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Benefits of professional membership | Become a BHS Accredited Professional

An Accredited Professional Coach meets the highest professional standards within the industry approved and accredited by The British Horse Society. As the largest professional body representing equestrian coaches globally, Accredited Professional Coaches create the benchmark for the industry.

The professional coaching community connects people, ideas and resources to embed world class standards, drive continual professional development and promote innovation in equestrian coaching.

Benefits of becoming an Accredited Professional Coach

  • Professional online community to share ideas, resources and updates
  • Branded business toolkit and resources
  • Free branded promotional material and advertising space
  • Cost of BHS First Aid Course, BHS Safeguarding Course and BHS Gold membership included for duration of membership
  • Opportunity to attend BHS Accredited CPD days in partnership with BEF member bodies
  • Option to share data with member bodies
  • Free Accredited Professional Coach Regatta jacket worth £59.99rrp
  • Streamlined optional SEIB Insurance package (terms and conditions apply)

Please call the team today on 02476 840565 or email accreditedprofessionals@bhs.org.uk to find out more information and become an Accredited Professional Coach today.

Find out more information and the requirements for becoming an Accredited Professional Coach. 

See a full list of our BHS Accredited Professional Coaches.

Further information about the benefits

Community and professional network

  • Exclusive access to online professional community where you can network, share ideas, discuss and gain access to the latest information and guidance
  • Opportunity to attend CPD events in partnership with all BEF member bodies giving you access to world class presenters. (*fees still apply)
  • Professional certificate
  • Opportunity to request your professional data is shared with BEF member bodies
  • Monthly professional eNews keeping you in the loop with educational subjects and updates on developments within the BHS and wider industry 

Promotion  and representation

  • Accredited Professional Coach Folder with Certificate of Accreditation and ID Coach Card confirming your accreditation and qualifications
  • Free online branded business toolkit
  • Free promotional car sticker that endorses you as an Accredited Professional Coach
  • Opportunity to advertise yourself and your services on the BHS Website
  • Wider marketing and promotion of BHS Accredited Professional Coaches to the industry through print and online media
  • Opportunity to exclusively offer recreational education courses to the industry
  • Opportunity to offer services as an Accredited Professional Coach expert witness in legal cases

Guidance support

  • Access to exclusive online business support from compliance and tax return assistance to social media marketing. The business support helpline will support your needs and queries.
  • Free Accredited Professional Coach folder containing Accredited Professional Coach certificate, ID card. Continual professional documentation will be sent to members to update folders as and when required.  

Insurance cover for less than £1.10 per day!

*SEIB insurance cover for a BHS Accredited Professional Coach Plus includes:

  • £10,000,000 public liability insurance
  • Grooms insurance
  • Care, custody and control

*Terms and conditions apply

The British Horse Society is an Appointed Representative of South Essex Insurance Brokers Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Read our frequently asked questions to find out more information about becoming an Accredited Professional Coach.

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