The British Horse Society qualifications
Each person who has a BHS qualification has a different story, and every journey is unique - whether you are just beginning your qualifications, or if you are working towards the BHS Fellowship.
The first stages of the Equine Excellence Pathway, stages 1 and 2 gives you a good foundation to then continue further training or apprenticeships in any area of the equestrian industry. Your pathway may take you into anyone of these careers; veterinary, journalism, farrier, saddlery, business management, mounted forces, nutritionist, physio, dentistry, breeding, training and the racing industry.
If you want to continue with the BHS education system, it is one of the best and most widely-respected in the world. The welfare of the horse is at the heart of everything we do, and the BHS offers a Complete Horsemanship Pathway, the only qualification on the market that teaches you care, ride, and management. This pathway gives a comprehensive view of every element involving the horse and rider. What sets the BHS apart from other education providers is our mission to put the welfare of the horse into everything we do. The reward for excellent horsemanship is working in harmony with a happy, healthy horse who is able to perform at the peak of his ability.
About the BHS Equine Excellence Pathway
The BHS Equine Excellence Pathway is comprehensive, and not just for riders – There are four bespoke professional career pathways available, depending on your long-term goal. Whether it’s becoming a successful groom or a stable manager, an equine teacher or a specialist coach, there’s a pathway to choose from.
• BHS Coach in Complete Horsemanship Pathway
• BHS Groom Pathway
• BHS Professional Rider Pathway
• BHS Equine Tourism Pathway
Equestrian qualifications show potential employers of the skills accrued for a career with horses. The BHS qualifications framework is internationally recognised, with some of the best instructors, riders and grooms coming through the BHS Equine Excellence Pathway, including Fellows Carl Hester and Yogi Breisner.
To get started, visit bhs.org.uk/pathways – where you can find out all the costs for all the different career pathways.