Wednesday November 21, 2018
PONY CLUB EFFICIENCY TESTS

Well done Amelia passing D+ & C (Care)

Molly, Phoebe R,  Mathilda M, & Faith gaining C test

Hollie, Lauren, Marianna, Chess, Ellie, Phoebe H, Matilda W & Ben all achieving C+

Congratulations…..

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


We are organising training and the opportunity to take C & C+ tests in October half term.  The series of rallies followed by the test proved very popular with the members in recent years, so I hope you’ll be able to join us.

Please could you reply to me, Jane, by email before Wednesday 19th Sept, when you’ve read the information below, confirming:

you’d like to join the training (with dates) / you are unable to attend this year / you have some queries or unsure of your plans (ring or email)/ you’re available on the Test day, Fri 26th Oct.

All training and the tests will take place at Hurst Lodge, King Lane, Over Wallop SO20 8JQ.  Rally fees to be paid on line through the RAPC website.

Friday 26th October  C & C+ Tests at Hurst Lodge, Over Wallop        No fee for the Test Day

 

C test is taken aged 12yr and over, C+ test is taken aged 14yrs and over, usually with a 2 year gap between each test.

There is no advantage to taking the test early or before the member is confident at that level.  Well prepared candidates enjoy the experience of pony club tests.  For C+ test, the care and riding can be taken at different times, so if a member is, for example, confident with the care but the riding needs more development, they can take the care section this Autumn and we will arrange the riding section at a later date, next year.  This is new to the C+ test and is proving helpful.

For C test, both sections are taken at the same time.

After the first few training sessions we will have a good idea who is ready to go ahead to the test. If we are very over subscribed with C+ candidates we may reschedule the C test after half term.

Members aged 12yrs and over are welcome to join the training.  To take the test, they should:

be able to attend all or most of the sessions

have passed the Road Rider Achievement Badge and preferably the Road Rider Test (metal badge)

be confident with the basics from their last test ie points of the horse, care of the pony at grass, grooming etc as we like to work towards C and C+ test from this level.

have an up to date Manual of Horsemanship, which has all the information needed for the tests.

Links to the syllabus’ are below. Please print a copy for yourself.

http://www.pcuk.org/uploads/tests/C_Test_2016.pdf

http://www.pcuk.org/uploads/training/C+_Test_2016.pdf

I look forward to receiving your replies and seeing you at the training, and do please get in touch if you have any queries, however minor!

With best wishes,

Jane Uloth

07970 945670

nollandjane@gmail.com

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 This table shows suggested ages for tests.

These are for guidance only.

NAME OF TEST/RECOMMENDED MINIMUM AGE

  • E Test (pale blue) 4yrs
  • Road Rider Mini Achievement Badge Before D Test
  • D Test (yellow) 8yrs
  • D+ Test (white) 10yrs
  • Riding & Road Safety Badge Before C Test
  • C Test (green) 11yrs
  • C+ Test (pink) 13yrs
  • Road Rider Test Before B Test
  • B Test (red) 16yrs
  • Lungeing Certificate 16yrs
  • AH Test 17yrs
  • Coaching Certificate 18yrs
  • A Test 18yrs

When a member has passed a test, they will be awarded a coloured test felt to wear under their Pony Club badge on their tweed jacket. The colours are marked on the table above.

Dear All,
We are organising training and the opportunity to take D+ & C tests in October half term.  The series of rallies followed by the test proved very popular with the members last year, so I hope you’ll be able to join us this year.
Dates:
Saturday 20th  September  Care training at Hurst Lodge, Over Wallop  5 – 6.30pm     £8
Saturday 18th October    Care training at Hurst Lodge, Over Wallop  5 – 6.30pm     £8
Tuesday 28th October  Riding instruction (likely to be morning at Castle Farm, Over Wallop)
followed by Care training in the afternoon at Hurst Lodge.   Riding session £10 + Care £8
Thursday 30th October  D+ & C Tests at Hurst Lodge, Over Wallop. No fee for the Test Day
INFORMATION ON INNNNNembers who are keen to go ahead and take the test would need to have attended the Tuesday 28th Oct rally, plus preferably all, and certainly most of the Care sessions.
The syllabus for D+ & C Tests can be found on the main Pony Club website, just click on:
Training & Tests, go to page 3 Efficiency Tests (E to A), scroll down to The Pony Club Efficiency Tests and click on the D+ or C test.
You’ll be given a Test card at the first care rally.  We aim to cover the syllabus during the rallies but any preparation you can do at home would be most beneficial.  Every member should have an up to date Manual of Horsemanship.
WVertVery e are keen to encourage everyone to take up the training opportunities and prepare for the test, whether you are taking it this half term or later next year.  If you have any queries, or your name is not on the list and you’d like to attend, please get in touch with me.
Please return this letter, tick the dates you’d like to attend (including the test date if available) with a cheque to ‘RA Pony Club’ (with rally dates on the back) to Jane Uloth, Hurst Lodge, King Lane, Over Wallop, Stockbridge, Hants SO20 8JQ by Tues 16th Sept.  If you are unable to attend this course but you’re keen to take a test next year, please email me.  We very much look forward to you joining this course, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
Best wishes,
Jane Uloth  email noll@hurstlodge.fsnet.co.uk  mobile 07970 945670
Nam……………………………………………………..  Age………….   Test (D+ or C)
 
