BHS Training & Exams

Here at Tralee Equestrian Centre we have a superb track record in training students for their British Horse Society (BHS) exams over the previous 9 years.

Past students of our stables have gone on to work in all spheres of the Equine industry both in Ireland and across the globe, with many starting their own businesses'.

Tralee Equestrian Centre is an approved BHS Tourism Examinations Centre and Riding and Road safety exam venue.

FAS - Equestrian - International Instructor Level 1 Traineeship

Equestrian – International Instructor Level 1(BHSAI) Traineeship

On successful completion of the programme the learner is awarded a FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Equestrian Instruction

The Course
The Equestrian International Instructor-Level 1 (BHS AI) Traineeship aims to provide both school leavers and unemployed people with an excellent foundation in the skills and practical experience required to gain employment as Instructors in the equine industry and to prepare them for examinations leading to recognised British Horse Society (BHS) Assistant Instructor qualifications.The Equestrian International Instructor Level 1  (BHS AI) Traineeship is a 48 week programme.   The Traineeship consists of 3 weeks off-the-job training with FÁS, 44 weeks training with an approved riding establishment who provide both on and off-the-job training  and a final week of off-the-job training with FÁS.

The Job
An Equestrian International Instructor is a qualified worker capable of carrying out competently the range of tasks required in the role including riding, grooming, horse handling, footing and shoeing, grassland care, watering and feeding, teaching and coaching and ride leading.The PersonYou must be 18 years of age and you must have achieved a pass in English at Junior Certificate level or equivalent. You should demonstrate an aptitude for horse riding and be capable of riding a quiet, experienced horse or pony at walk, trot and canter.   You must enjoy working with horses, should possess good communication skills and should enjoy working outdoors.    You must be physically fit and be prepared for working unsociable hours including week-end work.

When qualified you will have opportunities to progress to senior positions in the equestrian industry through your experience and further education  or training which you may undertake in areas such as the BHS Intermediate Instructor qualification.

So What Next?
You should contact your local FÁS Office for information on how to register for this Traineeship and the location and date of the next available course.

If you are interested in a career in the horse industry please feel free to contact us or re-visit this page again soon.