Coaching, Assessment &  Exam Preparation

  • Essential Horse Knowledge Certificate (EHKC)) - Entry Level / Level 1

  • Progressive Riding Tests

  • Challenge Awards

  • Stage 1, 2 &  3

The BHS EHKC courses

will offer you a sound foundation to become an informed, thoughtful and responsible horse owner or career.  They will also provide you with the knowledge and skills to progress into further learning and development, with Level One linking directly into BHS Stage 1 & 2 syllabus.

Which course is right for me?

The Entry Level course is specifically aimed at the beginner rider, or parent with little or no experience of horses.

The Level One course is aimed at the first time horse owner, parents of horse owners, potential horse owners or anybody with an interest in caring for horses or those who simply want to learn more about horses.

Courses will be offered all throughout the year and will consist of 2-hour classroom based, interactive lessons (with some practical elements where appropriate), and will run for approx. 6 - 10 weeks, dependent on the group of learners. Lessons will be delivered either at your yard or at a suitable location/facility.

Both courses are assessed via a written exam and a BHS certificate will be issued upon successful completion.

The BHS Progressive Riding Test (PRT) series

is for anyone wanting to set a goal or challenge for themselves to progress their skills and is suitable for all levels or horse riders/owners.
It is a practical course, which can be held at your livery yard  with your own horse or one that you have access to.

All six tests (5 for the Junior PRT series) have riding and stable management sections and all of these can be taken seperately. Each section has a number of elements that need to be signed off by the instructor as you are ready to be assessed. On passing all sections of the Progressive Riding Test series, you will have the equivalent to your BHS Stage 1 and will be able to progress on to achieving your BHS Stage 2 should you wish to continue learning.

Course Costs

  • EHKC Entry Level & Level One : from £180.00* per person (alternative payment option of £30.00 per person per weekly session also available) All Registration & Exam fees included. Course & workbook available to purchase at an additional cost. 

  • Progressive Riding Tests - Special Introductory Offer - get PRT 1+2 for the price of 1 if you pay in full on sign-up!


  • BHS Junior Progressive Riding Test Series (1-5):  £135 per test per person (includes individual/final certificates)  or  £35 per coaching session per person


  • BHS Adult Progressive Riding Test Series (1-6):  £145 per test per person (includes individual/final certificates or  £45 per coaching session per person



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