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Introduction

Each and every Pony Club Coach is required to attend at least one Coaching Course (CPD) every two years. This may be at Branch, Area, Regional or National Level. The course must be listed on our approved CPD calendar. If you would like to attend a course not listed on the below list please send details to training@pcuk.org before booking to check if the course can be accepted for Pony Club CPD

 

Please be aware that the CPD requirement is changing from 1st January 2023, after which Coaches will be required to attend at least one CPD course each year.

Guidelines for Branches/Centres Running a CPD Course

The following is to be followed for the provision of CPD (continuing professional development) events:

  • CPD events can be run by an Area, Branch, Centre or centrally from the Pony Club office (e.g. coach conference)
  • The Area Representative is responsible for the selection of an appropriately trained and experienced coach to present the CPD course
  • All CPD must be listed on the main Pony Club website a minimum of 3 weeks prior to the event in order to count for accreditation purposes.
  • The bookings should all be made via the organiser.
  • Attendees should receive a certificate of attendance (template available from The Pony Club Office). Attendees must then send a copy of this to their Branch or Centre so that their record maybe updated.
  • Some Coach specific CPD organised by other BEF Member Body central offices, may count but it still must be listed a minimum of 3 weeks before. If the event you would like to attend is not listed please contact the office. Please do not assume a course will be able to count.
  • If you would like an event to be considered for approval as Pony Club CPD please send the details to training@pcuk.org
Downloads for Course Organisers
CPD Booking Form
DOCX - 392 kB
CPD Sign In Sheet
DOCX - 395 kB

Upcoming CPD Courses

AREA DATE COURSE TITLE ORGANISATION TUTOR LOCATION BOOKING DETAILS
Open to All 9th February 2023 The Pony Club Coaching Conference 'Empathise, Inspire, Educate' The Pony Club Various Industry Experts Online

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19 28th January 2023 Connecting Coaching with a Real World Environment British Horse Society Ernest Dillon FBHS & Fred Hodges BHSI Scottish National Equestrian Centre, Edinburgh

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Open to All 30th January 2023 Goal Setting for Equestrians Rider Mentality Louise Einchcomb Online

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Open to All 1st February 2023 Grassland Management British Horse Society Sarah Simpson BHSI Online 

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Open to All 1st February 2023 Intro to Horse and Pony Care The Pony Club Amelia Morris Payne and Lea Allen Online

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Open to All 1st February 2023 The Biomechanics of Walk Horses Inside Out Gillian Higgins Online

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Open to All 2nd February 2023 Intro to Pony Club Endurance Pony Club Endurance Committee Pony Club Endurance Committee Online

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Open to All 2nd February 2023 Social License to Operate British Horse Society Roly Owers, CEO World Horse Welfare Online

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19 4th February 2023 A Through the Levels Masterclass Equestrian Management Agency Ingrid Kilmke Scottish National Equestrian Centre, Edinburgh

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Open to All 6th February 2023 Growing your brand & communication outside social media British Show Jumping Rhea Freeman Online

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Open to All 6th February 2023 Goal Setting for Equestrians Rider Mentality Rider Mentality Online

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Open to All 7th February 2023 Skin Diseases British Horse Society Sarah Simpson BHSI Online 

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13 8th February 2023 The Rider; Inside Out Award Equine Physio Award Equine Physio Redlands Stud, West Sussex

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1 10th February 2023 Course Building - Learn From the Best British Show Jumping Mark McGowan Broomhill Equestrian Centre, Ross-shire

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16 13th February 2023 Teaching Horse and Pony Care PC Area 16 Amelia Morris Payne BHSI Strawberry Fields Farm Shop, Devon

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16 13th February 2023 E-C Test Assessor Training PC Area 16 Amelia Morris Payne BHSI Strawberry Fields Farm Shop, Devon

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2 13th February 2023 Mounted Games Study Day Morpeth Hunt   Benridge Riding Centre, Morpeth

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11 15th February 2023 Successful Coaching for the Higher Level Tests PC Area 11 Debbie Melville BHSI Hadlow College, Kent

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Open to All 16th February 2023 Demystifying Dressage The British Horse Society Jo Winfield FBHS Online

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6 18th & 19th February 2023 Horses Inside Out Conference Horses Inside Out Various Industry Experts Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough and Online 

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7 19th February 2023 Delivering Pony Club Horse & Pony Care PC Area 7 Amelia Payne Berriewood Farm, Shrewsbury

