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British Horse Society Pathway


There is no other feeling in the world to compare with it if one loves a great horse. It gives a thrill that nothing else ever can. It cannot be put into words, because words cannot express it.
— Samuel Riddle.

British Horse Society Pathway at College Farm Equestrian Centre

British Horse Society Pathway - Markham Dressage at College Farm Equestrian Centre

College Farm Equestrian Centre is a British Horse Society Approved Establishment

Vikki Hayton is a Senior Assessor and as such, all skills records can be signed off.

Riding Times:

Monday 09.30am – 11.00am; or
Wednesday 5.00pm – 6.30pm ; or
Thursday 10.00am – 11.30am

Each 10 week course costs £150.00 and does not include exam fees.

Courses run throughout the year but are subject to there being sufficient numbers signing up. All course fees are payable in advance.

We can also complete training on a ‘time on request’ basis, all packages can be made to suit individuals and or can be delivered on a private lesson basis.

All students must be members of the British Horse Society prior to signing up for the course.

Tel: Vikki Hayton 07860 276 578 or email for further information.

Groom Pathway

 The British Horse Society Groom Pathway supports and celebrates those wishing to pursue a career as a groom, from a foundation groom through to a performance centre manager.

Working with horses is a lifestyle choice and this is particularly prevalent in a groom’s career. Career opportunities are diverse, from working for professional riders or becoming a groom in a stud yard, to riding schools or managing an extensive equestrian business. Each groom will find a niche which suits them.

Further details available on the British Horse Society website by clicking here.

Many grooms will be expected to be able to ride. You may wish to consider the BHS Groom with Riding Pathway to support this element of your career.

Groom with Riding Pathway

The British Horse Society Groom with Riding Pathway provides the practical riding skills and knowledge to support a rider or groom that has responsibility to care for, produce, train and exercise horses.

Any professional in the industry requires a sound knowledge of horse care and stable management to supplement their career, whether a coach, groom, rider or trainer. The BHS Groom with Riding Pathway will help you develop a sympathetic riding style and ensure you put the welfare of the horse at the heart of your riding and training.

Further details available on the British Horse Society website by clicking here.

If you have any individual requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Conditions of Booking

Cancellation: 24 hours’ notice is required. If no prior notice is received, the lesson fee will be charged.

Riding is a risk sport; clients are strongly advised that: –

Correct attire, as recommended by the British Horse Society and conforming to PAS015 or BSEN1384, should always be worn when on the yard.

Body Protectors Class 1, 2 or 3 are strongly recommended and are mandatory for cross-country riding.

They should take out Personal Accident Insurance.

College Farm Equestrian Centre, its proprietors, or agents, will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to client property.

For Further Details Contact Vikki