Friday May 7, 2021
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Test Training

Juniorcamp2Training takes place throughout the year for all ages. NWPC has produced a guide here explain the levels and training. NWPCtestsand trainingguide2017

Winter training 2020/21 is as follows, please book on Unity (scroll further down for info on Care training).




Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
Lead rein


25 Oct 29 Nov 13 Dec 17 Jan 14 Feb 21 Mar
Pre D Ryton


11 Oct 8 Nov 6 Dec 10 Jan  7 Feb 14 Mar
D+ Ryton


3 Oct 14 Nov 5 Dec 9 Jan   6  Feb 6 Mar
C  Ryton


17 Oct 21 Nov 12 Dec 16 Jan 13 Feb 13 Mar


25 Oct 22 Nov 20 Dec 24 Jan 21 Feb 4 Apr

Lead rein sessions will be at Snowford 10am start, these will be groups of 2 riders for 30 minutes in order to comply with current Covid 19 regulations. This group is aimed at lead reins and those just attempting to come off. The ryton pre D sessions are for the more independent or requiring minimal, occasional assistance riders

Pre D, D+, C, C+ and B are at the sports horse centre, Ryton 9am – 12noon

Cost this year is £30 for the block of 6 dates. Bookings for all grades up to B are now open for booking on unity.

Once you have booked and paid for a block of training you will need to register each month indicating that you wish to attend. The register for the each month will be opened as soon as the previous date has passed. Opening all at once would flood the booking system, making it difficult to use.  I’m sure you all appreciate the volume of work involved in organising these rides so please try to help by remembering to register.

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.


2020/21 Winter stable management sessions will start in November and run through to April.   We may need to allocate times depending on numbers. Booking will be open shortly on Unity. Booking for these sessions will work in a similar manner to the ride sessions with a register for each month.  Prompt booking is very much appreciated. 
We are going to try and publish topics for each month prior to sessions and hope that you will encourage your child to have a read up before attending. As some of the sessions will be in the yard I suggest that your child dresses warmly. Our only specification is that they wear riding boots as they may be handling horses. Please no trainers. Please also send their gloves and riding hats with them.  
B Test Level
These will be held at Larch House, Stretton-on-Dunsmore. The sessions will start at 5.30pm  
  • Friday 6th November 
  • Friday 4th December 
  • 2021 dates to follow. 

C/C+ Level 

These will be held at Lowlands RDA centre at Shrewley.  The sessions will start at 6.30pm There will be a block booking one off charge of £10 which covers all 6 sessions and then booking in on the register for each month prior to attendance.
  • November 13th 
  • December 11th 
  • January 8th 
  • February 12th 
  • March 12th 
  • April 9th  

  If you would like to be kept informed of Branch training, please keep in touch with the following people:

Above B Co-ordinator           Balinda Robinson    07961 413654

B and C+ Training – Barbara Milburn – 07773 273511

C training Gina Smith 07919 897271

D+ Ellie Phillips           07885 87951 

D  test (lead reins)  – Gina Smith 07919 897271

Riding and Road Safety Dawn Ogilvie-Wilson 07903548982

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,