I love this horse so much 💗 these photos are also amazing and I can’t wait until next weekend for Windsor Mega😍
Sorry for all the show pics @nour_abdlslam is just such an amazing photographer ⭐️⭐️
Had a really awesome day at the @halifax_lancers training show today! Was really pleased with my cross rails class with Rainey and learned lots in my flat class with Alice! And I really enjoyed watching the other classes and learning from seeing more advanced riders. Thanks Tanya & Fiona for the video & photos. #horsesofinstagram #horsesofhalifax #horsebackriding #hunterjumping #horses #showjumping
First place in my 2nd 2’3 class and Reserve Champion❤️❤️ and 4th in jumpers 🤪🤩 couldn’t be more proud😍
Show tmr, fun ride, Baloo’s first bareback ride, photo shoot 💗💗 love this barn sm
Good ride td with a fun photo shoot 💗
More pictures 😍😍
Rlly good ride td! Making me feel more confident abt Salmon River this weekend 💗💗
Sweet Shay 🐎
Happy🥉yr anniversary honey! Its been a wild year, let's do more! Swipe right to see some PG 18 shit. 😉
Such a fun ride yesterday on Mr. Brown and rode Jack td he was fun too💗hope u had fun on Baloo Ava 😂
Really good ride td and super excited to show him at Salmon River next Sunday 💗💗
Featured Junior Rider of the Month is @brenna.mn Spring at Lancers is always an exciting time. Our horses and riders get a bounce in their step as we begin to ride outside. Musical Ride practice launches and our busy spring/summer activity of therapeutic riding, camp, shows, and endless extra-curriculars is on the horizon. Yet, it is also a bittersweet time as the realisation dawns that we will soon be waving farewell to another group of wonderful Lancers who are graduating and leaving for university. Every spring, when we feature our graduating riders, it brings it home, just not for us but for them, that another chapter will begin. Soon, the place they have called their second home for a decade and a place they have come every single day, will be a place to visit as an alumni. At Lancers, our programs are structured with a strong sense of mentorship which means that as junior riders progress, they inherently become mentors and role models for younger riders. When our graduating riders leave us, they leave a void in our community. Each spring, it seems near unfathomable to have our community without these graduating riders who each individually give so much to Lancers in a variety of ways. Yet, we are always confident that they will take with them on their new journey the Lancer spirit. Brenna Noble is one such graduating rider who we are very excited to see embark on her next chapter in life but are equally saddened to see her go. Brenna began riding in the Lancer junior beginner course ten years ago when she was eight. It was always her mother’s dream to ride as a child so Brenna had the opportunity to sign up for the beginner course. (And many years later, Brenna’s mum finally had her dream of riding and now rides twice a week in our adult rides). Starting in ride 12, Brenna has moved up through the ranks into ride 1. Over those years, she has participated in every aspect of Lancer life. Just like many other young Lancers, she started out helping with shavings and hay deliveries and clean up days. She began stablehanding and has also worked as a barn monitor....To read more about Brenna, check out our Facebook page!
Fun PPG ride on mini Baloo AKA Mr. Brown 💗💗
Good ride td 💗 plus shoutout to Ali for running into Ava and Ava falling off/dismounting 😂🤪
What a cutie💗 super excited to be at the barn at 5:30am tmr🤩
Happs Sadie 🎉💗 have fun being sixteen 🤩🤪
Thx sm for the pics @leah._equestrian_ 💗💗 also showing Baloo at the RP Scotia Series next weekend and the Windsor Mega the next weekend 💗 super excited for his firs away shows also thx for @mimi_kanellakos and @lauren_equestrian101 for being my groom 🤩😊💗
Love u Baloo ❤️(Watch the 3 part vid of me almost falling off with sound on) 🥰 plus thx for the support lysm @_ava_likes_horses @leah._equestrian_ @ella_yazbek @madeleinewhidden 😂💗
Pretty proud of myself considering this was my first time jumping Simba and first show at lancers 😁 - (This was Simba’s forth or fifth time out so he was prettyyy tired) - Instagram also cut off the last couple jumps
Oliver was so good td for rider levels!! 💗💗
Who's a good boy?
