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.

Riding 6pm to 7pm and untacking from 7 to 7.30pm.



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

Please note there is a discount if Stage 1 Riding is booked with Stage 1 Care, the cost would be £320 for both courses.

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

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
09-Sep-19 04-Nov-19 6.00 p.m. 7.30 p.m. Part Time Mon 8
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

Hairnet for long hair Short whip Correct smart clothing - jodhpurs, boots, current standard hat, gloves


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