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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 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.

Current Board Openings

-Barns and Coaches Liaison

-Membership Chair

-Volunteer Chair

-Athlete Development

Non Board Position

-Show Secretary (paid)

For any questions or to inquire on the above postings, please email Cate Chant 

2022 Board of Directors 

Executive committee:

 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

Board members:


Izzy Biron – Barns and Coaches Liaison

Erin Turski – Equipment Chair

Hayley Bembridge – Awards’ Points Chair

Christine Budzak – Communications Chair, Sponsorship Chair, Diamond 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

VACANT- Athlete Development Chair

Committee members:

Show committee: Cate Chant (co-chair),  Nathalie Schipper (co-chair), Leslie Bachynski, Carol Lavallee, Jennifer Perron, Patty Alfonso (co-opted non board member), Billy Wiltshire (Ex Officio), Erin Turski, Nicole Gorman, Christine Budzak

Sponsorship committee: Christine Budzak (chair), Izzy Biron, Cate Chant, Billy Wiltshire (Ex Officio) plus Mirjana Janzen, Heather Worden

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

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 Liaison: 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 Turski, Cate Chant, Hugh Crawley, Nathalie Schipper

No expiration of portfolio until change of President: Immediate Past President – Andrew Curry


Updated: October 13, 2022

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