Monday May 27, 2019
Tests and Riding and Road Safety

Pony Care 2017

The Pony Club tests are an important part of learning to ride and care for your horse or pony.  We give lessons and coaching for all of the tests from E through to B Test.  All members are encouraged to train for and take the tests.

There is more information and details of what is required at each level on the main Pony Club website – Efficiency Tests & Riding and Road Safety, but please also feel free to contact:

Kim Callcut for more information on the C+ and B Tests ( southshropshire@pcuk.org)

or

Sharon Corke  for more information on the E, D, D+ and C Tests (T: 07790 219037)

 

 Efficiency Tests and Riding & Road Safety

  • E Test: Pony Club Recommended Minimum Age: 4+
  • D Test: Pony Club Recommended Minimum Age: 8
  • D+ Test: Pony Club Recommended Minimum Age:10
  • C Test: Pony Club Recommended Minimum Age: 11*

*Before being awarded the ‘C’ test certificate, candidates must have trained for, and passed, The Pony Club’s Road Rider Achievement Badge or The Pony Club Road Rider Test or the BHS Riding and Road Safety Test.

  • C+ Test: Pony Club Minimum Age: 13

*This test can be taken/passed in 2 parts ~ H&P Care Test and Ridden Test.

  • B Test: Recommended Minimum Age: 15. Only those 14 years or over are eligible for B Test.

*Before taking the ‘B’ Test, Candidates must have passed their ‘C+’ Test and The Pony Club Road Rider Test or the BHS Riding & Road Safety Test. This test is co-ordinated by Area and further details of tests and training will be found on the relevant section of the main Pony Club website. Applications to take part are through the DC. This test can be taken as a whole or in 2 parts ~ H&P Care Test and Ridden Test.

  • Lunge Test: Minimum Age: 16.

*This test is arranged via the DC at Area . Before taking the Lunging Test, Candidates must have passed the B Test or B Standard Horse & Pony Care. Dates are to be arranged for training in 2016.

  • B+ Test: Minimum Age: 16.

The Test is a non-compulsory riding test taken after the Lunging Test and either before or after AH. It is a ‘stepping stone’ between B (full test) and A Test.

  • AH Test: Recommended Minimum Age: 17. Only those 16 years or over are eligible for AH Test.

*The Pony Club A Test is the highest Test within The Pony Club structure. It is recognised world wide and is very much sought after!  The AH Test is the Stable Management phase of the A Test. Those who have passed B (horse & pony care) Test only and have been recommended after an assessment by an AH examiner can also take the Test.

  • A Test: Minimum Age: 18.

The Pony Club A Test is the highest Test within The Pony Club structure. It is recognised worldwide and is very much sought after! Nominations must be made to The Pony Club Office on the official form having first been sanctioned by the District Commissioner and Area Representative.