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 riding lesson will be carried out on one of our schoolmasters in one of our indoor schools. Funding is available towards the exam fees but condiditons apply.
Instructor: Phillippa Founds BHSII, BSc Hons.
Cost: Per person is £32.
Time: 9.30am lecture/practical and 10.30am ride.
Group size: Maximum of six people.
For more details or to book a place, please contact Phillippa or Mel.