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BHS National Conventions 2019


- See top trainers and coaches in action

- Get insights from leading equestrians

- Get involved with fun interactive demonstrations

- See guest speakers and panel debates

- Join us for our delicious gala dinner


Our biggest annual event is now bigger than ever...

With demonstrations from top coaches, including Fellows of the BHS and professional riders, and breakout sessions focusing on lorry safety, course building and equine nutrition, this is the perfect event for any equestrian wishing to improve their knowledge and skills whether you are a professional coach or ride for pleasure.

Programmes vary from location to location. See individual events for details.




Dates and Locations


Hartpury College, Gloucester 

24 -26 March


Morris Equestrian Centre, Scotland

7 - 9 April


Cavan Equestrian College, Ireland

13 -14 May


Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool

15 - 17 September

See programme

Merrist Wood College, Surrey

22 - 24 September

See programme





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Day One

With demonstrations from top coaches and professional riders, and break out sessions focusing on lorry safety, course building and equine nutrition there is something for everyone whether you are a professional coach or ride for pleasure.

Day Two & Three

Day two is specifically for professional coaches wishing to update their CPD and day three for coaches wanting to improve their knowledge of the Society’s Professional Pathway and newly introduced Challenge Awards. 

  • Day 2 and Day 3 have been accepted as CPD for British Dressage, British Showjumping and The Pony Club 
  • Day 2 (Day 1 in Ireland) has been accepted as CPD for British Eventing.   


Guest Speakers

Some of the famous faces you'll see at our five conventions in 2019.

Richard Waygood MBE - performance manager for the British eventing squad

Ros Canter - World Eventing Champion, and Caroline Moore, British Eventing national coach

Gillian Higgins - an authority on equine anatomy and biomechanics

Yogi Breisner - one of the most successful performance managers in the history of the sport

Christoph Hess - world-renowned FEI International Dressage and Eventing Judge


training demonstration yogi lesson

Demo Riders

Think you would benefit from some top level coaching? Then why not apply to be a demo rider. You don’t need to be a serious competitor or professional rider to enjoy this opportunity, just show us you have the willingness to learn and benefit from a coaching session.

If you are interested, please visit our Rider and Horse Requirements and complete the entry form. For more information please email


demo riders and yogi demo riders


Gala Dinner

As well as the wonderful days of demonstrations there is plenty to entertain in the evening. Monday 16 September at Aintree Convention will be ‘An Evening with Yogi Breisner MBE FBHS’. Join us for a delicious three course meal and a wonderful talk from Yogi Breisner MBE FBHS about his life with horses. Whilst on Monday 23 September at Merrist Wood Richard Waygood MBE, Team GB Eventing Performance Manager will be sharing an insight into his career with horses.


Group Discount  15% for groups over 10. 
Group Discount for Approved Centres
and Irish Centre’s / Trainers
Group discount 15% for groups over 10. Each group gets one free ticket.  
To use these offers, please contact

A variety of packages are available to include both convention attendance and evening events with something to suit everyone. 



Our venues also have accommodation available so why not make it more than just a day and join us for the whole event. For more information about overnight stays contact  


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