Course Summary

With small class sizes and certified positive education teachers, Tanbridge Academy offers students a top-rated equestrian program in one of the best private schools in Calgary, Alberta.

Equestrian Program


Tanbridge Academy offers a comprehensive skill development program for students, providing them with the opportunity to follow their passion by participating in three training sessions each week during the school year. Through this combination of rigorous academic and athletic programs, aspiring athletes are taught the skills necessary for success. Tanbridge offers a complete equestrian program for students who do not own or lease a horse, utilizing school horses. All horse tack is provided. The program is also available to students who own or lease a horse and board at Silver Haven Equestrian.


Our Skill Development program is open to any student who is passionate about their sport, regardless of their current skill level. Athletes are exposed to expert coaching and instruction that allows them to improve their abilities and experience success.


Tanbridge's International Equestrian program focuses on developing the rider on all the basic skills to achieve a solid riding foundation. The students will be exposed to flatwork, which includes transitions and lateral work, poles and cavalettis for balance and rhythm and over fences through both gymnastic exercises and course work. The school horses are well-trained and well-mannered and are used in both flat and jumping lessons. Horsemanship is a large component of our program. Students will learn how to be safe around horses, care for them and build a strong relationship with their horses through this groundwork. Horsemanship skills will develop students’ confidence in their horses and their riding ability.

We are very fortunate to partner with Silver Haven Equestrian silverhaveneq.com for our riding program. Located on 17 acres, Silver Haven Equestrian is a premiere facility offering indoor boarding in a 30-stall barn, a heated indoor arena, an outdoor turnout, an outdoor sand ring and a Grand Prix Field.

The equestrian facility is two kilometres south of the world-renowned Spruce Meadows, only minutes from Calgary and is a short drive from Tanbridge Academy.

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