Free BHS membership for candidates registering for a Stage 1 Assessment
The BHS is continually looking at ways to support and grow the equestrian sector and serve individual equestrians from grass roots activities through to professional level accomplishments.
We have listened to feedback from candidates, approved centres, colleges, employers, and other industry professionals who are looking for ways to encourage more people to consider equine related careers and begin their journey into our professional pathways programmes.
We are delighted to introduce a new initiative which will demonstrate this by removing the existing requirement for all Stage 1 Care and Stage 1 Ride candidates to purchase BHS Gold membership.
Instead, candidates will be eligible for a free of charge ‘BHS Silver Candidate Membership’ at the point of booking their first Stage 1 assessment, subject to registering this with the BHS. A riding school or college can apply for this on behalf of the candidate.
If you’re at least 13 years old and ready to register for your Stage 1 assessment, then please speak to your college or BHS Approved Riding School about registering for BHS Silver Candidate membership.
The free of charge BHS Silver Candidate Membership will be valid for 12 months from the date you register and, as part of this package, you will receive regular e-news to keep up to date with key equestrian issues and events in your area, a free digital subscription to British Horse magazine and free and discounted tickets to leading equestrian events throughout the year.
We will continue to review the impact of the free membership and listen to the views of participants and industry professionals. We will communicate further updates to let you know if this will be closed at an appropriate future date. Therefore, at this time, we cannot guarantee that if a BHS Student does not complete their Stage 1 within 12 months that we would be able to extend their free of charge BHS Silver Candidate Membership for a further 12 months.
This applies in the UK and Republic of Ireland only. We still require International Students to be International Full or International-E Members.
Please refer to our terms and conditions here and speak to your college or BHS Approved Riding School if you would like further information or want to register. We’d be delighted to welcome you!
Terms and Conditions
- On registration for your Stage One Career Pathway assessment you become eligible for a free Silver Candidate membership.
- The Silver Candidate membership will be set up if the Candidate does not currently have a current active BHS membership.
- The free Silver Candidate membership will run for 12 months or until you upgrade your membership.
- Before you take your Stage Two Career Pathway assessment you must become a BHS Gold Student member no matter how long you have remaining on your Silver Candidate Membership.
- The Silver Candidate membership is personal, non-transferable and has no monetary value and cannot be sold on or redeemed.
- This promotion starts on 1st June 2021 for a trial period. There are no refunds for anyone joining as paying members prior to 1st June 2021 due to the subsequent availability of this offer.
- Your Silver Candidate membership will automatically terminate at the end of the one year period.
- The benefits of Silver Candidate membership include regular e-news to keep up to date with key equestrian issues and events in your area, a free digital subscription to British Horse magazine and free and discounted tickets to leading equestrian events throughout the year.
- If you wish to opt out of any communications you can do this by visiting https://www.bhs.org.uk/update-preferences
- Silver Candidate membership applies in the UK and Republic of Ireland only. We still require International Students to be International Full or International-E Members.
- We retain the right to amend, alter, suspended or withdraw membership benefits, services, products or offers at anytime without notice.