BHS Stage 1 Training Course

This training course to prepare for the BHS Stage 1 commences on Monday 3rd March, spaces on this training course must be pre-booked, enquiries should be directed to Linda via

Course times– Mondays 6.30 – 9.30pm each evening and Sunday 10am – 4pm

Spring 2014 dates are Mondays 3rd, 10th & 17th March, Sunday 23rd March and Mondays 31st March, 7th & 14th April.

Training Course Cost – £255 (held at 2013 cost)

Trainees will also have the opportunity to take a mock HK&C exam, for an additional charge on Monday 28th April.

Trainees on Laurel View Spring Stage 1 course will be able to avail of exam spaces reserved for internal candidates on Tuesday 6th May.

This course is intended to prepare candidates for sitting their BHS Stage 1 Exam. The course will cover all the subjects of the Stage 1 Exam and will be made up of 8 x 3 hour sessions. Each session will include 2 hours of stable management and 1 hour riding. It is also possible to take just the care only or riding only sectors of the training.  By the end of the course, the candidate will understand the basic principles of horse care and have sound knowledge of riding on the flat and over poles.  All candidates must be capable of riding a quiet, experienced horse or pony in an enclosed space.