Sunday August 25, 2019
B Test Information and List of Holders

 

B Test is a challenging test and requires a high level of riding and stable management. The ridden and theory exams can be taken separately. We recommend 2 years between C+ and B Test to give candidates time to attend training rallies as well as this year at Aston Le Walls Eventing Camp, The Big Elmwood Rally and Senior Camp with the intention of taking the full B Test after GCSEs. In some situations candidates are able to take their theory section the year before GCSEs and the riding section the following year.

B Test candidates 2019
If you would like to take your B Test this summer please contact Joanna Lambert 
by email jrjlambert@sol.com.

B Test is in 2 parts, Riding test and Horse and Pony Care, so can be taken separately, even in separate years! 
Join in with learning with your friends and peer group. So that even if you are at different schools, year groups, competition levels, not coming to camp you can be together.
Please give date of C+ test pass and your age, to ease her long hand lists!!! Recommended minimum age for B test is 15, and two years after C+ Test.

Looking beyond B Test. Next steps…. B+ and AH Test

The B+ Test has recently been introduced and can be taken after B Test. The standard of riding is considerably higher and includes riding in a double bridle. You don’t need to do your B+ Test in order to progress to AH or A Tests.

The AH Test covers theory only and regular training sessions are held at Rectory Farm.

Becoming a Pony Club Coach

Members aged 16 and above with C+ or B Test can do a one day course to become a Pony Club Coach. Coaches earn £15 – £20/hr for teaching D and D+ level rallies under supervision. See details of the Coaching Course at the bottom of this page and a list of our Coaches is on the Instructors page.

 

Our current B Test Holders are:

  • Alicia Lee
  • John Church
  • Jake Jennings
  • Becca Bell
  • Shannon Lewis
  • Flora Insley
  • Luisa Lisi
  • Sasha Hargreaves
  • Jack Whiteford
  • Jack Church
  • Zoe Martin
  • Charka Stout
  • Effie Dollar
  • Chloe Barlow

‘Introduction To Pony Club Coaching’ Course

Who is this course is for?

• Pony Club Members who are 16 yrs or older and hold C+/B tests and are enthusiastic to teach at D/D+ level.

• Past members/supporters/parents over 25 yrs who have sound horse knowledge and are enthusiastic to teach at D/D+ level

• Pony Club Instructors at any level who want to refresh their ideas or check they are in line with best practice

What is the course aim?

• To help and encourage aspiring Pony Club senior Members to utilise the knowledge they have gained from past Pony Club experience and enable them to start to coach others in a safe, effective and confident way.

• To support and encourage past Members / supporters / instructors and Members to use their enthusiasm, knowledge and experience to start to coach others in a confident, fun safe and effective way.

How is the course delivered?

This course develops participants through discussion, group work and most importantly, activity. All participants will have the opportunity to teach.

The emphasis is on drawing together the wide range of experiences that tutors and participants bring and making those experiences available to everyone. The atmosphere is fun, friendly, welcoming and supportive.

What does the course cost?

Approx. £30 (depending on hire of facility costs) to include tea and coffee.

Participants need to bring a packed lunch / Pony Club Manual / notebook and pen. You will be given a complimentary copy of the Coaches’ Handbook (£18 from HQ).

How to find out more?

The Pony Club website under ‘Training‘.

 

Current OBHPC members participating in the program.

The following members have completed their Part 1 and can assist with Pony Club coaching in Branches and Centres under supervision and with a mentor. Those marked in bold have completed parts 2 and 3 and can teach at rallies un-supervised.

  • Alicia Lee
  • Jake Jennings
  • Shannon Lewis
  • Flora Insley
  • Luisa Lisi
  • Sasha Hargreaves
  • Jack Whiteford
  • Jack Church
  • Abi Richardson*
  • Gemma Coffey*
  • Jules Farrant*
  • Victoria Holt*

*subject to B Test