……..RDA Volunteering Achievement BadgeWithout volunteers organisations such as The Pony Club and Riding for the Disabled (RDA), would not be able to carry out all the activities that they do.The Pony Club and RDA have put together an achievement badge to help you get into volunteering, called ‘The RDA Volunteering Achievement Badge’Can I take the Badge?
If you are 12 years old or over you can take this achievement badge.What do I have to do?
The Badge will be awarded following a Pony Club Member volunteering and training on four separate occasions, at an RDA Group or activity, during a six month period following a set syllabus. The training and hours that you do will be recorded in a Pony Club and RDA Volunteers’ Log Book.On completion of the Achievement Badge, if you continue to volunteer in the RDA Group you will be entitled to take part in the ASDAN Certificate in Community Volunteering.Andover RDA sessions generally run in the daytime during the state school term time, however there are some evening rides as well.If you are interested in finding out more about this and would like to take your badge, please email Jules on juliet.grieve@mindmover.co.ukThe syllabus for All Tests can be found on the main Pony Club website, just click on:
Members’ Activities, Tests & Achievements then Efficiency Tests.We always aim to cover the syllabus during a series of rallies but any preparation you can do at home would be most beneficial. Every member should have an up to date Manual of Horsemanship.We are keen to encourage everyone to take up the training …RDA Volunteering Achievement BadgeWithout volunteers organisations such as The Pony Club and Riding for the Disabled (RDA), would not be able to carry out all the activities that they do.The Pony Club and RDA have put together an achievement badge to help you get into volunteering, called ‘The RDA Volunteering Achievement Badge’Can I take the Badge?
If you are 12 years old or over you can take this achievement badge.

What do I have to do?
The Badge will be awarded following a Pony Club Member volunteering and training on four separate occasions, at an RDA Group or activity, during a six month period following a set syllabus. The training and hours that you do will be recorded in a Pony Club and RDA Volunteers’ Log Book.

On completion of the Achievement Badge, if you continue to volunteer in the RDA Group you will be entitled to take part in the ASDAN Certificate in Community Volunteering.

Andover RDA sessions generally run in the daytime during the state school term time, however there are some evening rides as well.

If you are interested in finding out more about this and would like to take your badge, please email Jules on juliet.grieve@mindmover.co.uk

The syllabus for All Tests can be found on the main Pony Club website, just click on:
Members’ Activities, Tests & Achievements then Efficiency Tests.

We always aim to cover the syllabus during a series of rallies but any preparation you can do at home would be most beneficial. Every member should have an up to date Manual of Horsemanship.

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Dear All,
 
We are organizing training and the opportunity to take C test in October half term.  The series of rallies followed by the test has been popular with the members in the past so I hope you will be able to join us this year. Â
 
Training dates:
 
Saturday 7th October  5 – 6.30pm, unmounted Care at Hurst Lodge, King Lane, Over Wallop  SO20 8JQ
 
Saturday 14th October 5 – 6.30pm, unmounted Care at Hurst Lodge
 
Monday 23rd October 3 – 5pm, unmounted Care at Hurst Lodge
 
Tuesday 24th October Riding rally at Tidworth Equestrian (book in on line)
 
The C test will be on Friday 27th October at Harroway, Penton Mewsey, morning or early afternoon sessions.
 
Members are generally aged 12 or older to take C test, and will have passed their D+ test, and should hold their PC Road Rider Achievement Badge.  Please get in touch if you have any queries about this.  If you’re this age group and have yet to take D+ this is an opportunity to take it and continue with C test next year.Â
 
The syllabus for C test can found on the main PC website, or google Pony Club C test, and it can be printed off.  Please check you have a updated PC manual of Horsemanship.  All information to help with C test will be covered in the rallies and in the manual. The intention is to build on members’ existing knowledge and practical skills, and be useful with the care of their ponies on a daily basis. Â
 
Rally fees are £8 per Care session.  Riding rally book on line.  C test day – no fee.
It is important to attend the training as well prepared members make confident, happy C test candidates.
 
Please could you reply to Jane by email:  nollandjane@gmail.com to confirm you’d like to /  unable to, take up this C test opportunity and to attend the training.  Replies by Friday 22nd September with the training dates you can attend.  Please bring a cheque payable to R A Pony Club (no full stops!) to the first unmounted session.
 
I look forward to hearing from you.  Please get in touch if you have any queries.
 
Best wishes,
 
Jane Uloth
07970 945670

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The syllabus for All Tests can be found on the main Pony Club website: 

http://www.pcuk.org/index.php/tests_and_achievements/efficiency_tests/

We always aim to cover the syllabus during a series of rallies & at camp but any preparation you can do at home would be most beneficial. Every member should have an up to date Manual of Horsemanship.

We are keen to encourage everyone to take up the training opportunities

Please do let us know if there are particular badges that you might be interested in doing