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On this page you can find a list of all our scheduled UK assessments and their dates and locations. Please keep checking back as we frequently update our listings.

  • Last reviewed: 17th April 2024
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Book your assessment online using our new booking system. Our assessments close for booking three weeks before the assessment date; please ensure you book before this deadline. If you have any problems booking online, please call the Education team on 02476 840508 to book your assessment. Please have your credit or debit card details to hand.

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Re-Sitting your assessment

If you have been unsuccessful on your first assessment, we encourage you to call us to book a re-sit.

We will also answer any questions you may have and provide you with feedback at this stage. You may have been successful against some, but not all of the assessment criteria, in which case we can just assess you on the sections on which you were not so strong

Upcoming assessment dates - UK and Ireland

Ride Safe

Ride Safe is part of the Challenge Awards, which are delivered and assessed by your coach or Approved Centre. Find out more about our Ride Safe Silver Challenge Award. 

Stage 1 Care and Ride

Stage 1 Care and Ride assessments can be taken at any BHS Approved Riding School and also be booked via the Education Team on one of our pre-arranged assessment days:

  • 19 May 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire
  • 06 June 2024, Cheshire Riding School, Cheshire
  • 18 June 2024, Brennanstown Riding School, Republic of Ireland
  • 20 June 2024, Bourne Vale Stables, Walsall
  • 04 July 2024, Cheshire Riding School, Cheshire
  • 09 July 2024, Country Treks, Worcestershire
  • 23 July 2024, Cannington Equestrian Centre, Somerset
  • 01 August 2024, Cheshire Riding School, Cheshire
  • 07 August 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire
  • 13 August 2024, Rayne Riding Centre, Essex
  • 15 August 2024, Bourne Vale Stables, Walsall
  • 05 September 2024, Cheshire Riding School, Cheshire
  • 03 October 2024, Cheshire Riding School, Cheshire
  • 15 October 2024, Wellington Riding Ltd, Hampshire
  • 29 October 2024, Country Treks, Worcestershire
  • 21 November 2024, Cheshire Riding School, Cheshire
  • 22 November 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire
  • 04 December 2024, Bridgend College, Wales

In addition to the dates listed above, many BHS Approved Riding Centres offer in-house Stage 1 assessments, where candidates book and pay for their assessments directly with the centre. If you are interested in finding an in-house Stage 1 assessment, the following centres may be able to help.

Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre LS21 3DN West Yorkshire 
Almond Equestrian LE7 9JB Leicestershire 
Balcultry Stables EC K67H298 Co Dublin, Ireland 
Boydstone Farm Stables PA12 4JT Renfrewshire 
Brampton Stables NN6 8BH Northamptonshire
BT Academy Riding school BS32 4PF Bristol 
Budleigh Salterton Riding School EX9 7AS Devon
Cliffhollins Riding School BD4 6RQ West Yorkshire
Country Treks Equestrian DY14 8US Shropshire/Worcestershire border 
Duchy College PL17 8PB Cornwall
Eccleston Equestrian Centre PR26 8LT Lancashire
Four Winds Equestrian PE11 3WJ Lincs
Hemps Green Equestrian Ltd CO6 2AP Essex 
Hewshott Farm Stables GU30 7SU Hampshire
Holly Riding School CV9 2LR Warwickshire 
Howden Equestrian Centre DN14 7ND East Yorkshire
Ingestre Stables ST18 0RE Staffordshire
Laurel View Equestrian Centre BT39 0BX Antrim
Loch Ness Riding IV2  6TX Highland 
Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre ST9 0BN Staffordshire
Marros Riding Centre SA33 4PN Carmarthenshire
Midgeland Riding School FY4 5EE Lancashire 
Old Mill Stables TR27 6LN Cornwall 
Poplars Farm Riding School ST3 7NY Staffordshire
Prestige Equestrian GL2 2RG Gloucestershire 
Smugglers Equestrian Centre NP12 0HU Caerphilly
Stickney Riding Centre   PE22 8AG Lincolnshire
Summerfield Stables B28 0DA West Midlands
The 4 Gaits Riding School TN25 7AU Kent
The Talland School of Equitation GL7 5FD  Gloucestershire
Tyne and Wear RDA NE37 37R Tyne and Wear
Valley Farm Equestrian Leisure IP13 0ND Suffolk
Wirral Riding Centre CH64 8TA Cheshire

Other BHS Approved Riding Centres can be found here but if you cannot find a Stage 1 assessment in your region please contact the BHS Education team.

