Test and Training


Winter 2023-4 Stable management training

B test

These sessions will be at Woodside Farm, Stretton-on-Dunsmore.  The first session will be on November 3rd with more dates to follow

C and C+

Taking into account the changes to the PC tests to incorporate sections on safety, horse welfare and training of ponies we have decided to concentrate on the theory elements for the November – February sessions.  These will be held in Stoneleigh village hall.  The sessions in March and April will cover the practical aspects, venue for this TBA. Dates for this series are in the table below


These will start in January, with theory sessions at Stoneleigh in January and February and moving on to the practical in March and April. Dates for this series are in the table below


Date venue C+ C D+
8 December Stoneleigh village hall x x No session
12 January Stoneleigh village hall x x x
9 February Stoneleigh village hall x x x
8 March TBA x x x
12 April TBA x x x


Booking is via entry master. As always prompt entries very much appreciated

Winter Training 2023/2024
Please find detailed below forthcoming training dates over the Winter.  More rally dates for October half term to follow.
A series of winter sessions working on dressage test technique and cumulating in riding a test in front of a judge with associated feedback. Aimed at those who do not attend the main dressage training sessions with Jemma Bentley.  Riders must be off the lead rein at walk, trot and canter.
at Ryton
Oct 14, Sat
Nov 12, Sun
Dec 9, Sat
Jan 20, Sat
Feb 10, Sat
Mar 3, Sun
Leapfrogs and Ladybirds
First step jumping sessions for our younger members over poles through to 50cm.  Leapfrogs is aimed at 5 years and over and in groups of 3/4 for 45 minutes and Ladybirds is for our 3 and 4 year olds in pairs for 30 minutes.
Leapfrogs – at Ryton
Oct 22, Sun
Nov 18, Sat
Dec 3, Sun
Jan 7, Sun
Feb 25, Sun
Mar 16, Sat
Ladybirds – at Snowford
Oct 15, Sun
Nov 26, Sun
Dec tbc
Jan 21, Sun
Feb 18, Sun
Mar 17, Sun

Training takes place throughout the year for all ages. NWPC has produced a guide here explain the levels and training. NWPC tests and training guide2017

If your child is interested in the PC efficiency tests please drop Barbara an email or catch her at a rally to discuss this. Full details of the efficiency scheme can be found on both the NWPC and PCUK web sites.
  “I’ve had the best day ever, I’ve met some lovely friends and can’t wait for my next rally”. Lila-Mai Burden



Lila-Mai with her D standard certificate and yellow felt.
If you would like to be kept informed of Branch training, please keep in touch with the Training co-ordinators: 
Above B

Barbara Milburn 07773 273511   barbaramilb@btinternet.com

B and C+ 

Laura Mardell 07733 361145 lauramardell@gmail.com


Amy Barker 07599 858212 Amy.barker2@hotmail.co.uk


Barbara Milburn 07773 273511   barbaramilb@btinternet.com


Pre D

Anna Chapman 07738592246   printwoodhouse@hotmail.com 

Riding and Road Safety Dawn Ogilvie-Wilson 07903 548982 dawnogilviewilson@gmail.com
Road safety is a very important aspect of all members training and members are asked to undertake 3 levels of road safety assessments. Road Rider mini achievement badge must be gained before you can take your D test and there is a minimum age of 7 years for taking the mini badge.

Road Rider achievement badge must be gained before you can take your C test and there is a minimum requirement of D+ test before taking your RR badge.  There may be some exceptions to this for new members 12 years and over.

Road Rider Test  is now voluntary but we recommend that members aim to achieve this test after they have passed their C Test.  There is a minimum age of 12 years for taking the Road Rider test.

The Pony Club Hunting Certificate – 

Hunting Certificate Requirements:

1.    You are required to attend, as a minimum, a children’s meet during the season of either the Warwickshire or Worcestershire Hunt.  As proof of you attendance at one of the children’s meets you should get the attached form signed by a hunt official.
2.    Find the answers to all of the questions on the sheet, Hunting Questions, by whatever means you wish.  Ask questions whilst out hunting, use the internet or speak to other people who may be able to help you.
3.    Send the answers together with the signed form to …TBC

Please remember that when attending a meet members should always be correctly turned out in Pony Club attire. Any questions please contact Mary Pritchard, 01926 632391, frankton.grounds@tiscali.co.uk 











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