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BHS Stage 4 Teach Award will build on your coaching skills to demonstrate the practical skills and knowledge required to develop riders from novice to elementary.

Important Information: this award will be updated in 2019.

This award will consolidate your extensive experience in offering safe, enjoyable and competent lessons to Elementary level and jumping up to 3 feet 3 inches without supervision.

You will be able to show genuine improvement of horse and rider in both training and competition environments, while demonstrating sound business knowledge and understanding the requirements of a commercial establishment.

You will:

  • Utilise your broad experience in the industry of teaching a wide variety of clients
  • Be able to coach a group or riders for improvement and development in a commercial environment
  • Be able to coach a rider on the flat and over fences for competition
  • Show an understanding for relevant coaching techniques and motivation for clients, and ability to assess the horse and rider combination
  • Demonstrate how to coach a rider effectively on the lunge for development
  • Be able to deliver an equestrian coaching presentation
  • Be able to coach a rider on the flat and over fences for competition
  • Understand the principles of equitation for equestrian coaches
  • Show competence in these sessions coaching up to British Dressage Elementary Level, British Eventing BE100, and British Showjumping Discovery