BHS Stage 1 Care and Silver Challenge Award

About the Course

Our training programme will provide you with the basic principles of horse care and how to safely and efficiently undertake daily tasks. This will include routine grooming, mucking out, bedding down, cleaning and adjusting tack and providing food and water. Also included are some ongoing assessments for BHS Challenge Awards.

The course offers foundation knowledge and skills in preparation for the British Horse Society (BHS) Stage One examination, not included in the cost.

Holders of the BHS Stage One certificate are able to proceed on to BHS Stage Two. A full and detailed syllabus may be obtained from the British Horse Society website.

Entry Requirements

Minimum age 14 (Parental consent required).

Please come appropriately dressed for an equine yard.

By making a booking you are declaring yourself medically fit to participate in the course.

Useful Information

British Horse Society (BHS) examinations must be booked, no later than two weeks prior to the exam date. For more information visit www.bhs.org.uk, email education@bhs.org.uk or telephone 02476 840508.

Free parking is available on campus; a permit will be issued and should be clearly displayed.

Tea and coffee making facilities are available.

Course Dates

Mondays, 21 February 2022 - 16 May 2022 (6:30pm to 9:00pm)

[Excluding 11, 18 April and 2 May 2022]

£255 per person (14 places available)


For group bookings please contact 01245 424287