Back Country Horsemen of America and Bob Marshall Wilderness
Outfitters are pleased to announce the first BCHA Young Persons Equine Packing Scholarship. The winner will spend 5 days and 4 nights in the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana learning traditional equine packing skills, Leave No Trace camping principles and exploring the ecology, history and majestic landscapes of the “Bob.”
Applicants must be between 18 and 26 years of age, have basic horseback riding skills and write an essay of 100 words or less about why they want to learn to pack and how they plan to apply their knowledge once the course is over. The dates of the class are from June 23 through June 27, 2015.
The BCHA Education Foundation will pay travel expenses for round-trip airfare to Missoula, MT and 1 night lodging, before and after, the trip. The outfitters will supply ground transportation to and from Missoula and the trailhead.
The deadline for entries is Monday, May 18, 2015. The winner will be announced on June 1, 2015.
Entry forms can be downloaded at: http://www.bcha.org/scholorshipapplication