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19 19th February 2023 D & D+ Assessor Training Course PC Area 19 Dr Will Harrison & Jane Gilchrist Sandyflat Stables, Glasgow 

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19 19th February 2023 C Test Assessor Training PC Area 19 Dr Will Harrison & Jane Gilchrist Sandyflat Stables, Glasgow

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Open to All 20th February 2023 The Scales of Training: Part Two The British Horse Society Claire Lilley Online 

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3 21st February 2023 Introduction to Endurance EGB and The Pony Club Nutritionist and Vet Thirsk Auction Market, Thirsk

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Open to All 21st February 2023 Bookkeeping Basics The British Horse Society Industry Expert Online

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5 22nd February 2023 Looking at the Latest Tack and Equipment British Horse Society Sarah Simpson BHSI Kelsall Hill, Cheshire

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Open to All 23rd February 2023 Modern Diagnostic Techniques British Horse Society Sarah Simpson BHSI Online 

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17 23rd February 2023 Meet the Chiropractor East Down PC Hannah Anderson RMC Eventing

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12 24th February 2023 Coaching in a Real World Environment The British Horse Society Fred Hodges & Ernest Dillon Addington Manor, Bucks

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9 24th February 2023 Coaching: Back to Basics with modern technology/techniques Ledbury PC Branch Dr Jo Winfield FBHS Hartpury University, Gloucestershire

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1 26th February 2023 Mounted Games CPD Strathearn PC Branch Mounted Games Committee Highfield at Howe, Fife

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18 26th February 2023 Mounted Games Study Day Banwen & District PC Branch Mrs. Marion Harding Cae John, Onllwyn

Please contact christine_powell1@sky.com or call 07814009715 to book

Open to All 27th February 2023 Kickstart your New Season Mojo British Horse Society Tina Canton BHSI Online

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Open to All 1st March 2023 The Biomechanics of the Trot Horses Inside Out Gillian Higgins Online

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Open to All 2nd March 2023 Modern Saddlery, Boot and Studs British Horse Society Sarah Simpson BHSI Online 

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10 4th March 2023 Introduction to Coaching Step 1 PC Area 10 Lea Allen & Emma Coates Lucton School Equestrian Centre, Herefordshire

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7 4th March 2023 Two Brains in Harmony PC Area 9 Eric Smiley FBHS Solihull Riding Club, Solihull

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Open to All 8th March 2023 Bitting and Bridle Fitting The Side Saddle Association Catherine Baker Online

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2 8th March 2023 Lessons for Everyone British Horse Society Harry Payne Newton Rigg Equestrian Training, Cumbria

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Open to All 9th March 2023 Bits and Biting British Horse Society Sarah Simpson BHSI Online 

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1 11th March 2023 C+ Test Assessor Workshop PC Area 1 Jane Gilchrist & Will Harrison Ovenstone Equine, Fife

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Open to All 13th March 2023 Coaching Riders from the Inside Out The British Horse Society Charlie Unwin Online

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6 14th March 2023 Horse and Pony Care Training Evening PC Area 6 Amelia Morris-Payne Long Bennington Village Hall, Lincs

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Open to All 14th March 2023 Bookkeeping Basics The British Horse Society Industry Expert Online

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3 15th March 2023 Rules for XC Riding  PC Area 3 Chris Bartle  Yorkshire Riding Centre, Harrogate

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Open to All 20th March 2023 Coaching Riders from the Inside Out The British Horse Society Charlie Unwin Online

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5 20th March 2023 Equine Performance & Safeguarding Saddle Research Trust Anne Bondi & Dr Sue Dyson Reaseheath College, Cheshire

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Open to All 24th March 2023 Understanding the Tendons and Ligaments of the Lower Limb Horses Inside Out Gillian Higgins & Dr Seth O'Neill Online

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Open to All 27th March 2023 Coaching Riders from the Inside Out The British Horse Society Charlie Unwin Online

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Open to All 28th March 2023 Coaching Skills British Horse Society Sarah Simpson BHSI Online 

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Open to All 28th March 2023 Self Assessment Success British Horse Society Industry Expert Online

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Open to All 30th March 2023 Endurance CPD Pony Club Endurance Committee Pony Club Endurance Committee Online

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Open to All 30th March 2023 Equine Nutrition British Horse Society Sarah Simpson BHSI Online 

