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Coaching Pathway (Show jumping)

The BHS Coaching Pathway (Show Jumping) supports you to become a world-leading equestrian coach with the 360 degree understanding, knowledge and skills to support your clients and the next generation to reach their goals and ambitions.

  • Last reviewed: 2nd August 2022
Coaching Pathway (Showjumping) Coaching Pathway (Showjumping)

Highly respected around the world as an achievement in Complete Horsemanship, this pathway supports the fundamental skills required to teach and coach from entry level up to professional and competitive equestrians in riding and horse management.

Through the combination of capabilities and knowledge acquired through our BHS stages, the pathway will help you to stand above the crowd and utilise the broadest possible understanding and expertise to coach our current and future generations.  

Who is this pathway for?

  • Anyone who wants to coach and train riders and horses
  • Anyone who wants a career working with horses
  • Anyone who wants a career in the equine industry
  • Anyone who wants to develop skills in horse care and management, lungeing, riding and coaching with a focus on show jumping

Career pathway:

Coaching (Show Jumping) Pathway

  • Stage 1

Complete Horsemanship

Stage 1 Complete Horsemanship provides an industry recognised foundation of practical knowledge in riding, care and stable management to progress through any career pathway.

  • Stage 2

Foundation Coach in Complete Horsemanship

BHSQ Level 2 Foundation Coach in Complete Horsemanship (Stage 2) provides a foundation in equine care and management, lungeing, riding on the flat and over fences and the initial principles of teaching and coaching.

  • Stage 3

Coach - Jump Ride

BHSQ Level 3 Coach - Jump Ride (Stage 3) demonstrates your ability to work in the industry as a coach, inspiring others through your modern teaching methods with a sound knowledge base to support your coaching.

  • Stage 4

Senior Show Jumping Coach

BHSQ Level 4 Senior Show Jumping Coach (Stage 4) celebrates your development in coaching both horses and riders in the equestrian industry with considerable knowledge in care and management, riding and coaching. You may be a freelance coach or looking to develop as a trainer within show jumping.

Potential careers

With this pathway, you could potentially become a:

  • Riding school coach working with individuals and groups
  • Freelance dressage coach 
  • Established freelance dressage coach and trainer
  • Established dressage coach in an equestrian training centre
  • Senior and management roles within an equestrian business
  • Fellow of the BHS

Other Pathways

Whatever your career aspirations – caring for horses, riding professionally or coaching the next generation – there’s a pathway for you.

Coaching Pathway (Dressage)

BHS Coaching Pathway (Dressage) will develop your flatwork and support a career as a dressage rider

Find out more here.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please complete our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly. Alternatively you can call us on 02476 840508.