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Professional training for your BHS qualifications will support you as you develop your skills and knowledge, open the door for opportunities and set you on the right path for success.

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The BHS recommends practical hands-on training with an Accredited Professional or at one of our Approved Centres if you are training towards BHS qualifications or Challenge Awards. You can arrange your own training alongside attending courses or events listed below. We encourage you to gain experience working with and riding different types of horses as you progress your skills and confidence.

When discussing your training needs with a coach or centre, ask about the qualifications they hold so you know if they’re eligible to complete your Skills Record if needed.

You can add variety to your training with self-study by viewing our Career Pathways Training Guides and our ‘how to…’ video series, as well as reading our horse health and welfare advice and our ‘Complete Horsemanship’ books that accompany our Career Pathway qualifications. You will also find recommended reading lists on the specific unit page of each assessment.

Don’t forget, the BHS Career Transition Fund is available to support your training towards Stage 2 and Stage 3 qualifications. View our funding and support page to discover other sources of funding that may be available.

The training advertised below, unless specified, is delivered by external providers. The BHS is not responsible for the content of the training. There may also be one-off events organised by BHS Regional Committees - see our local event listings.

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You will find listings of pre-set courses available for you to book directly with the event organiser. 

Challenge Awards and Ride Safe

 

Ride Safe Silver Challenge Award Training - 1 Day (various dates available)

Hemps Green Equestrian Limited, Colchester, CO6 2AP 

3rd June, 5th August, 7th October, 4th December 2024

£115
10am - 4pm with 1 hours lunch
BHS membership number required

Bookings can be made at: https://hempsgreen.ecpro.co.uk You will find under Activity Courses

hempsgreenequestrian@gmail.com

 

Ride Safe Silver Challenge Award Course

Berkshire Riding Centre, Windsor, SL4 4TN

Saturdays 1pm - 3pm for 3 weeks starting 1st June

£100 for the course

To book contact:info@brc.uk.com
01344 884992 

 

Ride Safe Training and Award Day

Margaret Haes Riding Centre, Bury, BL8 4NX 

23rd July

Coach is Gwen Mitchell
BHS APC Stage 3 Complete and Stage 4 Care and Management ad Ride Safe Trainer

Max rider weight 12st

To book: admin.ride@mhrc.co.uk 

 

Ride Safe Silver Challenge Award Course

Berkshire Riding Centre, Windsor, SL4 4TN

Saturdays 1pm - 3pm for 3 weeks starting 10th August

£100 for the course

To book contact:info@brc.uk.com
01344 884992 

 

Ride Safe Silver Challenge Award Course

Berkshire Riding Centre, Windsor, SL4 4TN

Saturdays 1pm - 3pm for 3 weeks starting 12th October

£100 for the course

To book contact:info@brc.uk.com
01344 884992 

 

Ride Safe Silver Challenge Award Course

Berkshire Riding Centre, Windsor, SL4 4TN

Saturdays 1pm - 3pm for 3 weeks starting 12th December

£100 for the course

To book contact:info@brc.uk.com
01344 884992 

Stage 1

BHS Stage 1-3 Information Day

Bridgend College - Pencoed Campus, CF35 5LG

16th April, 9:45am - 4:00pm

A free day run by the BHS giving an overview of the requirements for Stages 1-3, also includes a coaching demonstration. A useful day for anyone training towards their assessments and also for coaches who train candidates for their Stages.

For more information and to book on: https://buytickets.at/bhscareertransitionfund/1161273

 

Stage 1 Care Evening Course

10 week course at Pevlings Stables, Horsington, BA8 0DA

Starting 25th April, every Thursday evening for 10 weeks.

01963 370990
pevlings.stables@hotmail.com

 

Stage 1 Ride and Care Training

Margaret Haes Riding Centre, Bury, BL8 4NX 

30 July, 1, 12, 19, 26 and 29 August, 11am to 2pm

Led by Gwen Mitchell, BHS APC Stage 3 Complete, Stage 4 Care and Management and Ride Safe Trainer

Assessment will take place on site on 30 August 2024

Max rider weight 12st

To book: admin.ride@mhrc.co.uk

 

Stage 1 Care Course

Howden Equestrian, Goole, DN14 7ND

Friday 13th September at 6pm for 6 weeks 

Run by Jenna Whitaker BHS Stage 4 Senior Yard Manager

www.howdenequestrian.co.uk

howdenequestrian@gmail.com

 

