The Halifax Junior Bengal Lancers
was founded as
non-profit society in 1936, and has brought life and character
to central Halifax through its stables and horseback riding
designated as a heritage site, the facilities are an
integral part of Halifax's prime tourist area that includes
historic sites as the Public Gardens and Citadel Hill.
Halifax Junior Bengal Lancers is home to 30 horses. Each year about 100 children and adults from all parts of the Halifax Regional Municipality take part in our horseback riding programs under the guidance of certified instructors. These programs teach the fundamentals of riding and allow all the participants to take an active role in the care of the horses and develop a strong sense of responsibility and self-esteem.
In addition, in collaboration with
HALTR, a local
organization, we provide riding and driving programs for challenged
individuals, most of whom are children.
Halifax Junior Bengal Lancers have their own musical ride that has performed for Governor Generals and Royal visitors including The Queen and Princess Anne. In addition, Lancers has also performed with the world famous R.C.M.P. Musical Ride.
Today Haligonians can sometimes see the mounted students parading through the city in their ceremonial dress to attend the Shilling Ceremony in Point Pleasant Park, the Blessing of the Animals at the All Saints Cathedral or performing the musical ride.
Lancer students are highly respected in the field of equitation for their riding accomplishments and many well known riders have been products of the Lancer school.
The Halifax Junior Bengal Lancers building has been standing for over 80 years and renovations and improvements are needed to our stables, our indoor arena and our outdoor riding ring to permit us to continue to serve our many program participants: children and adults, able bodied and challenged.In order to achieve this, Lancers is soliciting financial support. Donations can be one-time gifts or multi-year pledges. Lancers will also gratefully accept donations of needed goods or services. Lancers also requires volunteers to assist with the Capital Campaign.
Lucy Cuthbertson Memorial Fund