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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 upto £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

Please check back soon for upcoming dates.

Area Date Venue Test Level(s) Trainer(s)
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

Please check back soon for upcoming dates.

Area Date Venue Test Level(s) Trainer(s)
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

Please check back soon for upcoming dates.

Area Date Venue Test Level(s) Trainer(s)