Wednesday February 26, 2020
COURSES, TRAINING AND TESTS.

COURSES & ENDURANCE

 
Area Eventing and Show Jumping Training.
 
Below are links to the flyers and applications form for both Area Eventing and Show Jumping Training.
 
Application forms to be submitted on or before 8th March 2020 and will be accepted via email or post with compulsory DC’s signature or confirmation email.  The DC MUST ensure that the combination is up to the level. In the event of over-subscription for any session, names will be drawn from a hat and a waitlist created.  Once entries close on 8th March, successful applicants will be informed by e-mail and payment will become due.
 
 
 
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Herts Hunt Winter Senior Training Programme with Caroline Hawkins, open to ALL BRANCHES at:-

The Pump House,
Lock 33,
Ivinghoe,
Leighton Buzzard,
Beds,
LU7 9DY       

Saturday 29th Feb             9.30am                                

Saturday 21st March        9.30am onwards

Saturday 18th April           9.30am      

Full details and all information can be obtained by clicking on the link below.

Senior Training winter 2020 (1)

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Herts Hunt are holding a number of rallies which are open to all members of Area 12., as listed below.
 
Wednesday 19th Feb XC Rally at Tweseldown with Caroline Hawkins 
 groups approx 80cm,90cm,1.00m cost £45.00
 
Evening Show Jumping Rallies at Bury Farm with David Britnell
start time 5.00pm   Groups approx 50/60cm, 70/80cm, 90/100cm and 1.00+m (please let us know the time you can start as occasionally we can put an extra 90/1.00m group at 4.00pm with ‘Gap Year’ Members) 
Cost £28.00
Monday  24th Feb
Monday 9th March
Monday 23rd March
 
The rallies can be booked on our online booking system, or if your prefer the booking can come through the DC.
 
 
hertfordshire@pcuk.org
 
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To all Area 12 PC branches

Emergency First Aid at Work course – 6 March 2020

SOHC are organising an EFAW course on 6 March 2020, for those of you who need to renew your qualification.

The training

We have a fully qualified trainer, Bruce Petty of Invenio Training,  with a wealth of experience who has many ‘horsey’ clients and delivers the required training with a well thought out slant towards the types of incidents and accidents that we are most likely to come across in situations involving horses and riders. The training day will be great fun as well as educational and rewarding with practical sessions making it all the more relevant.

If you want to take a look at the website, here are the details: Invenio Training Ltd. www.inveniotraining.co.uk

The Cost

The more we train, the cheaper it is. The cost per person will be no more than £72.50. This really is great value and a small price to put on learning how to administer emergency first aid and potentially save someone’s life! A similar course (without being bespoke training suitable to riding and horses and taking place in a dull classroom in Aylesbury) with St John Ambulance is £130!

The date is Friday 6th March 2020, from 9am – 3.30pm 

Venue to be confirmed, but will be near Thame.  

If you are interested in attending, please email me and let me know.  I will confirm the cost & venue once we know how many people are able to attend.

Best wishes

Lucy Kilroy

Health & Safety and Safeguarding for SOHC

Email: lucy_kilroy@hotmail.com

Mob: 07736 691393

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We are aware the categories have got somewhat confusing  so we have decided to strip these back ahead of the launch of the Pelham CRM system.

The coach categories are as follows:

“Pony Club Coach” – This includes coaches who have all certificates in place and in date.

  • Disclosure check (DBS / PVG / Access NI), updated every three years
  • Safeguarding course, updated every three years
  • First aid qualification, updated as per certificate
  • CPD, updated every two years

“Supervised Coach” – This includes those who are on the journey to become coaches, being mentored or where the PC coach’s first aid or CPD has expired.

  • Disclosure check (DBS / PVG / Access NI), updated every three years
  • Safeguarding course, updated every three years

**All coaches are required to have a disclosure check and safeguarding in place. If these expire, the coach should not be used until their certificates are back up to date.

Pelham will base coach contacts on these categories. Coaches in existing categories will be re-categorised accordingly.

