Director of Equine Studies is named a British Horse Society (BHS) Fellow

Feb 22, 2010

Mr. Angelo Telatin, Director of Equine Studies, received the distinguished honor of being named a British Horse Society (BHS) Fellow. Angelo travelled to Warwickshire College in England last week to undergo 2 days of vigorous testing in the areas of his own riding skills on both young and highly schooled horses in the disciplines of dressage and show jumping, his instruction of students in both disciplines at a variety of levels, evaluated other instructors and briefed them on their effectiveness and teaching abilities, in addition to hours of discussion on the history of equitation, modern day training techniques, and his own personal teaching philosophies.

The BHS Fellow is the pinnacle of the elite British Horse Society evaluation scheme. The exam is so inclusive, that there is no way to adequately study for the test itself. Candidates must be skilled riders, well versed in stable management, and lifelong horsemen or women with a passion for teaching. Out of eight candidates taking the exam with Angelo, he was the only one to pass! Currently, there are only 65 fellows in the world.

Angelo was commended on his academic teaching style both in the arena, in his presentation, and in discussions. His ability to illustrate his teaching philosophy through the improvement of each of his pupils and their horses was a critical point in the exam. Angelo has brought back with him the experience of testing at the highest level of the BHS system, a system which the DVC Equestrian Center adheres to through our own testing and evaluation processes. Our program could not be more proud of Angelo and his accomplishments!

Attached, you will find the levels of progression through the British Horse Society. If you would like to learn more about the organization, you can visit: