Riding Skill Development - Basic Preparation for BHS Stage 1

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Landbased, Animal Care and Equine

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Part Time Day

Usk Campus



Discounts may be available
Please note, all advertised fees are for one year only, unless otherwise stated in the additional information below
Start Date

Start Date
08 November 2023

Start Time

Start Time

End Time

End Time


10 weeks

In a nutshell

This is a practical and theoretical course ideal for improving your knowledge of horse care and other aspects of the equestrian industry, in preparation for the BHS Stage 1 qualification.

This course is for...

…anyone who owns a horse

…improving your riding skills

…working with horses on a farm or in a stables.

Course content

During this course, you'll use the fantastic facilities at Usk Equestrian Centre, which is a British Horse Society (BHS) approved exam centre.

Each session includes a riding lesson covering:

  • Basic riding position
  • School movements at walk, trot and canter
  • Riding without stirrups
  • Working in a light seat
  • Pole work

Basic care of horses including:

  • Handling skills
  • Horse health
  • Feeding
  • Basic stable management

You’ll need to provide your own riding hat to current BHS standards, jodhpurs and boots.

While there’s no formal qualification, the course will prepare you for the BHS Stage 1 assessment, after which you’ll be able to progress on to Riding skill development – Preparation for BHS Stage 2.

Entry Requirements

Before taking this course, you should have adequate riding skills and will need to have a riding assessment.

Additional information

The course runs on a Wednesday 5.00pm – 8.00pm for a period of 10 weeks.

Where can I study Riding Skill Development - Basic Preparation for BHS Stage 1?

Usk Campus
(Part Time Day)
Start Date: 08 November 2023

After booking your course you have 14 days to change your mind and request a full refund. You can still request a refund after this date, but this will only be given if you meet the criteria from the college fee policy.

If your chosen course starts within 14 days of you booking your place, then the 14 day refund policy does not apply and any refund will be subject to the college fee policy.

All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Contact our Student Recruitment team