C Test Assessor Training Workshop

This workshop will last three and a half hours, and will include the following topics:

The Pony Club Test Structure

  • Discussion on and demonstration of C standard Riding and Care
  • Timetabling
  • Questioning technique
  • Practical observation and questioning
  • Delivering appropriate feedback

Attendees will receive a written feedback to take from the workshop, with clear guidance on how to progress. Attendees will then be encouraged to shadow more experienced assessors in Centre or Branch C Tests before assessing independently.

Prior to booking attendees must have completed a D/D+ Assessor training or have experience of regular assessing up to D+.

This workshop cost £25per person to attend. They will count as a CPD refresher for attendees who also coach for The Pony Club.

2-5.30pm 24th September 2017 Cheshire Riding Stables.

Places are limited so please book early.

Please contact Katy Powell Jones to book your place.

katy@hendrerwyddfarm.com 07977062265

Editor: More details on the test can be found here on PCUK …

Guinea Pig riders

WANTED

On Wednesday 30th August at 1.30pm (ready to ride for 2pm) we need 8 demo riders (Guinea pigs)who have their D+ test or competent D Test. You will be riding in a rally whilst our Instructors are teaching you. Venue – Mostyn Farm Ride.
Please forward your names to Rosemary Clarke
email rosemary.george@me.com

AND

On Sunday 17th September at 1.30pm (ready to ride ar 2pm) we need 8 demo riders who have their C test or thereabouts. You will be riding in a rally whilst our instructors are teaching you and receiving guidance from their Coaches. You will be jumping. Venue Mostyn

Please forward your names to Rosemary Clarke
email rosemary.george@me.com

National Tetrathlon Championships (including Grassroots Tetrathlon)

The National Tetrathlon Championships were held at Bishop Burton College from the 11th – 13th August 2017.

Area 5 had 7 competitors who qualified at the Area 5 Tetrathlon competition held at Whitfield farm, Warwick for this prestigious event. Unfortunately, Keeva Stott was unable to attend.

Open Boys

Both Area 5 Open Boys, Russell Wingfield (Aberconwy) and Toby Johnson (East Cheshire) came in the top 10 placings! Toby was 4th with a joint Best Shoot (940) and Russell 9th. Both competitors achieved a total score in excess of 4000 points which is fantastic achievement.

The previous weekend, Toby and Russell had both represented Wales and Borders in the Regional 100 Event held at Southfield House, Nunney, Frome, Somerset.

Junior Girls

Area 5 had a Mixed Area team of four Junior Girls taking part in the event. Annabel James (East Cheshire), Ella Booth (Cheshire Hunt North), Kiera Booth (Cheshire Hunt North) and Orla Stott (Cheshire Hunt South). This was an exceptionally large class consisting of 86 girls! The competition got underway with some very impressive shoot scores from Area 5. Orla – 900, Kiera – 800, Annabel – 960 and Ella – 980. We hoped Ella’s score would gain her the award for the Best Shoot in the Junior Girls competition but two girls, Connie Gould (Old Berkeley Hunt) and Charlotte Hicks (East Cornwall Hunt) both scored the maximum points achievable of 1000. All the Area 5 Junior Girls had a clear cross-country round on a course that was designed by Joe Weller.

Grassroots Competition

This year was the fourth year of the Grassroots Tetrathlon competition. The competition is open to both branch and centre members but competitors must not have competed at Junior level tetrathlon or above at Regional or Area level competitions.

Competition outline:

  • Swim: 3 minutes
  • Shoot: 7 metres
  • Ride: Show Jumping course with a slip rail and a halt box
  • Heights: 2ft to 2ft 6in (60-75cm)
  • Run:1000 metres

Area 5 had two competitors gain the highly sought-after places in this competition both from Flint and Denbigh PC, Archie Lynch and Leah Lamb. Both put in fantastic performances and held their own against much older competitors in a class of 48! Archie achieved 2nd place with a shoot score of 840. He was 4th in the swim and 6th in the run. Leah came 18th with a very impressive shoot of 920 narrowly missing the award for Best Shoot which was 940. Both Archie and Leah rode clear.

Well done all Area 5 competitors!