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Working together

The BHS protect and promote the interests of all horses and those who care about them. As a charity, they work to protect the unique bond shared between horses and people, to make sure it can be enjoyed for future generations.

This unique partnership enables all equine apprentices with Haddon Training in England, to have discounted direct entry to BHS Stages assessments as they near the completion of their apprenticeship with us.

How it works

Apprentices will have the opportunity to discuss the BHS assessment they wish to enter with their Trainer Coach and check their eligibility. Once the apprenticeship is approaching completion, their Trainer Coach will fill in a request form with the apprentice. Our apprentices can then contact the BHS to book and pay for the assessment.

Direct entry

Learners completing the Level 2 Equine Groom apprenticeship will receive direct entry to BHS Stage 2, and learners completing the Level 3 Senior Equine Groom will receive direct entry to BHS Stage 3. The apprenticeship pathway chosen for their Haddon Training qualification will determine what aspects of the BHS qualification they can gain direct entry to.

Apprentices gain direct entry to the applicable aspects as they approach the completion of their apprenticeship. Please note: participants will gain direct entry to the Stage 2 Coach element once their apprenticeship has been certificated.

Full details and the direct entry aspects are found on the brochure below.

BHS Partnership


Further information on Haddon Training's BHS Stage 2 and Stage 3 partnership.

Level 2




" We're really proud to be working with the BHS to provide the future of our industry an opportunity to complete the prestigious BHS qualifications alongside our fantastic equine apprenticeships. "

Natalie Hare, Head of Operations


Learners who gain direct entry to their BHS assessments within six months of completion will receive a 40% discount on their assessment fees, comprised of 20% discount from Haddon Training and 20% discount from the BHS.

BHS partnership FAQs

How to access the BHS Stages with Haddon Training?

This offer is available to all our equine apprentices. Apprentices will be able to consult with their Trainer Coach about the BHS assessment they intend to undertake and verify their eligibility. As the apprenticeship nears its conclusion, the Trainer Coach will assist in completing a request form with the apprentice. Following this, our apprentices can reach out to the BHS to schedule and arrange payment for the assessment.

What equine apprenticeships are eligible for BHS Stage access with Haddon Training?

Our Level 2 Equine Groom, Level 2 Racing Groom, Level 3 Senior Equine Groom and Level 3 Senior Racing Groom apprenticeships all enable participation in discounted direct entry to the BHS Stages. The pathway chosen in the apprenticeship (e.g. riding, non-riding) determines which aspects of the BHS qualification that participants can gain direct entry to. More information on this can be found in the brochure on this page.


Why choose to complete BHS Stages?

BHS Professional Learning provides ample opportunities for advancing professional careers and expanding personal expertise. By obtaining BHS qualifications alongside a certificated apprenticeship, individuals will demonstrate a versatile skill set to prospective employers, enhancing their appeal as a candidate in the competitive equestrian sector. The Stages also enable you to focus on specific career development, including professional riding or coaching.

I am a learner

Start your career and apply for an apprenticeship or up skill in your current role to progress your career.

I am an employer

Businesses need to grow. Learn new skills through our fully funded apprenticeships. 

I am a parent

We have lots of apprenticeship vacancies. Your child will earn a wage while studying a qualification.

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