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Coaching through Disabilities – BHS CPD workshop

A BHS Continuous Professional Development (CPD) workshop also open to all RDA, Pony Club, and other BEF associated coaches

One in five people have a long-standing, limiting disability or life-changing condition, and the benefits of interaction with horses and riding are well known. This popular BHS CPD workshop is an introduction to this huge topic, helping to signpost coaches to a range of practical resources about different disabilities, and safe, thoughtful practices. It counts as 6 Points towards BHS CPD.

The workshop is facilitated ot draw on the knowledge and experience in the room.  It will include a review of life-changing illnesses and injuries in adults and discussion about the practical issues of coaching them. From horse selection and welfare, adapting tack, working with other therapists, there is plenty to discuss!  The roles of RDA, BD, BEF, and Para Equestrian competition will be mapped out as well as the emerging field of equine assisted  approaches. It will draw on sports psychology principles about the importance of language and recognition of values and beliefs. Finally, it will highlight how BHS coaches can engage with other coaching pathways to build on existing qualifications.

Profits from this workshop go to the Happiness Horsebox CIC, a special accessible service funded by the equestrian community, for the equestrian community.

Workshop Approach

An online workshop is being delivered in Autumn / Winter 2024-25, split into two 3 hour workshops (4pm to 7pm). Each counts as 3 points BHS CPD, and can be taken in either order.

We cover the topics in an engaging way, drawing on the group’s experience as well as presenting useful information.  There will be access to a comprehensive workbook and resources after, and the opportunity to join further forums and presentations.  

Dates for Face to Face workshops in 2024 are being arranged around the country, please ">contact Liz if you would like us to host one in your area. 

Venues and dates 2024

  • Monday 23rd September  – Wellington Riding Centre, Near Basingstoke ,  10 am to 4 pm 
  • Online – Workshop 1  Tuesday, 18th  September 4pm-7pm
  • Online – Workshop 2  Tuesday 1st October 4pm-7pm

Booking and CPD points 

Places are limited to ensure personal attention, so please reserve your place on the Happiness Horsebox website or by emailing if you want to pay for more than one person. 

Book both online sessions for a discount: BHS/APC member £55  RDA Coach £55 – otherwise per Session £30

CPD points are logged via the BHS feedback form. Receipts and attendance certificates are sent upon request.