Why choose a BHS registered instructor?
Registered instructors have guaranteed qualifications, First-aid and child Protection certification, up-to-date professional training records and follow a Code of Conduct incorporating a complaints procedure. Registered Instructors also have their instructors insurance through the BHS. There are many instructors operating with no insurance or first aid training. If you were to have a accident whilst riding, then you may not be able to claim any losses, and may not recieve adequate first aid treatment.
What is UKCC?
UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) is a Government initiative to introduce a tiered level of coaching certificates to all sports.
Coaching Outcomes at UKCC level 2
Topic areas to be covered from the generic riding syllabus at level 2
What is the BHS Horse Knowledge and Care Stage 3?
This qualification will provide the holder with the competencies and ability to look after up to four horses in stables and at grass in an unsupervised environment, ensuring that horses, stables, yard and fields are safe and in good order.
What is the BHS Preliminary Teaching Test?
This qualification will provide the holder with the competencies to apply the basic principles of coaching, to improve the rider’s horsemanship skills, following a progressive plan. They will understand the health and safety procedures involved in organising a lesson or hack in the open or on the roads. They will be able to modify sessions to facilitate the ability of the rider in front of them. They will be able to evaluate their own performance and show ability to assess progress in their pupils in an unsupervised environment. Holders will be able to work in a commercial riding establishment or private yard or as a freelance coach.