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Learn to Ride 1
The Learn to Ride Program (LTR) introduces safe riding and horsemanship practices to riders with limited or no prior riding experience. In weekly lessons/classes, students will learn to walk, trot, canter and prepare their horse for riding. LTR riders must complete Equestrian Canada Rider Level 2 to proceed to QMS Equestrians 1 or 2.

QMS Equestrians 1 or 2
QMS Equestrians 1 or 2 assists riders in developing their skills both in the saddle and in the stable. Riders in the QMS Equestrians Program will take one or two lessons/classes per week using a school horse. This program is available for Equine Canada Rider Levels 3 to 6, with Equestrian Canada Rider Level 2 or an equivalent being a prerequisite. Some competitions, workshops and clinics are available to riders at this level.

QMS Equine Masters 3 or 4
QMS Equine Masters supports dedicated equestrians on their journey to becoming well rounded horsewomen/horsemen. QMS Equine Masters will have three or four lessons, classes or contacts per week, may compete on and off campus, and are required to participate in clinics and workshops. QMS Equine Masters riders must be riding at Equestrian Canada Rider Levels 3 to 8 (or equivalent) and board their horse or lease a horse.  

Team QMS 5
Team QMS advances committed riders who demonstrate good horsemanship, leadership and sportsmanship, both in the saddle and on the ground. Team QMS riders will have five lessons, classes or contacts per week, compete at the regional, national or international level, and are required to participate in clinics and workshops. Students on Team QMS must have achieved Equestrian Canada Levels 7 to 10 (or equivalent) and board or lease an appropriate performance horse. 

EQUESTRIAN CANADA RIDER LEVELS                                       


 
I learned much of my equestrian knowledge through the equestrian program at QMS and I'm grateful that I am now able to use that in my career.
- Amber Dawn Clarkson, Class of '95