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BHS Stage 1 Training Course

20 Feb 2017


This qualification will provide you with the competencies to apply basic principles of horse care. Working under supervision, you will have basic knowledge and practice of looking after a well-mannered horse in the stable and at grass. You will be capable of riding an experienced horse or pony in an enclosed space. You must be at least 14 years old to take this exam.

When you have achieved the Stage 1 Horse Knowledge, Care and/or Riding Certificate you will be able to progress to BHS Stage 2 Certificate in Horse Knowledge, Care and/or Riding. The Stage 1 certificate is recognised in its own right and provides a benchmark standard to employers. It is also a component part of The British Horse Society Assistant Instructor Certificate.

The training takes place each week and covers all aspects of the exam, to include practical and theory sessions, to prepare you for taking the exam. The course is suitable for those wanting to improve their knowledge and practical skills, preparing for horse ownership.

The start of a six week course covering the theory, practical, stable management and riding modules of the BHS Stage One exam syllabus. 

This will consist of one hour stable management/theory and one hour riding. 

This will run on consecutive Mondays; 20, 27 February and 6, 13, 20, 27 March from

Time: 5.30pm - 7.30pm. 

Cost: £35 per week or £180 for the complete course.

Limited places, please book early to avoid disappointment. Please contact Ryders Farm Equestrian Centre.

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