March 31, 2023: MCVC Swing into Spring

End Date:April 1, 2023
Location:McLellan Arena, Olds College
Introduction:This will be a EC Sanctioned Bronze competition.
Contact Name:Angelique Vick
Contact Phone:403-556-5001




Entries Open: February 10 2023

Entry Deadline: February 28 2023

Online Registration will be available to access at

The 2023 MCVC Swing Into Spring competition is sanctioned as a Bronze competition member of Equestrian Canada 11 Hines, suite 201, Ottawa, Ontario, K2K 2X1 and is governed by the rules of EC. 

elease Forms 

All Participants (vaulters, lungers, coaches, grooms, person responsible) must complete a MCVC Release Form and an Olds College Release Form. 

One person from each club must complete a Person Responsible Form.

* Release forms will be available here shortly! *

Release Forms are due with the Entry deadline. 


Nicole de Villiers - Canada Provincial Judge 


Organizing Committee Contact

Event Organizer:

Angelique Vick 

Box 3, Site 7, RR4

Olds, AB T4H 1T8

[email protected]


Show secretary: 

Heather Fike



Every class offered herein is covered by the rules and specifications of the current rules of EC and will be held and judged in accordance with the EC Rule Book.

All horses attending Equestrian Canada sanctioned competitions must have met the requirements of Article A519, Vaccinations. See Rules of Equestrian Canada, Section A, General Regulations, Article A519, Vaccinations.

If you wish to have a copy of the Canadian National Rules, please visit

When warming up, training or exercising horses under saddle, riding must only be in a designated riding ring. Suitable footwear and properly fitted, securely fastened ASTM/SEI or BSI/BS EN approved protective headgear must be worn.

Per Article A801, every entry at an EC-sanctioned competition shall constitute an agreement by the person responsible that the owner, lessee, trainer, manager, agent, coach, driver or rider and horse shall be subject to the EC constitution and all rules of EC and any additional rules set by the competition. It is the responsibility of all individuals participating in any capacity in EC-sanctioned competitions to be knowledgeable regarding the EC constitution and the applicable rules of EC and the additional rules, if any, imposed by the competition. Do not participate in this EC- sanctioned competition in any capacity if you do not consent to be bound by the constitution and rules of EC and any additional rules imposed by the competition. (A602.7)

Any horse entered in any class at a competition may be selected for equine medication control testing while at the event location.” (A602.5) 

The equine medication control testing fee is $4/horse. 

When registering for EC sanctioned competitions, athletes must indicate the name of their coach on the entry form or specify that they are self coached. Coaches from other Countries, must be in good-standing with their home federation and must declare/have proof of insurance. See rules of Equestrian Canada, Section A, General Regulations, Article 102, Safe Sport Environments.”

Equestrian Canada Statement of Principles

Equestrian Canada (EC), the national equestrian federation of Canada, supports adherence to humane treatment of horses in all activities under its jurisdiction.

EC is committed to:

Upholding the welfare of the horses, regardless of value, as a primary consideration in all activities

Requiring that horses be treated with kindness, respect and the compassion that they deserve, and that they never be subjected to mistreatment;

Ensuring that owners, trainers and competitors or their agents use responsible care in the handling, treatment and transportation of their horses as well as horses placed in their care for any purpose;

Providing for the continuous well-being of horses by encouraging routine inspection and consultation with health care professionals and competition officials to achieve the highest possible standards of nutrition, health, comfort and safety as a matter of standard operating procedure;

Providing current information on Code of Practice for the care and handling of equines and their equine health and welfare initiatives.

Continuing to support scientific studies on equine health and welfare;

Requiring owners, trainers and competitors to know and follow their sanctioning organization’s rules, and to work within industry regulations in all equestrian competition;

Reviewing, revising and developing competition rules and regulations that protect the welfare of the horses.

The standard by which conduct or treatment will be measured is that which a person, informed and experienced in generally accepted equine training and exhibition procedures, would determine to be neither cruel, abusive nor inhumane.


Entries open February 10, 2023 and will be available online here:

Entry Deadline: February 28, 2023

The competition reserves the right to combine classes with only one entry, or split classes if too large. 

No paper entries will be accepted; all entries must be submitted online.

One payment per club MUST be received by the entry deadline by etransfer to [email protected]  Cheques will not be accepted.

Release forms must be completed and received by the entry deadline. 

Memberships are required to be current by entry deadline, AEF, AEVA and EC sport licensing where applicable. 

Online Registration will be available 

Vaulter/Lunger Registration Fee: $35

Entry Fees:

  • Individual Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Walk - $30

  • Individual Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Trot - $30

  • Individual Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Canter - $45

  • Individual 1*, 2*, 2*Y, 3* Canter - $45


  • 1* Walk/Trot Pairs - $55

  • 1* Beginner Canter Pairs - $55

  • 1*, 2*, 3* Canter Pairs - $60


  • 1* Walk/Trot Squad - $100

  • 1* Beginner Canter Squad - $110

  • 1*, 2*, 3* Canter Squad - $110

al non recognized classes:

  • Walk/Trot/Canter Adult classes - $30

  • Green Horse Class - $35

Barrel Classes:

  • Individual Level 5,4,3,2,1 - $18

  • Pairs beginner, intermediate, advanced - $35/pair

  • Team beginner, intermediate, advanced- $70/team

*missing a class you’d like to see? Just reach out and we can add it in if there’s enough interest!


All stabling costs are per horse. One horse per stall. 

Indoor Stalls $75/night - Includes bedding, does not include water/feed buckets. 

Tack stalls $75/night. 

Outdoor pen $20 /night/horse - does not include water/feed buckets. One horse per pen.

* Stalls need to be cleared of all bedding/manure upon departure, otherwise a $120 fine will be charged/stall *

Stabling fees include EC drug testing fees. 

SCHEDULE - Tentative, subject to change after entries close!

Friday March 31st Competition starts approximately 4:30PM, ending approximately 7:00PM

  • All Canter compulsories, Green Horse.

Saturday April 1st Competition starts approximately 9:00AM, ending approximately 3:30PM

  • All Walk/Trot, Canter Freestyle & Tech Test, Green Horse, Barrel

Covid 19 Accommodations

This is an in-person competition and all current provincial Covid Regulations will be in place.