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.
To be a board member- 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.
2021 Board of Directors
Billy Wiltshire – President
Carol Lavallee – 1st Vice President and Hospitality chair
Jennifer Perron – 2nd Vice President and MHC liaison
Hugh Crawley – Treasurer
Sean Adams – Secretary
Andrew Curry – Immediate Past President and Assistant Treasurer
Tracy Vestby – Co – Show chair and Website administrator
Izzy Biron – Athlete Development and Barns and Coaches liaison chair
Erin Turski – Equipment chair
Hayley Bembridge – Awards’ Points chair
Christine Budzak – Communications chair
Gillian Dobson- Sponsorship chair
Cate Chant – Membership chair
Nicole Gorman – Volunteer chair
Leslie Bachynski –Show rings decorations chair
Danae Martin- Equine Canada Liaison
Nathalie Schipper- Co show chair
NEXT AGM - January 2022 Check out AGM page to learn more! Everyone is welcome to attend
Show committee: Tracy Vestby, Nathalie Schipper, Carol Lavallee, Leslie Bachynski, Cate Chant, Patty Alfonso(co-opted non- board member)
Sponsorship committee: Dr. Gillian Dobson, Jesse Good (co-opted non-board member)
Membership committee: Cate Chant, Nathalie Schipper
Athlete development, Barns and Coaches liaison committee: Izzy Biron, Cate Chant, Gillian Dobson
Volunteer committee: Nicole Gorman, Erin Turski
Show rings’ decorating committee: Leslie Bachynski, Carol Lavallee
Hospitality committee: Carol Lavallee, Leslie Bachynski
MHJA Board members’ term expiration dates per constitution, but eligible for re-election:
Expiring February 2022:
Erin Turski, Gillian Dobson, Cate Chant, Danae Martin, Hugh Crawley, Nathalie Schipper, Tracy Vestby
Expiring February 2023:
Billy Wiltshire, Leslie Bachynski, Christine Budzak, Carol Lavallee, Sean Adams, Haley Bembridge, Izzy Biron, Jennifer Perron, Nicole Gorman
No expiration of portfolio until change of President: Immediate Past President – Andrew Curry
Updated: 8 April, 2021.
Billy Wiltshire, President: MHJA