Tuesday September 25, 2018
Tests & Training

Hi All,

For those senior members who are looking at progressing onto the A & AH Tests, please find info below on the training/test dates and venues. The link to the nomination forms are also included. These tests hold great weight in the industry, are a fantastic achievement and look great on a CV!

Please see below the dates for this year’s A & AH test dates plus this year’s training dates;

A Test dates

May 2nd- Quob

May 10th- Moreton Morrell

Sept 5th- Talland

Sept 19th- Talland

Oct 10th- Talland

A Test training dates

April 17th- Talland

April 20th- Moreton Morrell

April 25th- Quob

June 2nd- Bishop Burton

June 12th- Talland

July 4th- Quob

July 24th- Talland

AH test dates

April 25th – Blackdyke

Aug 31st- Comeytrowe

Sept 4th – Inchcoonans

Sept 8th- Pittern Hill

AH test training dates

July 15th- Alscot Stables

Aug 14th- Pittern Hill

Aug 23rd- Watling Street


I have also attached this year’s nomination forms, please use these forms for this year’s nominations as they have been updated.

The events page for members to book onto A test training dates can be found http://events.pcuk.org/?page_id=5209

The webpage for members to book onto AH test training dates can be found here http://www.pcuk.org/index.php/training/tests/training_test_training_for_members/

If you have any questions – best ask Helen – she has passed the A test!

Good Luck!






Dear Members

We hope to be able to run training and then tests for D+ and C tests this year with the tests to take place in the Easter holidays.

In order that we can judge demand please can you email me if you are interested in taking either of these tests this year.

Many thanks



Area 15 will be running 2 “B” Tests this year. The first will take place on 9th April and the second will be in the October half term. Venues TBC.

If you would like to take the B Test, please download the nomination form and send to your DC or Tanya Davies who will sign off your application.
If we have enough members, we will run training sessions within the club for those individuals. Otherwise, we will look for join forces with other clubs to arrange this.


For those interested, Liz Dorse – our Area Rep, has booked a B Test Exam for Thursday 25th August 2015 at Centyfield Equestrian, Glebe farm, Whitestone, Nr. Exeter EX4 2HP. 

The B Test can be taken by those members who hold the C+ Test. The Riding and Care elements of the test can be taken together or separately.

If you would like to apply, please complete the attached form and send to Karen Oakley who will sign off on your behalf as all applicants have to be nominated by their DC.

If you would like to know more and what is involved, please check out the main PC website or contact Bev Norman who will be happy to answer any questions. If we have enough members wanting to take the test, we can arrange some training sessions.  

B Test application form[1]



The Pony Club B Test is a big jump up from the other PC tests in terms of riding ability and care knowledge. The test itself is equivilent to the BHS Stages 1 & 2 so once passed, our members can apply to undertake the BHS Stage 3 should they wish.

As always, Bev Norman ran a number of training sessions running up to the B test exam which prepared our members brilliantly. Some of the girls had chosen to separate the riding and care elements and only take 1 part of the exam which was sensible.

Congratulations to Abi Harwood, Emily Rix & Natalia Berry for passing the Care Exam and Lauren Sanders for passing the Riding Exam. Well done ladies!


Successful C Test candidates!

Successful C Test candidates!

 C Test Success – this year we saw a 100% pass rate again. All the children worked really hard and once again big thanks to Bev for a great training course. Well done all!

Lungeing Training & Test

There will be a lunging training session in the morning on July 26th with a test in the afternoon for those interested.

Cost  of training session – £10,   Lunging test £30 – cheques made payable to Area 15 of the PC.   Send to:
Liz Dorse, Pitt Farm, Uffculme, Devon.  EX15 3BY

Venue – Pam and Adam Ewell, Mudges Manor Farm, Ilton, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9HL

Mrs Ewell has kindly offered ponies to lunge but if oversubscribed you may have to bring your own.

Please  return form by 26th June with money.

Lunging nomination form

C + & B Test Training

For those who are interested and keen to continue with their test training we will be running C+ and B test training. Members should meet the criteria for these tests so please check you are eligible (Bev can help you with this or take a look on the main PC website).

The dates are 4th, 6th, 13th & 20th August at Hoppins Farm, Southerton. Test date – 26th August at Bickenhall Farm, Bickenhall, Nr Taunton.

The sessions will include a 1 hour of riding training and 1 1/2hr care.

Please contact Bev to book – 07853 150064 B Test application form1


The Easties were on form in the May Half Term when they took their D+ and C Tests. 100% Pass rate! Amazing!

Everyone trained so hard and the results were well deserved – thanks to Bev for her time and knowledge, she is a genius!

Well done & congratulations to the following members:-

D + Passes – Alicia Whiting, Emily Taylor, Cerys Foster, Alysia

D + & C Passes – Fern Acheson, Sabrina Mitchell, Izzy Whiting, Imogen Griffin & Tiegan Sime

C Passes – Gabrielle Dunsford, Emma Woofenden, Georgia Sheldon Smith, Ellie Ridout

Badge Rallies

Another successful Badge Rally – well done guys!

pc badge


D+ and C Test Training starts on Thursday 16th April at Hoppins Farm with Bev Norman.

Bev will alternate the sessions between Riding & Care on Thursday evenings. Riding sessions will be at Otterdene Equestrian Centre. The test is booked for the May half term at Bicton College.

Good Luck to all who are participating!


D+ AND C TEST TRAINING. Dates to be confirmed. Please register your interest with Bev Norman – 07853 150064.


I am happy to organise some training for anybody who might be interested in taking their AH this year.  Dates of assessment days and test dates can be found on PC website.

Please contact me by email