Equine Studies


Course Title: BHS Stage 1 Riding
Course Code: EQ050

Department: Equine Studies
Course Type: Part Time

This part of the training programme may be taken with the stable management or separately. It is aimed at improving your skills at a basic level, ensuring a good foundation for future progress. This course is intended as a brush up of skills prior to taking the BHS assessment.

Tacking up from 7.30 to 8pm, Riding 8pm to 8.45 and untacking from 8.45 to 9pm.



Training towards BHS Stage 1 Riding Horses Assessment

Course Content

This riding course involves:
Working to improve balance and security
Mounting, dismounting and checking tack
Working both with and without stirrups
Developing the jumping position
Working over trot poles

Entry Requirements

Enthusiastic and willing to learn new skills. A riding assessment needs to take place before enrolling on this course as you must be able to walk, trot and canter unassisted and be able to walk and trot without stirrups. Knowledge of school movements and riding over ground poles in jump position is also required. Riding weight limit is 13.5 stones.

Next Steps

BHS Stage 2

Career Opportunities

Progression onto BHS Stage 2 Horse Groom