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Stage 5 Performance Eventing Coach is an established coach across all three Olympic disciplines, capable of fulfilling a senior role in an equestrian business.

This career certificate endorses you as an ambassador for the BHS at home and overseas, showing commitment to the continued development and leading standards of equitation and coaching with the welfare of the horse central to your coaching ability. You will be skilled in coaching riders and training horses to British Dressage Advanced Medium, British Showjumping Foxhunter and British Eventing Intermediate.

A Stage 5 Performance Eventing Coach will have a broad knowledge in all aspects of business management and horse care, including maintaining horse health, care of competition horses and the breeding and management of young horses.

Offering a natural aptitude and empathy in your riding and coaching, you will utilise your strength as a good communicator to impart knowledge with enthusiasm, clarity and impact. This career certificate will endorse you as a leading coach, who is able to train and supervise staff and students and give sound career advice around the extensive career pathways available in the industry.

The Stage 5 Performance Eventing Coach qualification is awarded upon achievement of:

Compulsory units:

  • Unit 1: Critique of Equine Care Related Literature
  • Unit 2: Performance Care
  • Unit 3: Commercial Equine Business Management Presentation
  • Unit 4: Commercial Equine Business Management Skills
  • Unit 5: Working the Horse from the Ground Using Two Reins
  • Unit 6: Performance Event Ride
  • Unit 9: Coaching Practice Presentation
  • Unit 10: Performance Event Coaching

A Stage 5 Performance Coach in Complete Horsemanship is welcome to join the Association of Fellows and Instructors of the BHS – an established peer group training and discussion body supporting your career and development.

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