Thursday October 18, 2018
Pony Club Tests

 Pony Club Tests

Hopefully this will help you understand the pony club test system and what is expected of you, the ages in brackets are the minimum age for the test.

E test Pale Yellow (4 yrs) – This test is done at camps

Progressive Bronze tests

The Pony Club Road Rider Mini Achievement Badge

D test Yellow (8yrs) – This test is done at camps

Progressive Silver Tests

For the D+ test you are expected to turn up on a well turned out pony/horse and to be dressed in you pony club sweatshirt.

D+ test White (10 yrs) – This test will be done a few days after summer camp.  This test takes about 2hrs.

Progressive Gold tests

The Pony Club road Rider Achievement Badge

From C test onwards  you are expected to be turned out to a high standard your pony/horse plaited and yourself to be turned out in a hacking jacket (don’t forget your badge and felt on your left lapel).  These tests are now getting more difficult and you are expected to do some training yourselves at home.

C test Green (11yrs) – This test will be done in Spring 2017.  This test takes about 3 hrs.

Progressive Platinum Tests

C+ test Pink (13yrs) – This test has two parts C+ h&pc & C+ riding. This test will be done in Spring 2017.  This test last about 3hrs.

The Pony Club Road Rider Test (no need to plait) – this test will be run in October and you do need it before you can take your B test.

All the next tests are organised at an Area level, there are normally three tests through the year, April, August and October.  These tests do now take some commitment and time.

B test Red when passed both parts (14yrs) – This test has two parts Bh&pc Brown & B riding Beige.  Each part takes 2 – 3 hrs

B test information

There isn’t time to change tack on the test day, therefore you need to ride on the flat, show jumping and cross country in the same tack.

If attending camps you will do B test training, and we will put some more sessions on before the test date targeted at those taking the test.

You should be in a hacking jacket for the test date, unless you are over 18.

Please book in with Caroline Breet

B Test Training for 2016 as follows

B Test Riding -Training at Old down…from 9am

B Test h&pc training dates- Cost £10 – Bookings to Caroline Breet please. 

January 20th 6.30-8pm AMH

February 10th 6.30-8pm AMH

March 9th 6.30-8pm AMH

April 6th 6.30-8pm Eileen’s yard

April 28th 6.30-8pm Eileen’s yard

May 25th 6.30-8pm Eileen’s yard

June 22nd 6.30-8pm Eileen’s yard

July 13th 6.30-8pm Eileen’s yard

Coaching Certificate Metal Badge (18yrs) – Full B test required

Lungeing Test Light Blue (16yrs)

B+ Test Pale Purple (16yrs) – Optional test

AH test Orange, Salmon Pink if pass with honours (16yrs)

A test Blue, Purple if pass with honours (18yrs)