Pony Club Tests

The Pony Club Training structure encourages Members to take tests which enables them to learn progressively about horse and pony care and riding. The tests are taken at recommended ages and are designed with certain objectives in mind.

E Standard

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

E Test Requirements

D Standard

Recommended Minimum age: 8 years

D Test Requirements

D+ Standard

This is a test half way between ‘D’ and ‘C’. The Efficiency Tests provide a staircase of knowledge and progression when taken in sequence.

D+ Test Requirements

C Standard

Before being awarded the ‘C’ Test Certificate, Candidates must have trained for and passed The Pony Club’s Road Rider Achievement Badge or The Pony Club Road Rider Test or the BHS Riding and Road Safety Test.

C Test Requirements

C+ Standard

Before taking the C+ Test, candidates must have passed the C Test, including the Road Rider Achievement Badge.  Riders may be required to change horses or ponies for some flat work.

C+ Test Requirements

B Standard Horse and Pony Care

Recommended Minimum age: 15 years.  Only those 14 years or over are eligible for B Standard.

B Test CARE Requirements

B Standard Riding

Recommended Minimum age: 15 years.  Only those 14 years or over are eligible for B Standard.

B Test RIDING Requirements

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