Riding Skill Development - Basic Preparation for BHS Stage 1
Landbased, Animal Care and Equine
Part Time Day
50% discount available to learners on a Means Tested Benefit
100% discount available to Under 19s dependent on course suitability.
08 November 2023
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.
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
- 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.
Before taking this course, you should have adequate riding skills and will need to have a riding assessment.
The course runs on a Wednesday 5.00pm – 8.00pm for a period of 10 weeks.
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