Canadian Western Horse Association

In the summer of 2024, CWHA celebrates the 60th continuous year of one of the best horse associations in Manitoba. CWHA has been a part of the lives of many horse lovers in Manitoba. It is a foundation club that was started in 1964 by some of the most committed horse women and men, many of whom are still going strong. CWHA continues in the same way, as it was originated, by horse loving people who tend the flame today and have each year since 1964. 

CWHA is an open club in every way. It is open to all horses, to all ages of people and to all riding abilities. CWHA has been the tie that binds the new horse lovers to old experienced ones. In CWHA a green horse can become a seasoned campaigner. It is a family club where friendships are made so that each show has the feeling of a reunion. 

The CWHA is a non-profit organization, that is dedicated to the horse and rider. Originally formed in 1964, our goal is to provide riders with the opportunity to ride in local shows, to learn and improve their riding and showing skills, and to have fun.  We host shows in various locations in south eastern Manitoba. Starting in 2024, we have a new format where the show host runs their own show and sanctions it as a CWHA show which qualifies the competitors for Year End Awards. The CWHA year-end high point prizes honor riders' and horses' accomplishments during the show season. There are a variety of classes and age categories including adult and youth walk/jog, English flat classes, Ranch Rail Pleasure, speed events, and more!

The club promotes good horsemanship skills, proper show etiquette and good sportsmanship. The more experienced members are willing to help out the less experienced riders at the shows.

The CWHA is a Manitoba Horse Council (MHC) member.  The CWHA uses the AQHA rules and regulations as a guideline and as of 2007 the NRHA rules and regulations as they relate to reining.