Who is this qualification for, and what is needed to enter it?
The BHS Stage Two is suitable for those aged 16 years and over. To enter the exam you will need to have passed your BHS Stage One and BHS Riding and Road Safety Test (if taking the Riding section).
The Horse Knowledge and Care section builds on the knowledge acquired at Stage One as well as including skills and knowledge required for the work environment. This includes: plaiting, trimming, clipping, wound care, worming, grassland management, fittening and lungeing. The riding is split into two sections; flat and jumping (2’6ft/76cm).
Why should you do the BHS Stage Two?
If you are considering buying a horse, or already own a horse, the care section of this qualification will provide you with vital information to keep your horse healthy. It is also the second step onto the professional ladder of qualifications. Many employers will look for this qualification for entry level staff.
The course is one hour riding/one hour stable management.
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm.
For all our courses, there is a riding weight limit of 13 stone.
We also run a range of Improve your Riding courses which run in blocks of lessons (approx. ten) termly. These run on a Wednesday, Thursday evening and Saturday morning at differing levels – Starter, Intermediate and Advanced.
For more details and to book a place, please contact Stephanie Meadows BHS II, Equine Centre Manager and Equine Lecturer.