This qualification will provide you with competencies to apply general principles for the management of horses’ health and well being. Working under regular but not constant supervision, you will be able to care for stabled and grass-kept horses during all seasons of the year. You will be able to ride an experienced horse or pony in the open as well as in a manège or indoor school.
You must be at least 16 years old and have completed BHS Stage 1 to take this exam. Before entering the riding section you must also have completed your BHS Riding and Road Safety Test.
When you achieve the Stage 2 Horse Knowledge, Care and/or Riding Certificate you will be able to progress to BHS Stage 3 Certificate in Horse Knowledge, Care and/or Riding. The Stage 2 Care Certificate is also recognised as a qualification in its own right and is a technical certificate for the Equine Apprenticeship. The Horse Knowledge & Riding Stage 2 is a prerequisite for the BHS Preliminary Teaching Test and is a component part of the BHS Assistant Instructor Certificate.
The BHS Stage Two Training Course runs for approximately 24 weeks. This is dependant on the individual candidate's ability.
Cost: £25 per session.
Please note, to take your Stage 2 exam, you must have previously passed your Stage 1 exam and the BHS Riding and Road Safety.
Time: these course run on Monday’s 11am-1pm and Tuesday evenings 6.00pm –8.00pm. The course runs for two hours, one hour of riding, and the other hour of lunging, practical stable management or theory.
If you are interested in enrolling for this course please book a half hour assessment lesson.