Stage 1-3 full time training course

Clonshire Equestrian Centre, Co Limerick, Ireland

Monday to Friday throughout the academic year starting September 2024

9am – 1pm

Coach – Sue Foley & Carol Spain

Fee - €350 per week

Accommodation available on site

Contact info@clonshire.com

 

Stage 1 and 2 training (transition year)

Clonshire Equestrian Centre, Co Limerick, Ireland

Fridays weekly during term time

Coach – Sue Foley

Fee - €70 per session

Contact info@clonshire.com

Stage 2

BHS Stage 1-3 Information Day

Bridgend College - Pencoed Campus, CF35 5LG

16th April, 9:45am - 4:00pm

A free day run by the BHS giving an overview of the requirements for Stages 1-3, also includes a coaching demonstration. A useful day for anyone training towards their assessments and also for coaches who train candidates for their Stages.

For more information and to book on: https://buytickets.at/bhscareertransitionfund/1161273

 

Stage 2 Care Training

Ingestre Stables, Staffordshire, ST18 0RE

Every Tuesday morning 09:30 - 11:30

£36.50 (£318 for 10 weeks)

stables@ingestre.com 

 

Stage 2 Training Camp

Hemps Green Equestrian, Colchester, C06 2AP

1st & 2nd May

A 2 day training camp for those working towards their Stage 2  assessment.

Enquiries to: hempsgreenequestrian@gmail.com or to book: hempsgreen.ecpro.co.uk/book 

 

Equine Health and Basic First Aid - Online 3 week Online Course

Run by Reaseheath College delivered online via Microsoft Teams

Starts 8th May for 3 weeks

£30

Join us for our online Equine Health and Basic First Aid course. The course will look at all aspects of equine health and first aid and is perfect for those new to first aid or those looking to broaden their knowledge

equineevents@reaseheath.ac.uk

 

Stage 2 Care Course

Howden Equestrian, Goole, DN14 7ND

Thursday 5th September at 6pm for 6 weeks 

Run by Jenna Whitaker BHS Stage 4 Senior Yard Manager

www.howdenequestrian.co.uk

howdenequestrian@gmail.com

 

Stage 1-3 full time training course

Clonshire Equestrian Centre, Co Limerick, Ireland

Monday to Friday throughout the academic year starting September 2024

9am – 1pm

Coach – Sue Foley & Carol Spain

Fee - €350 per week

Accommodation available on site

Contact info@clonshire.com

 

Stage 1 and 2 training (transition year)

Clonshire Equestrian Centre, Co Limerick, Ireland

Fridays weekly during term time

Coach – Sue Foley

Fee - €70 per session

Contact info@clonshire.com

Stage 2 Coach

A Simple Guide to Jump Coaching

25th April - Wellington Riding, Hampshire

1st May - Reaseheath College, Cheshire

BHS Education present a day of information and myth busting around the jumping sections of Stage 2, 3 and 4 Coach assessments.
Presented by Carole Broad FBHS and Danny Anholt FBHS.
£15 per person, £10 for APC's

25th April: https://buytickets.at/bhscareertransitionfund/1161252

1st May: https://buytickets.at/bhscareertransitionfund/1161262

 

Stage 2 & 3 Coach Taster Day

Cannington Equestrian Centre, Somerset

Tuesday 23rd April, 9:30am - 4pm

Led by Dan Spencer BHSI, BHS Assessor, this is an opportunity to find out what is involved in these qualifications.
There will be some opportunities to be practically involved on the day and do some coaching, as well as to observe and discuss all aspects of the Stage 2 & Stage 3 Coaching assessments.
The day is part funded by the BHS Career Transition Fund and will cost £25 to attend.

 

Stage 2 & 3 Coach Taster Day

Tipton Hall, Bromyard, HR7 4PR

Tuesday 21st May, 9:30am - 4pm

Led by Dan Spencer BHSI, BHS Assessor, this is an opportunity to find out what is involved in these qualifications.
There will be some opportunities to be practically involved on the day and do some coaching, as well as to observe and discuss all aspects of the Stage 2 & Stage 3 Coaching assessments.
The day is part funded by the BHS Career Transition Fund and will cost £25 to attend.

Stage 2 & 3 Coach Taster Day

Myerscough College, Preston, PR3 0RY

Tuesday 4th June, 9:30am - 4pm

Led by Dan Spencer BHSI, BHS Assessor, this is an opportunity to find out what is involved in these qualifications.
There will be some opportunities to be practically involved on the day and do some coaching, as well as to observe and discuss all aspects of the Stage 2 & Stage 3 Coaching assessments.
The day is part funded by the BHS Career Transition Fund and will cost £25 to attend.

