Have you considered taking the Fellowship Assessment ?

The Fellowship assessment will be taking place on 6th and 7th April 2020 at Warwickshire College  

The BHS Fellowship is the highest professional standard across the equine industry and is internationally recognised.

Taking place across two days, candidates will be assessed on coaching skills, practical demonstrations, theoretical knowledge, stable management and the history of equitation.

Fewer than 80 people hold the FBHS qualification, which is recognised as the highest equestrian qualification in the world.

If you are a Stage 5 Performance Coach (formerly BHSI ) and think you have the skills, knowledge and passion to become a BHS Fellow then please forward a CV, covering letter and fee of £150 to the Education Department by 1st November 2019.

CV’s are assessed by a panel of Fellows against the following criteria:

*Competition experience

*Teaching/Coaching experience

*Presenting experience

*Previous and present occupations

*Equestrian qualifications

*Academic qualifications

*Experience developing/training horses

*Evidence developing riders

*Current training undertaken by candidate

CV’s can be emailed to Jenny Wall, jenny.wall@bhs.org.uk.   If your CV is accepted you will be invited to apply for the assessment.  The fee for the assessment is £925.  If you do not feel ready to apply this time, your CV may be held on file for up to 5 years.


Clarissa Dawson BHSI

It was with the greatest sadness that we learned of the passing of Clarissa Dawson who lost her battle with cancer on 9th March 2019. She was a much loved member of the F & I Association and many tributes and fond memories are being shared on the F & I Association Facebook page.

Horse and Hound wrote an article about Clarissa’s determination during her treatment which can be read here: http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/features/inspiring-cancer-sufferer-clarissa-dawson-psg-dressage-660090

Dates for your Diaries


7th March The National Equine Forum, London

Contact Jillie Rogers, jillierogers001@gmail.com

15th March Caroline Moore FBHS Training day at Wellington Riding

Contact David Sheerin, david.s@wellington-riding.co.uk

3rd May Badminton Course Walk with Nick Turner FBHS,

Contact Ann Bostock, ann.bostock1@btopenworld.com

20th May Judy Harvey FBHS Training Day

Contact Ann Bostock ann.bostock1@btopenworld.com

25th June Irish F&I Day

Contact Faith Ponsonby (this is already full)

6th Sept Burghley Course Walk with Eric Smiley FBHS

Contact Ann Bostock ann.bostock1@btopenworld.com

15th Sept The Pammy Hutton FBHS Talland Training Day

Contact Jude Murphy  judithamurphy@btinternet.com


Training Day at Millfield (Danny Anholt)

A Day with the Three Fellows Ingestre (Linda De Matteo)

Show Jump Training with Alan Fasakerly (Sue Ricketts)

F&I Day at RIHS Hickstead (Jillie Rogers)

F&I Summer Camp at Wellington (David Sheerin)

Continued training towards the Fellowship (Sam Champney Warrener)

A trip to Olympia – December (Jillie Rogers)


Hartpury 24-26 March

Ingliston 7-9 April

Cavan 13-14 May

Aintree 15-17 September

Merrist Wood 22-24 September

Congratulations to the New Fellows

The F&I Association wishes to congratulate three of our members who have this week achieved the highest accolade awarded to a professional member of the British Horse Society – The Fellowship.
Mandy Luesley
Sarah MacDonald
Andrew Bennie.
These three good people deserve to have passed the Fellowship with all it entails.