BHS International Intensive Application

The British Horse Society (BHS) International Intensive at Stoneleigh-Burnham School (SBS) functions independently from the academic program at SBS. Students enrolled in the BHS International Intensive must adhere to all applicable School policies and procedures as outlined in the Community Handbook. This selective program accepts a limited number of students per year. The program begins in the fall. Due to the structure of the curriculum, no mid-year entries are permitted. As such, a rigorous application and admissions process is required. Applications are due by August 1, 2022 interviews must be completed by August 10, 2022 and candidates will be notified of their status by August 15, 2022. Please contact Director of the Stoneleigh-Burnham Equestrian Center George Halkett (ghalkett@sbschool.org) with any questions.
  • *Please note: At this time, the British Horse Society Intensive is not available to international students who are not currently enrolled as a student at Stoneleigh-Burnham School. If you are an international student interested in pursuing the British Horse Society you must simultaneously pursue admissions to Stoneleigh-Burnham School.
  • *Please note: Young women aged 17-20 interested in pursuing the British Horse Society Intensive as a boarding student must also interview with Stoneleigh-Burnham School's Dean of Students and that only qualified candidates will be invited to interview.
  • *Please note: Young women aged 17-20 interested in pursuing the British Horse Society Intensive as a boarding student must also interview with Stoneleigh-Burnham School's Dean of Students and that only qualified candidates will be invited to interview.
  • Please outline your equestrian experience including a detailed list of trainers with whom you've ridden, average number of hours you spend in the saddle and/or work in a stable setting (per week), competitive accomplishments, etc.
  • Please outline your non-equestrian experience including extracurricular activities, volunteerism, employment history (if applicable), etc.
  • Please submit a 1,000-word essay outlining your career ambitions and your interest in the British Horse Society Intensive at Stoneleigh-Burnham School.
  • I understand that I must submit a short video that displays my riding abilities to ghalkett@sbschool.org with the subject line "BHS Intensive Application Video_mylastname" (ex: BHS Intensive Application Video_Torres).
  • I understand that only qualified candidates will be invited to interview.
  • Do you have any documented learning differences? If yes, please explain below.
  • If you do not have any documented learning differences, please write "not applicable". If you do have documented learning differences, please explain.
  • I understand that acceptance into the British Horse Society Intensive is conditional upon clearing the required CORI/SORI (Criminal Offender Record Information / Sex Offender Registry Information) check.