Equine Education

Witherslack Hall Equestrian Centre is an approved Training Centre working in partnership with Equestrian Training

EQL Qualification

AQA Unit Award Scheme Certificates

Pony Club Tests


Short Courses

The Association of British Riding Schools

All riding schools, according to law, must hold a licence to operate their business and the Riding Establishments Act 1964 1970 Licence is granted by Local Authorities.
An ‘Approved School’ is an establishment which has been inspected and found to be satisfactory by one of the national Approved Schemes. The Association of British Riding Schools conducts such a scheme, setting a high standard for horse care and requires to be satisfied that the instruction given is well presented and correct. The size of the establishment is immaterial and we have both very large and very small fully approved member schools. Some have only very basic facilities, but provided they meet our high standard of care and attention to both horse and rider, we are happy to accept them as members.

Registered AQA Unit Award Scheme Centre

The Unit Award Scheme (UAS) is a unique recording of achievement scheme, rather than a qualification. It offers learners the opportunityAQA Unit Award Scheme to have their achievements formally recognised with a certificate each time a short unit of learning is successfully completed.
There are no limits on:
what can be accredited, as long as it is worthwhile and meaningful for the learner
who can achieve, in terms of age or ability
how long it takes to achieve or when this takes place
how learning can be evidenced.
Flexibility is key with UAS, and our motto is ‘Achievement for All’. We encourage and support learners to show them what they can do, rather than what they can’t.

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The Pony Club

The Pony Club is ‘the’ starting place for anyone with an interest in horses and riding, who wants to learn and have fun in a safe and caring environment.
Membership is open to anyone up to the age of 25; from total novices to those with more experience who aspire to the highest standards of riding and horse care, developed by training, assessment and access to a wide range of equestrian sports. Branch membership is for those with access to a horse or pony, and Centre membership is for those without access to a horse or pony.

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Pony Club

British Horseback Archery Association Approved School

The BHAA has affiliated centres where tuition can be provided on the centre’s horses or your own. A centre would be expected to have horseback archery specific insurance and a riding school licence.

Find out how you can get involved in Horseback Archery

Equestrian Training Ltd

Providing Practical Work-Based Training and Qualifications

  • Apprenticships
  • Edge Program Courses
  • Short Courses

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Equestrian Training Qualifications Limited

EQL is an awarding organisation recognised and regulated by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, SQA Accreditation in Scotland, Qualifications Wales (QW) and the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.
We award regulated qualifications and endorse non-regulated educational provision that meets our quality standards.

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EQL 1 Horse Care & Riding Course

July 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 15th July 2020

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