Excited for the spring training show
This afternoon I toured the @halifax_lancers facilities. Did you know: they have been a part of Halifax’s history since 1936 & are the last city stable in Canada! A big thanks to Angie & the team, I encourage everyone to stop in for a tour - they are open to all! @hfxmoments @wayemason
My dad was visiting town and came to my riding lesson with me today so now I finally have some video of me riding! Learning to jump is exhilarating and awesome but definitely physically and mentally exhausting. Here are a few of my better attempts from today. Messy for sure, I didn’t include the video of me bailing out last minute and passing by the jump while wacking my knee off the standard (ouch!) but I’m slowly getting better! #horsesofinstagram #horsebackriding #horsebackrider #horsesofhalifax #hunterjumper
It’s pretty much impossible to look pretty at the barn 🐴
Rode Baloo in the morning and rode Bobbi after to help get him back in shape 💗
Rlly fun lesson with Baloo💗
Super fun ride and walking in the snow🤩❄️
My riding lesson group at @halifax_lancers last night after a great ride! It’s the perfect time to post this as today is the 1 year anniversary of my start at Lancers after an 8 year break from riding! One year since I joined the Lancers! It’s been amazing!! Looking forward to continuing to build my equitation and jumping skills and to learning more about horse care and relationship building. Bring on year two! #horses #horsebackriding #horsesofinstagram
A4 lancers 🐎❤😁
Our Featured Volunteer of the Month is Gwen Boudreau! Gwen has been volunteering at Lancers for the past three years. Her daughter, Bella Gardin, attended our summer camp in 2016 and was instantly hooked. She completed our Junior Beginner Course and then entered into our membership and is now in ride 7. Gwen recognised that volunteering was a great way to give back to the community that her child loved so much. Gwen has therefore been volunteering for three years and has helped with various activities and events. Her volunteer activities show that parents have a lot to contribute to the community even if interacting directly with the horses (or stables) isn’t really their thing. Although this isn’t the case with Gwen, some parents who don’t have previous horse experience can find horses daunting. We don’t blame them because horses are rather large animals but equally, one of the great things about Lancers is that there are plenty of non-horse/barn ways to help out. During her time as a Lancer parent, Gwen has volunteered to work several Junior Executive canteens and BBQs and Pony Club events. She has been on the committee for the Downtown Horse Show and helped out with our Wine & Cheese fundraising event. The first year we held our wine and cheese event we weren’t sure what to expect for silent auction donations, but one day Gwen showed up having secured amazing donations from more than a dozen local businesses, so we knew we would have a successful fundraiser! One day she would like to join our Board of Directors. Until then, she notes, she will keep watching and learning more and more about Lancers and volunteer her time when and where she is able. Gwen likes to be involved at Lancers because her daughter Bella likes her time here so much. She explained, “there is never a day that Bella isn't excited to get to the barn. She often spends her Saturdays there, after her lesson, just for fun and to help out where she can. To see her face light up day in and day out brings me so much joy in knowing she's found her passion”. Read more about Gwen on our Facebook page and website!
Horse of the week has to be Jakey. This guy has character and insists on getting attention. If he feels there's too much attention being paid to other horses, Jakey will let you know with a swift kick to his stall. But he's really a sweet - natured guy who just wants love ... and carrots. #horsesofinstagram #bengallancers #Halifax #horselove #loveandcarrots
Baloo was so so good today! Reserve Champion in 18”💗💗even though I almost fell off👍
Our Featured Junior Rider of the Month is Alexandra Chisholm One of the greatest parts of Lancers, particularly the way our lessons are divided into rides, is that we are fortunate to see riders progress and grow as horse people and as individuals. Alex has been riding at Lancers for three years and is in ride 8. On Thursdays, she is taught by Angie and on Saturdays, by Brenna and one of Alex’s favourite things about her ride is that they are always “working as a group at the same level”. Ensuring that riders are similarly matched in ride level is a tricky process and it is great to hear such positive feedback from our younger riders. It is evident that Alex has deep and genuine care for horses. She said she has always liked horses and “thought they were pretty cool” from a young age. She explained, “they are really pretty and they are smart. I think I started the idea of taking riding lessons. She likes riding because she gets to be with horses and it is not a sport where it is just her and the equipment. Alex’s favourite horse is Jake because she likes that he can be stubborn sometimes. She added, “I don’t like a perfect horse because then I don’t learn”. This is an extremely good attitude to take and it shows that Alex has a pretty mature outlook for being nearly eleven years old. Alex’s second favourite horse is Scoobie as she says he is a good horse to start something new one because he is not too fast and not too slow. Jumping on Jake though still reigns supreme. One of Alex’s favourite memories of Lancers was her first training show when she rode Jake. She had a great time and enjoyed staying at the barn all day! During her time at Lancers, Alex has been a great helper with shavings and hay deliveries and during August clean up. She has also done a few training shows with, you guessed it, Jake! When asked what she enjoys most about Lancers, Alex said that she likes there is a bunch of extra activities like shavings and hay that she can participate in. She added that getting pizza at the end of the shavings delivery is an extra bonus. This past year Alex also took the initiative to try to help the horses when they were quarantined. Read more online!
Sadie was very good last night💗💗I am quite excited for the show
Is this what we were like on school picture day growing up? 🤔
Beautiful Afternoon! Shay! Inga! Rupert and Little Jake playing coy! Lol! 😂🙏💗💕
Our Featured Adult Rider of the Month is Emma Glazier Emma has been riding at Lancers for just over a year now and is in our J1 Tuesday evening ride. She had plenty of riding experience and fits so well into our J-ride program. Emma is currently studying at Dalhousie so it is convenient for her to ride with us and she enjoys that Lancers provides a great stress relief from school. Emma started riding at the age of six at Eve Mainwaring's St. Albans Stables in Brockville, Ontario and began showing on the local Trillium circuit. When her trainer thought it was time to take it up a notch, she began showing on the Quebec and Ontario A circuits. In 2011, she qualified for the Royal Winter Fair. She continued to show on the A circuit in the jumper ring with her young horse who she had been working with for three years. When she decided to come to Halifax to attend Dalhousie, she had to make the hard decision to put riding on hold for the time being. Riding at Lancers, even if just once a week, keeps her in the saddle. Emma says that Baloo is her new favourite Lancer horse for certain. She particularly likes his sweet and curious personality. Baloo came to us a few months ago and we have been working on making him more of a school horse so it has been valuable to have Emma work with him. She has been riding him almost every week for the past couple of months and says it is “great to see how he’s coming along”. Over the past year, while balancing her studies, Emma has volunteered to do Saturday night hay. She enjoys evening visits because the stables are so quiet! In October, Emma also helped out at our Open House by leading pony rides. She thought it was a great event that gave the city a chance to check out the barn and interact with the horses. There were certainly lots of smiling children on those horses she was leading! Emma is currently resting up from a concussion (not riding related!) but we hope she will be back in the saddle soon enough. Then, in her future, she hopes to someday be back on the show circuit and working in her field of study (political science and security studies). Read more about Emma on our Facebook page.