Stage 2 Care, Lunge and Ride
  • 09 May 2024, Braeside Equestrian Centre, Dover, Care and Lunge only
  • 10 May 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire
  • 10 May 2024, Balcultry Stables, Republic of Ireland Care and Lunge only
  • 10 May 2024, North Shropshire College, Shropshire
  • 15 May 2024, Scottish Equi Hotel, Lanarkshire
  • 16 May 2024, Murton Equestrian Centre, Tyne and Wear, Care and Lunge only
  • 21 May 2024, Bishop Burton College, East Yorkshire
  • 21 May 2024, The Owl House Stables, Kent
  • 21 May 2024, Berkshire Riding Centre, Berkshire
  • 22 May 2024, Courses for Horses, Staffordshire Care and Lunge (Ride - internals only, please contact Courses For Horses directly)
  • 22 May 2024, Stonar School Equestrian Centre, Wiltshire
  • 29 May 2024, Moulton College, Northamptonshire
  • 04 June 2024, Oaklands College, Hertfordshire, Care and Lunge Only
  • 07 June 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire
  • 07 June 2024, Eccleston Equestrian Centre, Lancashire
  • 12 June 2024, Talland School of Equitation, Gloucestershire
  • 18 June 2024, Rayne Riding Centre, Essex
  • 19 June 2024, Brennanstown Riding School, Republic of Ireland
  • 19 June 2024, Courses for Horses, Staffordshire Care and Lunge (Ride - internals only, please contact Courses For Horses directly)
  • 27 June 2024, Bourne Vale Stables, Walsall Care and Lunge only
  • 28 June 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire
  • 05 July 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire
  • 05 July 2024, Kimblewick Equestrian Centre, Norfolk
  • 08 July 2024, Cardiff Riding School, Wales
  • 16 July 2024, Cannington Equestrian Centre, Somerset
  • 16 July 2024, Country Treks, Worcestershire
  • 18 July 2024, Cheshire Riding School, Cheshire
  • 23 July 2024, Burley Villa School of Riding, Hampshire, Care and Lunge only
  • 16 August 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire
  • 19 August 2024, Oaklands College Equestrian Centre, St. Albans, Care and Lunge only
  • 21 August 2024, Berkshire Riding Centre Ltd, Berkshire
  • 28 August 2024, Scottish Equi Hotel, Lanarkshire
  • 03 September 2024, Brennanstown Riding School, Republic of Ireland
  • 10 September 2024, Rayne Riding Centre, Essex
  • 11 September 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire
  • 12 September 2024, Wildwoods Riding Centre, Surrey
  • 25 September 2024, Laurel View Equestrian Centre, Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • 07 October 2024, Trent Park Equestrian Centre, London
  • 10 October 2024, Oaklands College Equestrian Centre, St. Albans, Care and Lunge only
  • 11 October 2024, Eccleston Equestrian Centre, Lancashire
  • 23 October 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire
  • 30 October 2024, Courses for Horses, Staffordshire Care and Lunge (Ride - internals only, please contact Courses For Horses directly)
  • 01 November 2024, Country Treks, Worcestershire
  • 06 November 2024, Scottish Equi Hotel, Lanarkshire
  • 06 November 2024, Talland School of Equitation, Gloucestershire
  • 19 November 2024, Bishop Burton College, East Yorkshire
  • 26 November 2024, Wellington Riding Ltd, Hampshire

Other BHS Assessment Centres can be found here, if you cannot find a Stage 2 assessment in your region please contact the BHS Education team who can assist, or add you to a wait list.

