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Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshops

Workshop

Venue: Springhill Farm Riding Stables, Selattyn, Oswestry, SY10 7NZ
Date: Wednesday11th July 2018
Starting at 17:30 prompt

Entry form: http://events.pcuk.org/?page_id=5862

  • The workshop costs £20 to attend and is suitable for all coaches and Pony Club volunteers.
  • Full details can be found here.

Kind regards … Stef Brazier

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INTRO TO COACHING – STEP 2INTRO TO COACHING – STEP 2

  • 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

ENSURE YOU COME DRESSED SMARTLY AS YOU WILL BE COACHING A GROUP.  Bring your coaching log book

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.

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INTRODUCTION TO COACHING – STEP 1

  • DATE – 7th May 2018
  • Time – 10am – 4pm
  • Venue – Pennant Park Centre, Whitford CH8 9ER
  • Course tutors – Katy Powell Jones and Rosemary Clarke
  • Cost – £45 including A5 Coaching log book

ENSURE YOU COME DRESSED SMARTLY AS YOU WILL BE COACHING A GROUP.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Who is this course for?

  • Pony Club members aged 16 years or older who are enthusiastic to teach at D/D+ level. Must hold minimum C test. C+ test is preferable.
  • Past members, supporters or parents over 25 years who have sound horse knowledge and are enthusiastic to teach at D/D+ level.
  • Pony Club coaches at any level who want to refresh their ideas or check they are in line with best practice.

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 the basic skills needed to begin coaching, including planning riding and horse care sessions and the values underpinning Pony Club coaching.

  • Please fill in the attached form and return before 27th April 2018.
  • Places are limited to 12 participants
  • Waitlist will be held – rosemary.george@me.com
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The Eloise and Katie Bursary 2018

“As part of my prize for winning my section last year at the Pony Club Open Eventing Championships I was invited to attend the Eloise and Katie Bursary training at Attington Stud with renowned World Class trainer Gill Watson.   Due to 2 of the winners having to drop out I was invited to bring a second horse along with Kellen so I took my 5 year old, William.  (Dad was chuffed as he no longer had to muck him out while we were away!!)     Having my 2 horses there was really useful as I was able to get an insight into Gills views on  young horse training  as well as the more established horse.

William had a very useful Dressage lesson on the first day followed by a Cavaletti session in the afternoon for Kellen.  This is something I don’t do a lot of but all three of the horses who took part showed marked improvement through the session.  That evening we were very kindly invited to Gill’s home for supper along with Celia Plunkett who also came to watch the sessions.  The next morning Kel had a ‘test run through’ session which was really helpful as Gill commented on it as a Judge would so that we could see where we could gain valuable marks.

The afternoon sessions focused on course jumping and both of my boys jumped really well.  Although it was a long way to travel it was more than worth the journey and I would love to do it all again……. Fingers crossed for this years Champs!”

Brier Leahy

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INTRO TO COACHING – STEP 1

  • This Entry form for downloading ...
  • DATE                   7th May 2018
  • Time.                   10am – 4pm
  • Venue.                Pennant Park Centre, Whitford CH8 9ER
  • Course tutors    Katy Powell Jones and Rosemary Clarke
  • Cost.                    £45 including A5 Coaching log book

ENSURE YOU COME DRESSED SMARTLY AS YOU WILL BE COACHING A GROUP.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Who is this course for?

  • Pony Club Members aged 16 years or older who are enthusiastic to teach at D/D+ level. Must hold minimum C test. C+ test is preferable
  • Past Members, supporters or parents over 25 years who have sound horse knowledge and are enthusiastic to teach at D/D+ level
  • Pony Club coaches at any level who want to refresh their ideas or check they are in line with best practice

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 the basic skills needed to begin coaching, including planning riding and horse care sessions and the values underpinning Pony Club coaching.

Please fill in the attached form and return before

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‘D & D+ Test’ Assessor Training Workshop

Date: Wednesday 4th April 2018

Time: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Venue: Adlington Equestrian Centre, Street Lane, Macclesfield SK10 4NT

Cost: £30 paid to Area 4 at time of application. This Workshop will count as Pony Club CPD for Coaches on the PC Coach Directory. It is Assessor Training not Standard Setting

Tutors: Chris Barr & Danielle Dawson

Refreshments: There will be tea/coffee and biscuits provided.

Places are strictly limited to 12 as this is an interactive workshop.

Who is this workshop for? For people interested in Assessing D and D+ Tests. Before attending this workshop, you will preferably have attended a D & D+ Test Standard Setting, and / or have a clear idea of the level required and be coaching this level regularly. Anyone already assessing at any levelis welcome to come along as a refresher.

What are the aims of the workshop? The workshop aims to clarify the skills needed to assess PC D and D+ Tests. Lasting three hours, the following topics will be covered:

  • The Pony Club Test Structure
  • Discussion on and clarification of what is expected for ‘D Test’ and ‘D+ Test’ Riding and Care
  • Preparation for the day
  • Discussion on questioning technique
  • Practical observation and questioning
  • Delivering appropriate feedback

Attendees will receive written feedback to take from the workshop, with guidance on how to progress &will be encouraged to shadow more experienced Assessors at Branch &Centre D & D+ Tests before assessing independently.

What do participants need to bring? Please bring the Test cards for E, D, D+ and C Efficiency Tests, and complete the Pre-Course Work prior to attending the workshop.You can view Efficiency Tests on The Pony Club Efficiency Tests page. Download the Pre-Course Work using these links to The PC Website:

What do participants need to wear? Please dress appropriately to assess. Clean boots, tidy hair and remember that the demo riders will have made a big effort to be there and you will expect them to be well turned out.

Application process

Please email the following information to area4@pcuk.org & hilaryjw54@gmail.com

Name, mobile number and email address

Branch / Centre & Area

Last PC CPD attended – date, venue and subject

The level/s you coach and at which Branches and Centres

If you already assess, please confirm which Test level/s

Applications close on Wednesday 30th March 2018

Places are strictly limited to 12 & payment of £30 per person must be made at the time of application by bank transfer to confirm place.

Bank name:

A/C name: The Pony Club Area 4

A/C number:

Sort Code:

Keep up to date with information on ‘The Pony Club Area 4’ webpage