Queen Margaret’s School (Duncan, BC) Equestrian Program

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Discover a School that Inspires Riders of all Levels. Students can ride within their weekly school timetable, earn credits toward graduation and work through their Equine Canada rider levels. Students can bring their horse or ride one of many school horses. Our riders' goals and competition schedules are supported by their teachers, coaches and staff. On-campus riding facilities allow riders to balance riding and academics, athletics, the arts, service and leadership opportunities.

Coaches and trainers are certified in Hunter/Jumper, Eventing and Dressage disciplines. Students may wear riding breeches to class as part of their weekly uniform. The program content includes stable management, animal husbandry, and pre-veterinary exploration.

Recreational Riders: JUMP into the Riding Program for You

Train to Ride 1, 2 or 3 (Grades 4-12)

Train to Ride (TTR) nurtures, challenges and celebrates the joy of being in the saddle and in the stables. TTR students do not need to own a horse or tack. Students are assigned a school-owned horse chosen to suit their experience and ability levels.

Lessons are scheduled one to three times per week and fill program requirements for Physical Education. Optional competitions and clinics are available on and off campus.

Riders who are new to the Equestrian sport will be required to participate in rider safety classes scheduled on Saturdays. Coaches will continually assess riders for readiness to enter the regular TTR weekday program.

Equine Sciences 11 (Grades 10-12)

Developed by QMS and approved by the BC Ministry of Education, Equine Sciences 11 covers many aspects of equine health and disease prevention, stable management, equestrian event management and officiating, coaching theory and skills, and First-Aid. This is an optional course for TTR students.


Competitive Riders: CHASE Your Dreams

For some, riding is a recreational pastime. For others it is a serious pursuit with expectations to compete in Canada, the US and internationally, or a route to a career in coaching or equine medicine. The quality of our program is measured not only in our long history of success in the ring, but the passion for the sport that continues in our students beyond high school.

Train to Compete (Grades 8-12)

Students entering Train to Compete (TTC) have previous riding experience and a strong desire to enhance their competitive, coaching or animal husbandry skills. Most TTC students own or have owned or leased a horse.

The credit-granting TTC Program provides two lessons and one theory class per week. Additional lessons and daily practice rides may be available. In partnership with an Equine Advisor, each TTC student creates an Individualized Riding Plan that defines, monitors and encourages her goals and progress.

Equine Sciences 11 (Grades 10-12)

Developed by QMS and approved by the BC Ministry of Education, Equine Sciences 11 covers many aspects of equine health and disease prevention, stable management, equestrian event management and officiating, coaching theory and skills, and First-Aid. This is a mandatory course for TTC riders. 

Boarding & Leasing a Horse: EXPERIENCE Modern Equestrian Facilities

Horse boarding or leasing allows rider and horse to grow their skills together. Students may bring their own horse or lease a school horse. Students must have owned or cared for a horse previously. All horses will be screened by our Head Coach to ensure suitability for each rider's ability level. Equestrian staff will advise on transportation options from in and outside of Canada.

Train to Compete (TTC) students must board or lease a horse. Train to Ride (TTR) student may board or lease a horse with prior approval and subject to available space.

Equestrian Fee Schedule 2015-2016 

CAN$ 1,400 Learn to Ride Tuition fee per school year 

CAN$ 1,400 Train to Ride I Tuition fee per school year 

CAN$ 2,800 Train to Ride II Tuition fee per school year 

CAN$ 4,200 Train to Ride III Tuition fee per school year 

CAN$ 3,400 Train to Compete program Tuition fee per school year; Includes classroom portion of TTC

(The LTR and TTR program tuition includes riding, stable management and non-riding components)

All other fees, including leasing a horse, or stabling your own horse, please enquire with StudyCanada EU via info@studycanada.eu

Also see our regular Queen Margaret's high school programme on this web site.