Stage 2 Coaching
  • 16 May 2024, Scottish Equi Hotel, Lanarkshire
  • 21 May 2024, Rayne Riding Centre, Essex
  • 21 May 2024, Coleg Gwent, Wales
  • 04 June 2024, The Owl House Stables, Kent
  • 14 June 2024, Bovington Equestrian, Dorset
  • 14 June 2024, College of West Anglia, Cambridgeshire
  • 21 June 2024, Brennanstown Riding School, Republic of Ireland
  • 26 June 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire
  • 27 June 2024, Merrist Wood College, Surrey
  • 09 July 2024, Moulton College, Northamptonshire
  • 17 July 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire
  • 17 July 2024, Cannington Equestrian Centre, Somerset
  • 22 July 2024, Trent Park Equestrian Centre, London
  • 24 July 2024, Talland School of Equitation, Gloucestershire
  • 30 July 2024, Rayne Riding Centre, Essex
  • 31 July 2024, Courses for Horses, Staffordshire
  • 13 August 2024, Hemps Green Equestrian Ltd, Essex
  • 15 August 2024, Cheshire Riding School, Cheshire
  • 19 August 2024, Murton Equestrian Centre, Tyne & Wear
  • 21 August 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire
  • 29 August 2024, Scottish Equi Hotel, Lanarkshire
  • 05 September 2024, Brennanstown Riding School, Republic of Ireland
  • 01 October 2024, Country Treks, Worcestershire
  • 11 October 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire
  • 15 October 2024, Hemps Green Equestrian Centre, Essex
  • 06 November 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire
  • 07 November 2024, Scottish Equi Hotel, Lanarkshire
  • 02 December 2024, Wellington Riding Ltd, Hampshire
  • 03 December 2024, Bishop Burton College, East Yorkshire
  • 06 December 2024, Eccleston Equestrian Centre, Lancashire
  • 18 December 2024, Talland School of Equitation, Gloucestershire
  • 20 December 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire

Other BHS Assessment Centres can be found here, if you cannot find a Stage 2 Coach assessment in your region please contact the BHS Education team who can assist, or add you to a wait list.

Stage 3 Care, Lunge and Ride

Care, Lunge and Complete Ride    

  • 13 May 2024, Trent Park Equestrian Centre, London
  • 21 May 2024, Wellington Riding Ltd, Hampshire
  • 23 May 2024, Bridgend College, Wales
  • 29 May 2024, Berkshire Riding Centre Ltd, Berkshire
  • 11 June 2024, Bishop Burton College, East Yorkshire
  • 20 June 2024, Brennanstown Riding School, Republic of Ireland
  • 27 June 2024, Wildwoods Riding Centre, Surrey
  • 03 July 2024, Stonar School Equestrian Centre, Wiltshire
  • 21 August 2024, Talland School of Equitation, Gloucestershire
  • 04 September 2024, Brennanstown Riding School, Republic of Ireland
  • 10 September 2024, Hemps Green Equestrian Ltd, Essex
  • 10 September 2024, Trent Park Equestrian Centre, London
  • 17 September 2024, Wellington Riding Ltd, Hampshire
  • 24 September 2024, Berkshire Riding Centre Ltd, Berkshire
  • 23 October 2024, Talland School of Equitation, Gloucestershire

Care, Lunge and Dressage Ride only

  • 30 May 2024, Grennan College Equestrian Centre, Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland
  • 15 May 2024, Murton Equestrian Centre, Tyne and Wear
  • 05 June 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire
  • 02 July 2024, Rayne Riding Centre, Essex
  • 19 July 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire
  • 19 September 2024, Cheshire Riding School, Cheshire
  • 20 September 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire

Care and Lunge only

  • 15 May 2024, Courses for Horses, Staffordshire
  • 15 May 2024, Country Treks, Worcestershire Care only (Stage 3 Trail Leader on the same day)
  • 16 May 2024, Cheshire Riding School, Cheshire
  • 29 May 2024, Oaklands College Equestrian Centre, St. Albans
  • 11 June 2024, Gleneagles Equestrian School, Scotland, Care only
  • 11 June 2024, Coleg Gwent, Wales
  • 14 June 2024, Eccleston Equestrian Centre, Lancashire
  • 26 June 2024, Scottish Equi Hotel, Scotland
  • 12 July 2024, Eccleston Equestrian Centre, Lancashire
  • 24 July 2024, Cannington Equestrian Centre, Somerset
  • 05 September 2024, Braeside Equestrian Centre, Dover
  • 25 September 2024, Courses for Horses, Staffordshire
  • 30 October 2024, Oaklands College Equestrian Centre, St. Albans
  • 01 November 2024, Eccleston Equestrian Centre, Lancashire
  • 03 December 2024, Wellington Riding Ltd, Hampshire
  • 05 December 2024, Cheshire Riding School, Cheshire

