We are proud of our status as a Certified British Horse Society (BHS) Testing Center. With this accreditation, we offer BHS Examinations for certificates in Stage 1 through International Instructor Level 1 at our Equestrian Center.

The BHS is recognized in 32 countries world-wide for its esteemed certification programs for instructors and managers. Through the evaluations performed by the BHS, equine facilities are evaluated and recognized for their excellence in their standards for safety, horse management, and instruction. BHS testing covers riding in the disciplines of dressage, show jumping, and eventing in addition to horse knowledge and care.

Delaware Valley College will be holding a British Horse Society examination this spring at the Equestrian Center. Through obtaining these certifications, your marketability in the equine industry is enhanced as your qualifications are recognized around the world. Please visit the British Horse Society for information regarding each examination's individual requirements outline in syllabus format.

Register for the 2014 British Horse Society Exams held May 12-16!

If you need to take your stage 1 equivalent, the Progressive Riding Skills Test, please register for the February 10, 2014 exam by January 31.

Registration and payment for the remaining May 12-16 exams is due by March 1. Progressive Riding Skills Test (Stage 1 Equivalent): $200 (includes examination and BHS membership fees)

Complete Exam All Riding Sections Riding Units All Care Sections Care Units
Stage 2: $515 $350 $220 $300 $125
Stage 3: $590 $450 $245 $355 $140


Complete Exam Practical Units Principles Principle Units
PTT: $545 $310 $270 $80



*The Stage 2, 3, and PTT fees do not have the BHS Bronze membership included above. If your membership is not up to date, please add another $30 to the cost of the exams you are registering for in your payment. For more information regarding the BHS exams and recommended preparations, please contact Breann.Depietro@delval.edu or 215.489.2336.

Download the BHS registration form.
Download the PRST registration form.