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|A happy horses = a happy rider! Care enough to make horses happier
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Genuinely comprehensive & professionally produced equine courses. Plus a useful information and articles section on this site with videos for BHS Stages exams.
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Too busy to go to college or classes? Our courses come to you
Students tell us: 'So much more comprehensive than other courses'
Who takes Lingfield Courses? People who care about horses, that's who!
We welcome all ages & standards - professional friendly tutor support throughout
How does it all work?
That's all there is to it !
If you want a break from studies that's fine - put it down & pick it up later. You have as long as you wish to complete - no fixed completion dates at all. All our courses have multiple learning tasks and projects and offer self assessment as well as marked assignments.
Established 1994 we have trained a worldwide family of professional and amateur riders.
The friendly equine tutor group - a relaxed way to learn.
Anon: April 2015: "I hope to do more of your courses as I like the way you explain things without making it sound complicated"
J North said: "I help out with horse care mucking out and tacking up at a stables. It was suggested I take the "Intermediate Diploma" in equine management which I thought was a bit beyond me. It was actually just right"
Coleen - Scotland, (a horse owner for some years) told us: I've just finished Study Pack 1, Level 1, & I wanted to let you know that I've enjoyed it a lot. At first I thought I might get a bit bored with it, but soon discovered, that I didn't actually remember (or even know!) all the information in the pack! I know what other students mean about the course making people read more books! I've pulled all of mine down from the shelf and been searching through them for the first time in ages! (see more testimonials on read more)
- Preparation for BHS Stages, ABRS, UKCC, NVQ
- Prepare for work as a Groom, Coach or Instructor
- Gain more confidence in how to care best for your horse
Subsidies & membership to the British Grooms Association
BHS web page link BHS - Lingfield Correspondence - BHS accredited courses with Lingfield are overseen by Fiona Dent registered instructor.
Why do people use Lingfield over other distance learning providers?
Why use Lingfield equine distance learning courses?
- So comprehensive are Level 1 & 2 that we will refund your fee if you show us a more comprehensive course at the same level.
You can start immediatly - just pay & get started in minutes
You can finally ignore the others at the yard - Learn to do things your way!
Your personal tutor offers free, friendly support by email/phone at any time
We especially welcome mature riders to young equine studies career students
We can explain the UK equine qualifications and training options - ring anytime
Listed on the British Horse Society website for distance learning coursesFlexible equine programmes to fit all standards - at fees / instalments you can afford
|Sam Hayes: after completing Level 1 of the Intermediate Diploma programme, Sam took the professional exam and said: "I passed BHS Stage 1! I'm really pleased. I hope to take Stage 2 later this year and don't think there's anything I haven't covered in my Lingfield Intermediate Diploma "
|L & B Said: After taking our HOCs with Lingfield, we both needed our BHS Stages 1 & 2 for our Approved Holiday Centre Manager qualifications, so we took a college Stages course. We needn't have spent that time. In the end we used our course notes from Lingfield. These courses are so much more detailed and comprehensive than we realised|
Although qaulifications are important to some, it is the welfare of the horse which should come first!
Katie Paris said:
"I have worked with horses for over 30 years but needed to brush up and get more up to date. Good layout, easy to read and friendly helpful tutor"
Samantha Hayes from Barnstaple: I am thoroughly enjoying the course. All the info I need and requires research which points me in the direction I need to be looking. I have learnt so much amd feel 100% more confident looking after my horse.
I was always asking for help - but now I realise that this was from people who knew very little more than I did ! By learning to do things correctly, I can form my own opinions without listening to everyone else - who I now know are not always right !
Equestrian distance learning courses from a friendly group - for anyone who enjoys horses and horse care from complete novice, mature riding school rider, from prospective horse or pony owner to career student and experienced owner.
|More Reasons to choose Lingfield:|
Mature horse riders and ages from 11 - 70 welcomed
Self assessment with optional tutor assessed assignments
Easy to read - written in plain English avoiding text book speak
Course completion Certificates and Diplomas & Preparation for BHS exams
Booklet offer: How to get qualified on a part time basis
Our principles: To work with honesty and integrity to help others. Our logo says it clearly: 'Caring for Horses'. We care about their welfare and about those who do the caring.
Reviews - Read what others say about the courses & view more about us
Trade / Member / working with:
- The British Horse Society
- British Equestrian Trade Association
- The Association of British Riding Schools
- The International Group for Equestrian Qualifications
- The Training Directory
- Local Riding site Your one stop resource for everything equestrian.
- Find Our Horse Events On HorseEventsUK.co.uk
- The Institute of Animal Care Education
The Lingfield Guide to professional Equestrian Training & Training on a part time basis:
How to Get Qualified
- This booklet provides clear explanations on what qualifications are available
- How to gain horse related qualifications in the UK
- How to gain training & qualifications
- It offers details of part time training routes for Riding Instructors or Professional Grooms.
Recent review of the training guide :
"This is a fantastic little book. It has all the information you need to help you decide which qualification to go for. It has ideas on where to train and how to go about finding the right place and even has information on setting up your own business.
When I was looking around for some sort of training to become a riding instructor and horse trainer, I wanted to train on a part time basis but couldn't find anywhere to take me on. I now know that I just didn't know how to go about it. I wish this little guide had been available when I was looking for training" Jenny Graham
A must for the mature person thinking about working with horses on a full or part time basis. Suggestions are given about gaining funding for your training. Specific information is given to those aiming at a career change, such as wanting to finally become a professional after being involved for some years or aiming to set up your own livery or equine related business.
£3.00 including UK postage + £2 overseas