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Stage 3 Rider is for those looking for a role as a professional rider offering employers the skills to ride and train horses across all three disciplines at a basic level.

Whether looking to become a work rider or to compete and ride professionally, this career certificate shows employers you are a professional in the industry and have the knowledge and practical skills to support them.

This certificate celebrates your skills as a competent and autonomous rider in the industry. As a BHS Stage 3 Rider, you will have the skills and knowledge to independently ride a variety of horses on the flat and over fences.

We understand that not all riders wish to pursue a professional riding career within all disciplines. Perhaps you would like to follow our jump or dressage specific routes?:

Employment as a work rider will allow you to work in a school environment as directed by a trainer, or ride independently to enhance the role of a groom by assisting with the fittening of horses and their preparation for competition.

Our Other Pathways

Whatever your career aspirations – caring for horses, riding professionally or coaching the next generation – there’s a pathway for you.

Our Coaching Pathway combines care and management, riding and teaching for a world renowned Coach in Complete Horsemanship career.