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stage 1 horse care (Silver AWARD)

We offer this both as one to one training or as an 8 week evening course.

 

It is a great introduction to the BHS Pathway. However, you do not need to take the assessment to benefit from this informative, hands-on course.

 

It is the first step on the professional ladder but, more than that, teaches the essential basics for anyone who wants to own or care for horses properly.

 

This practical, hands-on course gives a thorough grounding in all aspects of daily care. It covers feeding, health, tack and equipment, behaviour, handling and stable/field care. In fact, everything you need to keep your horse happy and healthy.

 

It is suitable for ages 14 and upwards and although it is a foundation course, some familiarity with horses is needed.

If you are up to standard during the course, you can automatically achieve your Silver Award in Horse Care.  If there are a few areas that need brushing up to achieve the standard, you can book extra assessments after the course.

 

Cost: £130.00 for non-members         £115.00 for members

COURSE DATES:  TBC - to register your interest, please contact us here

 

To book a course, please visit our bookings page. (£75 deposit on booking)

Or to book one to one sessions, please contact us here

 

stage 1 RIDING
(Silver AWARD)

This is conducted one to one during normal lessons.

 

If you are interested in completing the Silver Riding Award, which can give you direct entry into Stage 2 (along with the Silver Care Awards and Ride Out), please contact us here

 

Cost:     normal lesson prices - see our price list here

 

progressive riding tests

There are six tests in this series covering riding and horse care and they are designed to get progressively harder, with Test 1 covering basics such as mounting, correct position and application of the aids to Test 6 with has walk, trot and canter without stirrups.

 

The horse care sections begin with basic handling and progresses to feeding rations, health care and tack fitting.

THE 6 TESTS ARE THE EQUIVALENT OF BHS STAGE 1 AND OFFER DIRECT ENTRY INTO BHS STAGE 2 IF THE SILVER RIDE OUT AWARD IS ALSO ACHIEVED.

Once all 6 test are completed, you will receive a BHS certificate and direct entry into Stage 2, provided you have also completed the Silver Ride Out Award.

 

All training and assessment for the PRTs is conducted one to one and it is especially suited to riders who have a regular slot here as it can be done through lessons very easily, with bolt on horse care sessions to suit.

 

The added advantage is that you do not need to be a BHS member to take the PRTs.

 

Cost:     normal lesson prices - see our price list here