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Riding flat

Perfect your flatwork and ride with confidence.

  • Last reviewed: 19th July 2022
Riding Flat Riding Flat

Bronze Award

This award is a great opportunity for you to perfect the basics of riding in walk and trot and take your skills to the next level while under the supervision of your coach.

You will find out about:

  • How to enter and leave the arena safely
  • The sequence of footfalls in walk and trot
  • The rider aids for halt, walk and trot
  • How to achieve the correct position

Silver Award

In the silver riding flat award you will develop your riding skills to include canter. You will also discover methods and ideas to progress your position, both on and off your horse!

By completing this award you will find out:

  • Develop and improve your balance and position
  • Learn to ride in canter
  • Learn to ride common school figures and movement
  • Ride as a group

How to get involved

Horse Explorers awards are open to anyone who would like to improve their horse knowledge or skills; you do not have to be a BHS member to take part.

If you have your own horse

Courses are delivered by an Accredited Professional Coach. Your coach can come to your livery yard or British Riding Club grounds. 

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If you do not own your own horse

Or you’re not sure if they would be suitable, don’t worry. There are BHS Approved Riding Centres throughout the UK that deliver Horse Explorers awards with their facilities and horses.  

You can achieve the Horse Explorers awards at your local Approved Centre where they will match you to a horse to ensure your lessons are suitable to your experience. 

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Get in touch

If you want to learn more about the Horse Explorers awards or if you have any questions, please complete our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.

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