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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. 

The virtual Pony Club Coaching Conference 2021

Now available to 'Pay to View' 

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Coaching in the 21st Century - 'Safeguarding the Future of Equestrianism'

The Pay to View option will count as CPD for 2021

**Online CPD for PC Coaches and Assessors 2021**

Online CPD courses should encourage self-reflection, active participation, and feedback from the course leader. Further Examples of online CPD opportunities for PCUK Coaches and Assessors are:

  • Becoming a Better Coach - Area 17 - Lead Coach Penny Sangster  area17@pcuk.org
  • Course Building for Pony Club - Area 11 - Abby Bernard area11@pcuk.org
  • Pony Club Rallies, The Basics - Area 11 - Abby Bernard area11@pcuk.org
  • B Test Assessor, Soft Skills - Lead Coach Will Harrison area1@pcuk.org 

The BHS offer some excellent online training and CPD opportunities, more information can be found at https://www.bhs.org.uk/ If you would like clarification on any of these courses being suitable for CPD please contact the Pony Club Office to check.

1st4sport qualifications have online courses suitable for CPD https://www.1st4sportqualifications.com/ 

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

UK Coaching Online Courses: https://www.ukcoaching.org/duty-to-care

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

The Activity Alliance with UKCoaching 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

Understand Horse Behaviour – Justine Harrison CHBC

For information and to book: https://courses.understandhorses.com/courses/understand-horse-behaviour

Understand Equine Body Language – Justine Harrison CHBC

For information and to book: https://courses.understandhorses.com/courses/understand-equine-body-language

An Introduction to Training Horses with Food – Trudi Dempsey CHBC

For information and to book: https://courses.understandhorses.com/courses/an-introduction-to-training-horses-with-food

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.
Downloads for Course Organisers
CPD Booking Form (Word)
DOCX - 391 kB
CPD Booking Form (PDF)
PDF - 221 kB
CPD Sign In Sheet (Word)
DOCX - 393 kB
CPD Sign In Sheet (PDF)
PDF - 237 kB

Upcoming CPD Courses

Area Date Course Title Organisation Tutor Location Booking Details
Open to All on Demand The Pony Club National Coaching Conference

Coaching in the 21st Century

‘Safeguarding the future of equestrianism’

The Pony Club

 

Online Now Available On Demand
Open to All 7th July 2021 How to become a better coach (BHS Approved) The Pony Club Area 11

 

Online

More Information

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Open to All 23rd June 2021 The power of the words we use as a coach (BHS Approved)  The Pony Club Area 11

 

Online

More Information

Book Here

Open to All 21st June 2021 Course building for coaches (BHS Approved) The Pony Club Area 11

 

Online

More Information

Book Here

Open to All 8th June 2021 How to become a better coach (BHS Approved) The Pony Club Area 11

 

Online

More Information

Book here

Open to All 7th June 2021 Course building for coaches (BHS  Approved) The Pony Club Area 11

 

Online

More Information

Book Here

Area 16 1st June 2021 Introduction to Coaching Steps 1 The Pony Club Area 16

 

St Leonards

Fully Booked

Open to All 26th May 2021 The power of the words we use as a coach (BHS Approved) The Pony Club Area 11

 

Online

More Information

Book Here

Open to All 24th May 2021 Course building for coaches (BHS Approved) The Pony Club Area 11

 

Online

More Information

Book Here

Area 1& 19 22nd May 2021 B Test Assessor CPD workshop The Pony Club Area 1&19

 

Gleneagles Equestrian Centre

More information

Area 9 18th May 2021 Be a Better Show Jump Coach The Pony Club Area 9

Carole Broad

Online

More Information

Area 1  15th May 2021 C+ Assessor Training The Pony Club Area 1

Liz bell and Adrian McLeon

Burgie Event Centre More Information
Open to all 10th May 2021 Course building for coaches (BHS Approved) The Pony Club Area 11

 

Online

More Information

Book Here

Open to All 5th May 2021 How to become a better coach (BHS Approved) The Pony Club Area 11

 

Online

More Information

Book Here

Open to All 28th April 2021 The power of the words we use as a coach (BHS Approved) The Pony Club Area 11

 

Online

Email Organiser

More Information

Open to All 26th April 2021 Course Building for Coaches (BHS Approved) The Pony Club Area 11

Krissy Spiller and Maria Green

Online Email Organiser
Area 8 19th April 2021 The Pony Club Rally (including Health & Safety) The Pony Club Area 8

Frances Murray

Gamlingay, Beds. Email Organiser
Area 1 18th April 2021 Introduction to Coaching - Step 1 The Pony Club Area 1

 

