Friday May 25, 2018
>13Apr14 – Coaching Development Course

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Come & join other senior Members and Instructors from Area 9 on the:

Coaching Development Course

Coach Tutors: Paul Ingram & William Blane

Sunday 13th April 2014

10am – 5pm

Cost £30.00.

Please bring a packed lunch

Coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided

Venue: Oakleigh Frm, Pulley Lane, Droitwich, Worcs and Branch Field, Goosehill Lane,  Droitwich.

Please send cheques, with the slip below, payable to “Worcestershire Branch of the Pony Club” to Paul Ingram, 5 Lower Chaddesley Corbett, Kidderminster, Worcs DY10 4QN

There are only 8 places and these will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

>Fence Judging Course

Fence Judge training days that we have organised for the coming weeks. They are all free and open to all levels of fence judge from the very beginner right through to the very experienced. They would be ideal for any pony club volunteers who would be interested in gaining more knowledge. Please see below for dates and links:

Saturday 25 JanuaryFence Judge refresher & Training Day with David Merrett
Ely Eventing Centre, Cambridgeshire | SOLD OUT waitlist available

February (Date TBC) – Fence Judge Refresher & Training Day with Andrew Fell
Larkhill Cross Country, Wiltshire | Bookings open soon…

Sunday 9 FebruaryFence Judge Refresher & Training Day with Dave Thompson
Kelsall Hill EC, Cheshire | Book online…

Saturday 15 FebruaryFence Judge Refresher & Training Day with Jonathan Clissold
Bishop Burton College, East Yorkshire | Book online…

Saturday 15 FebruaryFence Judge Refresher & Training Day with Stuart Buntine
East Bridford Village Hall, Nottinghamshire | Book online…

Sunday 16 FebruaryFence Judge Refresher & Training Day with Dave Thompson
West Wilts Equestrian Centre, Wiltshire | SOLD OUT waitlist available

Sunday 16 FebruaryFence Judge Refresher & Training Day with Philip Herbert
South of England Showground, Sussex | Book online…

Sunday 23 FebruaryFence Judge Refresher & Training Day with Adrian Ditcham
Wellington Riding, Hampshire | Book online…

Sunday 23 FebruaryFence Judge Refresher & Training Day with Philip Herbert
Warwickshire College, Moreton Morrell Centre | Book online…

Sunday 23 FebruaryFence Judge Refresher & Training Day with Jonathan Clissold
Bramham Park, West Yorkshire | Book online…

Saturday 8 MarchFence Judge Refresher & Training Day with Simon Bere
Pontispool Equestrian Centre, Somerset | Book online…

>17 Feb Pony Racing

PRA/PC Pony Racing Training Day

**17th February**

Highfields Stables, Adstone, Towcester, Northants, NN12 8DS

If you have any question or queries, please do not hesitate to contact Shona Supple on

Format Of The Day
Members will be able to work on their balance, using a variety of training aids, including Equicisors.  There will be two sessions of riding, one in a school and the other on the gallops.  The day will be a continual assessment with excellent instruction given by Pony Club Instructors and Jockey Coaches.

Members and their pony will be assessed as to their ability, confidence & competence and at the end of the day will be informed by the Assessor as to whether they have passed. If this is the case then they will be able to use this qualification to enter a Pony Club Race Day and be eligible to take part in Pony Racing Authority (PRA) races staged in 2014.

The cost of the day is £50.00 (cheques made payable to the Pony Racing Authority). Application Form:

If you would like to attend a Training Day please complete the 2013/14 PRA / PC Training Day Entry Form and return, along with the fee, to:
Pony Racing Authority, Lower Postons House, Cold Weston, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9FE
Please be advised that spaces are limited, therefore it is advisable to book your place early. Entries close one week prior to the Training Day.

Pony Club Instructors

You are welcome to attend this day as part of your Instructor Accreditation – please contact Shona Supple on if you would like to attend.  The cost will be £10 (payable to the Pony Club Area) and you must attend the morning and afternoon session.

General Information of PRA/PC Training Days:

2014 Test Dates

Test dates are in 2014. Please remind your members that the closing date for nominations is 3 weeks before the test  and nominations will only be accepted with full payment.

Area 9 Test Dates

‘B’ Test  – 9th April, 26th August, 20th September and 25th October.

Lunge Test – 9th April, 26th August, 20th September and 25th October.

