You will be building your horsey know-how whilst having opportunities to build skills for life such as planning, teamwork and problem solving.
You will receive expert guidance and support from BHS Approved Coaches and they will help you work towards and achieve your personal goals. You will be encouraged to enhance your knowledge at your own pace and advance on what's important to you.
But most importantly, you’ll have fun along the way! Remember, there are no time limits, or constraints to complete an award so you can work at a pace to suit you to achieve your goals.
Horse care awards
Introduction to Horse Care
This award focuses on building your knowledge of what horses need to help them stay healthy, comfortable and happy.
Knowing your horse
This award series focuses on building your understanding of basic horse anatomy, feeding needs and evaluating a horse’s health and condition. You can then use this knowledge to inform how you exercise and care for a horse.
Caring for your horse
Through these awards, you will gain essential skills and knowledge around horse care, horse behaviour, stable and field care, using and fitting rugs, and grooming.
Handling your horse
These awards focus on developing your skills and knowledge to be able to enjoy your time on the yard being conscious of your safety and that of others on the yard too.
Introduction to Riding
Learning to ride is hugely rewarding as you find yourself able to control and guide your horse. We look forward to helping you take your first steps.
Learning to ride is hugely rewarding as you find yourself able to build a bond and relationship with your horse as you ride. We look forward to helping you take your first steps.
Working through this series of awards will develop your flatwork skills, improve your position and help you ride with confidence. Learning the basics of riding on the flat is essential to any riding discipline.
Ride Safe Award
The BHS Ride Safe award will give you the confidence to ride in all the most common environments, keeping you and your horse safe. It is also recognised in the Highway Code and recommended as best practice.
This is the first step towards boosting your confidence, gaining valuable life experience and empowering you to make decisions. Discover your inner leader while having adventures and building skills for your future by taking part in the four leadership topics.
Challenge your creativity, enhance your teamwork skills and be inspired to make a difference. This step in your leadership journey will empower you to make decisions, inspire others and lead the way to self-discovery.
Take your first steps towards learning to coach, set and achieve goals to learn a new skill, team up to generate an inclusive idea to have your own adventure and find out how to influence others.