Tuesday, March 10, 2009

What's in it for the youth??

Picture- Casandra and PR Impressive Jewels, BC Summer Games, Kamloops, BC 2006

Reining provides tons of opportunities for youth at the local, provincial and national/international level. Youth that compete provincially, have an opportunity to qualify and compete at the biannual BC Summer Games, (next competition to be held 2010). 

Horse Council of BC also offers travel assistance to youth competing anywhere provincially, up to 2 shows and 500 km/athlete. You can find out more about this program from Horse Council BC.

Reining Canada also offers a Young Riders Program to reiners under 21 years of age. Medals are awarded and points are accumulated so that riders may qualify to be a member of Reining Canada's Young Rider Team. You can learn more about this at http://www.reiningcanada.com

The National Reining Horse Youth Association also has a cool program called the Varsity Program. Youth members are awarded points for doing projects listed that foster teamwork and volunteering as well as artistic and creative projects. Depending on how many points are earned, participants can win some very cool prizes!! Check it out at http://www.nrhya.com/vrc/

Numerous scholarships are also awarded annually through the National Reining Horse Youth Association . You can read more about that here:

As a club, we would also like to create a scholarship for youth that become involved with our program. More details to follow as we evolve!

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