Riding Skill Development - Preparation for BHS Stage 2

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Landbased, Animal Care and Equine

Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Part Time Evening

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
07 February 2024

Start Time

Start Time

End Time

End Time


10 weeks

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

While there are no formal entry requirements for this course, you should have adequate riding skills, including the ability to walk, trot and canter. Applicants must be able to ride outside in an open space, jump single fences and a small course of 75cm.

Learners should be at least 19 years of age and will be expected to attend a riding assessment before commencing the course.

In a nutshell

This course is the perfect progression after completing your BHS Stage 1. Over 10 weeks, you'll cover all practical and theory-based aspects required to prepare for the British Horse Society (BHS) Stage 2 qualification.

This course is for you if...

... Those looking to progress through the BHS pathways

... Passionate horse owners looking to develop their skills

... Anyone looking to sit British Horse Society (BHS) Stage 2 examination

... Those considering or wanting to start a career in the equine industry.

What will I be doing?

During this part-time course, you'll develop a variety of practical skills including:

  • Riding school movements at walk, trot and canter
  • Riding without stirrups
  • Working in a light seat
  • Pole work
  • Riding over a course of fences.

As the course progresses, you'll develop further skills on the flat and over fences.

You'll also develop a broad knowledge of horse care, including:

  • Handling skills
  • Horse health
  • Feeding
  • Basic stable management
  • First aid for horses
  • Work programmes and fittening
  • Presenting horses
  • Fitting tack
  • Travelling horses safely

You'll be expected to participate in both practical riding and care sessions, and on completion of the course, you'll receive a Coleg Gwent certificate.

To further expand your knowledge you could progress on to Riding Skill Development, Preparation for BHS Stage 3.

What is expected of me?

You will be expected to provide your own riding hat to current safety standards, jodhpurs and boots.

The BHS Stage 1 and 2 are externally set assessments.

What comes next?

Riding skill development – Preparation for BHS Stage 3.

Additional information

This course is run by one of our BHS qualified instructors and runs on an evening, 5pm - 8pm for 10 weeks.

You'll require a correctly fitted riding hat and body protector that both meet current safety standards, riding boots, jodhpurs, gloves and a riding crop.

Please note that this course is designed to prepare learners for the BHS Stage 2 qualification, however this course does not include exam entry.

Where can I study Riding Skill Development - Preparation for BHS Stage 2?

Usk Campus
(Part Time Evening)
Start Date: 07 February 2024

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