MQHA is affiliated with the American Quarter Horse Association, the Canadian Quarter Horse Association and the Manitoba Horse Council, to provide programs and services to our membership.  We offer numerous programs and services to people who own or wish to own American Quarter Horses, such as breed shows, versatility ranch horse shows, trail rides, clinics and year end awards.  We encourage all levels and ages of competition, including entry level Youth 18yrs or under.

Our Mission

Bringing people and American Quarter Horses together!

AQHA Approved Shows

  • MQHA hosts several AQHA Approved Shows each year, divided into 2 circuits, the Summer Sizzler in early June, and the Thanksgiving Classic in October.
  • MQHA also sanctions the MRCHBA AQHA Show in September.
  • AQHA shows offer an event where our members can participate in various divisions, depending on their age and competition level. These AQHA divisions include Open, Amateur, Select Amateur, Level 1(Novice) Amateur, Youth and Level 1(Novice) Youth. We also offer a Small Fry division (12 & Under) and an Open Walk/Trot division which are both open to all breeds, the rules for which can be found under our Point System.
  • The provincial MQHA points are tabulated by our Point Secretary and each year we offer Year End High Point awards.


MQHA hosts a Skills Development Clinic each year for its members. We endeavour to bring top quality instructors in various disciplines each year to help our members improve and progress. Our instructors have included Multiple World & Congress Champion Trainers and Coaches such as John Briggs, Brad Ost, Gigi Bailey and “Man of Trail” Tim Kimura.


MQHA Bylaws

Executive Committee

Patricia Odlum
Patricia OdlumPresident
Snail Mail Correspondance To:
Box 295, Pilot Mound, MB R0G 1P0
Phone: (204) 825-8502

Larry Clifford
Larry CliffordVice-President
Brandon, MB
Phone: (204) 763-8911
Work: (204) 727-3661
Fax: (204) 571-6081
Wanda McFadyen
Wanda McFadyenSecretary
Winnipeg, MB
(204) 487-3069
Maureen Epp
Maureen EppTreasurer
Boissevain, MB
Phone: (204) 534-2302


Eryn Butterfield
Dugald, MB
Cell: (204) 792-6777
Sharon Forbes-Hanks
Pilot Mound, MB
Phone: (204) 825-2384
Donna Sagin
Carberry, MB
Phone: (204) 834-2786
Jacklyn Friesen
Steinbach, MB
Phone: (204)-346-0737
Christine Little
Decker, MB
Phone: (204) 720-5703
Heather Hein
Phone: (204) 482-3533
MQHA Committees Director/Members on Committee
Amateur Christine Little & Sharon Forbes-Hanks
Annual General Meeting Eryn Butterfield
AQHA & CQHA Directors Larry Clifford & Marnie Somers
Equine Welfare Larry Clifford
Fundraising Donna Sagin/Sharon Forbes-Hanks
Manitoba Horse Council/Bingos Eryn Butterfield
Membership Eryn Butterfield
Public Relations/Website Sharon Forbes-Hanks
Recreational Riding Program Larry Clifford
Shows Donna Sagin, Larry Clifford & Sharon Forbes-Hanks
Take Aim Affiliate Workshops Wanda McFayden
Year End Awards & Points Eryn Butterfield
Youth (MQHYA) Eryn Butterfield
Youth Scholarships Eryn Butterfield