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 
  • Up to 500 word essay describing the applicants experience with horses and how the applicant plans on using the Bursary money
  • A colour photo of the applicant along with their horse (if applicable) is attached to the application and an electronic version has been emailed to (minimum 300 dpi)
  • Recommendation letter from your coach or personal reference letter if you do not have a coach
  • A copy of the applicants most recent report card

2018 OEF Youth Bursary Application: HERE

Congratulations to the 2017 Youth Bursary Recipients!

Congratulations to the 2016 OEF Youth Bursary recipients!