Sir — Recently my portfolio for my BHSAI (British Horse Society Assistant Instructor) — which had been assessed and passed — was returned. When I applied for the Preliminary Teaching Test exam, I’d used my Pony Club AH and B+ tests to gain direct entry. However, the letter accompanying my portfolio stated that in order to hold
Stage 3 instructor in complete horsemanship, I must first complete my Stage 3 riding, lunge and horse care exams.
I rang the BHS (British
Horse Society) to say that I had my Pony Club exams so already held these qualifications, but was told I needed to convert my existing qualifications by sending