Friday August 12, 2022
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Pony Club Talent Pathway Scheme

Supported by Aberyswyth University, The Pony Club Talent Pathway Scheme will return in 2020 with selection days taking place across the country. This scheme is for members who want to develop their ability in Show Jumping, Dressage and Eventing,

 

Further Details will be posted once release – details of 2019 below for example…….

Pony Club Talent Pathway

The Pony Club Talent Pathway is the successor to the Rider Development Pathway (RDP).  Supported by Aberystwyth University, the scheme aids the development of Pony Club Members who show ability to progress in their chosen sport of Show Jumping, Dressage or Eventing.

By widening the minimum entry criteria previously used for the Rider Development Pathway more Pony Club Members have been able to take part and benefit from the coaching on offer. 

The programme will work as follows:
Training Days will be run in Areas from late January through to March around the UK, where Members will benefit from great coaching opportunities.  You do not have to attend a training day to attend a selection day.
Regional Selection Days offer further training opportunities & an assessment from some of the UK’s best known coaches will be held during late March/April. We have taken feedback on board from the 2017 Talent Pathway and will be holding Eventing specific Selection Days for our 2019 Talent Pathway, in addition to general selection days covering dressage and show jumping.  Please note that at the Northern Ireland and Scottish venues all three categories will be covered at the selection day.

To be able to attend a Selection day members must meet the following criteria:

• Aged 14 years or over- members can apply if they are 13 on 1st January but must be 14 by their desired Selection Day
• Training for or competing at Pony Club Novice Dressage or above
• Training for or competing at Pony Club Novice Showjumping or above
• Training for or competing at PC90 or above

Riders take part in two training sessions at these events, with flat and/or jumping coaches as appropriate, and will receive feedback to help their future development.  You can only take part in 1 sport on 1 horse/pony at a selection day. From the Selection Days riders will be selected for a 3 day National Camp.

Riders selected from Selection Days will be invited to attend the Pony Club Talent Pathway Camp being held at Solihull Riding Club from Friday 28th – Sunday 30th June 2019 They will work with top class sport-specific coaches, as well as benefit from other mounted and dismounted sessions.

A squad of six people will be selected from those attending camp. Squad members will benefit from support from an experienced mentor who will continue to develop their progression and training within their discipline, plus a training bursary and other opportunities.

For more information, please contact Verity (verity@pcuk.org or 02476 698327)

http://www.pcuk.org/index.php/training/member_opportunities/ponyclubtalentpathway/