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10 31st March 2023 Horses Inside Out Demo Bridgend College Gillian Higgins Bridgend College, Pencoed

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Open to All 4th April 2023 The Physiological Effects of Fittening British Horse Society Sarah Simpson BHSI Online 

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Open to All 5th April 2023 The Biomechanics of the Canter Horses Inside Out Gillian Higgins Online

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8 16th April 2023 Eventing Educational Training Day The British Horse Society Jo Winfield FBHS Burnham Market, Norfolk

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Open to All 18th April 2023 Coaching Dressage British Horse Society Sarah Simpson BHSI Online 

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Open to All 25th April 2023 Coaching Show Jumping British Horse Society Sarah Simpson BHSI Online 

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Open to All 26th April 2023 Grassland Management British Horse Society Sarah Simpson BHSI Online 

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Open to All  2nd May 2023 Coaching XC British Horse Society Sarah Simpson BHSI Online 

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1 29th May 2023 Saddle Research Trust Seminar Saddle Research Trust Sue Dyson & Anne Bondi Netherton Equestrian Centre, Perthshire

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8 1st & 2nd July 2023 Understand Horses Live Understand Horses Various Industry Experts Writtle University College

 

19 21st October 2023 Charlotte Dujardin: Through the Levels Masterclass SNEC Charlotte Dujardin  Scottish National Equestrian Centre, Edinburgh

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Open to All 4th November 2023 Nature vs Nurture Horses Inside Out Dr Andrew Hemmings Online

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Online Courses Approved for CPD

The below sites offer online courses which are accepted as Pony Club CPD:

For those wishing to undertake more comprehensive CPD training, Equine Studies provide short courses:
https://www.equinestudies.co.uk/courses/short-courses/ 

UK Coaching Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity

https://www.ukcoaching.org/courses/learn-at-home/mental-health-awareness-for-sport-and-physical-act

Children and Young Person's Mental Health this course provides a detailed understanding of mental health conditions so you can offer appropriate support when the young person needs someone to turn to

https://freecoursesinengland.co.uk/cmh2/

The Activity Alliance with UK Coaching have released this great online learning module https://www.ukcoaching.org/iapelearning it is aimed at all sports coaches not just equestrians.

Understanding Horses run online courses that have been approved as suitable Pony Club Coach CPD - Pony Club Coaches can receive a 10% discount using code PONYCLUB10

The courses approved for Pony Club CPD are:

- Introduction to Equine Nutrition

- Why do Horses behave Badly?

- How to Create a Successful Training Plan

- Understanding Equine Body Language

- Understanding Horse Behaviour

- An Introduction to Training Horses with Food

- Grey Matters! Understanding the Equine Brain

- Train Your Horse To: Wait...

- Working with Fear and Trauma in Horses

- Understand Horses Live 2022

All courses can be found here 

Autism, Sport and Physical Activity this online training module provides a comprehensive introduction to the autism spectrum and the delivery of sport.

https://www.autism.org.uk/what-we-do/professional-development/training-and-conferences/online/autism-sport-and-physical-activity

Riding for the Disabled offer self study courses that have been approved as Pony Club CPD

-Disability Awareness

-Autism Awareness

-Person Centred Approach

Mental Health First Actions a two day online course covering information about mental health and what you can do to support anyone who is struggling with their mental health

https://pathways.bhs.org.uk/media/2818/mental-health-first-actions-course-information.pdf

Rider Mentality these courses encourage you to think about how both your thoughts and your horses can influence the outcome to your training. The following courses are approved as CPD

Introduction to Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) course for Equestrian Coaches

How Horses Process the World

Equiculture Horse/Land Management Course this course covers ways that horsse and land can be managed more effectively to improve horse welfare, land condition and save owners money. 

https://www.equiculture.net/the-equiculture-course

E-horse Emergency Equine First Aid this course acts as a guide to how to cope in an equine emergency

https://e-horse.co.uk/product/emergency-equine-first-aid-online-cpd/

Cancellation Policy

The cancellation policy is applicable to all training events / activities where applications are accepted by the Training Department at The Pony Club Office, including coach, assessor and rider training, with the exception of UKCC courses to which a separate policy applies.

Downloads
Cancellation Policy
PDF - 119 kB
Past CPD 2021
PDF - 155 kB
Past CPD 2022
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Past CPD 2023
PDF - 109 kB

Need More Information?

Please email; training@pcuk.org