BHS Stage 1 Riding

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Equine Studies EQ050E09/23/1 Short Course

Course Information

This Stage 1 Ride Training course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to ride in a group within a school environment in all three paces.


  • Training towards BHS Stage 1 Riding course
Course Content
  • On completion of this course, you will be:

    Able to mount from a block and adjust girth and stirrups for comfort
    Able to walk, trot and canter on both reins, showing changes of direction, turns and circles
    Able to apply appropriate aids for basic flatwork schooling
    Able to ride in a balanced position both with and without stirrups, and when working in a forward seat over poles and in canter
    Able to ride in a group and show some individual work with consideration and respect for other riders and your horse
    Able to recognise diagonals in rising trot and canter leads
    Aware of the horse’s needs and comfort

    Please note, there is a discount if Stage 1 Care is booked with Stage 1 Riding the cost would be £430 for both courses
Entry Requirements
  • Capable rider in all three paces with current skill set to the level, ready to be supported by an AP Coach for external assessment preparation.
    Minimum age 13 years old. Please note riders will be assessed in their first session and need to be able to ride competently towards the standard to take part in this course. Weight limit 13.5 stone or 86kgs.
Next Steps
  • BHS stage 2 training course
Career Opportunities
  • Equine groom

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
28-Sep-2023 (Already Started) 30-Nov-2023 2.00pm 3.00pm
Mode of attendance
Day of the week Number of sessions
Thu 10
Course Fees
Fee (Short Course Full Fee) £270.00

Materials Required

Hat to current standard, hairnet for long hair, riding gloves, riding boots, short riding whip 75cms or less, jodhpurs and smart yard clothing.

What's next?

Applications for this course are now closed. If you'd like to know when there will be another or need more information we are happy to answer any questions.