WE HAVE EXTENDED THE END DATE
So there is still time to donate We are so excited that 17 teams have now signed up for this unique international event that brings young horse people together from around the world. These are not elite riders, but ordinary horse enthusiasts interested in learning how to breed a better sport horse.
Off line fund raising by the teams and support from the sponsoring body, the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses (WBFSH) as well as amazing help from the host venue Spruce Meadows are making this possible. Canadian breeders are also stepping up by providing the horses for the competition.
But we still need your help to make this the best ever and a real celebration of Canada 150. Please donate today!
|Hi my name is Tara Landsbergen, I am currently a third year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student in Calgary, Alberta and I have represented Canada at the International Young Breeders competition on three different occasions in France, Sweden, and the UK. The International Young Breeders is a program that aims to bring together youth from various Warmblood and sport horse breeding associations, countries, and languages. This co-mingling allows for improvement in horse breeding standards across the world and exposes youth to various studbooks, which fosters a passion for breeding excellence.|
The Young Breeders program has been such a fantastic experience. Yes, the competition is tough and requires dedication and practice, but meeting other young people from around the world is an unforgettable experience. I am thrilled that Canada is hosting the 2017 championships.
This will be the first time that the competition is held in North America and it will be expensive to bring teams of young people from many parts of the world as well as to host them. The international venue, Spruce Meadows has kindly agreed to be the host site.
As a member of the Canadian Warmblood Young Breeders program, I am inviting you to help make the 2017 championships held in Canada possible for young horse lovers from Europe and around the world. It will be an unforgettable experience.
Thank you! Tara
Why should you help?
The Young Breeders Program is a great opportunity that is dedicated towards bringing together youth participants from around the world. The overall guiding objective of the Young Breeders Program is to provide the young members (between the ages of 16-25) of breed organizations with a means to get involved and educate themselves on the breeding practices of the sport horse industry, and to connect with fellow owners and breeders, both on the national and international stages. The program strives to provide the youth of each association with educational opportunities that are held in a fun environment and encourages participants to become active and engaged members of the equine community.
Not all horse lovers are wealthy and this is a grass roots event and experience of a life time for most of these young people. The cost of travel to Canada and hosting 200 participants, even with tight budgeting and loads of volunteer help will be in excess of $400,000. Normally most of these costs are covered by the family and friends through fund raising and personal finance, however coming all the way to Canada creates an extraordinary cost that most of the participants who would travel by train or bus to competitions in Europe are not well positioned to cover.
Again these are not elite riders, but young people from all backgrounds that have a passion for horses. Your contribution will go directly to reduce costs for food, lodging and other expenses that will make this experience more affordable for everyone.
Direct etransfers can be made to [email protected] Please be generous!
Thank you! Chris