Other BHS Assessment Centres can be found here, if you cannot find a Stage 3 assessment in your region please contact the BHS Education team who can assist, or add you to a wait list.

 

Stage 3 Coaching
  • 15 May 2024, Talland School of Equitation, Gloucestershire
  • 17 May 2024, Scottish Equi Hotel, Lanarkshire
  • 23 May 2024, Wildwoods Riding Centre, Surrey
  • 04 June 2024, Bridgend College, Wales
  • 11 June 2024, Hemps Green Equestrian Ltd, Essex
  • 17 June 2024, Trent Park Equestrian Centre, London
  • 18 June 2024, Gleneagles Equestrian School, Scotland
  • 19 June 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire
  • 20 June 2024, Cheshire Riding School, Cheshire
  • 20 June 2024, Kirklevington Riding Centre, Cleveland
  • 09 July 2024, The Owl House Stables, Kent
  • 24 July 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire
  • 08 August 2024, Berkshire Riding Centre Ltd, Berkshire
  • 19 August 2024, Murton Equestrian Centre, Tyne & Wear
  • 28 August 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire
  • 28 August 2024, Laurel View Equestrian Centre, Northern Ireland
  • 04 September 2024, Talland School of Equitation, Gloucestershire
  • 06 September 2024, Brennanstown Riding School, Republic of Ireland
  • 13 September 2024, Eccleston Equestrian Centre, Lancashire
  • 18 September 2024, Acrecliffe Equestrian Centre, Yorkshire
  • 23 September 2024, Trent Park Equestrian Centre, London
  • 30 September 2024, Berkshire Riding Centre Ltd, Berkshire
  • 15 October 2024, Bishop Burton College, East Yorkshire
  • 17 October 2024, Cheshire Riding School, Cheshire
  • 22 October 2024, Hemps Green Equestrian Ltd, Essex
  • 05 November 2024, Wellington Riding Ltd, Hampshire

     

Other BHS Assessment Centres can be found here, if you cannot find a Stage 3 Coach assessment in your region please contact the BHS Education team who can assist, or add you to a wait list.

Stage 4 Care, Lunge and Ride
  • 09 May 2024, Ingestre Stables, Stafford
  • 21 May 2024, Hemps Green Equestrian Ltd, Essex
  • 22 May 2024, Talland School of Equitation, Gloucestershire
  • 07 June 2024, Bicton College, Devon, Care and Lunge only
  • 18 June 2024, Wellington Riding Ltd, Hampshire
  • 24 June 2024, Trent Park Equestrian Centre, London
  • 26 June 2024, Berkshire Riding centre, Berkshire Care, Lunge and Dressage Ride
  • 09 September 2024, Trent Park Equestrian Centre, London
  • 10 September 2024, Wellington Riding Ltd, Hampshire, Care, Lunge and Dressage Ride
  • 17 September 2024, Hemps Green Equestrian Ltd, Essex
  • 09 October 2024, Talland School of Equitation, Gloucestershire
  • 15 October 2024, Brennanstown Riding School, Republic of Ireland

Other BHS Assessment Centres can be found here, if you cannot find a Stage 4 assessment in your region please contact the BHS Education team who can assist, or add you to a wait list.

Stage 4 Coaching and Management

Stage 4  Senior Management

We have developed our assessment model for Stage 4 Senior Management to allow candidates to be assessed via video call. An assessment centre is not required and the assessment will be arranged by the BHS.

On the morning of the assessment, you will be emailed a case study no later than 8:30am by your assessor, you will then be required to join the video call at 10:00am for a group discussion. During the group discussion, the assessor will inform you at what time you will need to rejoin the call for your 1:1 assessment.