‘B+’ Test – Tues 15th April

AH Test – Thurs 17th April

>First Aid Course – 27Feb

Thurs Feb 27th – Near Cirencester

9.30 – 4.00

We are holding a one day 1st aid course on Thurs Feb 27th – Near Cirencester and have a few spaces left. It will be from about 9.30 – 4.00. It costs about £35 and lunch will be provided. If you are interested please contact me on It will be on a first come basis, Jessica Moseley

>4 Pass Lunge Test on 3Jan14

Congratulations on passing the lunge test on 3Jan14!

Abbey Read – Minchinhampton

Annie Newland – Worcestershire

Henrietta Horsley Gubbins – Worcestershire

Lucinda White – Worcestershire

>AH Training – Skeleton

AH Training – reviewing a horse skeleton!

AH-Training 2014

>17Feb2014- Mounted Games Rally

Register your branch for the Mounted Games Rally

A day of training at

Summerhouse Equestrian Centre, Glos

Monday 17th February 2013

Rosettes for all attending

This day is open to all to gain experience, to improve your technique, to have some fun, even if you have never done games before you are more than welcome to come.

10:00am – 12:30pm for juniors (10 yrs and under)

13:00pm – 15:00pm for seniors (11yrs – 14yrs)

Can members wear their club sweatshirts please.

Refreshments available all day

Click Here for Entry Form 17Feb14-Mounted-Games-Rally

>Young Equestrian Leaders Award

Wonderful Volunteering Scheme for Pony Club Members.

YELA is a great scheme that enables young people (aged 13-25) who love the sport of equestrianism to volunteer their time and gain an award into the bargain.

From a pony club member –  “It is a volunteering award.  I completed the Bronze level which involved me volunteering a minimum of twenty hours over at least an eight week period. I found the hours very easy to complete and they included me helping on a Monday evening with Jennifer’s pony club rally, yard duties, jump judging at a cross country event, updating the North West Kent Pony Club website and I also taught as a junior instructor.  I was surprised at how quickly the twenty hours built up.  I did this award as a way of improving my cv by way of volunteering in a sport that I am already passionate about and hope that by doing this it may help with my university application. It has also counted as Community and Service, (CAS) hours for my sixth form. The completed hours were logged in a handbook and signed each time by the person for whom I volunteered.   I greatly enjoyed the hours I spent at Mount Mascal, was pleased with myself for finishing the award and even happier when I received a lovely ‘t’ shirt, bronze pin badge and certificate as a reward from YELA.

It is easy to participate in a sport you love, but sometimes harder to give time by volunteering but was definitely a worthwhile experience which I would highly recommend.”

The award runs over three progressive levels that must be taken in turn: 20 hours for Bronze,  Silver requires an additional 40 hours of volunteering plus having achieved the Bronze Award.  The Gold Award requires 60 hours on top of achieving the Silver level.

To complete the Bronze award you must complete 20 hours of volunteering with at least one BEF member body (evidenced in your Bronze award log book). Once completed you will be asked to submit answers to the Bronze level questions, these are questions about your volunteering experience. The questions will reflect the places and activities during your volunteering experience. The Silver award requires that you volunteer with at least two BEF Member Bodies, the Gold requires hours for three Member Bodies.

YELA is a new and exciting award that has been developed by Riding for the Disabled (RDA) for the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) in consultation with many of its Member Bodies to increase and encourage the number of young people volunteering in the Equestrian industry.

The award is open to all young people between the ages of 13 and 25. They must fully complete an application form and send it back to head office and their log book will be issued to them. No hours may be back dated. Hours may be counted from volunteering with any BEF Member Body.

Click Here for more Information

>PC Coaching Scholarship

We have this week received confirmation that the ABRS Jeffress Scholarship Trust will be offering three scholarships to Pony Club Coaches nominated by the Training Committee.  The trust specify some parameters for the selection of the scholarship recipients, which are detailed in the attached letter.  If you would like to put someone forward for consideration, please send me their details by Friday 13th December so that the Training Committee can consider them before making a decision on who to nominate at their meeting on 15th January.

Click Here for ABRS Jeffress Scholarship Detail 2013

If you have any queries, please let me know.  Many thanks.

Kind regards


Jenny Yates
Eventing & Training Officer

Direct dial: +44 (0)2476 698305