ARH and Trails Guide Assessments

The experienced team at Lowveld Trails Co. are accredited Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) assessors that conduct Advanced Rifle Handling (ARH) & Trails Guide assessments. This includes:

Back-Up & Lead Trails Guide assessments on Trails Guide Mentorship Trails at ZAR 500. For more information download the Trails Guide Mentorship Trail brochure: 2019 Brochure | 2020 Brochure .

ARH and Professional Trails Guide shooting assessments at ZAR 1600*.

As per FGASA, all Trails Guides are required to successfully complete an ARH assessment, and remain current,  before they can be declared competent to conduct guided walks in a dangerous game environment.

Each candidate will first have to attain the required Unit Standards through the Professional Firearm Trainers Council (PFTC) before an ARH assessment may take place. The three Unit Standards are;

117705 – Knowledge of the Firearms Control Act.
119651 – Handle & use a manually operated rifle or carbine.
123519 – Handle & use a manually operated rifle or carbine for business purposes.

The candidate will additionally have to be a paid-up member of FGASA in order to secure an assessment date.

2019 Scheduled ARH Practice & Assessment Dates (Hoedspruit)

  • 22 & 23 January
  • 14 & 15 February
  • 03 & 04 April
  • 02 & 03 May
  • 25 & 26 June
  • 23 & 24 July
  • 14 & 15 August
  • 12 & 13 September

Download the 2019 ARH Brochure for more information.

Download the 2020 ARH Brochure for next years Practice & Assessment dates.


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