May 14, 2017 Derby – Online entries now being accepted

We will be hosting a derby at Birds Hill Park on May 14, 2017, you can now enter on-line AND we will be accepting e-transfers for payment (details on entry form).

Enter Derby On-Line

The Derby will be judged on a per class basis and riders are welcome to choose three classes ($70 + $20 admin fee, includes course user fee). Class options include:

Dressage – Dressage tests set by Cadora and Equestrian Canada, links to the tests are available below. Score based on score sheets listed in dressage tests.

Pace – Rider and horse go through a pre-flagged route on the cross country course without going over jumps. Perfect for get comfortable on course and pracitce speed awareness. Score based on how close the rider is to optimum time. Optimum time is based on distance of the route as well as speed (measured in meters per minute and listed per level). 

Cross-Country (XC) –  Solid jumping obstacles over varied terrain in open fields. Score is based on jump faults and optimum time.

All rounds must be pre-entered as ride times will be assigned. Ride times will be emailed before the Derby. Entries received after May 7th will be subject to a $25 late fee. Cancellations after May 7th will be charged the non refundable office fee.

You must have an MHC membership. MHT memberships are highly recommended in order to qualify for year-end awards, however temporary memberships are available for the derby. Reciprocity memberships will also be accepted. 

Equipment: 

  • Pinny number holders (If you don’t own one, you can rent from us!)
  • Medical arm bands preferred but not mandatory.
  • Approved safety equipment is required in accordance with Equestrian Canada rules (Vests and helmets are mandatory when on the Cross country course).
  • Dress code as per Equestrian Canada Rules, Section D (Eventing) , Article D114
  • Waiver must be signed in advance or at the show

Derby Rules available here.

Marilyn McNaughton (marilynmcnaughton0@gmail.com) is the show secretary.

Bingo Volunteer opportunity

I need 3 volunteers for BINGO:
DATE: Saturday, August 27th
TIME: Early bingo – 4:30 – 6:45 (you will need to be there a bit earlier)
PLACE: Regent Casino – 1425 Regent Avenue

Please get a hold of me ASAP, otherwise this will be passed to another club. This will go towards your volunteer hours

Armand Valkenborg Clinic – July 29-31, 2016.

Armand Valkenborg Clinic – July 29-31, 2016.

Armand is a L3 Dressage coach / Grand Prix rider who has a training facility outside Montreal.

He usually comes to the Winnipeg area 6 times a year. If you are looking to increase your Dressage scores and are considering taking some Dressage lessons please contact  Liane – 204-444-2805 or lpar@mymts.net for more information.

Willville Horse Trials/Pony Club Regional Rally

Hey Everyone,

Well entries are now OPEN to Willville horse trials/ Regional Pony Club Rally and right here is where you’re going to find all the forms you need!

Omnibus page: EV_2016_MB_1_WILLVILLE_AUGUST_HT
How to enter the horse trial (after you’ve read the Omnibus page): EV_2016_Entry_Form_EN
How to enter the Rally: 2016 Reg Rally Entry Form
Rally/Horse Trials Schedule:  Rally Schedule 2016
Don’t forget to update your medical card if you haven’t yet EV_2016_Medical_Card_EN

Let’s get those entries into Val ASAP (all details on the omnibus page above!)

***Closing date in July 26th— but it’s going to fill up fast!