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BHS Stage 1 Preparation Day

24 Aug 2015


Taking our exams is a great way of improving your equine skills and knowledge and gaining recognised qualifications.

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 BHS Stage exams are made up from units and small qualifications. You may choose to sit all the units leading to a qualification in one day, or you may prefer to ‘pick and mix’ units.

You will be able to ‘bank’ units and will receive unit certificates. When all the relevant units for a qualification have been achieved, the qualification certificate will be awarded. If you are unsuccessful in one unit you will only have to resit that unit again. The BHS Stage 1 Preparation Day covers the full exam syllabus.

Instructors: Karen Norris BHSII and Richard Greenhalgh BHSII.

Cost per person: Full day which includes Ride and Care is £100.

Half day for Care is £50.

Half day for Ride is £50.

Time: 10am until 3pm.


10am-12.30pm: Covers the Riding element of the course.
12.30pm: Break for lunch. Please bring a packed lunch. There is a drinks vending machine on site.
12.30pm-3pm: Covers the Theory / Practical element of the course.

Please note, a deposit is required when booking your place.

Exam Preparation days are invaluable to anyone preparing for or taking their BHS Stage 1 exam. Please note that the full exam syllabus is covered. 

For more information, please visit the BHS Stage 1 Exams and Qualifications Page

Please contact Carolyn or Karen to book your place.

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