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The BHS Ride Leader Pathway supports those working in a commercial equestrian centre. Whether you assist or lead out hacks in a riding centre or lead longer treks and trails within an equestrian tourism centre you will gain the skills and confidence necessary. There will also be opportunities to progress your career to a yard manager or run your own commercial centre.

SKILLS OF A RIDE LEADER AND CENTRE MANAGER

A professional in this career will require broad equestrian knowledge and practical ability to not only look after the horses on a day to day basis but also when out on a ride which could include breaks and overnight stops. You will also have the highest level of customer care skills to ensure you provide an excellent service to your customers including giving basic riding instruction and ensuring they are safe on their ride.

RIDE LEADER PATHWAY CAREERS

  • Ride escort
  • Ride leader
  • Trail leader
  • Tour leader
  • Tour operator
  • Yard manager
  • Tourism centre manager
  • Equestrian business manager

Read more about careers available within this pathway.