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BHS Participation Project

Dear Affiliated British Riding Club

Come and be part of the new BHS Participation Project!

The BHS are running a project in conjunction with the BEF and Sport England to get more people riding and participating at and with their local affiliated riding club, BHS Approved centre, livery yard or registered instructor.

The project has been set up following an extremely successful pilot project, which ran the Essential Horse Knowledge Certificate (EHKC) and Progressive Riding Test (PRT) courses, we are now in the position to roll this out nationally. The aim is to create an informal community through BHS Approved Livery Yards, Riding Centres, British Riding Clubs and Centres, providing horse owners with access to a network of advice, knowledge and education, enabling them to gain confidence and ride more frequently. By creating a community, participants will also become more involved in social activities with like-minded people.

Although this project is mainly aimed at people 26 years and over, it is open to all people, of all ages wishing to become more involved, gain a qualification or just increase their confidence to help them pursue new ways of enjoying horses.

We are encouraging our Essential Horse Knowledge Certificate (EHKC), Progressive Riding Tests (PRT) and the Riding School Certificate of Competence, but activities such as Pilates for riders, yoga, zumba, circuit training, rallies and camps anything that gets people participating and enjoying themselves with horses.

Any centre/club who is interested in running a course will be provided with a toolkit which contains useful books and posters to help get the courses up and running. Any participant who attends one of the courses being run as part of the participation project will also received a tailored toolkit to assist them to get started on their course. The BHS have waived any registration/certification fees for EHKC and PRT courses.

I have attached some FAQ’s that will explain in a bit more detail what is involved and the benefits of being part of the project.

Please have a read of the attached information and if you think that the project is of interest to you, please get in touch and we are more than happy to give you a ring or come out and explain the project in more detail.

BRC Approved Clubs and Centres interested in joining the project contact us:
• North, Ireland, Wales and Scotland – Becky Lindley, or 07773 043103
• South, East and Midlands – Michelle Davis, or 07773 043112
Many thanks

Participation Project FAQ’s