BHS Stage 1 Training Course commences

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 hr sessions.

Each session will include 2 hours of stable management and 1 hours riding.

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.

Dates: 16th July, 23rd July,  30th July,  6th August, 13th August, 20th August, 27th August & 3rd September.

All Monday sessions will be starting at 6.30pm

Participants will have the option, for an additional charge, to have a

mock Horse Knowledge & Care exam on 10th September

Horse Knowledge and Care

Grooming, Foot & Shoeing, Anatomy

Horse Clothing, Health & Safety, Horse health

Saddlery, Horse Husbandry, Handling

Horse Behaviour, Watering & Feeding, Basic Grassland Care

General Knowledge


Mounting, Riding without Stirrups, Trot Diagonals, Canter Lead                        Understanding the Aids, Dismounting, Balanced position on flat, over poles and in preparation for jumping.

The cost of the course is £255 which is payable at least a week before the start of the course.

If you wish to pay by credit card please make a note on the form & we will ring to take payment.

Spaces are reserved only when completed & fully paid applications are received.

This course needs a minimum of 5 candidates and a maximum of 10 candidates.

All course participants are guaranteed an internal place in the Stage 1 Exam on the 18th September.