This is the third level of instructor certificate awarded by the BHS.
It recognises that the holder is an established trainer of horses and riders with a broad range of knowledge enabling them to provide training from grass roots level (new/novice riders, young/green horses, developing coaches) to those competing in national classes.
What will a person with their BHSI be able to do in a professional environment?
A BHSI should be capable of fulfilling a senior role within an equestrian business. They will be an established coach and trainer across all three original Olympic disciplines and be able to coach riders and train horses to BD Advanced Medium, BS Foxhunter and BE Intermediate.
A BHSI will have sound knowledge in all aspects of business management and horse care including maintaining horse health, care of competition horses and the breeding and management of young horses.
They should be excellent yard managers and be able to train and supervise staff and students and give career advice.
How do I gain the BHSI?
To gain the BHSI you will need to achieve the following:
• BHS Stable Manager’s Certificate (BHS SM)
• BHS Senior Equitation Certificate (BHS SE)
• BHS Senior Coach Certificate (BHS SC)
• BHS First Aid certificate or three-day Health and Safety First Aid at Work
Those who achieve the BHSI are also eligible to join the Association of Fellows and Instructors of The British Horse Society (opens in new window).