You will also be able to work as a rider and trainer of horses, taking responsibility for their training, development and care for competition. You will have a broad knowledge of all aspects of business management and horse care, including the breeding and management of young horses.
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 endorses you as an ambassador for the BHS at home and overseas, showing commitment to continued development and leading standards of horse care and management with the welfare of the horse central to your ethos. You will hold the BHS values at the heart of all you do as a role model in the industry.
Who is this certificate for?
- Anyone who aspires to specialise in training horses for dressage
- 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
- Age: 18
- Qualifications: BHS Stage 4 Senior Yard Manager with Riding, 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
The Performance Coach BHSI qualification is awarded upon achievement of four 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.
Section 3: Training Horses (Lunge and Ride)
This section covers essential knowledge and skills required to train horses.
Our training guidelines have been updated during this Covid-19 period:
- You cannot take Performance Centre Manager with Riding assessments at a centre you currently work in or have worked in in the last 12 months.
- You cannot take Performance Centre Manager with Riding assessments at a centre that you have regularly trained at in the last six months- a maximum of one days trainings every two month is allowed (please note this has been relaxed to a maximum of one days training every month during the Covid period).
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.
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.