Wednesday October 17, 2018
Training & Activities

The Pony Club Training structure encourages Members to take tests which enables them to learn progressively about horse and pony care and riding. You can find out about what is involved with the efficiency and progressive tests on the main Pony Club website training page. Please keep an eye on our rallies page to see when training and tests are organised.

The Tedworth Hunt Pony Club has always put a lot of emphasis on training so we can give as many members as possible the chance to improve their performance if they compete.

Along with the regular rallies and camps there are also Team Training sessions throughout the year where you can really work on those troublesome areas.

We enter teams or individuals at the Area Competitions as well as many other Team events during the rest of the year.  These include Badminton Dressage Festival, Silver Fox Challenge.  Although we are based in a very strong area, our small Pony Club holds its own and in some cases does brilliantly.

If you want to be considered for a team you must attend 3 working rallies during the year and if there is a particular discipline you are interested in then go to our main contacts page to see who organises it and contact them directly.

If you want to find out more about the different disciplines  available then you can go to the Main Pony Club website on their Members Activities Section and find out more.

If you are picked for a team it is important that you make sure that you turn up on the day with the right clothes and tack.  You can contact your team organiser before you go and they will be very happy to advise you, or you can look up information on the link above under each of the different activities.

Before being awarded the C test, members must have trained for and passed the Road Rider Achievement Badge – great preparation for today’s ever busier roads.

We cover this in two unmounted and one mounted session, each about an hour long. First we look at various safety issues – hazards, road signs, protective clothing, signalling – using the Junior Road Rider booklet and the PC DVD and discussing practical examples.

At the second session, we revise these safety issues, then the children complete a multiple choice test. They need to achieve 80% to pass, which is fantastically easy if they’ve been to both sessions and read the book, trickier if not.

The ridden test, putting the theory into practise, usually takes place at camp or other arranged venues. Children need to pass this as well as the multiple choice test in order to complete the Riding and Road Safety Test.

For more information, do get in touch:

Louise Holden


Tel Mob: 07917 341804