Stage 2 Coach at Clonshire Equestrian Centre, Co Limerick, Ireland

Wednesday mornings weekly throughout the academic year. 9.30am-1pm. Or full-time weekly

Fee: €80 per session / €350 per week (accommodation available on site)

Coach: Sue Foley

Contact: info@clonshire.com

 

Stage 2 Coach Training

Ingestre Stables, Staffordshire, ST18 0RE

Every Thursday morning 09:30 - 11:30

£48 (£435 for 10 weeks)

stables@ingestre.com 

 

Stage 2 Coach Training
Sunday 18 August 2024
Avon Riding Centre, Bristol, BS10 7QT
More information

Stage 3

BHS Stage 1-3 Information Day

Bridgend College - Pencoed Campus, CF35 5LG

16th April, 9:45am - 4:00pm

A free day run by the BHS giving an overview of the requirements for Stages 1-3, also includes a coaching demonstration. A useful day for anyone training towards their assessments and also for coaches who train candidates for their Stages.

For more information and to book on: https://buytickets.at/bhscareertransitionfund/1161273

 

Stage 3 Care Training

Ingestre Stables, Staffordshire, ST18 0RE

Every Tuesday morning 09:30 - 11:30

£44.00 (£377 for 10 weeks) 

stables@ingestre.com 

 

Stage 3 Care, Lunge and/or Ride at Murton EC ,The Bridle, Murton Village

15th April

Ride and Lunge Training Day 9.30-4pm (Monthly)

Delivered by Sandra Morrison BHSI
Participants must hold Stage 2 Ride/Lunge.

Please register and book via https://murton-equestrian-centre.ecpro.co.uk/

murtonequestriancentre@gmail.com

 

Stage 3 Training Camp

Hemps Green Equestrian, Colchester, C06 2AP

23rd, 24th & 25th April

A 3 day training camp for those working towards their Stage 3 assessment.

Enquiries to: hempsgreenequestrian@gmail.com or to book: hempsgreen.ecpro.co.uk/book 

 

Stage 3 Care Course

Howden Equestrian, Goole, DN14 7ND

Thursday 9th May at 6pm for 10 weeks 

Run by Jenna Whitaker BHS Stage 4 Senior Yard Manager

www.howdenequestrian.co.uk

howdenequestrian@gmail.com

 

Stage 3 full time training course at Clonshire Equestrian Centre, Co Limerick, Ireland

Monday to Friday throughout the academic year. 9am-1pm.

Fee: €300 per week. Accommodation available on site

Coach: Sue Foley and Carol Spain

Contact: info@clonshire.com

Stage 3 Coach

A Simple Guide to Jump Coaching

25th April - Wellington Riding, Hampshire

1st May - Reaseheath College, Cheshire

BHS Education present a day of information and myth busting around the jumping sections of Stage 2, 3 and 4 Coach assessments.
Presented by Carole Broad FBHS and Danny Anholt FBHS.
£15 per person, £10 for APC's

25th April: https://buytickets.at/bhscareertransitionfund/1161252

1st May: https://buytickets.at/bhscareertransitionfund/1161262

 

Stage 2 & 3 Coach Taster Day

Cannington Equestrian Centre, Somerset

Tuesday 23rd April, 9:30am - 4pm

Led by Dan Spencer BHSI, BHS Assessor, this is an opportunity to find out what is involved in these qualifications.
There will be some opportunities to be practically involved on the day and do some coaching, as well as to observe and discuss all aspects of the Stage 2 & Stage 3 Coaching assessments.
The day is part funded by the BHS Career Transition Fund and will cost £25 to attend.

 

Stage 2 & 3 Coach Taster Day

Tipton Hall, Bromyard, HR7 4PR

Tuesday 21st May, 9:30am - 4pm

Led by Dan Spencer BHSI, BHS Assessor, this is an opportunity to find out what is involved in these qualifications.
There will be some opportunities to be practically involved on the day and do some coaching, as well as to observe and discuss all aspects of the Stage 2 & Stage 3 Coaching assessments.
The day is part funded by the BHS Career Transition Fund and will cost £25 to attend.

