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Become a Challenge Awards Trainer

The Challenge Awards is an exciting new offer from the BHS. Aimed at all recreational riders or owners, they are a series of individual personal challenges to support their development and relationship with the horse. They can be delivered and assessed by any Accredited Professional Coach or BHS Approved Centre following a short introductory free training session. Find out how they can support your business and become a Challenge Awards Trainer.

Become a Riding Out Trainer

In 2019, the Ride Leader pathway will replace the existing Equestrian Tourism Ride Leader assessments. In order to familiarise coaches preparing candidates for the new Riding Out Assessments with the revised syllabus and requirements, we have organised training to support you through this change.

The training day is open to all coaches at BHS and AIRE approved centres and BHS Accredited Professional Coaches who may be preparing candidates for the new Riding Out assessments. Please note that the day is not aimed at prospective Riding Out candidates.

The cost of this course is £40 and attendees will need to bring their own refreshments.


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Become a Ride Safe Trainer

We are currently open for applications to become a Ride Safe Trainer. 

To apply to become an approved trainer or for more information, please contact our Equine Excellence Team

The Ride Safe Award is the essential foundation for all riders wishing to pursue a journey in equine excellence.

To become a BHS Ride Safe Trainer and to be promoted on our website, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold the Ride Safe Award (or BHS Riding and Road Safety)
  • Attendance at a Ride Safe training the trainer day (minimum of one day)  see more below

Plus one of the following:

  • Minimum coaching qualification of BHS Stage 3 Coach and a BHS Accredited Professional Coach. Your coaching status must remain current for your Ride Safe Trainer status to be valid.
  • Minimum coaching qualification of BHS Stage 3 Coach and a BHS Approved Centre Coach. Your coaching status must remain current for your Ride Safe Trainer status to be valid.

Training Days

As a Ride Safe Trainer, you must attend a BHS training day, so you can guide and train candidates towards their Ride Safe Award. 

All delegates will receive a complimentary Ride Safe Guide on the training day.

Cost: £40 per head (includes Ride Safe Guide). Please note, catering/lunch is not included, so please bring your own.