What is the Essential Horse Knowledge Certificate (EHKC)?
The EHKC is a classroom-based recreational qualification that is delivered by a suitably qualified Accredited Professional Coach. This qualification is held at two levels: Entry Level and Level One.
They are designed to provide a sound foundation of equestrian knowledge to the learner and are aimed at the first time horse-owner, sharer or loaner. This also includes parents who are considering buying ponies/horses for their children or for anyone wanting a refresher on their equine care theory.
Training can vary, too, from short intensive courses to an evening class held over as many weeks as the coach wishes to hold. This is dependent on the participant experience levels and will vary accordingly.
The courses can be as formal/informal as you wish, over a coffee and cake, or as a classroom session. At the end of the course, there is just a short written paper to gain the qualification which is written and provided by the BHS.
This essential horse knowledge certificate is aimed at candidates preparing for the BHS stage exams. It also offers a good insight for horse owners regarding care and management of their own horses.
This is a ten week, one evening a week course.
Time: 6pm - 8pm.
Cost: £150+VAT + £20 exam fee via the BHS.