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Building on the success of our previous coaching conventions The British Horse Society will be holding five National Conventions in 2019. Previously targeted at the Society’s Accredited Coaches these events have been expanded to include a new day dedicated to any equestrian wishing to improve their knowledge and skills. 

Taking place across two or three days - please check dates and locations for full details – day one is open to all equestrian enthusiasts, day two specifically for  professional coaches wishing to update their CPD and day three for coaches wanting to improve their knowledge of the Society’s Professional Pathway and newly introduced Challenge Awards.

With demonstrations from top coaches, including Fellows of the BHS, and professional riders, and break out sessions focusing on lorry safety, course building and equine nutrition there will definitely be something for everyone to take away whether you are a professional coach or ride for pleasure. 

Gala Dinner

Back by popular demand are our Gala Dinners. With guest speakers and panel debates these evenings round off our convention days perfectly and are definitely not to be missed. Sunday evenings will be ‘An Evening with….’. These will include a talk from an equestrian personality and a delicious gala dinner. Sunday 24 March, Sunday 7 April and Sunday 22 September will be evenings with Richard Waygood MBE Team GB Eventing Performance Manager covering his life and career with horses. Further information about Sunday Evening events at Cavan and Aintree will be announced shortly. 

Monday evenings will be our ever popular Accredited Professional Coach Gala Dinners, with a twist! Each evening will feature a panel debate with experts and professionals discussing a hot topic from the equestrian industry. These will be fun interactive evenings providing an opportunity to participate and learn more with important take home information. They will also include a gala dinner and an opportunity to socialise with your fellow Accredited Professionals. 


A variety of packages are available to include both convention attendance and evening events with something to suit everyone. For more information and to purchase tickets please go to

Our venues also have accommodation available so why not make it more than just a day and join us for the whole event. Please check back to this page for updated information about our exciting line up of presenters and demonstrations over the next few weeks.  For more information about overnight stays contact 

Demo Riders

Think you would benefit from some top level coaching? Then why not apply to be a demo rider. We welcome all types of horse and riders. You don’t need to be a serious competitor or professional rider to enjoy this opportunity, just show us you have the willingness to learn and benefit from a coaching session. For more information on how to take part in our competition to become a demo rider please email 

Whatever your discipline or goal these days will help you get the most from you and your horse. So book now and avoid disappointment. 

Hartpury College, Gloucester

24 -26 March

Morris Equestrian Centre, Scotland

7 - 9 April

*Cavan Equestrian College, Ireland

13 -14 May

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool

15 - 17 September

Merrist Wood College, Surrey

22 - 24 September

* Day 1 and 2 combined. Both days will count as CPD