Category Archives: Instructor Courses


Report – C Test Assessor Training

On 19th April, Area 5 ran a C Test Assessor Training evening at one of their Pony Club linked Centres Cheshire Riding Stables.

The evening was oversubscribed and included coaches booked on from as far as Anglesey, also included a visiting Coach from neighbouring Area 4 and our very own Area Representative Meg Green. It was also good that 3 of the staff from CRS joined us on the course, as they were so professional and made sure riders and ponies had been well prepared.

We had a fantastic welcome from Phillipa and her team at CRS, the yard was busy when we arrived with lots of children coming for their weekly riding sessions.

As part of the training course we used members and ponies from CRS for a ridden session in the beautiful outdoor Arena.  The group of trainee Assessors were able to discuss and watch the riders directed by Area 5 Coach/Assessor Rosemary Clarke.

The members demonstrated a good level of horsemanship and riding skills, it was a real pleasure to see such great members and ponies.

We look forward to coming back to CRS really soon!

Thank you … Katy Powell Jones



  • Application Form and Schedule 26 May 2018
  • DATE                   26th May 2018
  • Time.                   10am – 4pm
  • Venue.               Mostyn Farm Ride and Cross country
  •                             Tre Mostyn, Whitford CH8 9AR
  • Course tutors    Rosemary Clarke and one other tbc
  • Cost.                    £40


Please bring a packed lunch.

Who is this course for?

  • Younger coaches (minimum 17yrs) with Step One and C+
  • More experienced coaches as a CPD refresher within Branches/Centres
  • Any Pony Club coaches, as a refresher, who require an accreditation day, in either Areas or Branches/Centres.

What’s involved?

These courses develop participants through discussion, group work and most importantly, activity.  All participants will have the opportunity to teach.
The atmosphere is fun, friendly, welcoming and supportive. The emphasis is on drawing together the wide range of experiences that tutors and participants bring and making those experiences available to everyone.

This course focuses on introducing jumping, rider balance and a balanced jumping position, and working groups in open spaces (rider control!)

The Tutor : Participant ratio is 1:4.


Area 5 CPD

“Dressage for fun”

May 18th 6.30pm Northop Equestrian

A rare opportunity to see Helen Griffiths delivering CPD. From Devon, Helen is a BHSII, passionate about her sport, competing two horses at Prix St George, recommended PC coach and BHS Accred Professional coach, BD listed Judge.

Wanted for the evening – one Novice PC and two Open Dressage demo (guinea pigs !) riders please … ring Meg on 07717413105.

Please apply to Meg –


AREA 5 CPD Training


MAY 18th 6pm at Northop Equestrian.

“Making Dressage Fun” being delivered by Helen Griffiths

“Helen Griffiths has been a trainer for 40 yrs and is still very enthusiastic and passionate about her sport . Helen is currently competing two horses at Prix St George so has a clear understanding of riding under pressure and to get the best out of you and your horse whether it is for eventing, dressage or just getting started on flat work . Helen is a BHS Accredited Professional Coach , British Dressage Trainer, PC Specialist Dressage Coach and a BD Listed judge . ”

All coaches should attend whether out of date or not!

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AREA 5 B+ training  (B candidates welcome)

May 19th morning at Maelor, Hope.

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Refresh your safeguarding certification

Do you need to refresh your safeguarding certification after attending a face to face course?

Why not complete the online refresher in the comforts of your own home. This course is convenient for most in keeping your safeguarding up to date without having to attend another course during the cold and wet winter months. You can pause and return to the course at a later time depending on any time constraints or you can complete the course within a couple of hours. It is also accepted by other equestrian member bodies.

Interested? You can enrol for the online course today by clicking here.

Please note: your face to face certificate must not have expired by more than 1 month before completing the online refresher.


Russell Guire Road Show – Reaseheath College – Wednesday 11th October

As you may be aware we have a Russell Guire Road show coming up to Reaseheath College on Wednesday 11th October.

This does count at CPD for all coaches and makes a very interesting evening to attend. We received great feedback from the ones which were ran earlier on in the year and the audience was not just coaches but also members, parents and people who were not even associated to Pony Club.

This is a great opportunity to see Russell’s research close up and for a bargain price of £20 exclusively for PC, if you were to attend a day with him the ticket price will start from over £100 each!

Hopefully see you there on the evening.

Kind Regards,


Katie Attenborrow
Coaches Executive