Stage 2 Riding, Lunge and Care Training - With Sandra Morrison BHS I

All training in a small group with Sandra Morrison BHSI (Lead Assessor) and will cover different stable management  topics from the BHS stage 2 syllabus and will also include riding (1hr flat and 1hr jumping) and lunging.

Monday 14th February 2021 9.00am till 4.00pm - Revision of all practical tasks. 

Participants must have BHS Stage 1 ride and care or equivalent. Weight limit 13 stone. £95 each full day (Please inbox us if you want to do part of the training or spectate)

Zoom sessions to aid the learning of candidates will be provided by Sandra Morrison and organised by BHS Northumberland - Click here to find out more

Assessment Date at MEC 14th March 2022


BHS Stage 2 Coaching Training

All training in a small group with Sandra Morrison BHSI Over the days above the training will cover different aspects of the Stage 2 Teaching Syllabus including the chance to coach beginners through to the integrated group lesson. 

Monday 7th February 2021 9am till 1pm - Mock Assessment 

Assessment Date at MEC 21st February 2022


BHS Stage 1 Training Course

Thursday evening –17.30 to 20.00 starting from 10th February 2022
An intensive 6-week training course to cover all parts of the British Horse Society Stage 1 care and riding exam. The course is open to participants aged 13yrs+ who can walk/trot/canter.

Price: £210 when all 6 sessions booked in advance or £40 per session.

The course fee is to be paid in full before starting and is non-refundable.

Week - 1 10/02/2022 – Introduction to the Course, BHS Aims and the responsibilities of working on the stable yard. Tacking up and Riding Assessment.

Week- 2  17/02/2022– Grooming, Feeding, Watering and Riding Position Session

This session is focusing on the correct grooming routine, learning all the brushes in the grooming kit and reasons for grooming. This session will be covering feeding ratios, types of feed/forage and rules of feeding/watering. We will also be learning how to recognise a horse that’s overweight or underweight.

Week 3 - 17/02/2022 – Tacking up, Parts of the Tack, Care Routine for Tack and Light Seat/No Stirrups Riding Session

This session we will be learning how to tack up the horse correctly for riding to exam standard, putting on a pair of brushing boots, parts of the saddle and bridle, learn how to put on a martingale, basic fit of tack, and how to care for your tack.

Week 4 - 24/02/2022 – Trotting Up, Footfalls, Parts of the Hoof, identify a Horse that needs to be Shod/Trimmed by a Farrier and Pole work Session

This session we will learn how to trot up a horse correctly for the vet and learn about the footfalls. We will also learn the parts of the hoof and how to recognise when a horse needs to be shod or trimmed.

 Week 5 – 03/03/2022–  How to Tie Up a Hay Net, Colours, Markings, Points of the Horse and Horse Clothing, Field Management and Riding Session with theory. 

We will learn how to tie up a hay net correctly and how to lift a bale of hay/straw. We will also be learning all the colours and markings on horses, and we will learn about types of rugs and how to put them on. Also looking at how to complete the daily field checks, on how to turn a horse out and bring them in safely and how to handle the horse according to their behaviour. .

 Week 6 - 10/03/2022 - Mucking Out and Horse Health Checks, Horse Behaviour and Mock Riding Assessment

This session we will be learning the correct procedures for mucking out different types of bedding and learning about why we use different types of bedding. We will also cover how to maintain muckheaps and how to dispose of them. We will also be learning how to check signs of good and bad health in stabled horses.We will look at the horse’s body language and facial expressions to see how they may be feeling/thinking

We would strongly advise candidates to print out the qualification structure and purchase the Stage 1 Workbook to aid this course. 

Assessment Date:

4th April 2022 Please book via EC Pro - Cost for Ride and Care Sections £260

Riding Out Safely Silver Award (Previously Ride Safe)

Gain the confidence and skills to ride safely on roads and when out and about. Know how to plan routes and prepare yourself and your horse to enjoy the countryside.

  • How to ride in an enclosed arena with other riders
  • How to ride with the reins in one hand
  • Checks to make before setting off
  • How to ask other road users to slow down or stop
  • Riding out on a road

This award is a pre-requisite to the BHS Stage 1. The course is run over  the 3 evenings and costs £105. Cairen Simpson BHSAI will deliver the course. 

Next date TBC