You will be able to support the training and development of junior staff and BHS career students, in addition to offering advice and guidance to clients on all aspects of horse care and management. You may also decide to work on a freelance basis either as a groom and/or consultant at a high level.
This career certificate demonstrates your commitment to upholding the highest standards in equine care and management, and the ability to lead your business.
This qualification endorses you as an ambassador for the BHS at home and overseas, showing commitment to continued development, and you will hold the BHS values at the heart of all you do as a role model in the industry.
- Age: 18+
- Qualifications: BHS Stage 4 Senior Yard Manager, or equivalent. If you hold other equestrian industry qualifications and/or significant industry experience, please contact the Education Team or visit our website for further guidance on our Direct Entry procedure. We would like to highlight that Direct Entry is especially encouraged for competition riders and professionals who have significant experience of working in the industry, especially working in large yards.
- Other: BHS Accredited Professional or BHS Gold Member
Who is this qualification for?
- Professionals in the industry who want to endorse their skills and knowledge with an internationally recognised qualification
- Anyone who aspires to manage a successful equestrian business
- Anyone who aspires to be a role model in the industry supporting clients, staff and peers
- Anyone committed to their lifelong learning wanting to make a valuable contribution to the management of horses within their care
The Performance Centre Manager qualification is awarded upon achievement of two sections:
Section 1: Care and Welfare
Within this section you will demonstrate your competence and comprehensive knowledge for managing the care and welfare of horses and ponies in a range of situations.
Section 2: Business Management
This section covers essential knowledge and skills required of a manager to run a successful equestrian business with confidence and competence.
Our training guidelines have been updated during this Covid-19 period:
- You cannot take Performance Centre Manager assessments at a centre you currently work in or have worked in in the last 12 months.
- You cannot take Performance assessments at a centre that you have regularly trained at in the last six months -a maximum of one days training every two months is allowed for up to six months before the assessment.
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.
Re-sitting your assessment
If you have been unsuccessful on your first assessment, we encourage you to call us to book a re-sit.
- BHS Complete Horsemanship Volume 4
- The BHS Veterinary Manual
- The Horse in Motion
- Equine Injury Therapy and Rehabilitation
- Horses Inside Out Anatomy Poster Book Volume 1
- Horses Inside Out Anatomy Poster Book Volume 2
- How Your Horse Moves
- Horse Anatomy for Performance
- Veterinary Notes for Horse Owners
- No Fear, No Force
- Equine Exercise and Physiology
- Sport Horse Conformation
- AAEVT's Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians
- FEI Clean Sport Initiative
- FEI Biosecurity guidance
- FEI International Movements Guidance
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.