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BHS Stage 5 Performance Care unit requires significant experience and knowledge in all aspects of horse care. You will need to demonstrate competence and a comprehensive knowledge for managing the care and welfare of different horses and ponies in a range of situations. This unit also seeks to assess your competence in conveying your knowledge to others.


If you plan to take your assessment before 1 September 2020 this unit is not available. Please refer to the below details. You will follow the BHS Stage 5 Care and Management syllabus.


Please note:

  • You cannot take a stage 5 assessment at a centre you currently work in or have worked in in the last 12 months.
  • You cannot take a stage 5 assessment at a centre that you have undertaken training at in the last 6 months.

*Within the 6 month period prior to the assessment candidates will be allowed to attend a maximum of two Stage 5 group workshops (for example, introduction to Stage 5 or Equitation & Coaching) at a centre where you are planning on taking a Stage 5 assessment – this cannot be 1:1 training sessions. The centre will record attendance at these events.



If you plan to take your assessment after 1 September 2020 please refer to the below details for Stage 5 Unit 1: Performance Care