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BHS Launches Professional Coach Accreditation

10 May 2016

British Horse Society Launches New Professional Coach Accreditation

The British Horse Society (BHS) has today (11 May) launched a new Accredited Professional Coach Membership scheme.

The refreshed scheme replaces the current Register of Instructors, as a direct result of extensive research to find out what instructors and the riding public want and need from BHS accreditation.

With a fresh new look and content, the revitalised BHS accreditation scheme will provide greater value for money with more reasons to become a certified instructor.

From today there will be more opportunities for coaches to develop professionally and become leaders in their field, driving innovation in equestrian coaching.

Incorporating feedback from instructors, accreditation fees can now be paid monthly by direct debit to spread the cost over 12 months.

Benefits of joining the scheme have been refreshed and updated and now include:

  • BHS Gold Membership (worth £67 per annum*)
  • Free BHS first aid and safeguarding courses for duration of membership (courses worth up to £146*)
  • Unlimited BHS Accredited opportunities in partnership with BEF member bodies
  • Branded business toolkit
  • Free Accredited Professional Coach Regatta jacket (worth £59.99)
  • Access to a central hub for coaches with other the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) member bodies

Existing instructors of the Register will be offered the opportunity to join the new scheme and are invited to call the BHS on 02476 840565.

Lynn Petersen, Chief Executive of the BHS, said:  “Education is in the DNA of The British Horse Society.  Today’s launch is a major step forward for us.
“By supporting coaches throughout their career, BHS accreditation sets the benchmark for equine coaches across the world.”

Yogi Breisner, BEF Eventing Performance Manager, added: “The British Horse Society has always been very proactive in supporting and developing equestrian coaches.  The creation of the BHS Accredited Professional is another inspired step which will help to improve the standard of riding and horsemanship.”

A more detailed explanation of benefit of becoming an Accredited Coach can be found on a dedicated web page.

Current registered instructors can visit our FAQ page to find out more about the change and how it might affect them.

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