The project will help centres and clients develop an informal community through their yard
Interested in riding? Here's your chance to get more involved!
What is the Participation Project?
In a nutshell, it's your chance to get more involved in horses and equestrianism.
It's about getting people who are just a little bit interested, out into the fresh air to say 'hi' to horses in person, and people who already hang out with horses on a regular basis on the path to gaining qualifications to expand their equine knowledge. We also want to equip people with the skills they need to increase their confidence with horses.
The idea is to provide non horse owners and horse owners alike access to a network of advice, knowledge, support and education, so they can be equipped with the skills they need to increase their confidence and ride more often.
Who can get involved?
The best thing about the project is that it's open to anyone, especially those who want to learn more and increase their confidence with and around horses – whether you are a horse owner, rider, sharer or a parent wishing to find out more. You can get involved via your local BHS Approved Centre or BHS Accredited Professional Coach.
Although the project is mainly aimed at people 26 years and above, it is open to anyone, of any age, wanting to become more involved in equestrianism and gain a qualification. It will also support the transition to horse ownership and give confidence to existing horse owners to continue their enjoyment and education for longer. Whether you’re riding at a BHS Approved Centre, own a horse at a livery yard or at home, or having lessons with an Accredited Professional Coach, you can get involved in some way.
What are the benefits of taking part?
How much does it cost?
It's entirely down to the centre or Accredited Professional Coach to set the course fees. These will also vary depending on the level of the course.
The British Horse Society is waiving any certification fees for both the EHKC and PRT courses.
How do I get involved?
If you’re an owner/rider, parent of a rider or horse enthusiast, please contact your local BHS Approved Centre, British Riding Club or BHS Committee. Encourage them to get involved if they haven’t already signed up!
If you'd like some help with finding where you can take part, contact us directly at: