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BHS Recreational Bursary

We are excited to announce a new bursary for BHS Approved Centres. This one time opportunity will allow you to apply for up to £1,500 towards some new equipment, coaches fees, or costs associated with running a recreational course. We wish to support you in expanding your client reach or offer your existing clients some additional activities this year.

The Centre will need to complete an application detailing how this will be achieved. The type of event or training course will not be limited – Centre’s can apply for new equipment or funds to cover external coaches/judges to teach at their event.

Centres must also be willing to give feedback, supply participant figures and names, and be willing to allow the BHS to photograph/film the event for advertising and marketing purposes (which will not only increase marketing of the BHS approval scheme but of the Centre itself).

The bursary is open to all BHS Approved Centres, and successful applications will be chosen based on strength of application. The deadline for submission of applications is August 10th at 5pm, we will not accept applications received after this time. The application form and guidance are below for you to download. If you have any questions or wish for further information contact

Be your best and reach your goals with a BHS Coach Development Scholarship

Is funding holding you back from achieving your dreams?

Do you work at a BHS Approved centre and are looking to gain the next step in your career, whether this is to gain your BHS Coach, BHS Senior Coach or BHS Performance Coach Awards?

The BHS Coach’s Scholarship is there to help those talented individuals wishing to achieve their goals.

As one of the largest providers of equestrian education and qualifications in the UK, we believe it is our duty to ensure we reach and inspire those individuals who will truly make a difference to the future of the equine sector.

Our experience has shown that to reach the level of qualification necessary to aspire to a constructive equestrian career, requires dedication combined with breadth of experience and a positive attitude to employment opportunities, alongside accruing costs for training and assessment.

We hope through supporting our Approved Centres who recognise and wish to support their dedicated staff, that the BHS will further strengthen the equestrian industry through enabling such individuals to gain our valuable world renowned industry-recognised qualification.
We are honoured to have received a wonderful legacy in Margot Tiffany’s name. This has been created by many donations in her memory. Together with our own fundraising efforts, in its first year we have supported over 100 individuals with over £500,000 of funding to help them progress through the BHS Education pathway.

The aim of the scholarship is to increase the number of qualified BHS Coach, BHS Senior Coach and BHS Performance Coaches within the equestrian industry.

Each year, we will contribute to the costs of training, relevant stage examinations and the first year as an Accredited Professional Coach (for candidates wishing to gain their BHS Stage 3 Coach award). 

It is our intention that the scholarship will enable individuals to train and gain industry experience to ensure they become well-rounded and knowledgeable coaches.

One of the BHS’s many charitable objectives is to promote and advance the education, training and safety of the public in all matters relating to the horse. The scholarship scheme will play a pivotal role in driving forward this objective through our Approved Centres. Through the scholarships, we will:

  • Ensure the BHS as a leading equestrian educational provider is supplying our sector with well qualified and inspirational people
  • Provide support to talented, committed individuals enabling them to have a meaningful equestrian career 
  • Work with, support and enhance BHS Approved Centres
  • Endorse and promote BHS training and assessments and encourage lifelong learning

Each year the BHS will contribute significant funds to support the costs of training and assessments.


For enquiries about eligibility and applications please contact Becky Lindley on 07773 043103 or email

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