Thursday May 23, 2019
Training

The Pony Club Training System

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. You can download the Test training system to see what order they should be taken in.http://www.pcuk.org/uploads/tests/THE_PONY_CLUB_TRAINING_SYSTEM_revised_2018.pdf

E Test

This is an official voluntary test for young new members.  This test is usually taken at Mini Camp.  Download Syllabus  http://www.pcuk.org/uploads/tests/E_Test_2012.pdf

D Test

The Efficiency Test provide a staircase of knowledge and progression when taken in sequence. objectives : basic understanding of ponies, to achieve confidence in handling and riding a pony. This Test is usually taken at Mini Camp.  The Mini Road Rider Achievement Badge is prerequisite before taking the D test. Download Syllabus:http://www.pcuk.org/uploads/tests/D_Test_2010.pdf

D+ TEST          Recommended Minimum Age: 10

This is a test half way between D and C: To be working towards developing a balanced seat independent of the reins. HHPC hold monthly training session in both stable management and riding and we test in the Spring and Autumn. Our D+ coach for 2019 is Katharine Gardener :  Download Syllabus http://www.pcuk.org/uploads/achievement_badges/D+_Test_2016_Web.pdf  

C Test              Recommended Minimum Age :11

The Test may be taken as a whole or in two parts: C Standard Riding, C Standard Horse and Pony Care: To have a knowledge of the care and working a pony off grass, to be in control of the pony on the roads and in the countryside.  Before being awarded the C Test Certificate, candidates must have passed The Pony Clubs Road Rider Achievement Badge or the BHS Ride Safe Test. HHPC hold monthly training sessions in both stable management and riding and we test in the Spring and Autumn. Our C Test coach for 2019 is Angela Ridger: Download the Syllabus :http://www.pcuk.org/uploads/tests/A5_C_Test_-_Care_2016_Test_Card_DRAFT.pdf 

C+ TEST          Recommended Minimum Age: 13

This Test is half way between the C and B Test and  may be taken as a whole or in two parts: C+ Riding and C+ Horse and Pony Care: To become an educated and practical rider, to ride over fences at all places, gain practical experience and knowledge of the care of a stabled and grass kept pony.  HHPC Hold monthly training sessions in both stable management and riding 

 

 

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