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Introduction

For a list of upcoming assessor training workshops and course guidelines, please see the sections below.

D and D+ Test Assessor Training Workshops

These workshops will last three hours, and will include the following topics:

  • The Pony Club Test Structure
  • Discussion on and demonstration of the D and D+ standards
  • Questioning technique
  • Practical observation and questioning
  • Giving appropriate feedback

Attendees will receive 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 D and D+ Tests before assessing independently.

These workshops can cost up to £30 per person to attend.  They will count as a CPD refresher for attendees who also coach for The Pony Club.

You will need to take along the Test cards for E, D, D+ and C Tests, and complete the Pre-Course Work prior to attending the workshop.

You can view Efficiency Tests on the Efficiency Tests page and download the Pre-Course Work below.

Upcoming Dates

Area Date Venue Test Level(s) Trainer(s) Booking Details
9 28th June 2022 Rectory Farm, Gloucestershire D+/C Lea Allen Book Here
5 12th September 2022 Ystrad Farm, Denbigh D/D+ John Gilbert and Katy Powell Visit the Area 5 website to book
Downloads
D D+ Assessor Training Pre Course Work For Candidates
PDF - 86 kB

C Test Assessor Training Workshops

These workshops will last three and a half hours, and will include the following topics:

  • The Pony Club Test Structure
  • Discussion on and demonstration of C standard Riding and Care
  • Timetabling
  • Questioning technique
  • Practical observation and questioning
  • Delivering appropriate feedback

Attendees will receive 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.

These workshops cost £30 per person to attend.  They will count as a CPD refresher for attendees who also coach for The Pony Club.

You will need to take along the Test cards for E, D, D+ and C Tests, and complete the Pre-Course Work prior to attending the workshop.

You can view Efficiency Tests on the Efficiency Tests page and download the Pre-Course Work below.

Upcoming Dates

Area Date Venue Test Level(s) Trainer(s) Booking Details
9 28th June 2022 Rectory Farm, Gloucestershire D+/C Lea Allen Book Here
8 28th June 2022 Valley Farm, Suffolk C Michael Paveley  Book Here
Downloads
C Test Assessor Training Pre Course Work For Candidates
PDF - 92 kB

Assessor Training above C Test

B Test assessors are expected to attend a refresher day at least once every two years in order to remain on the list. These days are usually organised by the Area.

AH and A Test refresher days for assessors are organised by the Training Committee and The Pony Club Office.

Upcoming Dates

Area Date Venue Test Level(s) Trainer(s) Booking Details
6 23rd June 2022 Field Farm, Leicestershire B Linda Pearce & Peter Hales Book Here
9 13th July 2022 Rectory Farm, Gloucestershire C+ Lea Allen Book Here
7 24th September 2022 Watling Street Grange, Telford C+ Nicola Fitter  Book Here
Downloads
C+ Test Assessor Training Precourse Work
PDF - 100 kB