Calliaghstown Equestrian Centre

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The British Horse Society

The British Horse Society examinations system is one of the best and most widely respected in the world. The progressive route encourages you to continue, leading from beginner level to world class qualifications.


The advice, guidelines and syllabus for every level mean that you can be sure of what you'll be asked to do and also be sure you're making the right choice in taking your training and exams with us. Once you're qualified, you can also attend professional development events to push your skills even further.


Here at Calliaghstown Equestrian Centre, we train candidates for Stage 1, 2, 3 & 4, Preliminary Teaching Test, Riding & Road Safety and Equestrian Tourism Exams. We are proud that our horses have helped many candidtates achieve their professional qualifications.



The British Horse Society Assistant Instructor (BHSAI) qualification


A BHSAI should have a sound level of practical experience, and be able to look after several horses in an unsupervised environment. They will have experience riding a variety of horses in a variety of situations and begin to be able to school horses. They will have experience coaching beginner riders and riders up to Stage 2. An example of a Stage 2 rider may be a rider who is secure, balanced and competent with and without stirrups in walk, trot and canter and who can jump up to 76cm/2'6.  A BHSAI may need support to develop their skills and experience further and should be supervised in new or challenging situations.