Our Courses

At Barnfield, we’re committed to helping riders learn more about the horses and how to care for them.  We offer a range of courses for adult riders – you can come just for fun or to prepare for British Horse Society exams.  For children, we run a Pony Club session and other activities – see our Kids page for details.  To book any of our courses, please contact us by phone or email.

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BHS Ride Safe exam

Ride Safe is the British Horse Society training course designed to make sure you and your horse are safe on roads, tracks and bridleways.  Barnfield Riding School runs a pre-exam course to make sure you have all the knowledge you need, plus you can take the exam on our friendly, safe horses & ponies.

We’re proud of our 100% pass rate!
If you want ​to learn to Ride Safe, call the yard on 020 8546 3616.

BHS Stage 1, 2, 3 exams

As Barnfield is now an authorised training and examination centre, we offer combined riding and stable management courses for those wanting to work towards British Horse Society examinations (Stages One, Two & Three). 


Each session combines an hour of riding with an hour of hands-on stable management teaching – perfect for mastering both sides of the exam. The courses run for 8-10 weeks before the exam date.


Call now to register your interest and make sure you’re first on the list!

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Stable management courses

We offer two options for riders wanting to work on their horse care skills without taking exams:


Horse care: courses run for 6 weeks. Ideal for those who want to broaden their knowledge of the daily care horses need. Groups are limited to 6 people so you learn ‘hands-on’ in a safe environment. Coffee is provided after sessions to discuss what you’ve learned. If you wish to book a private course that is tailored to your needs, get in touch with the team and we will arrange it.


Ride & Groom: This two-hour course combines riding with looking after your favourite horse. You’ll learn about feeding, grooming and tack care. This course runs all year round – an ideal present for a friend (or yourself!)