Horse riding instructors teach people to ride horses and improve their riding technique.
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).
- BHS professional qualification
- ABRS professional qualification
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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