Complete Horsemanship

Stage 1 Complete Horsemanship provides an industry recognised foundation of practical knowledge in riding, care and stable management to progress through any career pathway. This career certificate demonstrates your understanding of the responsibilities of working safely on a stable yard, with the knowledge and practical skills to carry out daily care and management of horses with their welfare at the core of your work. It also shows a competence in the basic skills of riding on the flat with empathy for the horse.

The rider must be 11 years old or above to take the Ride Safe Award and aged 13 or above to take the Care Award and Ride Award, although training towards being exam ready can be started earlier.

Training for your BHS Stage 1 Complete Horsemanship

Once all three exams are complete you will receive you BHS Stage 1 Complete Horsemanship Career Certificate, and I am able to support a learning rider to work towards these exams. You would book your exams direct with once you are ready.

Working under my supervision, you will gain basic knowledge and practice of looking after a well-mannered horse in the stable and at grass. You will become capable of riding an experienced horse or pony in an enclosed space.

My charge for supporting a rider towards this qualification is £20 per hour. If you would like to discuss your current knowledge and how many hours may be needed to be ready for exam please contact me.

The rider must be aged 11 years old and over to take this test although we can start working towards exam ready before this age.


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The Exams are taken in three  parts

  • Care Award
  • Ride Award
  • Ride Safe Award


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Are you just starting out on your equestrian journey? If so then I’d recommend starting your BHS Stage 1 in Horse Care, and if you are local to Blisworth/Roade in Northamptonshire I also run the Pony Club in that area.

Please get in contact to discuss these options and how I can help you get off to a great start in horse care and riding.

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