about 180 Branches from coast to coast in Canada. World wide, the Pony Club is in at least 20 other countries with over 100,000 members!

Free listing of MB Racehorses needing a second career

Please see website for a list of Thoroughbreds for sale. There is no charge to either buyer or seller for these listings. Buyer contacts seller directly. Listings updated frequently. This is a free service run by volunteers in conjunction with the MB chapter of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society and the local Horsemen's Protective and Benevolent Association.  Phone 204-770-6323 to arrange listings.

Canadian Western Horse Association

The CWHA is a non-profit organization, formed in 1964, that is dedicated to the horse and rider. Our goal is to give riders local shows to ride in, to learn and improve their riding and showing skills, and to have fun. We try to have six to eight shows a year in southern Manitoba at various locations. See website for events and information.

Central Canada Reining Horse Association

The CCRHA has been serving Reiners in the prairie provinces since 1989. Based out of Winnipeg, our Association offers between 4 and 6 shows per year, located across southern Manitoba. Reining has been referenced as the fastest growing Western discipline in recent years. It is also commonly regarded as one of the most challenging. In our twenty years, we have showcased riders at local and international competition levels. Last year, our Association passed the $500,000.00 payout level in placement awards. Please review our website, come out and watch a show and consider joining a vibrant community of excellence in horsemanship.

Distance Riders of Manitoba Association

DRMA promotes Endurance Riding in the province of Manitoba and brings together equestrians interested in the sport. Several supervised rides are sanctioned every year, open to both members and non-members.

Dressage Winnipeg

Dressage Winnipeg is the organization dealing with the sport of Dressage in Winnipeg and surrounding areas. Dressage Winnipeg offers four National and Primary shows for 2007 including the Manitoba Provincial Championships. See website for more information.

Heartland Rodeo Association

The Heartland Rodeo Association is an amateur rodeo association built upon family oriented weekends. Unique events include Ladies Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying, Jack Benny series, and more. Great competition and family atmosphere association for all ages and levels. Heartland Rodeo Association, 232 Cathedral Avenue, Winnipeg MB, R2W 0X3. Phone 589-3194

Keystone Welsh Pony & Cob Association

Promoting Welsh Ponies and Cobs for the enjoyment of the whole family. "You never outgrow a Welsh!" Everyone is welcome to join! For a membership application or more information contact Ann Decima at 746-2493 or Marg Gray at 728-0882

Manitoba Appaloosa Horse Club

See website for club information.


The Manitoba Barrel Racing Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of barrel racing in the province of Manitoba. 3D and 4D barrel racing jackpot events give riders and barrel horses of different ability and skill levels the opportunity to win cash and prizes in three or four divisions based on their running times.

Manitoba Clydesdale Club

Manitoba has a history of raising quality Clydesdale horses.  We invite you to come and inspect them for yourself.  We are also proud to host the Manitoba Clydesdale Classic - one of the top Clydesdale events in North America.

Manitoba Cowboy Dressage

Manitoba Cowboy Dressage is a not for profit club dedicated to improve the performance of the western horse and rider through developing a stronger foundation and partnership.  We aim to inspire all our riders to achieve "Soft Feel" which is the guiding principle of Cowboy Dressage.  Manitoba Cowboy Dressage (MCD)aims to offer educational events and gatherings to benefit members in achieving harmony and partnership with their horse.  In addition, we want to create a community of like minded horse people who support and encourage each other in their horsemanship journeys.  Cowboy Dressage is for all breeds of horses and levels of riders/horses.  Manitoba Cowboy Dressage invites you to become involved with our club and start learning about Cowboy Dressage.

Manitoba Cutting Horse Association Inc.

The MCHA has 12-15 cutting shows each season in Manitoba. The shows start in May and run 1 or 2 per month into September. There are classes for all levels of cutters. Each year the MCHA brings in a cutting expert from outside of Manitoba to put on a weekend clinic. This is held in May or June. Contact the MCHA if you are interested in watching or getting involved in the exiting sport of Cutting. View our website, email us at, or call Donna Hall at 204-434-6421

Manitoba Driving Society

See website for club information.

Manitoba Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association Inc.

The HBPA of Manitoba is one of five regional associations that forms the HBPA of Canada. Anyone who becomes licensed as an owner or trainer at Assiniboia Downs becomes a member of the Manitoba Division. The HBPA is funded through a 2% levy on the total purse pool paid out. The HBPA is the organization that provides the Horsemen with a united voice.  The HBPA serves to protect and maintain the interests of the owners, trainers and their employees who have an investment in the thoroughbred racing industry.

Manitoba Horse Trials

See website for club information.

Manitoba Hunter Jumper Association

See website for club information.

Manitoba Miniature Horse Club

Manitoba Miniature Horse Club activities include:  several meetings a year; free annual clinic; annual trail drive; quarterly Newsletter.  We welcome all Miniature Horse enthusiasts whether you breed, show, drive or just love to watch those beautiful little horses!

Manitoba Morgan Horse Connection

The place for Manitoba Morgan Horse owners to "connect" and share their passion for the Morgan Horse. Whether you show, breed, ride or just love the Morgan Horse breed, this is the place to connect with others just like you. We look forward to meeting you, the Manitoba Morgan Horse Lover!!

