Wednesday September 18, 2019
COURSES, TRAINING AND TESTS.

COURSES & ENDURANCE

 

Dear Area 12 DCs,

We are holding another XC rally with Yogi Breisner at Attington Stud on the morning of Sunday 29th September.

There will be four groups of four, 16 riders total, between 0800 and 1200. 

The price this time is £55 per horse to cover Yogi’s fee and venue hire.

We’d like to invite members from other branches to join.  You need to be jumping 80/85cm. 

If you have members who are interested, please can you/they send me:

> – name of the member
> – name and height of horse
> – height they are jumping and an idea of level of experience so groups can be well matched
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Natalie-Jane Littler –  nj.macdonald@icloud.com
> SOHC

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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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