What’s Involved in Being a Horse Ranger

The Horse Rangers Association is focused on teaching young people all about horses, beyond just learning to ride. Children progress through levels of learning and earn badges and awards to measure their achievements. Once they are over 12 and have passed their senior tenderfoot badge, they can become a Pony Helper. As they grow older, Rangers can also increase their rank, and earn more rights and privileges. At every session, Rangers are awarded marks not only for their riding skill, but also for their attire, knowledge and efficiency in working around the stables.

During the year, Rangers have the opportunity to take part in annual events such as the Gymkhana and Best Rider Competition to show off the skills they have learnt. Awards Day is a chance to celebrate their progress and achievements during the last year. Families and friends are encouraged to come and support the children at these events.

Rangers

Rangers in the snow. January 2010