BHSQ Level 3 Groom with Riding - Jump (Stage 3)
Whether you are looking to become a work rider or to compete and ride professionally, this career certificate demonstrates you have the knowledge and skills to support a jump specific riding career pathway.
This certificate provides the first opportunity within our Career Pathway to choose a discipline specific route and it celebrates your skills as a competent jump rider in the industry. You will have the skills and knowledge to independently ride a variety of horses over fences as well as to look after and turn out the horses in your care.
Employment as a work rider will allow you to work in a school environment as directed by a trainer, or to ride independently to enhance the role of a groom by assisting with the fitness of horses and their preparation for show jumping or hunter trials competition.
Who is this certificate for?
- Anyone looking to progress as a groom that can offer jump schooling
- Anyone looking to progress as an independent jump rider
- Anyone looking to specialise in show jumping or hunter trials and become a Stage 3 jump rider
- Minimum age: 16 years
- BHS/BHSQ Stage 2 Care (Unit 1: Stage 2 Care), BHS/BHSQ Stage 2 Lunge (Unit 2: Stage 2 Lunge) and BHS/BHSQ Stage 2 Ride (Unit 3: BHS Stage 2 Ride)
- BHS Gold member – Membership discounts apply for learners who are training for or taking BHS qualifications
Unit 1: Stage 3 Care
On completion of this unit, you will:
- Be assessed on your knowledge to manage day-to-day activity, care and welfare of horses under your responsibility, with an established awareness of current legislation for working within a stable yard environment
- Show competence in understanding equine behaviour, physiology and measuring vital health signs
- Be assessed on recognising and treating common conditions and nutritional requirements of the horse, including assessment of condition and measurement of nutrition alongside fittening of the horse
- Be practically assessed on how to fit tack for both flatwork and jumping, in addition to the use of studs
Unit 2: Stage 3 Lunge
On completion of this unit, you will:
- Be assessed on handling tack and equipment, which will include a bridle, saddle, side reins, cavesson, lunge line and whip
- Be able to assess the horse and discuss its way of going, suggesting and demonstrating exercises to help the horse reach its potential
- Apply aids that are suitable to the horse’s status and reactivity
Unit 4: Stage 3 Ride Jump
On completion of the unit, you will:
- Have an understanding of the scale of training with jumping and be able to apply this knowledge
- Be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the horse’s performance, evaluate its way of going and determine an approach to maintain this way of going. You will be assessed on your ability to deliver aids to benefit the horse while taking account of forward movement, rhythm, bend and a working outline
- Be confident working over showjumps and cross-country fences. Showjumps may be up to one metre and cross country jumps up to 90 centimetres, showing a balanced seat when jumping single fences and related fences leading to a course of jumps
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.
UCAS Tariff points
This qualification has been allocated a Tariff point value of 16.
Find out more about UCAS Tariff points here.