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Equestrian Tourism Training

Equestrian Tourism Career Training:

  • Get ready to take BHS Equestrian tourism exams
  • You will show a level of competence in the Equestrian Tourism Industry
  • Ensure empoyers that you are at a recognised standard
  • Your clients will be assured that you are a professional

Equestrian Tourism Exams

Working in close collaboration with The Trekking and Riding Society of Scotland, The Association of Irish Riding Establishments and The Welsh Trekking and Riding Association, The British Horse Society have created progressive vocational qualifications specifically for those in the equestrian tourism industry. The qualifications particularly benefit those who escort treks, trail rides and hacks. Those qualifications provide industry related, recognised standards of competence.

Equestrian Tourism - Ride Leader Level 2

By completing our Equestrian Tourism training you will gain exposure to the formal learning, practise and revision needed to take this exam. This training course does not guarantee that you will pass any exam but is designed to expose you to elements of the exam and should not be substituted for regular practice or self directed learning. This course is designed for those working towards attaining their professional equestrian tourism exams. Once you sit and pass these exams employers can be assured that you are competent at the level you are qualified to and your clients will know that with you they are in safe hands.

The Ride Leader Level 2 Certificate is made up of the following examination sections

UNIT 1 – Brushing off horses including putting on and taking off equipment
UNIT 2 – Horse husbandry, identification and handling
UNIT 3 – The principles of caring for horses
UNIT 4 – Care of horses in a commercial environment
UNIT 5 – Organisation of escorted rides
UNIT 6 – Horse riding skills for escorting clients

This is the first level of Equine Tourism qualifications formally known as the "Assistant Ride Leader" qualification. It is aimed to provide assurance that you are capable of helping first time riders on short rides, treks or hacks, and able to assist in the daily running of a commercial equestrian establishment. This training course aims to cover course materials for these progressive vocational qualifications specifically designed for those in the equestrian tourism industry. This training will particularly benefit those who escort treks, trail rides and hacks.

If you already hold your complete BHS Stage 2 or above, you can convert this to a Ride Leader Level 2 qualification simply by taking some additional units. The British Horse Society reccommend approx. 485 hours of guided learning hours to take this exam. 

Equine Tourism - Ride Leader Level 3

By completing our Equestrian Tourism training you will gain exposure to the formal learning, practise and revision needed to take this exam. This training course does not guarantee that you will pass any exam but is designed to expose you to elements of the exam and should not be substituted for regular practice or self directed learning. This course is designed for those working towards attaining their professional equestrian tourism exams. Once you sit and pass these exams employers can be assured that you are competent at the level you are qualified to and your clients will know that with you they are in safe hands.

The Ride Leader Level 2 Certificate is made up of the following examination sections

UNIT 1 – Fit, remove and maintain tack for exercise
UNIT 2 – The principles of watering, feeding and fittening horses
UNIT 3 – The principles of commercial equine business management
UNIT 4 – Manage activities for escorted rides
UNIT 5 – Train staff for the commercial equine environment

This is the second level of Equine Tourism qualification training and will teach the skills required to be able to take sole charge of first time riders or more experienced riders. This was formally known as the "Ride Leader" qualification. You must have a sound knowledge and awareness of safety and looking after groups of horses and riders in the yard and out on a ride. You will also be capable of taking charge of a centre in the owner’s absence for a temporary period not exceeding one month.

If you already hold your complete BHS Stage 3 or above, you can convert this to a Ride Leader Level 3 qualification simply by taking some additional units. The British Horse Society reccommend approx. 278 hours of guided learning hours to take this exam. 

 

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