Our Governance


We are a not-for-profit stable and are led by a Board of parents and riders. Our horses are owned by the club. Our Board of Directors is committed to the highest standard of governance. Our Board is comprised of adult riders and parents of our junior members, all of whom are elected by our membership for a three-year term. Our Board mandate includes guiding the strategic direction of Lancers, developing and implementing club policy, maintaining our financial stability, and ensuring the preservation of our historic building.


 Our Board leads the following active committees:

  • A programming committee that deals with all operational concerns and programming

  • A facility committee that ensures our stable is in good repair and coordinates our annual clean- up

  • A fundraising committee that leads all fundraising events throughout the year

  • A communications committee that leads our internal and external communications

  • A Human Resource committee that deals with all staffing matters

  • A finance committee that deals with our financial reporting and developing our annual budget

  • A Therapeutic riding committee that deals with therapeutic programming

  • A volunteer engagement committee that provides structure to our volunteer needs


Board of Directors 2018

President, Tamzen Black (1)(5)(6)(8)

tamzenblack@gmail.com 902-489-4451

Vice President, Suzanne Ramsey (1)(5)

Secretary, Mary Anne Persaud

Treasurer, Rachel Miller (6)

Manager and Head Coach, Angie Holt (1)(2)(5)(6)(8)

Member at Large, Helga Cunningham (1)(2)(7)

Member at Large, Jamie Ferguson (5)

Member at Large, James Nicholson (2)

Member at Large, Carmel O’Keefe (3)(7)

Member at Large, Real Clarke (6)

Member at Large, Sandra Chaisson (6)

Member at Large, Victoria Bell (4)

Member at Large, Richard Withington (2)


(1)    Programming committee

(2)    Facility committee

(3)    Fundraising committee

(4)    Communications committee

(5)    Human Resource committee

(6)    Finance committee

(7)     Therapeutic riding committee

(8)    Volunteer engagement committee