BHS Training @Balcultry

Balcultry Stables is an Approved BHS Training and Assessment Centre. Swords, Co. Dublin.

We have BHS Training and Challenge Awards coming up;

29th April – BHS Stage 1 & Challenge Awards; Care Intro Course at Balcultry Equestrian Centre, Swords.

3 session Dates 29th April, 6th &13TH May. 2 hrs This course will introduce all the elements of the BHS Stage 1 Care exam using demonstrations and discussion and is useful for those preparing for the Stage 1, those considering taking exams in the future or for those wishing to know a bit more about the correct care and management of horses in general. Minimum age limit of 13 years. Cost €150 to be paid in advance.

16th May – Riding Assessment. BHS Ride Save – Challenge Awards Silver.

The first riding BHS Assessment required before your BHS Stage 1 Ride.

BHS Ride Safe Challenge Award Silver Please email Catriona @Balcultry. To book this BHS Training and Assessment

* Horseback riding section = training is booked separately.

Books included; Training & Assessment Dates * Zoom Theory; 7.30pm Tue 16th May * Zoom Theory Assessment 7,30pm exam Tue 23rd May. * Riding Assessment; Thursday 1st June. 1hr. Cost €125 to be paid in advance.

BHS Online Training Jan 2023

Starting Tuesday 10th Jan, a 6 six-week online course. Classes are held on Zoom. Live discussions and quizzes.

THE BHS Association is a registered charity, and its aim is to give advice and support for horse care and welfare. Campaigning for and protecting equestrian rights of way. Improving safety for horses, riders and carriage drivers. Promoting riding for all.

The course is designed to:

  • Horses owners guide to best practice in care for their horses.  
  • Provide a straightforward introductory course suitable for anyone wishing to establish the foundation of stable management principles.
  • Prepare students for the BHS Equine Excellence Pathway ‘Groom Pathway’ Stage 1 Care examination. We hold the Assessments here at Balcultry EC, they are not mandatory.

BHS Stage 1 Care is ideal for:

  • Inexperienced students from the age of 14 years
  • Students at the start of training with little or no experience of horse-care who would like to further enhance their knowledge in the care and management of horses
  • Students who wish to complete the BHS Stage 1 Care examination

Price e15 per class or e75 for all 6 classes plus bank charges. To book a class or all classes, click the link https:/

*** Practical Classes and Riding for the Stage Assessments are also planned. To receive updates please fill in our Google form