BHS Coaching conventions now open to all equestrians

Building on the success of its previous coaching conventions The British Horse Society has been holding  National Conventions in 2019. Previously targeted at the Society’s Accredited Coaches these events have been expanded to include a new day dedicated to any equestrian wishing to improve their knowledge and skills.

With demonstrations from top coaches, including Fellows of the BHS, and professional riders, and break out sessions focusing on lorry safety, course building and equine nutrition there will definitely be something for everyone to take away whether you are a professional coach or ride for pleasure.


Back by popular demand are  Gala Dinners. With guest speakers and panel debates these evenings have been rounding off convention days perfectly and are definitely not to be missed.

Sunday evenings will be ‘An Evening with….These will include a talk from an equestrian personality and a delicious gala dinner. On Sunday September 22 will be an evening with Richard Waygood MBE Team GB Eventing Performance Manager covering his life and career with horses.

Richard Waygood

Further information about Sunday Evening events at Cavan and Aintree will be announced later.

Monday evenings have been the ever popular Accredited Professional Coach Gala Dinners, with a twist! Each evening featured a panel debate with experts and professionals discussing a hot topic from the equestrian industry. These fun interactive evenings have provided an opportunity to participate and learn more with important take home information. They will also include a gala dinner and an opportunity to socialise with your fellow Accredited Professionals.

A variety of packages are available to include both convention attendance and evening events with something to suit everyone. For more information and to purchase tickets please go to

Venues also have accommodation available so you can make it more than just a day and join for the whole event. For more information about overnight stays contact


If you think you would benefit from some top level coaching, then apply to be a demo rider. The BHS welcomes all types of horse and riders. You don’t need to be a serious competitor or professional rider to enjoy this opportunity, just show us you have the willingness to learn and benefit from a coaching session. For more information on how to take part in our competition to become a demo rider please email

Whatever your discipline or goal these days will help you get the most from you and your horse. So book now and avoid disappointment. Two are still to take place, so book now for:

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool15 – 17 September

Merrist Wood College, Surrey22 – 24 September

* Day 1 and 2 combined. Both days will count as CPD

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