BHS Horse Knowledge, Care and Riding Stage 1
Mon 10am- 12noon and Thursday 6.30pm- 8.30pm. Roll on Roll off weekly courses £38 pw. Initial Assessment £18This qualification will provide the holder with the competencies to apply basic principles of horse care. Working under supervision, the holder will have basic knowledge and practice of looking after a well-mannered horse in the stable and at grass. The holder will be capable of riding an experienced horse or pony in an enclosed space.
Holders of the Stage 1 Horse Knowledge, Care and/or Riding Certificate will be able to progress to BHS Stage 2 Certificate in Horse Knowledge, Care and/or riding. The Stage 1 certificate is recognised in its own right and provides a benchmark standard to employers. It is also a component part of the British Horse Society Assistant Instructor Certificate
BHS Horse Knowledge, Care and Riding Stage 2
Wed 9.30am-11.30am. Evening TBA. Roll on Roll off weekly courses £38 pw. Initial Assessment £18This qualification will provide the holder with competencies to apply general principles for the management of horses’ health and well being. Working under regular but not constant supervision, the holder will be able to care for stabled and grass kept horses during all seasons of the year. The holder will be able to ride an experienced horse or pony in the countryside and on the public highway as well as in a manege or indoor school.
Holders of the Stage 2 Horse Knowledge, Care and/or Riding Certificate will be able to progress to BHS Stage 3 Certificate in Horse Knowledge, Care and/or Riding. The Stage 2 Care Certificate is also recognised as a qualification in its own right and is a technical certificate for the Equine Apprenticeship and Additional and Specialist Learning (ASL) for the 14 – 19 Environment and Land Based Diploma. The HK & R Stage 2 is a pre-requisite for the BHS Preliminary Teaching Test and is a component part of the BHS Assistant Instructor Certificate.
Riding and Road Safety
Taken by more than 4,000 candidates a year, the Riding and Road Safety Test helps educate riders in road safety in order to minimise the risk involved when riding on the roads. The test is available to all riders from 12 years of age and is supported by the Department for Transport. It is the only test that any rider will undertake that has the potential to save not only their own life but that of their horse and other road users as well.
Tues 6.30pm-8.30pm. 4 weekly courses- £99. Please call for next start date
ABRS -Introductory Tests
Tests A to E in Equitation and Stable Management provide a very gentle introduction for young children or nervous riders. Held on Thursday 4.30-5.30. Roll on Roll off Courses. £10 per hour
Candidates begin with Equitation Test 1 of the ABRS Progressive Rider Tests, which begins with the most basic aspects of learning to ride and progresses through to Level 10 and Stable Management Tests These Tests are designed to enhance knowledge of horse care and management--Held on Thursday 5.30-6.30. Roll on Roll off Courses. £10 per hour
ABRS Helpers Course-
These tests are designed for riders who wish to help out with lessons at their riding school. Unlike the progressive rider tests in Equitation and Stable Management they are based on a log book and will be tested in-house by a member of staff over a period of time. There is no time limit for completion. Held on Thursday nights 6.30pm-7.30pm. £10 per hour. Minimum age 10.