European Young Breeders School (EYBS)
The EYBS was created in 1999 for youth ages 13 to 25. Teams from across Europe gather in Battice, Belgium to participate in the annual event that aims to teach young breeders how to judge, prepare their animals for a show, and market their genetics.
It has become an annual opportunity for a Canadian team of six keen young leaders to participate in this great event as well. Each year, Team Canada is comprises of winners of provincial competitions and/or successful candidates determined through an interview process held within their region.
Congratulations to the 2017 EYBS Team!
From right to left: Lane Yuill (NS), Jonathan Pelletier (QC), Martin Rypma (BC), Vanessa Crowley (ON), Alana Mckinven (QC), Trent Jones (ON).