Wednesday June 29, 2022
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page updated 4 May


Open to all our 13-25 year old members


The Young Equestrian Leaders Award (YELA) is an award scheme designed to recognise the time and effort lots of our members already give to equestrianism, including all the time they take to help at Pony Club events.

It runs over three progressive levels, bronze, silver and gold. Bronze requires just 20 hours of volunteering and introduces skills in responsibility, organisation and communication, and Silver and Gold develop these further. We believe that the YELA demonstrates commitment, leadership and responsibility and could provide a springboard to a whole host of fantastic experiences in equestrianism. YELA seems to be similar but perhaps a little simpler than the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, and could look really impressive on a UCAS form/personal statement.


We’d be delighted to support any members who are interested in starting the Award – please have a look at the website and then get in touch with any of our event organisers to start building your hours.

If any members would like to volunteer at upcoming badge rallies, or for further information, contact Emily Barnes,