Kind regards

Stef Brazier
Development Officer

t: 02476 698323   e: stefanie.brazier@pcuk.org

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We have received a number of questions regarding the organisation of CPD courses.

I would like to clarify the current situation with the guidance below.

CPD courses can be organised by an Area, Branch, Centre or the Office.

All CPD courses must be approved by the Area Representative. It can only then be submitted to The Pony Club Office following approval.

The Area Representative is the person responsible for selecting an appropriately trained person to deliver the CPD course.

The official CPD booking form (available on The Pony Club website) must be submitted a minimum of three weeks prior to the event. On receipt of the booking form, an official sign in sheet will be sent for use at the event.

If the Office does not receive the official form, and the course is not listed on The Pony Club website, it cannot be used as official Pony Club CPD.

All course deliverers must be on the current approved list or on the recommended Coaches list. If you are running a Sport specific CPD, the deliverer must be associated with the relevant BEF Member Body.

The sign-in sheet should be sent to The Pony Club office so that the coach record can be updated (a copy may be kept locally/sent to Area Representative)

Please note that we are in a review phase, during which all processes and procedures will be evaluated. I thank you as always for your help and patience.

If you have any questions please contact me – heidilockyer@pcuk.org

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The Road Rider Test has been updated.   The new syllabus can be viewed via the link below.

Road Rider Test Syllabus 2018v2

This is also on the website and can be found here http://www.pcuk.org/index.php/tests_and_achievements/efficiency_tests/road_rider_test/

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B Test.

Many congratulations to the following who worked  hard and passed their B Test.

 
Many thanks to the Assessors, Caroline and Simon.
 
Lucy Clark OBH Chiltern passed
Mae Lindsell Herts Hunt passed
Cian Greene OBH South passed
Chelsea Reilly OBH South passed
     
Hannah Rendel Beds South passed
 
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The following passed their B Test sections:
Ella Bollon Woodland passed HPC to get her full test.
Phoebe Anderson SOH South having previously passed her riding last Autumn passed her HPC to also get her full B Test.
Trixie Heath Herts Hunt only took her HPC and passed.
Sophie Browne OBH North added a pass at Ride to her HPC from last Autumn to gain a Full B Test.
Emma Killen passed her Ride.
Well done to all and thank you to the trainers, coaches and assessors.
 
Helen.
 
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Remember that all coaches and instructors must meet the criteria set by The Pony Club Training Committee. These can be found on the website here: http://www.pcuk.org/index.php/training or on page 92 of the 2015 yearbook. All Fully Accredited and Non-Riding Instructors, and some Supervised and Volunteer instructors, must attend an approved safeguarding course every three years.

Kind regards,

Stefanie

Stefanie Brazier

Health, Safety & Safeguarding Secretary

DDI: 02476 698 323

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Do you need to refresh your safeguarding certification after attending a face to face course?

Why not complete the online refresher in the comforts of your own home. This course is convenient for most in keeping your safeguarding up to date without having to attend another course during the cold and wet winter months. You can pause and return to the course at a later time depending on any time constraints or you can complete the course within a couple of hours. It is also accepted by other equestrian member bodies.

The online course takes around two to three hours to complete and can be paused, stopped and restarted at any time allowing you to fit the course around your daily life. You will receive an electronic certificate on completion of the course and can access resources for three years.

Cost: £20 per person

Interested? You can enrol for the online course today by following this link: http://events.pcuk.org/?page_id=2053

Please note: your face to face certificate must not have expired by more than 1 month before completing the online refresher.

Safeguarding training needs to be done every 3 years (refresher can be done face to face or online but has to be face to face every 6 years) by the following people:

  • coaches;
  • any individuals who carry out a role in regular regulated activity/work (first aiders need a DBS check but do not need to attend the Safeguarding Training);
  • those staying overnight at residential camps.
Further explanation on requirements is found on pages 15-18 of the H &S/ Safeguarding Rule book 2018;
 

Kind regards

Stef Brazier
Safeguarding Secretary
Health & Safety Secretary
Insurance

Tel: 02476 698323

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