Tuesday June 19, 2018
Tests and Road Safety

If you are interested in taking Pony Club Tests please contact:

Emma Moffat on hhponyclub.tests@gmail.com

If you are interested in taking Road Riding Tests please contact:

Allison van Randwyck on hhponyclub.rrs@gmail.com


For more information and guidelines, please follow the link below to the main Pony Club website.



The E, D  and D+ Tests

These are designed for the younger rider. Before attempting the D Test, members must have passed the Road Rider Mini Achievement Badge.

These tests are usually carried out during Camp.  Successful candidates will be awarded Citron Yellow (E), Yellow (D), and White (D+) circular felts

which are worn behind the membership badge, together with a signed certificate.     Minimum recommended age for D Test is 8 and D+ is 10.


Road Rider Mini Achievement Badge

(Next date Sunday 27th May 2018 – Please book via Paypal) 

Please contact Allison for more info.   

The training is mostly unmounted and takes 2 ½ hours. Successful candidates will be awarded the Road Rider Mini Achievement Badge.


The C and C+ Test

Both the C and C+ tests are more demanding and require much greater skill.  Candidates generally need specific training on all parts of the syllabus if they are to succeed.  Before attempting the C Test, members must pass either the The Pony Club Road Rider Achievement Badge or BHS Ride Safe Test and hold their D+ Test. Minimum recommended age for C Test is 11 and C+ is 13. Successful candidates will be awarded Green (C), and Pink (C+) circular felts

NEW 2018 – option to follow a Pony Care Route only at C and C+.

Emma Moffat will arrange these tests and training. Please contact her if you want to take your C or C+ in September 2018 or want more info about the Tests.


The Pony Club Road Rider Achievement Badge



(Next dates 24th July, 28th July and 3rd August 2018 – Please book via Paypal) 

Please contact Allison for more info.

It is essential that you take this test, not only for your safety but it is part of the PC test structure and must be taken on before progressing to the next level.

This is for 10yrs + who are aiming to take the C Test this year (or next) at camp.  Training and examining is split into 2 sections (Theory training & Mounted training – with testing in each) and takes approximately 5 hours.


The B Test

The B Test has two parts.  The first part is the B Riding Test and the second is the B Horse & Pony Care Test.  In order to be awarded full B Test Pass certificate both parts must be passed either together or separately.  Candidates should ideally hold their full C+ Test, but members who hold only their C+ Test Horse & Pony Care may take the B Test Horse & Pony Care, subject to the approval by the Area Representative and DC.

Test Candidates must be examined by two Assessors in each part of the Test.  Only in exception circumstances, and with the approval of the Area Representative, will there be less than one.

Candidates must be over 14 years of age.  The fee is payable to the Area Representative who organises the tests.  The venue may also carry a fee.

Candidates who pass the Riding component will be awarded a beige felt and certificate.  Those who pass the Pony Care component will be awarded a brown felt and certificate.  A red felt and certificate for the full B Pass will be given once both felts have been awarded.  Branch members taking this test must have the endorsement of their DC.

The B Test for older members is conducted outside the branch. Please contact Emma Moffat (hhponyclub.tests@gmail.com) if you are interested in taking B Test with reference arranging training and then Emma Bedford, the DC (hhponyclub.dc@gmail.com) as a nomination form will need to be completed and signed by the DC on your behalf.  It will require a fair degree of commitment to individual training as it is a tough test and a recognised qualification allowing direct entry into BHS Stage 3.