Laurel View Training Courses


***Please note dates and details below are all for 2020.***

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, many of these did not run as planned. 

***2021 dates have not been arranged just yet.***

If you are interested in any of these courses and associated assessments please register your interest by emailing Linda at  



A modern approach to riding safely in all environments, Ride Safe is the foundation for any horse and rider to be safe and knowledgeable when riding out in all environments; including on the road and warming up at competitions.

Ride Safe provides a comprehensive understanding with practical examples, tips and guidance towards the Ride Safe Award assessment; ideal for all riders from occasional recreational riders to elite equestrians. Ride Safe works to keep you and your horse safe and could even save your lives.

The Ride Safe Award (or its predecessor the Riding & Road Safety test certificate) are required before taking the Stage 2 riding assessment.


Sunday 15th March 11am – 4pm (Theory)
Wednesday 25th March 6 – 8pm (Non Riding Practical)
Wednesday 1st April 6 – 8pm (Practical Riding)
 Wednesday 9th April  Time TBC  (Assessment)

Assessment Fee to be paid direct to BHS, to receive Ride Safe training log book.

Cost of training course: – £65

Horse Hire if required: – £15 for Practical Riding session on 1st April. 

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BHS Stage 1 Training Course

Course times– Mondays 6.30 – 9.30pm each evening; Sundays 10am – 4pm

Spring 2020 training dates are Sunday 23rd February; Mondays 2nd, 9th, 16th March; Sunday 22nd March & Monday 23rd March.

Training Course Cost – £280

Trainees will also have the opportunity to take a mock care session, for an additional charge on Sunday 5th April from 10.30am – 12.30pm.

Trainees on Laurel View Summer Stage 1 course will be able to avail of assessment spaces reserved for internal candidates on Wednesday 8th April.

This course is intended to prepare candidates for sitting their BHS Stage 1 Assessment. The course will cover all the subjects for Stage 1 and will be made up of 8 x 3 hour sessions (or the equivalent). Each session will include 2 hours of stable management/theory and 1 hour riding. It is also possible to take just the care only or riding only sectors of the training, although priority is given to those taking the full course.  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.

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BHS Stage 2 Training Course 

The next Stage 2 course and assessment is being planned for Summer 2020 with the assessment scheduled for Wednesday 30th September.

To register interest in the Stage 2 training please just email Linda at to ensure your details are on the course database.


Regretably the scheduled Stage 2 Teach and Assessment are not running due to lack of numbers.

If you are interested in this course please make sure you have registered an interest by emailing Linda at

BHS Stage 2 Teach (formerly PTT) Training Course  (reformatted version for lower numbers)

Wednesday training sessions run from 6pm – 9pm, while Saturdays run from 9.30am – 1.30pm.

Training dates for this course are Wednesday 4th March, Saturday 14th March, Wednesdays 18th and 25th March.

Then Wednesday 29th April, Saturday 2nd May, Wednesdays 27th May, 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th June.

Assessment date – Wednesday 1st July

The Training Course fee is £400.

Successful completion of all elements of the Stage 2 Teach, along with the Stage 2 Ride, Care & Lunge equates to the BHS Stage 2 Complete Horsemanship.

Further qualifications are Stage 3 Care, Lunge, Ride (Dressage), Ride (Jump) – see course details below and also Stage 3 Teach, a course and assessment for this is being planned at Laurel View.

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BHS Stage 3 Training Course
Training dates are Sunday 3rd May 10am – 4pm; Mondays 11th, 18th & 25th May 6.30 – 9.30pm;  Sunday 7th June 10am – 4pm; Monday 15th June; Sunday 21st June 10am – 4pm; Monday 22nd June 6.30 – 9.30pm.
The course fee is £400, with a £50 non-refundable deposit required to book a training course space. 
Assessment date Tuesday 30th June
It is possible to take the Care & Lunge training course alone or indeed the riding elements, if this is something candidates wish to consider please ask for more details.

This qualification will provide the holder with the competencies and ability to look after up to four horses in stables and at grass in an unsupervised environment, ensuring that horses, stables, yard and fields are safe and in good order. The holder will be able to ride a variety of horses in a variety of circumstances. They will be able to begin to school horses and ride according to the horse’s needs. The holder will be able to ride tactfully and effectively, understanding the reasons for their actions both in horse care and whilst riding.

Holders of the Stage 3 Care, Lunge and Riding Certificates will be able to progress to Stage 3 Teach and/or Stage 4 Care, Lunge and Riding. 

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Please complete and return the All Training Course Booking Form with payment as appropriate to apply for a place.

Training for all, or parts of Stage 3, Stage 3 Teach & Stage 4 can also be arranged at Laurel View. In the first instance email 

If the dates for any of these training courses have passed or already commenced please get in touch with Linda at Laurel View to register your interest in the next available opportunities, as details are not posted here until after all interested individuals have been notified. 

Contact Linda at Laurel View on 028 9083 0649 or preferably email with any training course queries or questions.

Please note it may be possible to book training for Riding only or Care only on these courses, please request the course costs and times if this is the case.

If you are interested in any of the above courses just print out, complete and return the form below.

Please note spaces are limited and only reserved when the course fees are paid in full.


All Training Course Booking Form