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The Pony Club Coaching Conference

Consistent Coaching to Create Confidence, Capability and Competence

Presented by Adam Kemp & Paul Tapner

From rising trot to future stars, the Pony Club coach needs to be armed with the skills to help every member learn.

The Pony Club Coaching Conference 2020 focuses on helping you create consistency within your training, in both dressage and jumping, no matter what level of Pony Club member you find yourself coaching.

Event Details

  • Date: Thursday 20th February 2020
  • Venue: Hartpury College, Hartpury, Glocs.
  • Time: Doors open 9.15am, to be seated in Main Hartpury Arena by 10am
  • Refreshments: The canteen will be open for tea/coffee and refreshments throughout the day with hot and cold food available
  • Eligibility: The day is open to anyone with an interest in coaching Pony Club members.
  • CPD: Approved CPD for Pony Club, British Eventing, British Showjumping and British Horse Society Coaches.


  • Standard Tickets: £50
  • Pony Club Members: £40
  • Pony Club Affiliated Coaches: £40 (must have up-to-date certifications)

Meet the Speakers

Paul Tapner was a Professional International Eventing Rider for over 20 years, with accolades including numerous Australian Eventing Team representations, a winner of Badminton Horse Trials and also many other top international events.

Renowned as one of the very best cross country riders in the world, Paul has been involved with The Pony Club both as a member in his youth and as a coach throughout his whole career. He now works full time for the Event Rider Masters as the Series’ Chief Operations Director.

Adam Kemp (F.B.H.S) needs little in the way of introduction to Dressage enthusiasts around the globe as he is a highly sought-after teacher, trainer and coach. His career started at the Talland School of Equitation at the age of 16 when he left school and was offered a scholarship to train under Molly Sivewright and Pammy Hutton, a training course that ended up being 14 years in duration!

During this time, Adam passed all the BHS teaching, riding and horse care examinations, culminating in being awarded the Fellowship of the British Horse Society in 1995 having passed the gruelling three-day exam. Throughout the exam he was examined in teaching, coaching and riding at Grand Prix level.

Adam was the second youngest candidate ever to pass the exam and the only candidate ever to have passed the specialist Dressage section. This puts him into the elite band of teachers, of which there are only 50 worldwide.