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Our world-leading BHS Career Pathways offer participants the opportunity to progress their career and learn practical, real-world skills within a structured platform.

As BHS Accredited Professionals, you will be coaching the future grooms, professional riders and coaches in the equestrian industry, and The British Horse Society will signpost potential candidates your way to aid with their training and development towards achieving their qualifications.

Find out more about our Career Pathways here.


Skills Record

In preparation for the assessments and a requirement for the qualification is the Skills Record.

The Skills Record is a booklet that will help support and assist candidates by recording their achievements as they learn new skills and undertake training to ensure they are fully prepared for their assessments.

Skills Records must be signed off by an Accredited Professional or Approved Centre Coach with the relevant qualification at least one level higher than what is being signed off.

You can find a downloadable version of the Skills Record for each level here.

Stage 4

The revised Stage 4 qualifications, and their subsequent units, will require the learners to have their Skills Record signed off before the assessment day. There will be numerous Ready for Assessment and Trainer Endorsement forms that are required to be signed off. The Skills Record can only be signed off by a Stage 4 Accredited Trainer.

A Stage 4 Accredited Trainer will have completed the BHS Stage 4 trainer induction, are a current BHS Accredited Professional and are qualified to either of the two options described below:

  • Qualified to at least one level higher for the assessment they are signing off and hold a teaching or coaching qualification


  • Qualified to at least one level higher for the assessment they are signing off and hold a Ride Leader or Riding Out qualification at Level 2, or above.

Stage 4 Trainer Induction events 

Attendance at one of the following events would be required for you to be listed as a Stage 4 Accredited Trainer.

Video calls

Video calls are about one hour long with up to 10 coaches. Once you have confirmed your booking you will be emailed the joining instructions and further training information to read before the call. Click on the date to book your space.

Trainer Guidance

We recommend any trainer or learner for the Stage 4 should read the Trainer Guidance. It provides an outline to the Stage 4 qualifications and gives examples for the level and depth of knowledge required.


Performance qualifications

If you train candidates towards the Performance qualifications, we recommend you read our Trainer Guidance.


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