British Horse Society Handbook

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British Horse Society logoAt Stoneleigh-Burnham School, we believe the best preparation for students who wish to pursue equestrian careers is not found only in the classroom, nor is it best delivered by spending time only in the stable.

The British Horse Society (BHS) program at Stoneleigh-Burnham School is structured to educate students in both areas, through classroom theory lectures and 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.

Students who complete the BHS educational system at Stoneleigh-Burnham School may sit their BHS international examinations in order to earn an international trainer’s passport. Alternatively, students who wish simply to expand their knowledge of horse care and stable management may participate in the course for personal enrichment.

The purpose of this handbook is to detail all aspects of the British Horse Society program at Stoneleigh-Burnham School, including the three “tracks” of study available to both enrolled students of SBS and non-students. For further questions or information, please contact George Halkett at or 413-774-2711.