Stage 2 & 3 Coach Taster Day

Myerscough College, Preston, PR3 0RY

Tuesday 4th June, 9:30am - 4pm

Led by Dan Spencer BHSI, BHS Assessor, this is an opportunity to find out what is involved in these qualifications.
There will be some opportunities to be practically involved on the day and do some coaching, as well as to observe and discuss all aspects of the Stage 2 & Stage 3 Coaching assessments.
The day is part funded by the BHS Career Transition Fund and will cost £25 to attend.

 

Stage 3 Coach Training

Ingestre Stables, Staffordshire, ST18 0RE

Every Wednesday morning 09:30 - 11:30

£58 (£525 for 10 weeks)

stables@ingestre.com 

 

Stage 3 Coach Training
Sunday 18 August 2024
Avon Riding Centre, Bristol, BS10 7QT
More information

 

Stage 4

Many of our Continual Professional Development events are suitable for supporting your training towards Stage 4 qualifications. Other events are listed below.

 

Coaching Riders on the Lunge for BHS Assessments

11th April 7pm - 9pm
Presented by Danny Anholt FBHS and Carole Broad FBHS
A 2 hour webinar looking at how to coach lunge lessons for Stage 2 and Stage 4 Coach assessments.
Cost: £5

 

A Simple Guide to Jump Coaching

25th April - Wellington Riding, Hampshire

1st May - Reaseheath College, Cheshire

BHS Education present a day of information and myth busting around the jumping sections of Stage 2, 3 and 4 Coach assessments.
Presented by Carole Broad FBHS and Danny Anholt FBHS.
£15 per person, £10 for APC's

25th April: https://buytickets.at/bhscareertransitionfund/1161252

1st May: https://buytickets.at/bhscareertransitionfund/1161262

 

Stage 4 Training Camp

Hemps Green Equestrian, Colchester, C06 2AP

14th, 15th & 16th May

A 3 day training camp for those working towards their Stage 4 assessment.

Enquiries to: hempsgreenequestrian@gmail.com or to book: hempsgreen.ecpro.co.uk/book 

 

Stage 4 Care Training

Ingestre Stables, Staffordshire, ST18 0RE

Every Thursday morning 09:30 - 11:30

09:30 – 11:30

£55.50 (£485 for 10 weeks)

stables@ingestre.com 

 

Stage 4 Coach Training

Ingestre Stables, Staffordshire, ST18 0RE

Every Wednesday morning 09:30 - 11:30

09:30 – 11:30 

£68 (£615 for 10 weeks)

stables@ingestre.com 

 

Stage 4 Coach Training

Monday 20 May 2024
Avon Riding Centre, Bristol, BS10 7QT
More Information

Stage 4 Coach Training
Monday 19 August 2024
Avon Riding Centre, Bristol, BS10 7QT
More Information

Stage 4 Coach Training
Monday 11 November 2024
Avon Riding Centre, Bristol, BS10 7QT
More Information

Performance BHSI

Many of our Continual Professional Development events are suitable for supporting your training towards Performance BHSI qualifications. 

 

Performance (BHSI) CoachTraining Days

Ingestre Stables, Staffordshire, ST18 0RE

  • 1st May
  • 19th June
  • 17th July
  • 14th August,
  • 4th September
  • 16th October
  • 20th November

£155 per day
£290 per 2 days paid in advance
£420 per 3 days paid in advance
£540 per 4 days paid in advance

For more information or to book contact stables@ingestre.com

 

Performance (BHSI) Ride & Long Rein Training Days

Ingestre Stables, Staffordshire, ST18 0RE

  • 2nd May
  • 20th June
  • 18th July
  • 15th August
  • 5th September
  • 17th October
  • 21st November

£175 per day
£330 per 2 days paid in advance
£480 per 3 days paid in advance
£620 per 4 days paid in advance

For more information or to book contact stables@ingestre.com

 

Performance (BHSI) Care and Management Training Days

Ingestre Stables, Staffordshire, ST18 0RE

  • 18th April
  • 30th May
  • 27th June
  • 1st August
  • 29th August
  • 3rd October
  • 7th November

£150 per day
£280 per 2 days paid in advance
£405 per 3 days paid in advance
£520 per 4 days paid in advance

For more information or to book contact stables@ingestre.com

 

Performance (BHSI) Coach Training
Monday 20 May 2024
Avon Riding Centre, Bristol, BS10 7QT
More Information

Performance (BHSI) Coach Training
Monday 19 August 2024
Avon Riding Centre, Bristol, BS10 7QT
More Information

Performance (BHSI) Coach Training
Monday 11 November 2024
Avon Riding Centre, Bristol, BS10 7QT
More Information

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