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We are delighted to be able to offer a wide range of exciting learning opportunities to develop your confidence, knowledge and skills with all things horsey.

Our Challenge Awards are dedicated to support anyone that simply loves horses to learn more about them without the formalities of assessments that our Career Pathway qualifications require.

It doesn’t matter what previous experience you have with horses, or if you’re a complete beginner. All you need is enthusiasm and a love for horses! You do not even need to own your own horse.

You will receive expert guidance and support from BHS Accredited Coaches and they will help you work towards and achieve your personal goals. You will be encouraged to enhance your knowledge at your own pace and advance on what's important to you. But most importantly, you’ll have fun along the way!

There are no time limits or constraints to complete any Challenge Award so you can work at a pace to suit you to achieve your goals.

Our Challenge Award products have guided age ranges, but this is just a guide. We encourage you to talk to your BHS coach who can help choose the right product for you or your child:

- Pony Stars. Our Junior Challenge Awards for the under 12s

- Horse Explorers. Challenge Awards for 12-18 year olds

- Challenge Awards. Our awards for over 18s

Challenge Awards

If you're looking for a strong bond with a healthy, happy horse, the Challenge Awards are perfect for you. You can learn how to care for horses, develop hands-on, practical skills and get stuck in with the day-to-day tasks.

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Pony Stars

Pony Stars is our Junior Challenge Awards helping under 12s to discover, develop and nurture their love for ponies and the outdoors. With over 100 topics for children to explore, Pony Stars will ignite a passion for ponies, build knowledge and cement friendships that will last a lifetime.

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Horse Explorers

Aimed at teenagers and young adults, these awards help to develop your confidence, skills and knowledge in a fun, supportive environment. You will be building your horsey know-how whilst having opportunities to build skills for life such as planning, teamwork and problem solving.

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