Horses & Courses at Thurleigh Equestrian Centre


We can now offer a range of riding certificates that enable a rider to track their progress as they develop their flatwork riding skills and knowledge. Written in line with British Dressage (BD) tests, each level contains a number of riding objectives that build from BD Intro level through to Elementary level, allowing a rider to develop their riding skills in a systematic manner as they progress. The table below provides a summary of the course objectives and how these courses relate to both the BHS and BD levels.

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Are you looking to update your equine knowledge, gain accreditation of your existing horse knowledge and skills, complete British Horse Society or ABRS examinations, gain a professional academic qualification, or simply study for your own pleasure?

Do you need a cost effective way to study that will fit around your other commitments and lifestyle?

If the answer is 'Yes', then a Horses and Courses home study equine course is the educated choice for you.

Horses and Courses has been offering high quality home study horse courses to students from across the world since 1999. Our expert team offer a comprehensive range of equine distance learning courses ranging from short Diplomas in a variety of horse care, stable management, holistic horse care, horse physiology and psychology topics, right through to more advanced courses and BTEC programmes.

For further information contact us at or visit the Horses and Courses website at or call the office on 01234 771882