If you would like a few tips from the best in the equestrian world, then this might be for you.

The British Horse Society is looking for demo riders for their up and coming BHS National Coaching Convention on Monday 6 March 2017.

To apply, you’ll need to send a two minute video of you riding, showing the partnership with your horse. Firstly, upload your video to YouTube and email the link to the BHS to submit your entry with some details about yourself.

How to apply

1. Send a clear video of yourself riding for approximately two minutes demonstrating all three paces and if possible one jump (no minimum height)

2. Upload your video to YouTube

3. Please then email the link to your video to us at natcon@bhs.org.uk attaching a clear photo of yourself and your horse and don’t forget to tell the BHS:

  • Your name and age
  • Your contact details
  • Your horses name and age
  • Your competition history (if applicable)
  • Who your first choice of coach would be
  • Why you think you should be chosen to have a lesson with either William or Yogi
  • What would you like to achieve from your lesson

Rider and horse requirements for entry:

The BHS will welcome all types of horse and riders – you don’t need to be a serious competitor or professional rider to enjoy this opportunity – just show the willingness to learn and benefit from a coaching session. If you meet the requirements below, then apply.

o Riders should be a minimum of Stage 2 riding level or Pony Club B test – you don’t need to hold these qualifications, just be able to ride to that level
o Riders must be a minimum of 16 years of age and an appropriate weight for the horse they are riding
o Wearing appropriate safety equipment i.e. a riding hat that meets European standards and a body protector for jumping
o Both horse and rider must be fit enough to undertake a one hour lesson
o All types of horses are welcome so long as they are healthy and at a correct weight
o Horses must be wearing correctly fitted tack, be well shod and sound
o Horses must be fully vaccinated and hold a passport
o Geldings or mares only
o Horses must be at least four years old
o Horse and rider must be willing and able to ride in a group while in a large indoor arena featuring loud speakers and an audience

The video you submit will then be assessed by a judging panel who will allocate the places available. Horse and riders will be subject to assessment on the day during warm up to make sure that the horse is healthy and sound as well as the rider’s ability being true to the video submitted. If the judges decide that either the horse or the rider aren’t able to enter the session on health or grounds of ability, the BHS reserves the right to withdraw the combination from the session and the judges’ decision is final. All chosen riders will be contacted by the BHS by 5pm on 31st January 2017. At this point, all information regarding the coaching session, coach and timings will be given – the session will either be in the morning or afternoon of Monday 6th March 2017. Riders and their horses will be expected to make their own way to Hartpury College, Gloucestershire – no expenses are provided for this. Full terms and conditions will be supplied to successful entries.