Manitoba Mounted Shooting Association (MMSA)

The Manitoba Mounted Shooting Association (MMSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of cowboy mounted shooting in Manitoba.  We are a registered and approved shooting club and hold events in and around Winnipeg.  Please see our website for more details!

Manitoba Paint Horse Club

APHA Affialiated covering the entire province of Manitoba. Our main purpose is to promote Paint Horses by hosting APHA approved shows and assisting members with any questions that may arise concerning owning, breeding or showing their Paint Horses. Contact - Mail: Sec. Reta Houle, Box 2657, SwanRiver, MB R0L 1Z0 Phone: 204-525-4431

Manitoba Percheron and Belgian Club

The Manitoba Percheron and Belgian Club is comprised of around 80 heavy horse enthusiasts from across Manitoba and eastern Saskatchewan. The number of breeding animals is in the area of 10,000.

Manitoba Quarter Horse Association

Bringing people and American Quarter horses together. To develop and promote activities for American Quarter horse enthusiasts. To encourage sportsmanship, fun and safety as well as lasting friendships in these activities. The humane and dignified treatment of the American Quarter horse is encouraged at all times and in all activities.

Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association Inc.

Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association is a charitable non-profit organization formed in 1977 to provide a therapeutic riding program for children with disabilities. Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association is the only certified riding program in Manitoba and a member of the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association.

Manitoba Rodeo Cowboys Association

The MRCA approves amateur rodeos in the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan and in North Dakota, USA. During the rodeo season, volunteer rodeo committees provide the manpower and facilities to produce each rodeo while local businesses sponsor prize money for the events. Stock contractors coordinate the rodeo contestants, provide bucking horses and bulls for roughstock, and cattle to rope for timed events. Amateur rodeos provide good family entertainment for each town and surrounding community. View the MRCA amateur rodeo schedule for rodeos coming up in your area!

Manitoba Team Cattle Penning Association

See website for club information.

Manitoba Trail Riding Club

We want to welcome you to have a look around the newly developed website for the Manitoba Trail Riding Club. The Canadian Championship will be in Manitoba this year for Competitive Trail Riding and MTRC is the host of this event. Contact info on website.

Manitoba Trakehner Horse Society

For information about Trakehners and awards in Manitoba, call Annette at 204-738-4440.

Manitoba Welsh Pony & Cob Association

The Manitoba Welsh Pony & Cob Association was founded to promote and develop the Welsh pony breed, to encourage to the fullest cooperation of breeders and other interested persons, and to make people aware of these ponies, making them the fastest growing pony breed in Manitoba. This year celebrates their 30th annual show which boasts 60+ classes, including futurity classes for halter and performance. Welsh ponies are bred for every size and use, and include Sections A,B,C,and D and range in size from under 12.2hh to well over 14hh. People of all ages continue to enjoy today's Welsh pony as a quality animal of unusual versatility and wide use. "You can never outgrow a Welsh!" For more information, contact Marg Allen 352-4324.

MXCR Manitoba Extreme Cowboy

Manitoba Extreme Cowboy is a NEW sport coming to be in Manitoba. It is a sport that is focused on challenges for the horse and rider that highlight horsemanship, ability and speed.  Fun for participants AND spectators!  With divisions for Youth, Novice, Non-pro, Pro and Ride Smart (for those NP over 55yo), there is something for everyone! Fun, horsemanship and learning are what this sport is about. MANITOBA EXTREME COWBOY is an Affiliate of the EXTREME COWBOY ASSOCIATION, established in December 2014.

Portage Horse Club

The Portage Horse club is a club of local horse people. We usually have one show each year open to all who would like to participate. We have classes in halter, Western, English, speed events (barrels, poles, stake race, keyhole) for Peewee, Junior and Senior, a lead line class & walk trot class. 3 Stakes classes in English, Western, and poles with prize money awarded.  For more information contact Carolyn Brown at 857-8164.

Spotted Draft Horse Registry

The Spotted Draft Horse Registry has these objectives:

  • Define Spotted Drafts as horses of draft type and origin with paint/pinto coloring
  • Preserve the history of the Spotted Draft horse by collecting and recording their pedigrees.
  • Increase the value of Spotted Draft horses by issuing certificates of registration for eligible horses.
  • Promote Spotted Draft horses through our advertising venues.
  • Create a searchable public record of Spotted Draft horse pedigrees.

Sprucewoods Rodeo Club

We are a volunteer organization that puts on a "for charity" rodeo every summer.  We need members to give us a hand with this endeavour as well as raise funds, advertise and help out with set up and running of our annual rodeo. Please come out and join this worthwhile and fun club. For more information please call Ken Kelly 763-4882 or Chris Storozinski 763-8736

Urban Stable

Urban Stable is a Registered Non Profit Charitable Organization since 2001. We provide an Equine Alternative Learning Program to students who are considered to be at risk of disconnecting from their education. We are a Certified Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CANTRA) Centre & Manitoba Horse Council Club Member. For more information visit our website or phone 204-837-5547.  ('The Horse Connection Inc' remains our legal name)

Western Style Dressage Association of Canada

Who Are We?  WSDAC is a registered not for profit National organization promoting, fostering and educating people about Western Dressage in Canada.  An alliance partner with the Western Dressage Association of America.

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