Flat work/dressage – Saturday 23rd September

Spaces available on Saturday with new instructor to the area Adam Murdin. Adam has vast experience and has showed at HOYS in the past and has competed at Prix St Georges – dressage. There is a choice of lessons shared at £15 for an hour (depending if we have similar level riders) and individual lesson at £30 for 45min. Venue is Ty Mawr Farm, Bodelwyddan (junction 25 A55, farm next to church).

Contact Jane to book (dressage@fndponyclub.org.uk or send a text message to 07890 107492).

Gwynedd Winter League Showjumping

15th October 2017. See attachments for further details:

C Test Assessor Training Workshop

This workshop will last three and a half hours, and will include the following topics:

  • Discussion on and demonstration of C standard Riding and Care
  • Timetabling
  • Questioning technique
  • Practical observation and questioning
  • Delivering appropriate feedback

Attendees will receive a written feedback to take from the workshop, with clear guidance on how to progress. Attendees will then be encouraged to shadow more experienced assessors in Centre or Branch C Tests before assessing independently.

Prior to booking attendees must have completed a D/D+ Assessor training or have experience of regular assessing up to D+.

This workshop cost £25 per person to attend. It will count as a CPD refresher for attendees who also coach for The Pony Club.

24th September 2017 at Cheshire Riding Stables, 2-5.30pm.

Places are limited so please book early.

Please contact Katy Powell Jones to book your place (katy@hendrerwyddfarm.com or 07977 062265).


B test & UCAS points

For your information, there are no UCAS points for B test or any other Pony Club tests, and there never has been.

There is mapping between the Pony Club tests and BHS qualifications as shown at http://www.pcuk.org/uploads/tests/The_Pony_Club_Tests__BHS_exams_direct_entry_summary.pdf although this may change following the revamp of the BHS exam system. Currently the B test candidates who have achieved the complete B Test and hold the Pony Club Lunging Certificate or EQL Level 2 lunge a horse under supervision (a unit of the Stage 2 qualification) are eligible to apply for direct entry to BHS Stage 3 and the PTT, so potentially UCAS points are possible this way (EQL Level 3 Certificate in BHS Preliminary Teaching of Horse Riding (QCF) 2017 Tariff score -16).