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The BHS Fellowship is the highest professional standard across the equine industry and is internationally recognised.

Taking place across two days, candidates will be assessed on coaching skills, practical demonstrations, theoretical knowledge, stable management and the history of equitation.

Fewer than 80 people hold the FBHS qualification, which is recognised as the highest equestrian qualification in the world.

If you are a Performance Coach BHSI and think you have the skills, knowledge and passion to become a BHS Fellow we encourage you to find a BHS Fellow to mentor you through the process and support your training. If you do not know any Fellows in your area, please contact the BHS Education team and we will help put you in touch.

The application is a two step process. First, we ask you to submit a CV, detailing your experience, qualifications, competition and work history.

CVs are assessed by a panel of Fellows against the following criteria:

  • Competition experience
  • Teaching/Coaching experience
  • Presenting experience
  • Previous and present occupations
  • Equestrian qualifications
  • Academic qualifications
  • Experience developing/training horses
  • Evidence developing riders
  • Current training undertaken by candidate

CVs can be emailed to Jenny Wall, jenny.wall@bhs.org.uk. If your CV is accepted you will be invited to apply for the assessment. If you do not feel ready to apply this time, your CV may be held on file for up to five years.