Youth Bursary Program

The OEF proudly offers a minimum of five $1,000 bursaries every year to junior members to help them achieve their equestrian goals.  The OEF Youth Bursary is aimed at supporting young riders/drivers and horse persons of all disciplines who are OEF members and full time high school students where financial resources and/or personal hardship is a significant impediment to them reaching their equestrian goals.

What can the money be used for?

The bursaries can be used to help pay for the following:

  • Riding lessons
  • Training fees
  • Competition fees
  • Continuing education,
  • Other activities that will assist you to achieve your equestrian objectives

Who can apply?

If you can answer yes to the following questions you are eligible to apply!

  • Are you a current OEF Junior Member?
  • Are you currently attending a high school in Ontario?
  • Do you need financial assistance to help achieve your riding goals?

How to apply?

Only applications that include the following items will be considered complete and eligible:

  • Completed Youth Bursary Application 
  • Essay #1 – Describe your horse experience and how you would spend the $1,000 (250 words)
  • Photo – colour photo of you riding/driving OR your head shot (Please note that the photo will not be returned)
  • Recommendation letter for your coach or personal reference letter if you do not have a coach
  • A copy of your current high school transcript

Congratulations to the 2017 Youth Bursary Recipients!

Congratulations to the 2016 OEF Youth Bursary recipients!