Who is this qualification for?
The BHS Stage One is suitable for anyone aged 14 years and over who cares for and/or rides horses regularly. It is designed to give you a good foundation of equine knowledge and a solid base on which to build your riding skills.
Why should you do the BHS Stage 1?
Working towards and completing a qualification is a great way to learn new skills and increase your motivation and self-confidence. The skills and knowledge you acquire whilst working towards this qualification will contribute to the increased safety for yourself and horses. The Stage One is also the first rung on the professional ladder of BHS qualifications, and is itself a recognised qualification.
What will a person with their BHS Stage One be able to do in a professional environment?
A person with their BHS Stage One will be able to work under supervision, and have the basic knowledge and skills to look after a well-mannered horse in the stable and at grass. They will be capable of riding an experienced horse or pony in an enclosed space.
The course is one hour riding/one hour stable management.
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm.
It is possible to do theory only which is £80.
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.