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Make riding even more rewarding, with the BHS Challenge Awards

Whether you own a horse, regularly ride or you're just getting started, The British Horse Society Challenge Awards help you to enjoy the real pleasures of riding, and get the most out of the time you spend with horses.

With the BHS Challenge Awards, you learn at your own pace under the guidance of expert coaches. Pick and mix from 34 certificated awards in riding skills, jumping and horse care. Simply choose what you want to work on, at whatever level suits your experience. Our range of Challenge Awards includes:

  • - Lunging your horse

  • - Introduction to riding

  • - Caring for your horse

  • - Handling your horse

  • - Riding out safely and more

And you don't need your own horse to take part. All you need is to become a Silver member of the BHS for just £3.66 a month.

Become a Silver member

Or call our friendly membership team on 0300 330 0147

How to get involved

Once you're a BHS member, it's really easy to take part.

If you have your own horse, courses are delivered by an Accredited Professional Coach. Your Challenge Awards coach can come to your livery yard or British Riding Club grounds.

Find a BHS Accredited Challenge Awards Trainer

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 Challenge Awards with their facilities and horses, where they will match you to a horse to ensure your lessons are suitable to your experience.

Find a BHS Approved Challenge Awards Centre

Become a Silver member

Or call our friendly membership team on 0300 330 0147

“It was really good fun to learn and test myself - I hardly ever lunge my horse Casper! Kate my BHS instructor was excellent, she made me really comfortable - can't wait to do more challenges!” Esme Higgs @this_esme

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Need advice or help?

Talk to our friendly Challenge Awards team who'll be able to help.

Contact us on 02476 840508 or fill out a contact form here and we'll get back to you.

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