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BHSQ Level 4 Senior Dressage Coach (Stage 4) celebrates your development in coaching both horses and riders in the equestrian industry with considerable knowledge in care and management, riding and coaching. You may be a freelance coach or looking to develop as a trainer across any discipline.

This career certificate demonstrates your experience and skills to independently train and coach individuals and groups of riders, working with riders on their own horses or on centre horses, with sound practical business knowledge and the ability to take responsibility for an equestrian establishment or work as an effective freelance coach.

BHSQ Level 4 Senior Dressage Coach (Stage 4), will showcase appropriate coaching styles to develop riders and train horses to British Dressage Elementary.

The BHSQ Level 4 Senior Dressage Coach (Stage 4) qualification is awarded upon achievement of four compulsory units plus one of two optional units:

Compulsory units:

  • Unit 1: Stage 4 Senior Care
  • Unit 2: Stage 4 Senior Management
  • Unit 3: Stage 4 Senior Lunge
  • Unit 8: Stage 4 Senior Coaching Dressage

Add one of the following riding units:

  • Unit 4: Stage 4 Senior Ride for Training Eventing, or,
  • Unit 5: Stage 4 Senior Ride for Training Dressage





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