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 University 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.

For more information regarding the BHS exams and recommended preparations, please email Breann.Depietro@delval.edu or call at 215.489.2336.

2016-2017 BHS Exam Information

Delaware Valley University Equestrian Center will be holding Stage 1 exams. Please contact Breann.Depietro@delval.edu if interested. 

Below are the confirmed dates for the May 2017 BHS exams to be held at Delaware Valley University Equestrian Center.

Please be sure to read over the Equestrian Center Dress Code prior to the exam.

  • Preliminary Teaching Test, Stage 2, & Stage 3: May 11 and 12, 2017
  • Thursday, May 11: Stage 2 Exam
  • Friday, May 12: Stage 3 and Preliminary Teaching Test Exams

*Please note that registration will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.  Priority is given to DelVal students.


(registration has closed for 2017. Mark your calendar for the week of May 14-19, 2018)

Delaware Valley University, Doylestown Pa.

  • Thursday, May 11, 2017: Stage 2 Exam
  • Friday, May 12, 2017: Stage 3 & Preliminary Teaching Test Exam
  • Progressive Riding Test (PRT exam): Friday, September 22, 2017 7:30 a.m.

Earn international certificates in horse management, riding, and instruction.