LANCERS AT A GLANCE

The Halifax Junior Bengal Lancers (Lancers) is a not-for-profit equestrian club in downtown Halifax that was established in 1936.

Programs for riders under the age 18 include summer camps, beginner courses, the “rides” of the junior membership, training shows, and the musical ride. There are beginner and advanced classes for adults, and it is possible for junior riders to move into the adult rides when they turn 18.

Halifax Junior Bengal Lancer instructors are qualified under the NCCP program, and many of our riders follow the Equine Canada Rider Level Program.

A CITY RIDING SCHOOL

Since its founding in 1936, the Halifax Junior Bengal Lancers has brought life and character to central Halifax through its stables and horseback riding arenas.

Lancers current location on Bell Road was built in 1908 and is designated as a heritage site. The site has been used as a stable since its creation, although it was not home to Lancers until 1942.

The facilities are an integral part of Halifax’s prime tourist area that includes such historic sites as the Public Gardens and Citadel Hill.

 
Lancers is one of the only riding schools in the world, where horses are stabled downtown and hold an active presence in city life.
The location of the barn and the Lancers’ history are untapped Halifax treasures”.
— Lancer parent