Sunday August 25, 2019

In 2015, the Training Committee decided to start a series of “Beyond B Test” Coach Development Days, designed to help coaches prepare Members for the Pony Club A Test. We ran two days last year and had a really good response to them both, and so have organised another two to be held on Wednesday 18th May 2016 at Bishop Burton College, Beverley and on Tuesday 31st May 2016 at RAC Saddle Club, Bovington, Dorset.This is an interactive CPD day for coaches interested in or working with Members aiming towards The Pony Club B+ and A Tests. This course will refresh or help attendees to recognise and coach for the standards expected in B+ and A Test candidates. The course will run from 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. approximately. There are a limited number of places available on the course – it is aimed solely at those coaches who coach the higher levels: B Test upwards. Please circulate this email to those who you think may be interested, and coaches at these levels.

Attendance costs £40 per person, and you can enter and pay online here: or We are also working on organising one of these days in Northern Ireland and around South Yorkshire this summer.

The days in 2015 were a huge success, with all the attendees contributing to constructive and inspiring discussions, and we have received excellent feedback – with everyone attending saying they gained lots from it, from coaches with one rider at A Test standard to those with many, many more! You can see some photos of the first day here:

We are currently extremely low on entries, and they are both at risk being cancelled this time next week if entries do not improve, so please circulate and encourage anybody who wants to enter to sign up immediately.

Many thanks.

Kind Regards,


Circulation: Area Representatives, Area Training Contacts, Centre Co-ordinators

Becky Davies
Centre Membership Officer
Horse and Pony Care Secretary
DDI: 02476 698308