This career certificate demonstrates your understanding of the responsibilities of working safely on a stable yard, with the knowledge and practical skills to carry out daily care and management of horses with their welfare at the core of your work. It also shows a competence in the basic skills of riding on the flat with empathy for the horse.
Who is this qualification for?
- Anyone looking to work with horses
- Anyone aspiring to have a leading equestrian coaching career
- Anyone aspiring to gain Stage 2 qualifications
Stage 1 Complete Horsemanship is awarded upon achievement of the following:
Stage 1 - Care
BHS Stage 1 Care will provide you with an understanding of the responsibilities of working safely on a stable yard with empathy towards both horses and colleagues.
Stage 1 - Ride
Stage 1 Ride will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to ride in a group within a school environment.
Ride Safe award
The BHS Ride Safe award will give you the confidence to ride in all the most common environments, keeping you and your horse safe. It is also recognised in the Highway Code and recommended as best practice.
Booking your assessment
To book your assessment, please find an upcoming assessment date near you and then contact the BHS Education team to book your place.
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.
Re-sitting your assessment
If you have been unsuccessful on your first assessment, we encourage you to call us to book a re-sit.
Of course, we will also answer any questions you may have and provide you with feedback at this stage. You may have been successful against some, but not all of the assessment criteria, in which case we can just assess you on the sections on which you were not so strong.