Castle View Stables, Caithness More Information
Please see Application form for prerequisites for attendance  17th April 2021 C Test Assessor Training Workshop The Pony Club Area 1

Liz Bell & Adrian MacLeod

Halkirk, Caithness Booking Form
Open To All 14th April 2021 How to become a better coach (BHS Approved) The Pony Club Area 11

 

Online

Email Organiser

More Information

Open to All 12th April 2021 Coaches XC Training The Pony Club Area 13

Sarah Macdonald and Eric Smiley

Tweseldown, Hants Booking Form
Open to All 12th April 2021 Course Building for Coaches (BHS Approved) The Pony Club Area 11

Krissy Spiller and Maria Green

Online

Email Organiser

More Information

Open to All 7th April 2021 D/D+ Assessor training The Pony Club Area 19

Sarah MacDonald

Online

Book Here

Open to All 30th March 2021 D/D+ Coaching The Pony Club Area 11

Nicola Fitter

Online

Email Organiser

 

More Information

Open to All 29th March 2021 XC Principles and Coaching Technique - Tune the Mind The Pony Club Area 13

Eric Smiley

Online More Information
Open to All 24th March 2021

The power of the words we use as a coach

The Pony Club Area 11

 

Online

Email Organiser

 

More Information

Open To All 23rd March 2021

'The Scales of Training'

The Pony Club Area 9

Carole Broad

Online Email Organiser
Open to All 22nd March 2021 Course Building for Coaches (BHS Approved) The Pony Club Area 11

Krissy Spiller and Maria Green

Online This course is Full
Open to All 22nd March 2021 XC Principles and Coaching Technique - Define the line The Pony Club Area 13

Eric Smiley

Online

 

More Information

Open to All 18th March 2021 How do emotionally intelligent coaches factor in emotions and core values when presenting
information, making good decisions and engaging with their riders?
The Pony Club Area 16

Mandy Frost

Online

 

Open to All 15th March 2021 Course Building for Coaches (BHS Approved) The Pony Club Area 11

 

Online

 

 

Open to All on Demand The Pony Club National Coaching Conference

Coaching in the 21st Century

‘Safeguarding the future of equestrianism’

The Pony Club

 

Online Now Available on Demand
Area 13 12th March 2021 Polework Exercises to Improve Flatwork and Inspire Riders. The Pony Club Area 13

Sarah MacDonald

Wellington Riding 

 

Open to ALL 6th March 2021

D&D+ Assessor Training

 

The Pony Club Area 14

Sarah MacDonald

Online  
Open to All 5th March 2021 Pony Club Rallies - Understanding the Basics The Pony Club Area 11

 

Online  
Open to All 2nd March 2021 Making Good Coaching Great

The Pony Club Area 9

Carole Broad

Online  
Open to All 1st March 2021 Course Building for Coaches (BHS Approved) The Pony Club Area 11

 

Online  
Open to All 24th February 2021 How to become a better Coach (BHS Approved 1hr) The Pony Club Area 11

 

   
Open to All 23rd February 2021 D/D+ Assessor Training The Pony Club Area 11

Nichola Fitter

Online

Open to All 23rd February 2021 C/C+ CPD The Pony Club Area 15

Carole Broad

Online  
Open to All 16th February 2021 C/C+ CPD The Pony Club Area 9

Carole Broad

Online  
Open to All 10th February 2021 The Power of the words we use as a Coach (BHS Approved 1hr) The Pony Club Area 11

 

Online  
Open to All 9th February 2021 Coaching at D/D+ level The Pony Club Area 7   Online

 

Open to All 8th February 2021 Course Building for Coaches (BHS Approved) The Pony Club Area 11

 

Online  
Open to All 6th February 2021 Pony Club Rallies -Understanding the Basics The Pony Club Area 11

 

Online  
Open to All 5th February 2021 The Pony Club National Coaching Conference

Coaching in the 21st Century

‘Safeguarding the future of equestrianism’

The Pony Club

 

Online Now Available on Demand
Open to All 5th February 2021 Pony Club Rallies - Understanding the Basics The Pony Club Area 11

 

Online  
Open to All 1st February 2021 Course Building for Coaches (BHS Approved) The Pony Club Area 11

 

Online  
Open to All 26th January 2021 Interactive CPD for C & C+ Coaches The Pony club Area 9

 

Online  
Open to All 19th January 2021 Interactive CPD for C & C+ Coaches The Pony club Area 9

 

Online  
Open to All 12th January 2021 Interactive CPD for C & C+ Coaches The Pony club Area 9

 

Online

 

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.

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Cancellation Policy
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Katy Downing
Development Officer (Projects Team)
T 02476 698300 option 2