Equestrian Tourism Exams and Training at Slieve Aughty Centre!
British Equestrian Tourism Exams
Slieve Aughty Riding Centre, Kylebrack West, Loughrea, Co Galway
Join Trainer Gemma Ferrer BETCM (Equestrian Tourism Centre Manager) and Tracie Burroughs and prepare for:
Ride Leader Level 2 Exams
Ride Leader Level 3 Exams
May 1st and 2nd 2017
€130, includes training, horses, and lunch
Ride Leader Level 2 and 3 exams will be held at the same venue on3rd May.
Hold a BHS Stage one or 2 certificate? Earn a Ride Leader Level 2 or 3 qualification with a half day exam!
Book accommodation at The Three Towers Eco House on site!
Special rate available for exam participants.
Exams must be booked directly with the BHS at least 14 days prior to the exam date, or April 19th. Contact the BHS at 0044 2476 840508.
Already hold a Stage 1 or 2 certificate? Earn a Ride Leader Level 2 or 3 qualification by simply completing a half day exam!
Why in the world would anyone want to do equestrian tourism training and exams?
- Be qualified to work in a trekking centre (i.e. GET A FUN JOB!)
- Lower insurance rates for centres employing trained and qualified staff
- Qualifications are becoming increasingly important to the public when they make decisions about where to go trekking for the hour or for a holiday
- Ride Leader and Riding Holiday Centre Manager certificates are internationally recognised and accredited by FITE (Federation Internacionale de Tourisme Equestre)
- Equestrian Tourism Qualifications are required of new riding holiday centres and strongly encouraged for existing ones, and are supported by AIRE (Association of Irish Riding Establishments) and the BHS (British Horse Society)
What You Need:
BHS Riding and Road Safety Certificate
Occupational First Aid or Equine Specific First Aid Certificate
Ride Leader Level 2 candidates must be at least 16 years of age.
Ride Leader Level 3 candidates must be at least 18 years of age.
Which exam should you take?
Ride Leader Level 2 Qualification
Designed for those working full or part time in the industry. The holder of this certificate is competent to take out a ride, a short trek or a hack of no more than two hours duration (provided that staff to client ratio does not exceed 1 to 6) or to assist a Ride Leader on longer rides. This qualification can also be earned by completing a half day exam if the applicant already holds a BHS Stage 1 certification.
Ride Leader Level 3 Qualification
A Level 3 Ride Leader is someone who is able to take sole charge of first time riders or more experienced riders. He or she must have a sound knowledge and awareness of safety, of looking after groups of horses and clients in the yard and out on a ride. He or she should be capable of taking charge of a centre in the owner’s absence for a temporary period not exceeding one month.
Candidates must be 18 years of age or over, have a current Health & Safety First Aid at Work Certificate, Equine Specific First Aid Certificate or appropriate national equivalent, and hold a British Equestrian Tourism Ride Leader Level 2 Certificate. This qualification can also be earned by completing a half day exam if the applicant already holds a BHS Stage 2 certification.
All candidates must hold First Aid at Work Certificate, Equine Specific First Aid Certificate or appropriate national equivalent, and must have worked at an approved centre for a minimum of two seasons (All such applications should be accompanied by 2 letters of reference from previous employers, and hold a BHS Riding and Road Safety certificate