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Coach in Complete Horsemanship

Highly respected around the world as an achievement in Complete Horsemanship, this pathway supports the fundamental skills required to teach and coach from entry level up to professional and competitive equestrians in riding and horse management.

  • Last reviewed: 23rd July 2024
Coach In Complete Horsemanship Stage 3 Coach In Complete Horsemanship Stage 3

Through the combination of capabilities and knowledge acquired through our BHS stages, the pathway will help you to stand above the crowd and utilise the broadest possible understanding and expertise to coach our current and future generations. 

Who is this coaching pathway for?

  • Anyone who enjoys inspiring others to be their best
  • Anyone looking to coach and train our next generation from entry level to professional competition riders
  • Anyone looking to become a Coach in Complete Horsemanship – the only career path to progress to the BHS Fellowship
  • Anyone aspiring to be a BHS Accredited Professional Coach
  • Anyone who wants to coach and train riders and horses
  • Anyone who wants a career working with horses
  • Anyone who wants a career in the equine industry
  • Anyone who wants to develop skills in horse care and management, lungeing, riding and coaching

Career pathway:

Coaching Pathway

  • Stage 1

Complete Horsemanship

Stage 1 Complete Horsemanship provides an industry recognised foundation of practical knowledge in riding, care and stable management to progress through any career pathway.

  • Stage 2

Foundation Coach in Complete Horsemanship

BHSQ Level 2 Foundation Coach in Complete Horsemanship (Stage 2) provides a foundation in equine care and management, lungeing, riding on the flat and over fences and the initial principles of teaching and coaching.

  • Stage 3

Coach in Complete Horsemanship

BHSQ Level 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship demonstrates your ability to work in the industry as a coach.

  • Stage 4

Senior Eventing Coach

BHSQ Level 4 Senior Eventing Coach (Stage 4) celebrates your development in coaching both horses and riders in the equestrian industry with considerable knowledge of care and management, riding and coaching.

Meet Adam


Meet Adam - a Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship

Potential careers

With this pathway, you could potentially become a:

  • Riding school coach working with individuals and groups
  • Freelance coach
  • Discipline-specific coach
  • Equestrian training centre coach
  • Established freelance coach and trainer
  • Established coach in equestrian training centre
  • Senior and management roles within an equestrian business
  • Fellow of the BHS

Dressage and Show Jumping Pathways

We understand that not all coaches wish to pursue a professional career within all disciplines. Perhaps you would like to follow our show jumping or dressage specific routes?

Coaching Pathway (Dressage)

BHS Coaching Pathway (Dressage) will develop your flatwork and support a career as a dressage rider

Find out more here.

Coaching Pathway (Show Jumping)

BHS Coaching Pathway (Show Jumping) will develop your jump work and support a career focussed on showjumping.

Find out more here.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please complete our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly. Alternatively you can call us on 02476 840508.