At its national convention at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire, The British Horse Society today announced a brand new initiative to support the future of riding instructors.
The BHS Instructors Scholarship aims to increase the number of qualified BHS Assistant Instructors (BHSAI) across the UK. Over the next five years the BHS will invest £250,000 in this significant education initiative.
BHS Chief Executive, Lynn Petersen, said: “Education is at the heart of The British Horse Society. As more and more people turn to riding as a leisure pursuit, we want to make sure they have access to the best instruction. Learning to ride properly is vital for the welfare of the horse while making sure the rider is safe and having fun.
“The BHS is committed to providing BHS qualified instructors for all riders, so we are delighted to be making this investment in the education of our future instructors.”
The objectives of the scholarship are:
- To ensure the industry is supplied with well-qualified, inspirational instructors
- To support talented individuals to achieve a successful career in the equestrian industry
- To provide support to BHS Approved Centres
Anyone who would like to benefit from this opportunity should visit www.bhs.org.uk/scholarships for more information and to download an application form.