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Groom with Riding pathway (Show jumping)

The BHS Groom with Riding Pathway (Show Jumping) provides the practical riding skills and knowledge to support a rider focusing on show jumping (from Stage 4).

  • Last reviewed: 1st September 2022
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This pathway allows you to ensure a sympathetic riding style putting the welfare of the horse at the heart of your riding and developing your skills through to the highest level of jumping.

Performance Riders (Show Jumping) are competent in riding and training horses over fences and will often be jumping up to newcomers.

Who is this pathway for?

  • Anyone who enjoys jumping and wishes to compete and become a professional showjumper or concentrate on this discipline in their riding
  • Anyone who aspires to specialise in training horses for show jumping
  • Entry level and professional riders looking to advance their riding career in show jumping and horse trials
  • Anyone looking to become a Coach in Complete Horsemanship – the only career path to progress to the BHS Fellowship

Career pathway:

Groom with Riding Show Jumping 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 Groom with Riding

BHSQ Level 2 Foundation Groom with Riding (Stage 2) is for anyone looking to start their career as a groom and rider in the industry.

  • Stage 3

Groom with Riding - Jump

BHSQ Level 3 Groom with Riding - Jump (Stage 3) demonstrates the skills to maintain a horse’s training and ride up to a height of one metre for show jumping and 90 centimetres for cross-country.

  • Stage 4

Senior Yard Manager with Riding - Show Jumping

BHSQ Level 4 Senior Yard Manager with Riding (Stage 4) (Show Jumping Pathway) is for those with an established career in the equestrian industry. This demonstrates competence to take responsibility for a horse’s show jumping training and development.

Next Steps

Performance Centre Manager with Show jumping

The Performance Centre Manager with Riding (Show jumping) will allow you to fulfil a senior strategic management position within an equestrian business, such as an equine college or large equestrian centre.

Potential careers

With this pathway, you could potentially become a:

  • Work rider in a riding school
  • Work rider exercising horses within private yards
  • Horse trainer within showjumping yards
  • Work rider preparing horses for showjumping and cross-country 
  • Competition rider preparing horses for showjumping 
  • Competition rider preparing horses up to affiliated novice horses trials

Other Pathways

Whatever your career aspirations – caring for horses, riding professionally or coaching the next generation – there’s a pathway for you.

Groom with Riding Pathway (Dressage)

BHS Groom with Riding Pathway (Dressage) will develop your flatwork and support a career as a dressage rider.

Find out more here.

Get in touch

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