The British Horse Society Assessments

The British Horse Society exams are internationally recognised vocational qualifications which explore candidates’ equitation, coaching and stable management skills.

EQL award the following qualifications for The British Horse Society, please click on the branded heading for the qualification specification:

BHS Stage 1 comprises the following EQL qualifications:

  • EQL Level 1 Certificate in BHS Riding Horses
  • EQL Level 1 Certificate in BHS Horse Knowledge and Care

Find more information on the BHS website

BHS Stage 2 comprises the following EQL qualifications:

  • EQL Level 2 Diploma in BHS Horse Knowledge and Care
    • EQL Level 2 Certificate in Horse Care
    • EQL Level 2 Award in the Principles of Horse Care
  • EQL Level 2 Diploma in BHS Riding Horses
    • EQL Level 2 Certificate in Riding Horses on the Flat

Find more information on the BHS website

BHS Stage 3 comprises the following EQL qualifications:

  • EQL Level 3 Diploma in BHS Horse Knowledge and Care
    • EQL Level 3 Certificate in Horse Care
    • EQL Level 3 Award in the Principles of Horse Care
  • EQL Level 3 Diploma in BHS Riding Horses
    • EQL Level 3 Certificate in Riding Horses on the Flat

Find more information on the BHS website

BHS Preliminary Teaching Test comprises the following EQL qualifications:

  • EQL Level 3 Certificate in BHS Preliminary Teaching of Horse Riding
    • EQL Level 2 Award in the Principles of Coaching Sport

    Find more information on the BHS website

BHS Stage 4 comprises the following EQL qualifications:

  • EQL Level 3 Diploma in BHS Horse Knowledge, Care and Management
    • EQL Level 4 Certificate in Horse Care and Management
    • EQL Level 4 Certificate in the Principles of Horse Care and Management
  • EQL Level 4 Diploma in BHS Riding and Training Horses
    • EQL Level 4 Certificate in Riding Horses on the Flat
    • EQL Level 4 Award in Lunge a Horse for Improvement

Find more information on the BHS website

New BHS Stage 4 qualifications - the following qualifications are available from September 2019

  • EQL Level 4 Senior Yard Manager (Stage 4)
  • EQL Level 4 Senior Yard Manager with Riding (Stage 4)
  • EQL Level 4 Senior Eventing Coach (Stage 4)
  • EQL Level 4 Senior Dressage Coach (Stage 4)
  • EQL Level 4 Senior Show Jumping Coach (Stage 4)

Find more information on the BHS websit

BHS Intermediate Teaching Test comprises the following EQL qualifications:

  • EQL Level 5 Diploma in BHS Intermediate Teaching of Horse Riding
    • EQL Level 5 Diploma in Coaching Horse Riders for the Commercial Environment
    • EQL Level 5 Diploma in Coaching Horse Riders for Competition

    Find more information on the BHS website

Find out about the Equestrian Tourism (Level 2 and Level 3) offered by the BHS