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Youth Development


The Work in Motion

To Support BC High School Rodeo Members and Youth in BC who are competing in cutting we offer BCHSR members a free membership to the BCCHA.  


At BCCHA, we recognize the need to support & develop our youth for the future of our association!  Stay tuned for Youth Clinics and Initiatives!

If you would like to make a donation to our youth development fun, you can E-transfer to

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See what we have been doing to support our youth!

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Free Youth Clinic

In October 2023, the BCCHA put on a free youth cutting clinic with renowned horse trainer Brad Pedersen!  The 4 days, we had a youth clinic and a member clinic.  It was hosted at Bell Creek Arena and had 12 youth participants from the BCCHA and BCHSRA.  The clinic consisted of flag work, cow work in the practice pen, showmanship, loping pen etiquette, as well as how to wrap polo wraps!

We hope to do more more clinic like these.  Their futures are bright!


BCCHA Hosts the Hans Hansma Scholarship

The HHYSF was established in 2000 in memory of the late Hans Hansma, and the fund has awarded close to $100,000.00 in scholarships to post secondary students since its inception. 

Hans Hansma’s legacy continues in the Equine Industry, including his leadership in the many equine clubs and associations he had a hand in establishing. The development of his Quarter Horse linage continues to show up as the foundation of many successful breeding programs, and his family members contribute to the equine industry as we know it today.

Each weekend has a 1st and 2nd place aggregate winners. Our first round was held earlier this year with Greta Wurtz winning first and Megan DuToit winning second!
They received scholarships of $300 for 1st and $150 for 2nd.

This round will allow Youth to complete for another $300 and $150 plus contend for an aggregrate scholarship.

The aggregate winners of the 2 weekends will receive Scholarship

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Our final placings were

1) Greta Wurtz

2) Ayden




Free Membership to BC High School rodeo association members

For 2023 the BoD of the BCCHA passed a motion to allow any BC High School Rodeo (BCHSRA) a free membership to the BCCHA.  


Susan Stewart scholarship fund:  Record breaking recipients

Several participants were chosen as recipients for this fund in 2023!  Abigail Switzer, Zoe Hamming, Veronica Gonsalves, Ryley-Ray Wilson, Macey Freemantle, and Rylie Dowling.  

The Susan Stewart Fund was created by Ken and June Hartley in memory of their daughter, Susan Stewart. The purpose of the scholarship fund is to provide young people with funding to pursue further education. You can support this fund by attending the Susan Stewart Memorial Clinic, which is the main fundraiser for this scholarship.

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