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BHS National Conventions 2019




- See top trainers and coaches in action

- Get insights from leading equestrians


Our biggest annual event is now bigger than ever... and you don't have to be a coach to attend.

Previously for Accredited Professional Coaches only, this year's BHS National Conventions are open to everyone.

What will wow you the most? Watching a breathtaking dressage demonstration? Learning the secrets of racehorse training? Discovering new perspectives in coaching? Or any of the other unforgettable experiences we've got lined up for you?

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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2 day pass

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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

With guest speakers and panel debates these evenings round off our convention days perfectly and are definitely not to be missed. Sunday evenings will be ‘An Evening with….’. These will include a talk from an equestrian personality and a delicious gala dinner. Join us on the evening of Sunday 22 September when Richard Waygood MBE Team GB Eventing Performance Manager will be talking about his life and career with horses. Further information about Sunday Evening events at Aintree will be announced shortly. 

Monday evenings will be our ever popular Accredited Professional Coach Gala Dinners, with a twist! Each evening will feature a panel debate with experts and professionals discussing a hot topic from the equestrian industry. These will be fun interactive evenings providing an opportunity to participate and learn more with important take home information. They will also include a gala dinner and an opportunity to socialise with your fellow Accredited Professionals. 


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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