BHS Stage Three Exam Tuesday 26 April.
We are pleased to announce our BHS Stage Three exam date has been set for Tuesday 26th April.
Fantastic opportunity to those in the North West.
British Horse Society Stage Three Exam
We are pleased to announce our British Horse Society Stage Three exam date has been set as Tuesday 26th April 2016. As a highly commended British Horse Society recognised centre we are able to offer superb facilities, horses and training. As one of the few centres in the North West to offer the exam we are proud and excited to be able to host the exam.
Our exam horses have been carefully selected for their ability to work correctly on the flat and to jump the stage three height with ease. Our horses range in height from 15hh up to 17.2hh and have varied and on going competition experience. As a BHS training centre our horses schooling is kept up and all our horses are ridden regularly by staff members training towards their BHSII and BHSI to keep them keen and supple. Our horses love to show jump/ cross country and aim to please and give confidence.
We have training available each Wednesday with our Chief Instructor Phillippa Founds BHSII who is experienced in preparing exam students and has excellent pass rates. If you are looking for one to one training we offer both flat, jump and cross country lessons on a half an hour or 45 minutes basis. If you are thinking of taking the exam either with ourselves or in the near future and would like a riding assessment please call reception to book.
We will be announcing training dates for April with Sarah Simpson BHSI, BHS Chief Assessor.
Horse Knowledge Care and Riding Stage 3
Who is this qualification for, and what is needed to enter it?
- The BHS Stage Three is suitable for those aged 17 years and over.
- To enter the exam you will need to have passed your BHS Stage Two.
- The Horse Knowledge and Care section builds on the knowledge and skills acquired at Stage Two, and also includes: caring and fitting tack for the competition horse; and understanding horse conformation and physiology.
- The riding is split into two sections; flat and jumping, which includes show jumping (3’3ft/1m) and cross country (3ft/91cm).
Why should you do the BHS Stage Three?
Your skills and knowledge will progress to enable you to take your place as a professional within the industry. The Stage Three is a component of the BHSAI certificate (link), our first level of instructor. If you are looking for a career as a groom, you will be able to join the Register of Grooms.
What will a person with their BHS Stage Three be able to do in a professional environment?
A person who holds their BHS Stage Three will have the 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. They will be able to ride a variety of horses in a variety of circumstances. They will begin to school horses and ride according to the horse’s needs.
Where can you take the exam?
Our exams are held at BHS Approved Training Centres..
Important Booking Information: please be aware exams close two weeks prior to the exam date. Entry will close at 5pm on the night before this 14 day period begins, i.e. if the exam you would like to book for is on the 20th of any given month, you must be booked on by 5pm on the 5th