Laurel View Training Courses

Spaces on all courses are limited to the number of reserved internal candidate assessment spaces held for Laurel View students. 

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

Email to laurelview01@btinternet.com for the attention of Linda.

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.

 

BHS Stage 1 Training Course (Spring & Summer courses)

Course times– Tuesdays 6.30 – 9.30pm each evening

Summer 2018 training dates are Tuesdays 3rd, 17th, 24th & 31st July, 7th, 14th & 21st August, 11th & 18th September. (Please note slight date revision 3rd July has been replaced by 7th August)

Training Course Cost – £275

Trainees will also have the opportunity to take a mock care session, for an additional charge on Sunday 23rd September from 1pm – 2.30pm.

Trainees on Laurel View Summer Stage 1 course will be able to avail of assessment spaces reserved for internal candidates on Tuesday 25th September.

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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Stage 1 Course Info (Summer 18)

 

New BHS RIDE SAFE AWARD 

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.

BHS RIDE SAFE TRAINING COURSE DATES

Sunday 8th July 11am – 4pm (Theory)
Wednesday 11th July 6 – 8pm (Non Riding Practical)
Wednesday 18th July 6 – 8pm (Practical Riding)
LAUREL VIEW RIDE SAFE AWARD ASSESSMENT DATE
     
 Wednesday 25th July  1.45 – 5pm  (Assessment)

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

Cost of training course: – £64

Horse Hire if required: – £15 for Practical Riding session on 18th July. 

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Ride Safe Summer 18

 

BHS Stage 2 Training Course (Spring & Summer courses)  (Please note slight date revision 23rd July has been replaced by 27th August)

Course dates – Mondays 6.30 – 9.30pm each evening, Sunday 15th July from 12.30 – 4.30pm and Sundays 5th August & 9th September from 10am – 4pm.

Summer 2018 dates are Sunday 15th July, Mondays 23rd & 30th July, Sunday 5th August, Mondays 13th, 20th & 27th August, Sunday 9th September, Mondays 10th & 17th September.

Training Course Cost – £390

Trainees will also have the opportunity to take a mock care session, for an additional charge on Sunday 23rd September, 10am – 11.30am. 

Trainees on Laurel View Summer Stage 2 course will be able to avail of assessment spaces reserved for internal candidates on Wednesday 26th September

The Stage 2 course at Laurel View is designed to be taken as a revision course for candidates wishing to take the BHS Stage 2 assessment. The candidates should be regular, confident riders, able to jump to a height of 2ft 6ins and be able to lunge a quiet horse for exercise.  It should be noted that candidates for the Stage 2 assessment must hold the BHS Stage 1 Riding and Horse Care & Knowledge certificate or equivalent and have successfully completed either the Riding & Road Safety test or the new Ride Safe Award. Please note candidates must bring their fully completed and endorsed Skills Record to the Assessment Day. 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.

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Stage 2 Course Info (Sum 18)

 

BHS Stage 2 Teach (formerly PTT) Training Course  

Training dates for this course are Wednesdays 10th & 17th January (6pm – 9pm), Saturday 27th January (9.30am – 12.30pm) &  Wednesday 31st January (6pm – 9pm).

Then Wednesdays 23rd & 30th May and 6th June (6pm – 9pm), Saturday 9th June (9.30am – 12.30pm) and Wednesdays 13th & 20th June (6pm – 9pm).

Assessment date – Wednesday 11th July

The Training Course fee is £380.

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.

 

BHS Stage 3 Training Course 
 
Training dates are Monday 14th May 6.30 – 9.30pm; Sunday 20th May 10am – 4pm; Monday 28th May 6.30 – 9.30pm; Saturday 2nd June 10am – 4pm; Mondays 4th, 11th and 18th June 6.30 – 9.30pm and Sunday 1st July 10am – 4pm.
 
The course fee is £400, with a £20 non-refundable deposit required to book a training course space. 
 
Assessment date Tuesday 10th July
 
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. 

 

Contact Linda at Laurel View on 028 9083 0649 or preferably email laurelview01@btinternet.com 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