Riding Skill Development - Intermediate BHS Stage 3

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Agriculture & Animal Care

Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Part Time Day


Usk Campus



Start Date

Start Date
15 February 2021



Start Time

Start Time

End Time

End Time


10 weeks

In a nutshell

To progress your riding skills and knowledge of horse care beyond BHS Stage 2, this course prepares you for the BHS Stage 3 qualification and covers a range of practical and theoretical topics.

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

Continuing on from Riding Skill Development Stage 2, this course takes place at Usk equestrian centre (a British Horse Society (BHS) approved exam centre) with:

Each session includes a riding lesson covering:

Flat Riding

  • Maintaining horses with the correct way of going on the flat
  • How to assess horses


  • Show jumping around a course of fences set up to 1m
  • Cross country over solid fences up to 90cm


  • Lunging to effectively exercise

Horse Care

  • Caring for competition horses
  • Knowledge of conformation and anatomy
  • Health and feeding requirements for a variety of horses.

You’ll need to provide your own riding hat and body protector to current BHS standards, jodhpurs and boots. The course carries no formal qualifications, but prepares you for the BHS Stage 3 assessment – after which, you can progress to BHS Stage 4.

Entry Requirements

You should have completed and passed the Riding Skill Development – Basic Preparation for BHS Stage 2 course, the BHS Stage 2 exam or have equivalent skills.

Additional information

The course will run on a Monday 6.00pm – 9.00pm for a period of 10 weeks at a cost of £250.00.

Payment Information

Due to current limitations, payment can only be made via bank transfer.

An invoice will be sent from salesledger@coleggwent.ac.uk within 72 hours with instructions on how to pay or set up payment instalments if required.

Where can I study Riding Skill Development - Intermediate BHS Stage 3?

Usk Campus
(Part Time Day)
Start Date: 15 February 2021

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

Contact our Student Recruitment team

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

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