The BHS administers a series of examinations and certifications ranging from basic non-professional levels to the highest level within the profession. BHS-certified establishments must have BHS qualified instructors. As a result, BHS-approved establishments maintain a standard that ensures horses are correctly trained and ridden, and that riders receive proper and safe instruction. The BHS also lays out a rigorous code of conduct for its instructors and riding establishments, ensuring that they measure up to agreed standards of animal welfare and client care.
The British Horse Society and Our Philosophy
BHS values and training lay the foundation for our approach. The certification is all-encompassing and rigorous resulting in an obvious benefit both to our clients and to the horses in our care. We are inspected on an annual basis so customers can be confident of a continuing level of quality.
About the British Horse Society
The BHS was founded in 1947, when the Institute of the Horse and Pony Club and the National Horse Association of Great Britain joined forces with one common goal—to ensure the welfare of horse and rider.
We offer training in equitation and horse care, in accordance with the BHS examination syllabi, to those who wish to become professionals in the horse industry as well as to all clients interested in increasing their equestrian knowledge. If you are interested in learning more, please visit our BHS Training page.