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Upcoming event, training, test, CPD etc

East Cheshire – C+ course and Test – Higher Farm – 18/03/24 – 28/04/24

East Cheshire Branch have a C+ course/test Open to all Area 5 members – branch and centre.

Entries are via the East Cheshire website – Fixtures.
First come, first served.Monay

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Monday 18th March 2024 – Sunday 28th April 2024
Venue: Higher Farm Riding School, Byley Ln, Byley, Middlewich CW10 9LN, for all sessions.

  • Monday 18 March (session 1: theory) 5.30-7.30pm
  • Monday 25 March (session 2: theory) 5.30-7.30pm
  • Monday 8 April (session 3: stable management) 5.30-7.30pm
  • Monday 15 April (session 4: ridden) 5.30-7.30pm
  • Saturday20 April (session 5: ridden) 10-12 noon
  • Sunday 28 April (session 6: test date) 10am onwards

Who can book: Area 5 Branches/Centre Members Only
Entry limit: 8
Service fee: £1.00
Description: Please note, ALL training MUST be attended to be put forward for the test. For all these tests we will run at a maximum of 8 members per block – except Road Rider which has a maximum of 12.
Entry fee: £70.00
Entries Close: Friday 15 March 2024

AREA 5 – WL Dressage FINAL – Somerford – 02/03/24

Area 5 & East Cheshire Branch of The Pony Club
AREA 5 Winter League Dressage FINAL

At Somerford Park Farm, Holmes Chapel Road, Brereton Heath, Congleton
CW12 4SW
On 2nd March 2024

  • Class 1 Pony Club Walk and Trot Test 2022
  • Class 2 Pony Club Grassroots 2018
  • Class 3 Pony Club Novice 2020
  • Class 4 Pony Club Intermediate 2022
  • Class 5 Pony Club Open 2020


  • All Tests may be called
  • All trot work may be sittng or rising
  • All horses/ponies apart from class 5 must compete in a snaffle
  • All classes will be run according to the Pony Club Area 5 Winter League Dressage rules 2022
  • All Classes open to all Area 5 members.
  • All Classes £17 per class – excep􀆟on of Class 1 £12
  • Closing date for entries Sunday 25th February 2024

Times will be published on Thursday 29th February on East Cheshire and Area5 websites.
Please ensure that all vaccinations are up to date and in line with PC and venue guidelines. Please ensure that you have your horse/pony passport with you.

  • Entries on-line through entrymaster CLICK HERE

  • All enquiries please email Liz Pugh
  • Points will be awarded individually and for teams as per Area 5 Winter League Dressage rules and added to give final results




  • Event Date: 12/03/24
  • Cost: £10 per session Times: 6.30pm to 8.15pm
  • Links to sessions to be sent out 1 to 2 days before the session.

As Pony Club Assessors, it is essential that we possess the necessary interpersonal skills to deliver Test Days in an equitable and safe manner.

This online CPD Workshop aims to cover the essential Soft Skills to deliver Test Days and how to work effectively as a team optimising communication and feedback opportunities.

The training will cover communication skills before, during and after the Test Day. Both Candidate and Assessor well-being is paramount for safe and successful Test Days, and the workshop will explore how approach this.

This training is also essential for anyone involved in running or supporting Members during Test Days at Branch, Centre or Area level.  Coaches involved in preparing Members for Tests will also find this workshop useful.

This is currently a compulsory one off CPD Workshop for all B Test Assessors and above, however, it is strongly recommended that all Pony Club Assessors undertake this training.

We aim to make this Workshop an interactive learning opportunity via a psychologically safe learning environment.

The Workshop tutor will be Dr Will Harrison who is a Pony Club Lead, IV and A Test Assessor.

Area 5 B and C+ Test Training Zoom series 

After a very popular B test zoom series last year, we would like to invite members training at C+ and B Test level.  If members are doing tests, or would just like to come along and join in, these sessions are open to all.

£10 per session, 7-8pm, links to sessions to be sent out 1 to 2 days before the session.

Full refund before closing date, closing date 2 days before session. Further info:





Area 5 – Blue Cross Horse and Pony Care – D and H Quiz Qualifier

Area 5 Blue Cross Horse and Pony Care Competition

More info and webinars:

Area 5 Dobson and Horrell Quiz Qualifier

More info and webinars:

Further info:

Area 5 Winter League Hoodie ’23-’24 Season

NB Section names taken from Area 5 result page 18th November ’23-’24 Season

Twin needle stitching detailing, double fabric hood with contrast inner, contrast flat lace draw-cords (adults sizes only). Kangaroo pouch pocket. Ribbed cuff and hem. Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) certified production. Soft cotton faced fabric creates ideal printing surface.  Brushed inner fabric. WRAP certified. SEDEX certified. Vegan certified.