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Update 23rd October 2020:

The British Horse Society has been monitoring the Government’s guidance to protect people during the Covid-19 outbreak. We recognise this is a challenging and worrying time for individuals in the industry both professionally and personally.

During this time of unprecedented upheaval, the British Horse Society has developed an interim model of assessment for a selection of Care, Ride and Lunge units. This assessment model has been implemented in order to comply with current government health guidelines and allow assessments to continue without disadvantaging any candidate.

A revised assessment model as described in the candidate guidance will be implemented for Stage 1 and Stage 2, 3 and 4 Care, Lunge and Ride units until at least 31 August 2021 or until further notice. Please visit our Covid-19 hub for further guidance for candidates.

Please see the relevant assessment listing below for an update on our assessments. We expect more 2021 dates to be added in the coming weeks so please do check back again if you can’t see an assessment date available yet at your chosen centre.

We can take bookings for dates listed below but please be aware we are still awaiting further updates from the Government regarding lifting of lockdown restrictions which may affect our ability to hold assessments.

Any assessments that go ahead will follow relevant social distancing advice which will be forwarded to candidates.

Please visit our Covid-19 hub for further guidance for candidates.

If you have any questions, please contact 02476 840508.


View a list of all our scheduled UK assessments and their dates and locations. Please keep checking back as we frequently update our listings. BHS assessments are assessed in English, however if English is not your first language we are able to offer a translator/s. If you are taking assessments in the UK and would like to take advantage of this service please contact the Education team for further information. 

Training for your assessment

Training for BHS Assessments should include a mix of practical training and practice, workshops, events and revision or study at home. We strongly recommend training with a BHS Approved Training Centre or an Accredited Professional Coach. Find all BHS centres, training events and coaches here.

If you are looking for our assessments at our international centres, including the Republic of Ireland, view international assessment dates here.

Book Your Assessment Today

Our assessments close for booking two weeks before the assessment date; please ensure you book before this deadline.

Call the Education team on 02476 840508 to book your assessment. Please have your credit or debit card details to hand. You can view our assessment fees here.

Please ensure you book more than two weeks prior to the assessment date, so we can process your booking. The assessment will close for bookings two weeks prior to taking place.

We will always do our best to accommodate your preference for an assessment. However, the venue and date are not confirmed until payment is taken and you have received your written confirmation.

Re-sitting your assessment

If you have been unsuccessful on your first assessment, we encourage you to call us to book a re-sit.

We will also answer any questions you may have and provide you with feedback at this stage. You may have been successful against some, but not all of the assessment criteria, in which case we can just assess you on the sections on which you were not so strong.