Thursday December 8, 2022
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Pony Club Tests

 If you are interested in taking Pony Club Tests please contact Julie on 07855 852710

For more information and guidelines, please follow the link below to the main Pony Club website.

The E, D  and D+ Tests

These are designed for the younger rider.  Before attempting the D Test, members must have passed the Road Rider Mini Achievement Badge.  The DC will arrange simple test preparation and select the Assessor.

These tests are usually carried out during Camp or a Rally.  Successful candidates will be awarded Citron Yellow (E), Yellow (D), and White (D+) circular felts which are worn behind the membership badge, together with a signed certificate.

Tests – ‘C’ Test Care, ‘C+’ Test & Road Safety
‘C’ Test Care – Quite a few members passed the ‘C’ Test Riding at Camp and now need to work towards the ‘Care’ Section of the ‘C’ Test – we need to do 1 or 2 training sessions either in an evening or at a weekend – if someone would like to suggest a date we can go from there?

‘C+’ Care – This requires several training sessions, which can be done in the evenings or at weekends during the autumn/winter and we will aim to do the test during the February Half Term.
‘C+’ Riding – We will aim to do the ‘Riding’ Section of the ‘C+’ Test after Easter 2020, those of you who are keen to do this test can be working towards the ‘C+’ standard over the winter.

Road Rider Test – This is part of the ‘C’ Test but also open to any members aged 10 and over who would like to take the test, we usually spend 2-3 hours doing the training followed by a short test. I am going to suggest that we do this on Tuesday 29th October starting with unmounted theory at 10am, followed by mounted training and then the test at 1pm. The cost will be £20, which includes a copy of the Road Safety Handbook. Please let me know if you can make this date or not?

The C and C+ Test

Both the C and C+ tests are more demanding and require much greater skill.  Candidates generally need specific training on all parts of the syllabus if they are to succeed.  Before attempting the C+ Test, they must pass either the BHS Riding & Road Safety Test or The Pony Club Road Rider Test.

The DC will arrange these tests.

The B Test

The B Test has two parts.  The first part is the B Riding Test and the second is the B Horse & Pony Care Test.  In order to be awarded  full B Test Pass certificate both parts must be passed either together or separately.  Candidates should ideally hold their full C+ Test, but members who hold only their C+ Test Horse & Pony Care may take the B Test Horse & Pony Care, subject to the approval by the Area Representative and DC.

Test Candidates must be examined by two Assessors in each part of the Test.  Only in exception circumstances, and with the approval of the Area Representative , will there be less than one.

Candidates must be over 14 years of age.  The fee is payable to the Area Representative who organises the tests.  The venue may also carry a fee.

Candidates who pass the Riding component will be awarded a beige felt and certificate.  Those who pass the Pony Care component will be awarded a brown felt and certificate.  A red felt and certificate for the full B Pass will be given once both felts have been awarded.  Branch members taking this test must have the endorsement of their DC.

The B Test for older members is conducted outside the branch. Please call Julie if you are interested in taking this test as she will need to complete a nomination form for you. It will require a fair degree of commitment to individual training as it is a tough test and a recognised qualification.

To be added (in progress)

The Lungeing Test

The B+ Test

The AH Test

The A Riding Test

The Coaching Certificate

Achievement Badges (and Mini)

Competition Badges

Please see PC Yearbook or website for full details and additional information