We run career courses for those wishing to take the British Horse Society Stage Exams. The Course begins in September each year but it is possible to join in after commencement, subject to the standard being appropriate.

These are full time courses which combine riding lessons, lectures and demonstrations in horse care with work experience in the yard allowing students to develop their work skills. This combination properly prepares them for a career in the industry.

Brennanstown’s pass rate in these exams is excellent and any student choosing Brennanstown to work towards their BHS exams can be confident of a well structured and professionally run course.


The Centre is approved by both the BHS and AIRE to train students up the BHS Stage IV Coach standard.

Brennanstown is also an Exam centre for the BHS, and one of the few in the country which hosts Stage IV and Stage IV Coach exams. Exams take place four times each year – April, June and September for Stages I, II, Stage II Teach, III and Stage III Teach, and October for Stage IV and Stage IV Coach.

Short term courses are also run and to see a list of what's coming up, click here.