Courses for Horses (ages 9 - 16)

Changing lives through horses.

This national British Horse Society Programme offers alternative provision for SEN youngsters aged 9-16. It is an educational and character building programme designed to not only give experience with horses but develop life skills such as communication, confidence, relationships, teamwork, responsibility and personal achievement.

The programme itself consists of ten BHS Achieve stable management awards, six BHS Achieve riding awards and a number of BHS Achieve skills. Each young person will receive a workbook that contains a learning resource for each award to support them through the tasks involved. A BHS Achieve certificate will be provided upon successful completion of each award. The Achieve awards do not require any experience of working with horses or the outdoors; the young person simply has to show a desire to be in this environment. It is also not necessary for the young person to learn to ride as part of this programme, although this certainly is an option and has been a big attraction. For participants who already have experience with horses, there is the possibility of higher level awards, including the British Horse Society Examinations. The awards are primarily practical in nature but we incorporate written work as appropriate. However, the nature of that work is entirely up to the participant and there is no pressure to do any written work whatsoever. Our whole ethos is to get the participants achieving the awards and thereby starting to believe in themselves more.

Sessions are offered on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 10.30am to 1.00pm.

Contact name Mary Stitson
Contact position Proprietor
Contact telephone 01782 505 664
Contact email
Venue name Courses for Horses
Venue address Lower Stonehouse Farm, Stonehouse Lane
Brown Edge
Time of day MORNINGS
Session information 10.30am to 1.00pm
Cost £52.50
Referral required Yes
Referral type
Referral form must be completed prior to acceptance on the programme