Six Pony Club members tried and PASSED their B test RIDING in Radfords on Monday August 30th.
During this test, riders must show School movements on their own horse and then they have to ride a different horse and explain how the horse goes. They then change tack if necessary, complete a Show Jumping round and ride a short XC course.
Five of the riders had already passed their B Care, so by passing their Riding they completed their B test. Riders were :-
- Jasmin Teague – (Tanatside)
- Connie garvey – (Tanatside)
- Sophie Williams – (Berwyn & Dee)
- Jess Roe – (Berwyn & Dee)
- Tasmyn Green – (Gwynedd)
- Ben Carke – (Wynnstay) Riding only
WELL DONE ALL
All 8 candidates passed their B Care Test today near Ruthin.
They were :-
- Jessica Roe (Berwyn & Dee)
- Connie Garvey (Tanatside)
- Sophie Williams (Berwyn & Dee)
- Ellie Jones (ChHS)
- Eleanor Tomkinson (E.Ch)
- Macey Richmond- Guy (E.Ch)
- Emily Entwhistle (ChHN)
- Holly Wharfe (ChHN)
They have done most of their training on Zoom with different coaches but had a practical day before the test too. They have all worked hard. Well done.
Henry Church Huxley who has been co-opted onto the Training Committee at HQ. Henry is 21 years old and has been a member of Burton Cheshire Forest Branch since 2008. He is one of a very few members who have passed the AH (Care) Test with Distinction in 2018 and then the Pony Club ‘A’ Test (Riding) with Distinction in 2020. An outstanding achievement.
Henry has competed at the PC Championships in Eventing and Showjumping.
He is in his 3rd year studying Veterinary Physiotherapy at Harper Adams University and is currently on a placement year working in a dressage and rehabilitation yard in Buckinghamshire.
Henry also passed his BHS Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship in 2019. He is a B Test Probationer and a popular PC Coach.
We are very proud of you Henry – you will be a voice for the members and will be a huge asset to the Committee.
and to :-
Orla McEvoy – who has just passed her AH test having travelled all the way to Fife ! Well done Orla. She is now starting to work towards her A test maybe next year. Orla is 18 and is also a member of the B urton Cheshire Forest Branch.
Orla says she is grateful to Sarah Dobell for helping her pass her AH test.
Area 5 held a B test yesterday (27th Sept) at Mostyn Farm Ride in glorious sunshine and everyone went home smiling.
Four tried the Riding and 3 passed which means that the following have their full B test.
- Tabitha Morris (East Cheshire)
- Annabelle James (East Cheshire)
- Eleri Owen. (Anglesey)
Seven tried the Care and ALL passed –
- Lucy Fox (WWW)
- Orlagh Toner (Flint and Denbigh)
- Millie Graham (B.Ch.Forest)
- Tabitha Morris (E.Chesh)
- Annabelle James (East Cheshire)
- Tasmyn Green (Gwynedd)
- Eleri Owen (Anglesey)
Congratulations to all.
The Chief Assessor on the day complimented them on their knowledge and wanted to know what the secret was behind the Area 5 Training !
So well done to all involved. M.E.G. (Meg Green)
CONGRATULATIONS to Henry Church Huxley (BCH Forest) on passing your “A” Test and with Distinction.
Very well deserved.
A few words from Henry himself to Meg:
“I did it, I passed my A Test with Distinction!
I have been focusing the majority of this summer’s training around preparing for this test; I have used all training that area 5 put on, as well as sourcing a lot myself. I went to Talland for a training day, which was paid for by Area 5, which I then combined with private training with instructors from Talland too. I also visited and rode at many private and competition yards all round the area.
The test was held at Talland, and I rode a variety of different horses on the day. The day was long and busy, but I felt that I had a good rapport with the horses I rode, and the examiners helped ease my nerves.
I would promote doing the A Test to anyone thinking about it, I have loved doing the extensive training that I have done, and I am delighted with the result!
Onwards and upwards!
Thank you for putting so much training on, it definitely helped.”
Beth Clegg and Franky Chruch Huxley have just sat their AH test.
This is the Care Section of the Pony Club “A” Test. It is made up of 4 sections. Beth passed 3 out of the 4 sections and Franky
completed her test by passing the 4th section.
They have worked so hard over the last few months and attended Training put on in Area 5.
Well done to both.
B test Horse and Pony Care, 5th April 2018 at Pennant Park.
Congratulations to six Area 5 members who passed today.
- Zahra Bennett (F&D)
- Emily Vaarkamp (F&D)
- Cerys Murphy (Gwynedd)
- Mary Goodridge (EC)
- Lauren Hodgson (Gorswen)
- Tyler Simpson (CHS)
Lovely weather and even better results!
Thank you to Carl Crofts for some excellent training and for hosting the test. Also to the assessors Katy Powell Jones and John Gilbert Patterson, who ran a very efficient test today.
Thanks … Debbie Miller
After many years lapse, Area 5 held an AH test In Northop Jan 5th.
It was a gruelling day for all candidates.
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS go to:
- Henry Church Huxley (Burton Cheshire Forest) Passed with Distinction
- Frankie Church Huxley (Burton Cheshire Forest) passed 3 of the modules.
- Brier Leahy (Flint and Denbigh) passed 3 of the 4 modules
- Jack Moore (Cheshire Hunt South) sat one module and passed it.
Area 5 is very proud of you all.
Anyone interested in joining the Training for a test in October maybe or next year – please let Meg know at firstname.lastname@example.org
“There are no UCAS points for B test or any other Pony Club tests, and there never has been.
There is mapping between the Pony Club tests and BHS qualifications as shown at http://www.pcuk.org/uploads/tests/The_Pony_Club_Tests__BHS_exams_direct_entry_summary.pdf although this may change following the revamp of the BHS exam system. Currently the B test candidates who have achieved the complete B Test and hold the Pony Club Lungeing Certificate or EQL Level 2 lunge a horse under supervision (a unit of the Stage 2 qualification) are eligible to apply for direct entry to BHS Stage 3 and the PTT, so potentially UCAS points are possible this way (EQL Level 3 Certificate in BHS Preliminary Teaching of Horse Riding (QCF) 2017 Tariff score: 16).”
Members of the Coleg Cambria Pony Club Centre passing their D and D+ tests on Monday night. Well done to you all!