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BHS Stage 2 Training Course

28 Feb 2016 - 26 Apr 2016


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.

This course is designed to be taken as a revision course for candidates wishing to take the BHS Stage Two examination. The candidates should be regular, confident riders, able to jump to a height of 2ft 9ins and be able to lunge a quiet horse for exercise. Candidates must hold the BHS Stage One Riding and Horse Care and Knowledge certificate, NVQ L2 with schooling unit or the Pony Club B test. The BHS Riding and Road Safety Test is required before taking the Stage Two Exam.

Please note, each evening session will include two hours of stable management and one hour riding/lungeing. Day sessions will be equivalent to two evening sessions.


  • Sun 28 February (day session)   
  • Tues 08 March 
  • Tues 15 March
  • Tues 22 March 
  • Tues 05 April
  • Tues 19 April 
  • Sun  24 April (day session) 
  • Tues 26 April

Time: All evening sessions will be starting at 6.30pm and day sessions at 10am.

Cost: The course is £330 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 take 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 ten candidates. All participants in the course are guaranteed an internal place in the Stage Two Exam on the 04 May.

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