The British Horse Society Assessments

The British Horse Society assessments are internationally recognised vocational qualifications which explore candidates’ equitation, coaching and stable management skills.

BHSQ award the following qualifications for The British Horse Society, please click on the branded heading for the qualification specification:

BHS Stage 1 comprises the following BHSQ qualifications:

  • BHSQ Level 1 Certificate in BHS Riding Horses
  • BHSQ Level 1 Certificate in BHS Horse Knowledge and Care

Find more information on the BHS website

BHS Stage 2 comprises the following BHSQ qualifications:

  • BHSQ Level 2 Diploma in BHS Horse Knowledge and Care
    • BHSQ Level 2 Certificate in Horse Care
    • BHSQ Level 2 Award in the Principles of Horse Care
  • BHSQ Level 2 Diploma in BHS Riding Horses
    • BHSQ Level 2 Certificate in Riding Horses on the Flat

Find more information on the BHS website

BHS Stage 3 comprises the following BHSQ qualifications:

  • BHSQ Level 3 Diploma in BHS Horse Knowledge and Care
    • BHSQ Level 3 Certificate in Horse Care
    • BHSQ Level 3 Award in the Principles of Horse Care
  • BHSQ Level 3 Diploma in BHS Riding Horses
    • BHSQ Level 3 Certificate in Riding Horses on the Flat

Find more information on the BHS website

BHS Preliminary Teaching Test comprises the following BHSQ qualifications:

  • BHSQ Level 3 Certificate in BHS Preliminary Teaching of Horse Riding
    • BHSQ Level 2 Award in the Principles of Coaching Sport

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BHS Stage 4 comprises the following BHSQ qualifications:

  • BHSQ Level 3 Diploma in BHS Horse Knowledge, Care and Management
    • BHSQ Level 4 Certificate in Horse Care and Management
    • BHSQ Level 4 Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care and Management
  • BHSQ Level 4 Diploma in BHS Riding and Training Horses
    • BHSQ Level 4 Certificate in Riding Horses on the Flat
    • BHSQ Level 4 Award in Lunge a Horse for Improvement

Find more information on the BHS website

New BHS Stage 4 qualifications - the following qualifications are available from September 2019

  • BHSQ Level 4 Senior Yard Manager (Stage 4)
  • BHSQ Level 4 Senior Yard Manager with Riding (Stage 4)
  • BHSQ Level 4 Senior Eventing Coach (Stage 4)
  • BHSQ Level 4 Senior Dressage Coach (Stage 4)
  • BHSQ Level 4 Senior Show Jumping Coach (Stage 4)

Find more information on the BHS website

BHS Intermediate Teaching Test comprises the following BHSQ qualifications:

  • BHSQ Level 5 Diploma in BHS Intermediate Teaching of Horse Riding
    • BHSQ Level 5 Diploma in Coaching Horse Riders for the Commercial Environment
    • BHSQ Level 5 Diploma in Coaching Horse Riders for Competition

    Find more information on the BHS website

Find out about the Equestrian Tourism (Level 2 and Level 3) offered by the BHS