30 October 2012
The Young Equestrian Leaders Award (YELA) is holding its second Gold Presentation Ceremony at Olympia Horse Show on Wednesday 19th December 2012.
Up to eight successful candidates who have achieved the highest level of the award will watch the afternoon performance of the Pony Club Mini Major Relay with corporate hospitality and will receive their certificates and badges from a YELA guest of honour.
Each of the candidates will have completed a minimum of 120 hours of volunteering in equestrian sports; most will have completed many more. The candidates have learnt a wide variety of skills, including advancing their knowledge of equestrianism, communication, confidence and leadership, all developed across a spectrum of equestrian disciplines by volunteering with at least three different BEF Member Bodies.
The Young Equestrian Leaders Award (YELA) is an award scheme run through the British Equestrian Federation designed to recognise the time and effort which young volunteers give to equestrianism and to provide a framework for acquiring the skills to become equestrian leaders of the future.
"YELA has been challenging, but in a good way, and so rewarding. The award had encouraged me to branch out of my comfort zone to meet new challenges and new people and I can honestly say it has been one of the best things I ever signed up for." - Katie Midgley Gold Award Recipient
There are over 800 other candidates aged between 13 and 25 registered on the scheme logging hours at BEF Centres and events all over the country. If you would like to get involved visit www.yela.org.uk or for more information email email@example.com