The BCHA Youth Club was founded in 2016 to welcome youth members (ages 8 – 18) to the organization and to give young riders and horse enthusiasts of Boulder County an opportunity to learn more, have fun, get involved, and give back to the community.
What kinds of things does BCHAY do?
- Sponsor clinics and workshops to further education about horsemanship and equine care
- Conduct trail rides and “fun days” to deepen your relationship with your horse
- Help maintain local trails
- Donate time and energy at local equine-related non-profits
- Plan an Annual Picnic, Award Ceremony, and Sleepover Camping Trip
- Raise funds for the BCHA Equestrian Scholarships
Our Mission: to unify the equestrian youth of Boulder County through education, recreation, and community service.
BCHAY is committed to offering opportunities for members to learn about topics relating to equine care. From horseless clinics to trailered-in events, our members can choose from workshops and presentations that cover a wide range of worthy topics:
- Health and First Aid
- Equine Nutrition
- Trail Riding Skills
- And more!
BCHA Equestrian Scholarships
One of our most important goals is raising funds for the awarding of the Annual BCHA Equestrian Scholarships, given to applicants who demonstrate the highest standards of character in their community support, educational achievements, and equestrian dedication. BCHA offers the following:
- $1000 College Scholarship for a Boulder County high school senior entering an equine science-based college program
- $300 Teen Scholarship for furthering personal equestrian education through clinics or training
To learn more, and to download an application, visit HERE
In addition to the educational activities and clinics, BCHAY focuses on finding ways to develop trusting relationships, strong connections, and meaningful communication with horses through activities that focus on FUN. Through the annual Fun Show, our Fun Days, periodic trail rides, and social events, our members have a chance to increase confidence of both horse and rider, and to form lasting friendships that are not restricted to their own barn, school, or discipline.
BCHAY also stresses the importance of giving back to the community. Having the opportunity to have and enjoy horses is a true privilege, and our youth members show their gratitude and appreciation by raising funds and donating time to organizations that help less fortunate horses and people. They also strive to assist in maintaining Boulder County’s local trail system, as well as promote environmental awareness and respect as it relates to equestrian activity and behavior.