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BHS Stage 1 Training Course

23 Feb 2016 - 18 Apr 2016


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.

This course is intended to prepare candidates for sitting their BHS Stage One Exam. Each session will include two hours of stable management and one hour riding. 

By the end of the course, the candidate will understand the basic principles of horse care and have sound knowledge of riding on the flat and over poles. Please note, all candidates must be capable of riding a quiet, experienced horse or pony in an enclosed space.


  • Tues 23 February 
  • Mon 29 February
  • Mon 07 March 
  • Mon 14 March   
  • Mon 21 March          
  • Mon 4 April
  • Mon 11 April     
  • Mon 18 April

Time: All sessions will be starting at 6.30pm.

Cost: The course is £265 which is payable at least a week before the start of the course. If you wish to pay by credit card please make a note on the form and you will be contacted to make the payment.

Spaces are reserved only when completed and fully paid applications are received.

This course needs a minimum of five candidates and a maximum of eight candidates.

All course participants are guaranteed an internal place in the Stage One Exam on the 03 May.

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