Pony club BHS Riding and Road Safety

T : +44 (0) 1668 213370
M: +44 (0) 776 2773559
E: info@swinhoecottages.co.uk

Horse Riding Lessons, Hacks & Courses

 

All of our lessons are taught by Claire Nixon who is full qualified and a BHS Accredited Coach. She has the following qualifications;

 

 

  • BHS SM, BHS II (Intermediate Instructor), UKCC Level 3 Coach.
  • BHS Riding & Road Safety Trainer and an NVQ Assessor.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Sports Coaching
  • HND in Equine Management
  • BHS Equine Specific First Aid and Child Protection.

‚Äč

 

We have 18 horses and ponies in our riding school from 12'2hh to 16'2hh, suitable for complete beginners to experienced riders (including working towards Stage 4 exams).  

 

 

Riders can take Qualifications during their lessons;

 

  • All riders have the oppotunity to take the progressive riding tests in riding and or including Stable Management through the BHS Paricipation Project. If your not yet signed up please ask Claire for more information.
  • Children who sign up as a pony club centre member also work towards the Pony club Achievement Tests and Badges, for more information see the Pony club page.
  • We also also approved to take students for work experience places here at Swinhoe Farm Riding Centre

 

Quoted by Rachel Sharpe;

"I just thought I'd let you know I have had an offer for veterinary :)

I just wanted to say thank you for all your help and also filling out the 7 million odd forms I asked you too after I'd been to stay, I really appreciated it and I'm sure they've helped me along the way!"

Hacks

 


Once you have had an assessment lesson here at Swinhoe Farm Riding Centre. Why not try a hack out around the farm through the wood or to St.Cuthberts cave, which includes several breath taking views of the Cheviots and holy Island. Hacks around Cuthberts Cave

 

  • St.Cuthberts Cave Ride is approx. 2 hours 15 mins, where you will see the dramatic sandstone Cave and spectacular views to the Cheviot Hills (Suitable for Novice riders upwards, must be able to Canter). 
  • Woodland Ride (1 hour) with beautiful views of Holy Island, Bamburgh and the coastline. This is suitable for beginner riders upwards (must be able to walk and trot on your own).

Hacks are for a maximum of five people per group, so that you learn to ride in open spaces, ride up and down hills. 

 

Please book in advance to avoid disappointment!

 

 

 

BHS Exams

The BHS qualifications have a long, proven recognition within the horse industry through out the world.


Possible careers/jobs include:
Groom
∗ Rider
∗ Yard Manager
∗ Instructor
∗ Stable Hand

We offer examination training for all BHS Examinations up to BHS Stage 3 and including BHS AI. This prepares clients towards BHS examinations covering the syllabus and examination technique. Our courses are tailor made to our clients needs and depending on the individual they can move through the stages at their own pace. We aim to expand your knowledge and experience with a range of horses. There is the opportunity to train towards the BHS Ride Safe examination and also we offer training and testing for the BHS Horse owner Certificates Levels 1 to 4.

 

Additional costs for the BHS Exam’s: -

 

Clients who wish to take BHS examinations must be a Gold Member of the BHS

 

 


Please Click here to view the BHS Qualifications including current BHS 2017 examination fees Select the exam you wish to take and exam dates are shown on the page.


Training towards Preliminary Teaching Test Contact Claire for more details.

 

Course listing;

 

Training towards BHS Stage 1

We cover the full BHS syllabus, the course is tailor made to your individual requirements and we also work on your examination technique.This examination comprises a Ridi....


Training towards BHS Stage 2

We cover the full BHS syllabus, the course is tailor made to your individual requirements and we also work on your examination technique.This examination comprises a Ridi....


BHS Ride Safe

#NEW BHS Ride Safe Exam to Replace the BHS Riding and Road Safety Test.   The Knowledge required will still be the same just assessed in an more accessble cand....


Adult Riding Club and Adult Beginner Lessons

Weekly "Adult Riding Club" course    Adult Riding Club on Thursday Morning 10am-11.30am, Riding lesson, Stable Management, refreshments and get ....


Patrick Print FBHS BHSI Training

    Swinhoe Farm Riding Centre has Patrick Print FBHS and Sandra Morrison BHSI here for BHSI Trainng. Futher dates to be arranged Please contact Clai....


Training towards BHS Stage 3

 We cover the full BHS syllabus, the course is tailor made to your individual requirements and we also work on your examination technique.This examination comprises ....