The Manitoba Hunter Jumper Association is made up of a volunteer Board of Directors who dedicate innumerous hours of their personal time to the development of riders, both young & old, in the sport of show jumping. We have various committees that run our events throughout the year. Additionally we have committees that search out sponsorship support- both in kind and financial to continue to run a non-profit organization that can promote the show jumping sport.
It is this tireless dedication of our board that has given our membership the opportunity to achieve tremendous success, not only having a ton of fun competing provincially at our shows and others held in the province, but also have had much of our membership over the past 75 years compete nationally and internationally.
We usually have about 10 meetings throughout the year and other committee meetings are held separately as necessary. Each person on the board is elected in for up to two years and can run for re-election at that time.
If you are interested in being a board member- please reach out to any of our current board as there are always spots opening up.
2022 Board of Directors
Billy Wiltshire – President
Carol Lavallee – 1st Vice President, Hospitality chair
Jennifer Perron – 2nd Vice President, EC and MHC Liaison
Hugh Crawley – Treasurer
Sean Adams – Secretary
Andrew Curry – Immediate Past President, Assistant Treasurer, Co-RREx Liason
Izzy Biron – Barns and Coaches Liaison**
Erin Turski – Equipment Chair
Hayley Bembridge – Awards’ Points Chair
Christine Budzak – Communications Chair, Sponsorship Chair, Diamons Jubilee Anniversary Chair
Cate Chant – Membership Chair, Co Show Chair
Nicole Gorman - Volunteer Chair, Website Chair
Leslie Bachynski –Show rings decorations Chair
Nathalie Schipper- Co show Chair
Christine Kveder- tbd
Yann Jacq- Athlete Development Chair**
** To be confirmed by Board approval at the March 22nd meeting.
Show committee: Cate Chant (co-chair), Nathalie Schipper (co-chair), Leslie Bachynski, Carol Lavallee, Jennifer Perron, Patty Alfonso (co-opted non board member), Christine Kveder, Billy Wiltshire (Ex Officio)
Sponsorship committee: Christine Budzak (chair), Izzy Biron, Cate Chant, Billy Wiltshire (Ex Officio) plus Mirjana Janzen, Heather Worden, Katie MacLennan (co-opted non board members)
Diamond Jubilee Committee: Christine Budzak (chair), Nicole Gorman, Jennifer Perron, Erin Turski, Billy Wiltshire (Ex Officio)
Communications Committee: Christine Budzak (chair), Nicole Gorman
Membership committee: Cate Chant (Chair), Nicole Gorman
Athlete development, Barns and Coaches liaison committee: Izzy Biron
Show ring decorating committee: Leslie Bachynski, Carol Lavallee
Hospitality committee: Carol Lavallee, Leslie Bachynski
Awards and Points committee: Hayley Bembridge (chair), Nathalie Schipper
Red River Exhibition Liason: Andrew Curry, Hermann Schweizer (co-opted non board member)
MHJA Board members’ term expiration dates per constitution, but eligible for re-election:
Expiring February 2023:
Billy Wiltshire, Leslie Bachynski, Christine Budzak, Carol Lavallee, Sean Adams, Haley Bembridge, Izzy Biron, Jennifer Perron, Nicole Gorman
Expiring February 2024:
Erin Tusrki, Cate Chant, Hugh Crawley, Nathalie Schipper, Yann Jacq, Christine Kveder
No expiration of portfolio until change of President: Immediate Past President – Andrew Curry
Updated: March 5, 2022