The Horse Owner's Certificates are offered at four levels of knowledge with regard to the care and management of the horse. Although primarily aimed at the first time horse owner, parents of horse owners or potential owners, they are available to anyone interested in the care and welfare of horses. Each level will be assessed in the form of a written paper, which should be completed under examination conditions with an adjudicator present.
The person who takes overall responsibility for the training and the course must be a member of the BHS Register of Instructors. During the course the instructor will follow the syllabus appropriate for each of the levels.
The examination papers will be set and marked by the registered instructor in charge of the course. The pass mark for each Level is 60 percent and successful candidates will receive a certificate for each level attained. All certificates will be sent to the instructor, who will forward them on to candidates.
The Horse Owner Certificates courses are non vocational, they are designed to be fun, educational and develop knowledge.
The course will consist of ten weeks of training, each session being an hour and a half.
Cost: £15 per session and £20 for the exam at the end of the course.
Time: 1.30pm –3.00pm.
Please note, this course runs on Friday afternoons.