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Professional exam training courses

Wildwoods has a long history of delivering training courses to both industry professionals and individuals looking to develop their own skills.

As a British Horse Society and Association of British Riding Schools registered centre we can deliver a range of courses from both organisations.

British Horse Society Exam Training 2024

We have decided to follow the BHS Challenge Awards route which will qualify all participants for a direct entry to BHS Stage 2 Care, Lunge and Ride. Some riders may be more advanced and wishing to jump, so groups will be split accordingly. The BHS Stage 1 / Stage 2 course will run for 15 weeks on Fridays from 18.00 – 20.30  29th March – 5th July @ £1,200 for the complete course  or £90 per session. The course will cover the seven Silver awards. The Ride Out Safely, which has for the present replaced the Ride Safe Award, will be run separately at additional cost (dates to be advised). Go to the BHS website link to find out more:

BHS Silver Challenge Awards

Fridays 29th March – 5th July  18.00 – 20.30 (15 weeks) @ £90 p/w or £1,200 for the course.

This qualifies candidates for a direct entry to the BHS Stage 2 assessment without the need to take Stage 1, or you might just want to improve your riding & learn more about equine care.


Riding out Safely (Silver Challenge Award)

Sundays 19th May & 16th June

This replaces the BHS Ride Safe exam

BHS Stage 2 Coach

Sundays 14th January – 31st March
15.00 – 18.00 (12 weeks)
@ £90 p/w or £960 for the course.

15.00 – 16.00 Lunge lesson & lead rein
16.00 – 17.00 Theory, lesson plans & lecture
17.00 – 18.00 Group flat & jump lesson 

BHS Stage 2 Coach assessments can be booked through the British Horse Society Examinations office

BHS Challenge Awards

     Saturdays 14.00 – 16.00 @ £80 p/w.
     Theory only 15.00 – 16.00 @ £20 p/w

  • Theory and ridden
  • 8 awards for each level
  • Bronze, Silver, Gold & Platinum awards
  • Additional one to one support can be provided

   Please contact us for a schedule of subjects

BHS Stage 4 Teach Day

Date to be advised

This will qualify as a CPD update.

Please call us for further details

Donald Kear

Donald is a BHS Exam Assessor and sometimes teaches at Wildwoods on Friday mornings. Riders need to be working at BHS Stage 4 level.

Please call us for more details