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Training towards BHS Stage 1




We cover the full BHS syllabus, the course is tailor made to your individual requirements and we also work on your examination technique.This examination comprises a Riding section and a Stable Management section. These elements can be taken together on the same day or individually at different times. The complete qualification will not be awarded until passes in both sections have been achieved.


Aim of the BHS Stage 1 candidate

To be successful the candidate must understand the basic principles of horse care. Working under supervision the candidate must be knowledgeable and practical when looking after a well-mannered horse in the stable and at grass. They must be capable of riding a quiet, experienced horse or pony in an enclosed space.

The course covers the following: -

∗ Grooming
∗ Horse Clothing
∗ Saddlery
∗ Daily Routine
∗ Horse Anatomy
∗ Horse Behaviour
∗ Care of a Horse at Grass
∗ Care of a Stabled Horse
∗ Feeding and Watering
∗ How to Turn out a Horse
∗ Riding a School Horse
∗ Flat and Jump Positions

Please click here to view Stage 1 Syllabus, exam dates and Fees.