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Educational Training Evening Business and Risk Management with Jo Winfield FBHS

20 Feb 2020

This evening is for anyone looking to improve their depth of horse knowledge.  Ideal for anyone thinking of or working towards BHS Stage 4 or Stage 5 Assessments.  Open to coaches, trainers, students and horse owner/riders.

This session focuses on the running of an Equine business.


  • Yard management; including maintenance of the building and facilities, including arena surfaces.  Grassland maintenance.
  • The purchasing of goods and outside services, working relationships with associated professional including Farrier, Vet, Dentist, folder merchants & Physio.
  • Office best practice and administration including; booking systems, lesson pricing/payment methods, business finance, VAT, insurance, PL, Riding School Licence & Planning.
  • Employment regulations & legislation; PAYE, self-employment & APC and other membership schemes – CPD.
  • Safety and security; Health and well-being.  Recognising hazards & analysing potential risks to staff, customers and horses.  Risk management; including health and safety policies, fraud, cyber security, social media and contagious disease.  Ensuring effective communication to all.
  • Major incident response – Looking at the impact and response different scenarios may have on a business.  Analyse potential repercussions.
  • Business development & growth, the strategic planning and impact of business growth.
  • The essential elements for funding applications for development of a facility within the business, including costs, planning permission and legal requirements and regulations.
  • Staff management, staff retention & development.  The training requirements of staff for business growth including appraisals, incentive, development and career progression.
  • Advertising, marketing opportunities and social media & GDPR policies.

This evening count towards CPD for BHS Accredited Professional Coaches.

  • Free for BHS APCs or BHS Centre Coaches living or working in the BHS North Region
  • £10 for any other BHS Accredited Professional Coaches
  • £15 for everyone else (training open to everyone)

Time: 6.30pm till 9pm

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