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.
What will a person with their BHS Stage Two be able to do in a professional environment?
A person who holds their BHS Stage Two will be able to work under regular but not constant supervision, they will be able to care for stabled and grass-kept horses during all seasons of the year. They will be able to ride an experienced horse or pony in the open as well as in a manège or indoor school. They will be able to lunge and ride a horse for exercise.
There is an expectation that students will do extra hours of practice/study in their own time to ensure they reach the appropriate standard required for the exam. It is the responsibility of the candidate to register with the BHS for the exam. Students can choose to attend individual weeks or the entire course.
- £45 per week
- £290 for the full eight week course if paid for in advance (this will be non-refundable)
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
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