Horse Society qualifications gather pace
on from the highly successful Lee Valley project (see press release
issued 29 January) The British Horse Society (BHS) is pleased to
announce another educational project whereby students can study
an equestrian qualification as part of their curriculum.
students from Paignton Community and Sports College are studying
for BHS Level 1 at Sorley Riding Stables in Kingsbridge, Devon,
one of the Society's approved riding schools. The course will run
for a complete school year and each weekly session lasts for two
and a half hours. Claire Blagdon, Paignton College's Out of Hours
Co-ordinator, says, "The students really enjoy the chance to
gain a qualification in something they love doing as well as taking
part in a school activity. I am extremely pleased with the outcome
of this course and look to make it an annual event."
Training & Examinations Manager, Margaret Linington-Payne, added,
"The BHS has been lobbying for years for equestrianism to be
a recognised school activity that can enhance the health and education
of students as well as providing a recognised qualification. We
look forward to more schools linking up with BHS approved riding
establishments and will continue to work towards that goal."