Youth Riding Program
The Riding Program was developed by the Youth Committee of the Canadian Icelandic Horse Federation (CIHF). It consists of several achievement Levels that must be taken consecutively.
The subject areas are selected to provide an overall background on the equestrian sport with special emphasize on riding and care of Icelandic Horses. The theory behind each segment is presented through the use of questions. All these Levels will be presented in an hourly manner over many months by an instructor of choice. The goal of each Level is for the student to understand and answer all of the questions and to successfully perform practical exercises.
This program is available to any Member of the CIHF with a minimum age being 10 years old. Instructors are to verify before starting the program that their students are all current with their Membership with the CIHF.
The CIHF requires instructors of each Level to submit information about participants to the CIHF Education Committee in order send out certificates to the passing participants.
The theory test can be done in-person or via Skype. The practical test can be done in-person or via video. Videos must be of good quality and lighting and cannot be altered or cut.
Only current and Certified National Canadian judges are qualified to judge this program.
Current Canadian Judges:
- Maria Badyk
- Nathaly Jones
- Hanna Dilts
A judging fee of $75 is to be paid by the student. In the case of failing one or both portions of the exam, the tests may be re-taken. Only failed portions have to be retaken with a minimum wait period of 60 days and an additional judging fee of $75.
For more information contact Nathaly Jones: 604-309-1151 / firstname.lastname@example.org