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Horse riding instructor

Horse riding instructors teach people to ride horses and improve their riding technique.
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What does a horse riding instructor do?

Horse riding instructors teach people to ride horses and improve their riding technique. You may specialise in teaching a specific age group or a specific riding discipline, such as dressage. You’ll need to be a highly proficient rider and good with animals. Most horse riding instructors have years of experience of riding and caring for horses and ponies.

What do I need to do to become a horse riding instructor?

While there are no specific qualifications required to be a horse riding instructor, most work towards a recognised qualification. These are offered by organisations such as the British Horse Society (BHS) and the Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS).

Related skills

  • Communication
  • Discipline
  • Patience
  • Physical fitness

Related subjects

  • Physical education

Desirable qualifications

  • BHS professional qualification
  • ABRS professional qualification

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Where could I be working?

You will mostly be working outdoors, and could be self-employed, or working for a small company.

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