The dates listed below are for Stage 4 Management only, via a video call assessment:

  • 20 May 2024
  • 20 June 2024
  • 22 July 2024
  • 19 August 2024
  • 25 September 2024
  • 21 October 2024
  • 22 November 2024
  • 18 December 2024

The dates listed below are for Stage 4 Coaching only.

  • 13 September 2024, Bovington Equestrian, Dorset
  • 16 October 2024, Brennanstown Riding School, Republic of Ireland
  • 12 November 2024, Bishop Burton College, East Yorkshire
  • 20 November 2024, Talland School of Equitation, Gloucestershire

Other BHS Assessment Centres can be found here, if you cannot find a Stage 4 Coach assessment in your region please contact the BHS Education team who can assist, or add you to a wait list.

Performance, Care and Management

Section 1: Care and Welfare and Section 2: Business Management

Unit 1 Care and Welfare:

  • 18 June 2024, Chescombe Farm, Bristol

The following units within Section 1 and 2 can be assessed via video call. You can be assessed for one, two or all three of these units on one assessment day:

  • Unit 2: Literature Review
  • Unit 3: Business Management Skills
  • Unit 4: Business Management Presentation

Video call assessment dates

  • 17 June 2024
  • 16 July 2024
  • 30 August 2024
  • 30 September 2024
  • 24 October 2024
  • 20 November 2024
  • 16 December 2024
Performance Ride and Coaching

Section 3 Training Horses (Lunge and Ride) and Section 4 Coaching. 

  • 22 May 2024, Ingestre Stables, Stafford, Event Coach only
  • 23 May 2024, Ingestre Stables, Stafford, Event Ride only
  • 05 June 2024, Talland School of Equitation, Gloucestershire, Event Ride and Coach
  • 03 September 2024, Wellington Riding Ltd, Hampshire, Dressage Ride and Coach
  • 18 September 2024, Ingestre Stables, Stafford, Event Coach only
  • 19 September 2024, Ingestre Stables, Stafford, Event Ride only
  • 04 December 2024, Talland School of Equitation, Gloucestershire, Dressage Ride and Coach

Other BHS Assessment Centres can be found here, if you cannot find a Performance Ride or Performance Coach assessment in your region please contact the BHS Education team who can assist, or add you to a wait list.

Riding Out

        Stage 2 Ride Leader

  • 15 May 2024, Country Treks, Worcestershire
  • 18 June 2024, Country Treks, Worcestershire (Stage 2 Care on the same day)
  • 1 July 2024, Burley Villa School of Riding, Hampshire

          

        Stage 3 Trail Leader

  • 15 May 2024, Country Treks, Worcestershire 

Other BHS Assessment Centres can be found here, if you cannot find a Stage 2 Ride Leader or Stage 3 Trail Leader assessment in your region please contact the BHS Education team who can assist, or add you to a wait list.

 

 

BHS Fellowship

24 and 25 October 2024. 

International Assessment Dates

Hong Kong
  • 07 May 2024, BHS Stage 3 Care, Lunge and Ride, Beas River Equestrian Centre, Sheung Shui, Hong Kong
  • 08 May 2024, BHS Stage 2 Care, lunge and Ride, Beas River Equestrian Centre, Sheung Shui, Hong Kong
  • 08 May 2024, BHS Stage 4 Coach, Beas River Equestrian Centre, Sheung Shui, Hong Kong
  • 09 May 2024, BHS Stage 2 Teach, Beas River Equestrian Centre, Sheung Shui, Hong Kong
  • 09 May 2024, BHS Stage 4 Care only, Beas River Equestrian Centre, Sheung Shui, Hong Kong
  • 10 May 2024, BHS Stage 3 Teach, Beas River Equestrian Centre, Sheung Shui, Hong Kong

Training for your Assessment

Training for BHS Assessments should include a mix of practical training and practice, workshops, events and revision or study at home. We strongly recommend training with a BHS Approved Centre or an Accredited Professional Coach.

 

Get in touch with us

If you have any questions about our assessments or if you would like to hear from a member of our team, please complete our enquiry form and we will get back to you shortly.