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. 


  • 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 ( is the show secretary.

BHP Cross Country Course Updates

The MHT board of directors has decided to focus strongly on the course upgrades and dedicate as much funds as responsible to the project. This requires MHT to put forth a massive financial investment to upgrade the course – this includes demolishing and removing broken/rotten permanent jumps, rebuilding those jumps, and building many new portables. The MHT board wants to ensure that the future of eventing in Manitoba keeps growing and the quality of the course is managed and maintained to host future quality shows. The scale of this project is quite large and has been broken down into three phases.

Phase I will create new portable jumps and repair current jumps to the current safety standard; this will allow MHT to host a multi-level sanctioned event. These events will bring new membership and additional income for Phase II and III. Phase II of the course rejuvenation will include the purchase of “break away” styled jump flags and removal/disposal of old jumps that are no longer safe. Phase III will include the rebuilding of the water complex situated at Birds Hill Provincial Park.

Phase I is currently in motion! We project new jumps to make an appearance this season! Stay tuned for more information and updates!

Manitoba Horse Trials’ Snowbound Eventing Clinic

Successful turnout to both informative events! Thanks for participating!
Documents can be found on our website under Competitions/Clinics.

Snowbound Series Part 2 – February 11, 2017, Brandon, MB, Keystone Centre, 6pm

MHT’s First Winter Snowbound Clinic Part 1

What is it? An introduction to Three Day Eventing -How to get started
Who: Everyone and anyone who wants to learn more about eventing!
When: Saturday, January 14th, 2017
Time: 6:30PM

Topics include:
1. What is Eventing? Manitoba Horse Trials – Who we are
2. Level/Division Specifications – What to expect at shows
3. Equipment for horse and rider – What to use, What not to use
4. Coaches in Eventing – Safety, Why we need them

Question and answer time.
Meet and mingle with fellow equestrians.
Tack and product perusal. Shopping time!

Snacks and refreshments provided.
A small monetary donation is appreciated (proceeds will go toward rebuilding the cross country for future events)

See everyone there!

Thank you Greenhawk Winnipeg for allowing us to host our clinic at your store!