The BC Carriage Driving Society is excited to announce the BCCDS Brian Jensen Young Driver Bursary for 2021.
The bursary has been created to promote and encourage more youth to become involved in the amazing sport of carriage driving, and develop a love for the sport. The $350 bursary will allow the successful youth to receive ten hours of driving instruction from a professional carriage driving coach. Successful applicants will learn about different aspects of carriage driving such as pleasure driving and combined driving events, and skills such as parts of the harness and how to harness an equine and putting to the carriage, safety measures, rein and whip handling and some basic driving skills in a safe manner. By the end of the ten lessons the youth should have a good foundation of what carriage driving is about and able to continue building on their new skills to become proficient carriage drivers in the future.
Full information about the Bursary Program.
The BC Carriage Driving Society (BCCDS) may give up to three bursaries this year to successful applicants. Youth aged 12 to 18 as of January 1st of the year may apply. The successful applicant/s will be chosen by a BCCDS committee within a week of the closing deadline. The committee will be looking for youth who show and demonstrate a keen interest in equines and the commitment to learn the sport of driving.
Deadline for applying: May 31, 2021
Successful Applicants will be contacted in the first week of June.
The successful applicant will receive a BCCDS membership and a HCBC (Horse Council BC) membership for the year.
Review the list below for available coaches. Applicants are responsible for arranging for their own lessons. The youth does not need to have their own driving horse. The coach will own or have access to a safe driving equine. The ten lessons the bursary provides for must be completed within one year. At the end of the lessons, applicants are required to provide a few photos and brief account of what they learned for future advertising purposes. Applicants will need to supply their own safety riding helmet and gloves. Please review the following list for a Coach available in your area. Successful Bursary Applicants are required connect with a coach from this list.
Bursary Coaches List