Update 20th May:
Following the UK Government's amended Covid-19 restrictions update on the 11th May, we can provide the following update for candidates.
The BHS Groom with Riding Pathway provides the practical riding skills and knowledge to support a rider or groom that has responsibility to care for, produce, train and exercise horses.
We strongly believe that any professional in the industry requires a sound knowledge of horse care and stable management to supplement their career, whether a coach, groom, rider or trainer. Our Groom with Riding Pathway will help you develop a sympathetic riding style and ensure you put the welfare of the horse at the heart of your riding and training.
The BHS Groom with Riding Pathway (Show Jumping) provides the practical riding skills and knowledge to support a rider to focus on show jumping (from Stage 4).
This pathway allows you to ensure a sympathetic riding style putting the welfare of the horse at the heart of your riding and developing your skills through to the highest level of jumping.
Skills of a Rider
Following a foundation of flatwork and jumping at stage 2, you will develop more proficiency through the stages. You will be required to have a balanced seat going over fences progressing to related fences and a course of showjumps and cross-country fences (cross-country riding is at Stage 3 only).
Performance Riders (Show Jumping) are competent in riding and training horses over fences and will often be jumping up to newcomers.