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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' 

Watch Here

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
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 On Demand The Pony Club National Coaching Conference The Pony Club   Online Now Available On Demand
5 22nd October 2021 Learning Through Fun for the U10s PC Area 5 Mari Evans & Victoria Vaughan-Thomas Haford Equestrian Centre, Denbighshire More Information
19 23rd October 2021 D/D+ Assessor Workshop PC Area 19 Will Harrison & Sheena Adam Sandyflat Stables, Glasgow

More Information

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19 23rd October 2021 C Test Assessor Workshop PC Area 19 Will Harrison & Sheena Adam Sandyflat Stables, Glasgow

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2 26th October 2021 Horseman's Evening PC Area 2 Equine experts in biomechanics, feeding saddlery and rehabilitation Dalton Piercy, Durham

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15/16 26th October 2021 Introduction to Coaching Step 1 East Cornwall Pony Club Caroline Brimblecombe & Helen Moore Hyperion Equestrian Centre, Devon

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11 27th October 2021 Coaching Grassroots Cross Country PC Area 11 Nick Gauntlett FBHS & Hugh Train BHSI/ BE Coach Tweseldown, Hampshire

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9 28th October 2021 Better Humans, Better Horses Your Horsemanship Jason Webb & Charlie Unwin Unicorn Trust, Gloucestershire

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6 1st November 2021 Better Humans, Better Horses Your Horsemanship Jason Webb & Charlie Unwin Vale View, Leicestershire

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7 2nd November 2021 Better Humans, Better Horses Your Horsemanship Jason Webb & Charlie Unwin Moulton College, Northamptonshire

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Open to All 6th November 2021 FIT for Welfare Society of Master Saddlers Various industry experts Online

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Open to All 8th November 2021 Course Building for Coaches PC Area 11 Krissy Spiller & Maria Green Online

Contact area11@pcuk.org to book

8 9th November 2021 Learning Styles: How to Apply Theory in a Practical Setting Kimblewick Equestrian Centre Emma Lacey Kimblewick Equestrian Centre, Norfolk

Contact: nikkita@enquiries.co.uk to book

Open to All 10th November 2021 How to Become a Better Coach PC Area 11 Penny Sangster Online

Contact area11@pcuk.org to book

7 16th November 2021 Looking at the Latest Tack and Equipment British Horse Society Jo Winfield FBHS Harley Equestrian, Northamptonshire

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1 20th November 2021 C+ Assessor Workshop PC Area 1 Will Harrison & Jane Gilchrist Ovenstone Equine, Fife

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Open to All 22nd November 2021 Course Building for Coaches PC Area 11 Krissy Spiller & Maria Green Online

Contact area11@pcuk.org to book

Open to All 24th November 2021 The Power of Words we use as a Coach PC Area 11 Penny Sangster Online

Contact area11@pcuk.org to book

Open to All 1st December 2021 How to Become a Better Coach PC Area 11 Penny Sangster Online

Contact area11@pcuk.org to book

Open to All 6th December 2021 Course Building for Coaches PC Area 11 Krissy Spiller & Maria Green Online

Contact area11@pcuk.org to book

Open to All 13th December 2021 Course Building for Coaches PC Area 11 Krissy Spiller & Maria Green Online

Contact area11@pcuk.org to book

Open to All 15th December 2021 The Power of Words we use as a Coach PC Area 11 Penny Sangster Online

Contact area11@pcuk.org to book

1 22nd February 2022 C+ Assessor Workshop PC Area 1 Adrian Macleod & Liz Bell Halkirk Indoor Riding Centre, Caithness

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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 - 131 kB

Need More Information?

Please email; training@pcuk.org