Wednesday February 26, 2020


Emily Latham Taylor holds weekly sessions for Quiz, Badge and Horse Care training.  After their successes at the 2018 Areas our quiz and horse and pony care teams are on the up! and this year we have more than doubled are entry for the competition in the Isle of Man.  Training is well underway, weekly sessions are held at Brookfield, all training dates are on the 2019 Calendar link found on the Dates for your Diary page – keep an eye of Facebook for up to date info too


All the riding will take place in the ménage; no riding on the road!

We are running the mini road rider badge over 3 training sessions; this is a compulsory badge for those wanting to progress through the Pony Club training system, members must have attained this badge to hold a full ‘D-Test’. It’s essential that you can attend all the sessions as there is quite a lot to get through and we don’t want anyone to miss anything. This mini badge is very basic and details can be found on the Pony Club website. The dates are: Wednesday 27th April, 6.30 to 7.30pm – theory session to be held at Helen’s, Gale Barn, Belmont Road. BL7 9QL Wednesday 4th May, 6.30 to 7.30pm – practice on foot at Tricia Grimes, Tockholes Road. Friday 6th May, 7pm – ridden practice and badge night at Brookfield. The full cost of this badge is £20.00 for all 3 sessions. If you are interested please book on with Tricia 07836 720185


A series of C test training will start on 27th may with Ellen Eatough at old dads farm, mellor. These are unmounted sessions lasting 2 hours and will cost £10 each. This training is for those wishing to take their C and C+ tests. Please book on here or with Tricia. The other dates are 3 June and 24 June.

 Keep an eye out for our exciting new programme for Stable Management and Badges, coming soon.

Please book on with Tricia. 07836 720185 Pony Care and Stable Management

Make sure you have a look at the main pony Club website at their Pony Prep pages.

Congratulation to Daisy, Erin, Katie, Leah and Taryn who all passed their mini road rider test

mini road rider web

Test rundown so far this year!! Congratulations everyone you have worked very hard:-

Ricki Riley passed her c+ care on 5/8/14  and her BHS Riding & Road Safety Test on 7/9/14

Lottie Latham Taylor passed her C+ Test riding and care on 5/8/14

Emma Fletcher passed her C+ care on 5/8/14

Emma Riley passed her B Test care on 6/9/14 and her BHS Riding and Road Safety on 7/9/14

Jenny Allman passed her B Test riding and care on 26/8/14

Emily Latham Taylor passed her B+ test and her Lunge Test

A huge well done to all of you, I understand it has been quite tough going.

Good luck to all our younger member who are embarking on their mini road rider test training in the next couple of weeks.

web test cards pic

C+ Test

Congratulations to Lottie, who has now passed her C+ test, riding and horse care – well done Lottie. Photo on news page

The Pony Club has a training structure which allows its Members to take tests that will enable them to learn progressively about horse and pony care and riding.

You can download more information from the Pony Club web site on what you should be working towards for each test and the minimum age they can be taken.

There are Stable Management Training sessions held at, Old Dads Farm, Mellor Ln, Blackburn, BB2 7EN or at Brookfield Equestrian C entre, please book on with Tricia 07836 720185, no ponies needed as it is an unmounted training session.

The cost of stable management training is only £5 per session.

Stable management dates as confirmed for 2015 TO FOLLOW SHORTLY

Dress Code for Unmounted Stable Management; Shirt, pony club tie and sweat shirt, jodhpurs or trousers, suitable boots or wellies, warm coat, hat and gloves in winter. Riding hat and gloves may be needed at some of the sessions.

Please ring by the Wednesday before to book on and get your time.

The Pony Club efficiency tests and the order they should be taken in.


Progressive Bronze Tests

The Pony Club Road Rider Mini Achievement Badge


Progressive Silver Tests


Progressive Gold Tests

The Pony Club Road Rider Achievement Badge


Progressive Platinum Tests


(Riding and/or Horse & Pony Care)

The Pony Club Road Rider Test


The BHS Riding and Road Safety Test


(Riding and/or Horse & Pony Care)


(Full B Test required)



(Full B Test required. Can be taken before or after AH Test)



N.B. *For D, C and B Test, Members must have attained the relevant Road Rider Achievement Badge/Test – refer to Test card.