Become an internationally certified instructor through The British Horse Society (BHS) certification program at Stoneleigh-Burnham Equestrian Center.
Long recognized internationally for setting the highest standards for instruction, the system set forth by The British Horse Society (BHS) complements Stoneleigh-Burnham’s dedication to providing students who aspire to careers in horsemanship with a firm academic footing at the high school level.
Unlike existing certification programs in the United States, the prestigious BHS certification is recognized in thirty-two countries worldwide. Graduates of the program are prepared to take their BHS international examinations in order to earn an international trainer’s passport, which helps qualify them for equestrian careers in management roles around the world. Alternatively, students who wish simply to expand their knowledge of horse care and stable management may participate in the course for personal enrichment.
The BHS program at Stoneleigh-Burnham has been structured to educate students in all aspects of the horse, horse-care, and competition through classroom lectures on theory, written instruction, and through practical, hands-on demonstrations in the stable, as well as riding instruction in the areas of dressage, cross-country jumping, and stadium jumping. The program is structured in levels, emphasizing mastery of skills rather than graded coursework. Certification is administered in person by examiners from the United Kingdom, once per year, and exams are pass/fail. Stoneleigh-Burnham is a certified BHS facility and a certified BHS testing center.
Stoneleigh-Burnham is now offering a British Horse Society International Intensive for participants aged 17 and older who are not enrolled at the School.