What is YELA?
Young Equestrian Leaders Award (YELA) is a scheme for the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) which recognises the time and effort that young people put in to volunteering in equestrian sport; with the view that it can help shape them in to leaders of the future.
The award is aimed at those aged between 13 and 25 years old with three progressive levels; starting with Bronze and moving all the way through to Gold. Each of the three levels have differing requirements but each one focuses on encouraging the young person to develop a range and depth of skills, qualities and attributes by trying different voluntary roles with different BEF Member bodies.
All full list of the BEF Member bodies can be found here
Once the YELA Candidate has completed the voluntary hours and log book they are able to send it in for review and sign off. Sign off means they will achieve the level and be certificated.