A career in the equine industry can be very rewarding and lead to extraordinary experiences.
Whatever your career aspirations – caring for horses, riding professionally or coaching the next generation – there's a pathway for you.
Internationally recognised, our Equine Excellence qualifications showcase your practical skills and knowledge to employers, clients and colleagues to put you ahead in your career. Developed with your career in mind and extensive industry consultation, the BHS Equine Excellence Pathway supports a progressive career with relevant industry knowledge and experience. You can be sure that your qualifications embed the latest research and technologies to keep you ahead in your career.
If a career with horses isn't your priority, but you want to improve your skills, knowledge and confidence, our Challenge Awards are for you.
Choosing your BHS Career Pathway
Our education system is one of the best and most widely respected in the world. Having evolved our suite of career pathways, we provide the skills, qualifications and confidence for those with professional career aspirations.
A unique element of the BHS Career Pathways is our globally recognised BHS Coach in Complete Horsemanship Pathway – supporting you to become a world-leading equestrian coach with the 360 degree knowledge and skills in equitation, care and management and teaching techniques to support your clients and the next generation to reach their goals and ambitions.
Equestrian qualifications demonstrate to employers your skills accrued for a career with horses. The BHS qualifications framework is internationally recognised, with some of the best coaches, riders and grooms coming through the BHS Equine Excellence Pathway, including Fellows of the BHS Carl Hester MBE, Jennie Lorriston-Clarke MBE, Yogi Breisner MBE and Ian Stark OBE.