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Top 10 reasons to choose a BHS Accredited Professional Coach

Whether you are just starting out on your journey with horses, want to develop your career, or need some help to progress to competing at a higher level, there will be a BHS Accredited Professional Coach to help you.

Here are the top ten reasons why you should make one of our coaches your number one choice.

1. Your horse comes first

Horse welfare is at the heart of the BHS education system so anyone accredited to us will have the happiness and wellbeing of your horse as a priority.

2. Knowledge you can trust

Our Accredited Professional Coaches hold our world renowned BHS qualifications.

3. You're in safe hands

To be accredited with us, our coaches will have had First Aid training, will hold safeguarding and protecting children qualifications, and will be fully insured to coach, ride and school clients' horses. If living in England, Wales or Scotland they will also have been criminal record checked.

4. The latest thinking

Our coaches regularly attend industry leading Continual Professional Development, giving them fresh ideas and techniques from which you can benefit.

5. No goals too big, or small

From sitting on a horse for the first time, to coaching you around Badminton – whatever your equine goals and aspirations there is a BHS Accredited Professional Coach to suit you.

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6. You matter

BHS Accredited Professional Coaches are trained to focus on the individual needs of horse and rider. Even in a group environment, the personal needs of you and your horse should be met.

7. A reputation to be proud of

Our Accredited Professional Coaches carry the BHS name. This is something we are extremely proud of and work hard to maintain. Our family includes the likes of Yogi Breisner, Christopher Bartle, Jennie Loriston-Clarke and Ferdi Eilberg.

8. Local to you

We have more than 4,000 Accredited Professional Coaches, so you don’t have to travel too far to find a BHS Accredited Professional Coach near you.

9. The whole package

BHS Accredited Professional Coaches can help you learn to care for your horse as well as ride it.

10. Globally recognised

Our Accredited Professional Coaches have internationally recognised coaching qualifications so they are transferrable around the world.


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