WE ARE NOW A YELA CENTRE!
We are very excited to announce that we are now an approved YELA Centre!
The young equestrians leaders award is a fantastic program that we will be launching soon aimed at children age 13 and over. We have lots very exciting things already in the pipeline for this group so watch this space.
The Young equestrian Leaders Award (YELA) is an award scheme designed by The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) to recognize the time and effort young volunteers give to this sport shaping their experiences, so they can become equestrian leaders of the future.
At our YELA centre your volunteering hours can be gained in many different ways, for example helping here at Cheshire Riding School with our weekly riders or our Pony Club members . We have been working alongside other member bodies to help to organise different planned days to help our YELA centre members gain valuable experience within the horse industry.
Our YELA centre runs three progressive levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Bronze requires 20 hours of volunteering and introduces skills in responsibility, organisation and communication Silver develops these further. The Gold Award requires 120 hours of volunteering,this encouraging leadership and the planning and delivery of specific projects.
Here at Cheshire Riding Schools YELA centre our friendly, experienced team will help you to achieve your goals and aspirations in a fun and welcoming environment.
So Why do YELA?
YELA demonstrates commitment, leadership and responsibility and provides a great springboard to a whole host of fantastic experiences in the horse world.
YELA may lead your children down many different paths: coaching, horse care, fundraising, training and mentoring volunteers and much more besides. From Bronze to Gold, the award is a challenging journey which develops not only equestrian knowledge but the skills for life that everyone is looking for from employers to colleges and universities.
Taking part in YELA candidates will make friends, learn skills and gain experiences which will stay with them long after they leave the yard.
YELA is a hugely rewarding experience, and through volunteering you’ll be able to help others enjoy equestrian sports and feel a great sense of achievement in return.
If you would like more information on our YELA centre and what we can offer as part of our YELA group speak to Mel or Phillippa