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Preparation for BHS Certificate in Horse Care, Stage 1

Equestrian Studies
Equestrian Studies
Equestrian Studies

This course is designed to prepare students for the British Horse Society Stage 1 Qualification.

It is anticipated that the course will appeal to students who have a passion for horses and wish  to extend their experience and knowledge to allow them to begin a career within the equine industry. Students will be trained by qualified, experienced staff in the principles of horse care, handling horses and practical equitation.

Delivery consists of theory and practical sessions which will be progressive and tailored to meet the needs of individual students. Students will benefit from excellent facilities and resources including well trained and responsive horses.


Course Duration:

Part Time

1 session per week, 34 weeks.


Royal Borough of Greenwich Equestrian Skills and Riding Centre

Course Cost


Entry Requirements:

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview. 

Some basic horse handling experience is required as well as a keen interest in providing good care to horses. For the riding element the students will be required to take an assessment on a prearranged date.

In order to take the exam at the end of the course students will need to be a Gold member of the British Horse Society.

Start Dates

Monday 18th September 2017 (10:00 - 16:00) (Greenwich (Equine))

Available Clothing

Equine Tie

Equine Jacket

Equine Polo Shirt

Equine Sweatshirt

Register your interest

If you’re interested in signing up for this course then leave your details and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

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