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We are inviting all show trainers and grooms to apply for the accredited qualifications scheme which we are running in conjunction with the British Horse Society.

Competitors within the showing world will have a proper register of elite accredited trainers, assistant accredited trainers / head grooms and grooms to choose from when selecting where to send their show animals, riders and children for training. Furthermore potential employers will also have the confidence knowing that future employees have the necessary skills to gain the relevant qualifications.

BSPS/BHS Elite Accredited Trainer will also have the opportunity to showing yard internationally recognised as an approved British Horse Society training establishment.

The British Show Pony Society is delighted to be working together with the British Horse Society introducing much needed standards and qualifications in our industry – just like any other industry sector and workforce.

This is a wonderful opportunity to get ahead of the rest and be recommended by both the BHS and BSPS to all their members and beyond.

Please inform the BSPS if interested further by contacting their representative:

Penny Hollings
Blue Slate Stables
Clayton Le Dale

Tel:  01254 812805 / 07971 117045

If you wish to be considered please forward your CV listing your achievements to date to the address above.

Copies of the syllabi for the different exams can be downloaded clicking the link below:

BHS BSPS Show Groom Examination Criteria (50kb)
BHS BSPS Show Trainer / Head Groom Examination Criteria (54kb)
BHS BSPS Elite Show Trainer Examination Criteria (51kb)

Application forms are available from the BSPS Exam Co-ordinator, Penny Hollings, at the contact details above.


Mrs Justine Armstrong-Small, Lower Lodge Farm, Off Long Street, Waltham Abbey, Upshire, Essex.
Tel: 07831 241 827  Email:
Miss Sarah Emmerson, Moo Lodge, Kirby, StokesleyMiddlesbrough, N. Yorks. TS9 7AQ
Tel. 07515 939652 / 01842 713911
Mrs K Farrar-Fry, Horstead Farm, Back Lane, Briestfield, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF12 0PB
Tel: 01924 840416 / 07962 155346  Email:
Mrs Penny Hollings, Blue Slate Stables, Clayton-Le-Dale, Blackburn, Lancs, BB1 9DP
Tel: 01254 812805  Email:
Mrs Katie Jerram, Collins Farm, Aythorpe Roding, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1PF
Tel: 01245 231215  Email:
Mrs Debbie Machin, Endon Riding School, Stanley Moss Lane, Stockton Brook, Stoke on Trent, Staffs,
Tel: 01782 502114  Email:
Mrs S Quiney, Stretcholt Farm, Stretcholt, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4SR
Tel: 01278 686568  Email:
Mrs Julie Templeton, Long Barn Stables, Field Aston, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 9LE
Tel: 07855 443232 / 01952 811618  Email

Mrs Katy Carter, 2 Seaton Close, Lightwood, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, ST3 7UP
Tel: 01782 330497 / 07816 898820  Email:
Miss Sarah Emmerson, Moo Lodge, Kirby, StokesleyMiddlesbrough, N. Yorks. TS9 7AQ
Tel. 07515939652 / 01842 713911
Mrs C. Nelson, Trows Cottage, Kelso, Roxburghshire. TD5 8LX
Tel: 01573 450733 / 07968 599840  Email:
Mrs Pam Prickett, Farleton House, Farleton, Carnforth, Lancs. LA6 1PB
Tel. 015395 67881  Email:

Miss Emma Boardman, Five Carr Farm, Forton, Preston, Lancs, PR3 1DD
Tel: 01524 792217 / 07970 786611
Miss Samantha Loveridge, Squirrel Cottage, Rookery Road, Wyboston, Bedford
Tel: 01480 406042 / 07882 693 106  Email:
Miss Vivien Pearson, Pervyse, Park Lane, Ashtead, Surrey, KT1 1DW
Tel: 07713 062051
Miss Victoria White, Westmead House, Taunton Road, Pedwell, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA7 9BG
Tel: 01458 210318  Email:

Miss Kirsty Ahern, Aireview Farm, Harden Road, Long Lee, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 4TP
Tel: 01535 665055 / 0777 3802566  Email:
Miss Michelle Cunningham, 163 New Lane, Pace, Banks, Southport, PR9 8HB
Tel: 07500 894781
Miss Joanne Kershaw, 36 Turnlee Drive, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 6XA
Tel: 07931 207647  Email:
Miss Katie Parkinson, 27 Holcroft Hill, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, LA13 9PH
Tel: 01229 812220 / 07970 062030  Email:
Miss Stacey Wiseman, c/o Blue Slate Stables, Showley Road, Clayton le Dale, Blackburn, Lancashire BBN1 9DP
Tel: 07790 315723

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