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The Young Equestrian Leaders Awards (YELA) have been developed to recognise the contribution young equestrian volunteers make to equestrianism, and help shape their experience so they become equestrian leaders of the future.

YELA runs over three progressive levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold.  Bronze requires 20 hours of volunteering and introduces skills in responsibility, organisation and communication—and Silver develops these further.  The Gold Award requires 120 hours of volunteering, encouraging leadership and the planning and delivery of a specific project.

Anyone between the ages of 13 and 25 can start working towards the awards. Registration for the Bronze award is just £14 and requires 20 hours of volunteering over a minimum of 8 weeks.  For those Young Equestrians who already help out on the yard, this is a way of logging those hours and earning an award which will look great on your University or Job application!

Please take a look at the YELA website for more details and to register. If you decide to register and work towards these awards, please let Jo know and she will help you get started!