Preparation for Exam

The award assesses your knowledge and practical skills when carrying out routine tasks, such as mucking out, bedding down and providing food and water. You will be asked to handle horses inside the stable and outdoors, apply and remove rugs, groom, lead a horse in hand and hold a horse for inspection.

It covers routine tasks, such as:

  • Mucking out,
  • Grooming,
  • Tack cleaning and handling horses safely amongst others.

It will provide learners with the basic knowledge and skills to ride horses on both reins at:

  • Walk
  • Trot
  • Canter

And also to ride in balance, in a group and within a school environment.

You will develop an understanding of riding position and have an awareness of your own horse’s needs. 

These courses run for 6 weeks. 

Entry Requirements:

You must be 13 years or older

Equipment Required
-   Polo Shirt
-   Jodhpurs 
-   Short boots and chaps/gaiters 
-   Long riding boots 
-   Gloves
-   Fitted riding hat with BSI Kitemark and at current standard  - VG1 01.040 (2014-12),  PAS 015 (1998 or 2011), SNELL E2001 or SNELL E2016
-   A short riding whip
    Items not to wear
-   Any clothing with a hood
-   Any jewellery (all must be removed to ride)

Dates & Location:

6 Week Course - Ride and Care Combined 

Please click on the date you would like to attend below. Student will be required to attend a ride assessment day. 

23rd October 2021 - 27th November 2021

29th January 2022 - 5th March 2022

If you are unable to attend the above dates or the date you would like to attend is full please register your interest here.


Minimum 1 morning or evening per week

  • £350 for the 6 week course duration

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