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British Horse Society Courses

The BHS exam system is still the foremost recognised qualifications in the equine industry. Askham Bryan College is an exam centre for BHS 'The Principles of Horse Management' and stage one, the College is also a ‘Where to Train’ centre to train candidates right up to BHSAI Level. More information on the BHS exam system can be found on the BHS website.

Update your horsemanship skills by enrolling onto a short course at Askham Bryan College.

The Principles of Horse Management Course

This course is a seven weeks (with enrolment and taster evening) and is designed to develop confidence and enhance the horse owner's practical skills on the fundamentals of horse management, working towards the BHS Essential Horse Knowledge Certificate.

It appeals to a broad range of horse owners, from new owners to existing and returning owners who want to refresh and develop these essential skills. The overall aims of the course are to build horse owner's skills and confidence and to improve the health and welfare of horses. The course will consist of practical lectures on the  principles of horse health, correct feeding practices, basic first aid for the horse, effective grooming techniques and efficient stable management techniques.

Week one commences on Thursday 3 November with enrolment, induction and the first teaching session, this is then followed by intensive combined practical and informative theoretical horse management lectures.

Course starts: Thursday 3 November – 15 December 2016
Timings: 6pm - 8pm
Course Fee: £100

British Horse Society (BHS) Stage One - Care

The BHS Stage One is a six week intensive evening preparation course which covers the stage one examination syllabus in addition to the practical and theory elements of the examination.

Course starts: Thursday 5 January 2017 - Thursday 9 February 2017.
Timings: 6pm - 8pm
Course Fee: £180


British Horse Society (BHS) Stage Two – Practical, Theoretical, Lunging and Ridden

The BHS Stage Two is a five week intensive evening preparation course which covers the stage two examination syllabus in addition to the practical and theory elements of the examination.

Course starts: Thursday 2 March 2017 - Thursday 30  March 2017.
Timings: 6pm - 8pm
Course Fee: £180

Prerequisite: To have achieved BHS Stage One riding unit for ridden section or industry experience (pony club or riding club examinations), Ride under the BHS Welfare weight limit.

British Horse Society (BHS) PTT – Practical and Theoretical Preparation

The BHS Preliminary teaching course is a five week intensive evening preparation course which covers the stage PTT examination syllabus in addition to the practical and theory elements of the examination.

Course starts: Thursday 27 April 2017 - Thursday 25 May 2017.
Timings: 6pm - 8pm
Course Fee: £180

Prerequisite: To have achieved BHS Stage One complete, BHS Stage Two Care or industry experience (pony club or riding club examinations), Ride under the BHS Welfare weight limit
 

The equine department is committed to the education of the equestrian community to enhance the lives and welfare of the horses in our care.

For any enquiries regarding BHS courses please contact Fiona Harrison BHS I (Regd) BE AcC.



 

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
York,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277
enquiries@askham-bryan.ac.uk