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 

Executive committee:

 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

Board members:

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

Committee memberships:

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