Equine Studies


Course Title: BHS Stage 3 Riding
Course Code: EQ052

Department: Equine Studies
Course Type: Part Time

BHS Stage 3 riding training programme is an excellent progression from the Stage 2 course. It is a packed practical course for those wishing to become professional equestrians. Learners will develop effective yet sympathetic riding, while maintaining a balanced, correct and supple seat in all gaits. You will need to be capable of jumping cross country fences at 3ft and show jumping fences at 3ft 3in. 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 3 Riding Horses Assessment

Course Content

Riding content:
Knowledge of school figures
Correct influences and smooth application of the aids
Riding horses forward through transitions
Lengthen strides in all gaits
Lateral work
Work without stirrups
Cross country - 3ft
Show jumping - 3ft 3in

Entry Requirements

Enthusiasm and willingness to learn new skills. For riding, you should have achieved BHS Stage 2 riding. All riding has a weight limit of 13.5 stones.

Next Steps

BHS stage 4 courses on request