Last updated: 25/05/18       

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BHS Equine Excellence Pathway Skills Record

As an Accredited Professional Coach qualified to BHS Stage 5 Performance Coach level, I am able to complete the coach endorsement sections of your BHS skills record up to Stage 4 level. Assessments and tuition can be arranged to suit each individual.

For more information on BHS Careers, please visit the BHS Pathways website.
BHS Ride Safe

As an Accredited Professional Coach and Accredited Ride Safe Assessor, I am able to offer Ride Safe tuition.
The Ride Safe Award educates riders on safe riding in a variety of situations including riding on the road, in collecting rings and on the beach. It is an essential part of any riders education.

For more information on the Ride Safe Award, please visit the BHS Pathways website.

Local Riding Club and Pony Club 

I am pleased to say that, once again, I have been invited to teach at local clubs this year. These clubs are a great way to get additional, low cost tuition and accustom your horse to the group environment that they might find at competitions.

This year I will be teaching regularly for Ecclesfield and District Equestrian Club.

If your club or yard are interested in my services as either a regular or visiting coach, please get in touch

In addition to the BHS Accredited Professional Coaches list, I am listed on the Pony Club Instructor Database, meaning I am available to teach at other Pony Club centres and branches on request.

BHS Essential Horse Knowledge Certificate

The Essential Horse Knowledge Certificate is a new course administered by The British Horse Society and delivered only by BHS Registered Instructors who have attended specific training to ensure that all courses are run to their high standards.

The BEF Participation scheme means that, currently, those undertaking the course can have their course registration and exam fees covered by the scheme. This makes it a great time to join a course! If you are interested in this certificate, please get in touch.


I am now the proud owner of an Equissage Red horse massage system! This system uses 3 way cycloidal massage to increase your horses circulation - which may promote relaxation and healing and well as improved performance.
Use of the system is now offered as an addition to my coaching services. Prices start from £15 and there are discounts for multiple horses on the same yard visit.
These services will be expanded as 2016 continues, watch this space!!


My next clinic is a lunging techniques clinic at Hood Hill Equestrian, Sheffield. This clinic is for liveries at the yard and their invited guests. This clinic can be run at other yards by request.

Previous clinics have been held at:

  • Parkview Stables, Lepton, Nr Wakefield.
  • Higher Birchenough Farm, Nr Stockport.
  • Woodland Trails Livery Yard, Grenoside, Nr Sheffield.
  • Hood Hill Equestrian, Sheffield.
  • Whincover Stables, Swinton, South Yorks

New dates will be announced here and published on Riding Diary. Enquiries from new venues are always welcome.

If you are interested in booking a clinic or have a request for a clinic subject please send an enquiry via the Contact Us page.

British Horse Society - Local Committee

I am currently the Chair of the British Horse Society South Yorkshire Committee. The Committee works to promote the welfare of horse and rider in the local area. We have various officers who are able to assist with issues such as bridleways and access, welfare, safety and road riding. We also arrange educational and social events which raise funds to help us continue this work. If you have an enquiry about the BHS in this area, please don't hesitate to ask. More information about the committee can be found here.

**We are always looking for extra volunteers to join The Committee and develop The BHS in South Yorkshire. Please let me know if you are interested. **

BHS EHKC Instructor Training

If you are a BHS Registered instructor and would like to become accredited to deliver EHKC courses, I can deliver this training. Training must be arranged through BHS HQ.

The next EHKC Trainers course is

Wednesday 21 October. Snainton Riding Centre, Nr Scarborough. Spaces are still available.  

(For instructor exams/portfolio training, please see below)

 Safeguarding and Protecting Children Courses

BEF approved courses run by Ruth through the British Horse Society. A requirement for entry to the BHS Register of Instructors and to gain the BHSAI qualification. Strongly recommended for everyone working with under 18s or vunerable adults in the equine industry.

Dates for 2017

·         18/08/2017 – 10:00-13:30 – Grove House Stables

·         10/11/2017 – 10:00-13:30 – Grove House Stables

For details of the next available course please contact The British Horse Society

A.B.R.S. Testing

I am now approved by the Association of British Riding Schools as an external tester for all of their examinations. If you are working towards A.B.R.S exams or need an assessor please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Lectures for Horse Owners

I offer a range of lecture subjects which may provide an interesting and educational evening for riding clubs, livery yards or simply groups of horse owners who are looking to improve their knowledge.
Subjects already prepared, which can be offered at short notice include
  • Considering Your First Horse
  • Keeping Your Horse Healthy and Basic First Aid
  • An Introduction to BHS exams
  • Showing - which class and what should I wear?

Other subjects can be prepared on request. For those who would like to broaden their overall horse knowledge, please see the British Horse Society training below.

British Horse Society training

Stage 1 and 2 Care

An 8 week Stage 1 and a 10 week Stage 2 care course are run regularly throughout the year, these courses will train students towards the British Horse Society Horse Care and Knowledge Stage 1/2. Intially the training will focus on the theory aspects of the exams, moving onto practical subjects later on. It is not necessary to commit to taking assessments in order to attend the training. 

Riding assessments, Stage 2 Coaching, Stage 3 and above

BHS training is available for all levels up to and including Stage 5 Both group and private tuition is available. Please use the Contact Us page to enquire about this or any other level of tuition.

Keep up to date with forthcoming training and events 

If you would like to be kept updated on forthcoming training and events please send your email address via our contact form and put 'Updates please' into the message section. 

You can also visit the Horse Riding Instructor Facebook Page .

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