Saturday January 25, 2020
Pony Club Tests

PONY CLUB EFFICIENCY TESTS

 

Lunge And AH Test Training 2019 with Sara Greenwood

These training sessions are to be run by Sara Greenwood at Holbrook, Chetnole Rd, Yetminster, Nr Sherborne DT9 6HQ. Please book with Lucy Procter: lp@theglanvillesstud.co.uk or 07976 715 448 as soon as possible – payment by BACS to B&SV PC.

 

Thursday 9th January 2020 6.00 – 7.30pm – £10
Thursday 16th January 2020 6.00- 7.30pm  – £10
Thursday 23rd January 2020 6.00 – 7.30pm   – £10
Thursday 30th January 2020 6.00- 7.30pm  -£10
Thursday  6.00 – 7.30pm  – £10

 

C test training details for 2019

These training sessions are to be run by Sara Greenwood at Holbrook, Chetnole Rd, Yetminster, Nr Sherborne DT9 6HQ. Please book with Lucy Procter:  lp@theglanvillesstud.co.uk or 07976 715 448 as soon as possible – payment by BACS to B&SV PC.

To maximise their chance of passing their C test, we recommend that you get your child to at least two of the rallies listed below including at least one mounted rally, although all four rallies would be ideal, if they are aiming to take their test on 30th August. There may be a further test date arranged in October half term for those not able or ready to take it in August and other instruction days can be arranged if required. Information on what is required for the C test is attached to this email and the instructors can advise on appropriate reading and practise at home for each individual. Both the D+ test and the PC Road Rider Achievement badge have to be achieved prior to taking the C test, but there will be an opportunity to take these on 30th August or earlier, for those who require either or both.

Date Activity Time Fee
11th August 2019 C Test Unmounted Rallies 11-1pm £10 each
13th August 2019 C Test Unmounted Rallies 10am-12noon £10 each
21st August 2019 C Test Mounted & Unmounted 11am-1pm £18 each
27th August 2019 C Test Mounted & Unmounted 11am-1pm £18 each
30th August 2109  C Test Day (inc. PC Road Rider Achievement Badge and D+ test) TBC  

 

E, D, D+ and C test training details for 2019

These training sessions are to be run by Sara Greenwood at Keinton Mandeville. Please book with Alex Ireland a.ireland@hotmail.com or 07870611325. 

Date Activity Time Fee
Thursday 29th August 2019 E Care 2pm-3pm £
Thursday 29th August 2019 D Care 3.15pm -4.45pm £
       
       
       
       

Please note the following – although there are recommended minimum ages to TAKE the tests, members are encouraged to TRAIN for the next level up once they have completed a test. Therefore, even if a member might not be looking to take their test for a year or so, they are invited to join training sessions as soon as they are keen to learn more about looking after their pony.

EFFICIENCY TEST INFORMATION

E STANDARD: This test is an entirely voluntary option which Members may choose to take before attempting the ‘D’ Test.

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Road Rider Mini Achievement Badge: Must be passed before D test taken.

D STANDARD: The ‘Road Rider Mini Achievement Badge’ is a prerequisite before taking the D Test. To have a basic understanding of ponies. To achieve confidence in handling and riding a pony. To improve and enjoy learning about ponies. Recommended minimum age 8 or years.

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D+ STANDARD: To be working towards developing a balanced seat independent of the reins. As of January 2010, Members have to pass their D+ Test before taking their C Test.  Recommended age 10 years.

D+ Test

ROAD RIDER BADGE:  Members are taught the importance and the need for care and courtesy on the roads and coached and prepared for The Pony Club or British Horse Society’s Road Safety Test. This test has to be taken before C Test can be taken. Recommended age 12 years.  (C test training can commence before passing R&RS)

C STANDARD: To understand the importance of, and to be working towards a secure correct balanced seat, independent of the reins. To understand why a correct seat is important. To apply simple aids correctly. To have a knowledge of the care and working of a pony off grass.  To be in control of the pony on the roads and in the country side.  To have a proper regard for country lore. Recommended minimum age 11 years.

C Test

C+ STANDARD: To become an educated and practical horseman. To ride over fences at all paces. To gain practical experience and knowledge of the care of a stabled pony and a pony at grass.  To be capable of riding a well mannered pony out hunting and in all Pony Club activities. To ride intelligently and with due regard for others on the roads and in the country, and with a knowledge of pace, distance and discipline when riding alone and in groups. As of January 2010, Members have to pass their C+ Test before taking their B Test.

Recommended minimum age 14 years.

B STANDARD-RIDING: To become an effective rider who knows the reasons for what he or she is doing.  To know the Scales of Training.  To understand the Scales provide a staircase of training suitable for all horses and ponies.  To be able to maintain a horse’s way of going. To ride over fences at all paces. To be capable of riding a well mannered horse or pony out hunting, in horse trials, or on a long distance ride. To ride intelligently and with due regard to others in the country, with a knowledge of pace discipline and distance when riding alone and in groups.  Recommended age 15 years.

B STANDARD-HORSE AND PONY CARE: To gain practical experience and knowledge of the care of a stabled horse/pony and a horse/pony at grass. To look after these before, during and after the day’s hunting, eventing or endurance.  Recommended age 15years.

LUNGEING TEST: It is necessary to pass the Lungeing Test before attempting the AH Test.

AH TEST: The Pony Club ‘AH’ Test stands alone as the highest Test of horsemanship available in the Pony Club.  Recommended age 17 years and over.

Practise Questions for the C, C+ & B Tests

Please click here. Then choose ‘Tests’, then click on the relevant sample questions.

Syllabus for the Pony Club Tests

Please click here. Then scroll down the page, pick the relevant test. The tests are all listed and there is a blue circle with the letter in it.