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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 On Demand The Pony Club National Coaching Conference The Pony Club Various industry experts Online

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14 1st October 2022 Two Brains, One Aim British Horse Society Eric Smiley FBHS Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester

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6 1st/ 2nd October 2022 Coaches Conference BEDE Events Matt Lanni, Chris Bartle and Eric Winter Osberton Hall, Nottinghamshire

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Open to All 2nd October 2022 Equine Chiropractic Research Centaur Biomechanics Professor Kevin Haussler Online

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19 2nd October 2022 Through the Levels Masterclass Scottish National Equestrian Centre Carl Hester FBHS Scottish National Equestrian Centre, West Lothian

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7 3rd October 2022 Rider Reboot Training Camp The Neuromechanics Academy The Neuromechanics Academy Abbey Park, Warwickshire

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8 3rd October 2022 Pony Racing: Train the Trainers The Pony Club The Pony Club

British Racing School, Newmarket

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Open to All 5th October 2022 The Biomechanics of Lateral Work Horses Inside Out Gillian Higgins Online

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13 6th October 2022 Instructors CPD PC Area 13 Sarah MacDonald FBHS Inadown Stables, Hampshire

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Open to All 6th October 2022 Conformation: A Biomechanical Perspective Centaur Biomechanics Professor Hilary Clayton Online

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7 10th October 2022 Future proof your Coaching British Horse Society   Walford Equestrian Centre, Shrewsbury

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11 10th October 2022 Rider Reboot Training Camp The Neuromechanics Academy The Neuromechanics Academy Saddlesdane Equestrian, Kent

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10 11th October 2022 An Evening with Stephen Clarke British Horse Society Stephen Clarke  Pencoed, Bridgend

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2 13th October 2022 Jumping Made Simple 2 British Horse Society Eric Smiley FBHS Benridge Riding Centre, Morpeth

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1 13th October 2022 Coaching for Every Horse, Every Rider British Horse Society Erik Mackekchnie-Guire FBHS The Cabin Equestrian Centre, Inverurie

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Open to All 15th October 2022 Use and Application of Water Treadmill Exercise Centaur Biomecanics Various Industry Experts Online

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15 17th October 2022 Dressage Training with Adam Kemp British Horse Society Adam Kemp FBHS Badgworth Arena, Somerset

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Open to All 17th October 2022 Fundamentals of Autism Spectrum Condition British Horse Society Ireland Colin Foley Online

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3 17th October 2022 Rider Reboot Training Camp The Neuromechanics Academy The Neuromechanics Academy National Racing College, Doncaster

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1 17th October 2022 Pony Racing Coaching (Train the Trainers) CPD PC Area 1 and Pony Racing Committee  Lea Allen  Hayfield EC, Aberdeen

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1 17th October 2022 D & D+ Test Assessor Training PC Area 1 Lea Allen & Adrian MacLeod Hayfield EC, Aberdeen

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8 17th October 2022 D/D+ Assessor Training PC Area 8 Emma Lacey Kimblewick Equestrian Centre, Norfolk

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4 19th October 2022 Rider Reboot Training Camp The Neuromechanics Academy The Neuromechanics Academy Myerscough College, Preston

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Open to All 20th October 2022 Clinical application of Equine Gait Analysis Centaur Biomechanics Dr Aagje Hardeman Online

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Open to All 24th October 2022 Mindfulness and Mentalization Irish Equestrian Mental Health Project Lorraine Madden Online

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11 25th October 2022 D+ & C Test Assessor Training PC Area 11 Helen Douglas BHSI and Jean Preston BHSII Manor Farm, Surrey

Contact area11@pcuk.org to book

16 25th October 2022 Intro to Coaching Step 2 & 3 PC Area 16 Caroline Brimblecombe and Helen Moore St Leonards Equestrian Centre, Launceston

To book please go to the East Cornwall Branch website

17 26th October 2022 Developing Your Career in the Equine Industry British Horse Society Sam York FBHS CAFRE college, Enniskillen

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4 26th October 2022 Gastric Ulcers the in's and out's British Horse Society Sarah Rushby RSPCA Wigan

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7 29th October 2022 BFBA 'Focus' Event British Farrier and Blacksmith's Association Various Industry Experts NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

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7 30th October 2022  BFBA 'Focus' Event British Farrier and Blacksmith's Association Various Industry Experts NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

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Open to All 2nd November 2022 The Biomechanics of Transitions Horses Inside Out Gillian Higgins Online

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Open to All 5th November 2022 Neck pathology and dysfunction in sport horses Centaur Biomechanics Dr Melinda Storey Online

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Open to All 6th November 2022 Equine Acupuncture Centaur Biomechanics Professor Kevin Haussler Online

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8 7th November 2022 Rider Reboot Training Camp The Neuromechanics Academy The Neuromechanics Academy FTC Gym, Ipswich

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1 7th November 2022 The C Squared of Arena Eventing British Horse Society Lisa Morris FBHS and Graham Barclay Netherton Equestrian, Perthshire

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Open to All 9th November 2022 Equine Breeding - Responsible Breeding The Pony Club & British Horse Foundation Various Industry Experts Online

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7 15th November 2022 Looking at the Latest Tack and Equipment British Horse Society Jo Winfield FBHS Harley Equestrian, Northants

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Open to All 16th November 2022 Equine Breeding - Covering The Pony Club & British Horse Foundation Various Industry Experts Online

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Open to All 17th November 2022 ECVM - Is it normal variation or congenital malformation? Centaur Biomechanics Dr Sharon May Davies and Dr Christine Gee Online

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Open to All 23rd November 2022 Equine Breeding - The Pregnant Mare and Foaling The Pony Club & British Horse Foundation Various Industry Experts Online

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Open to All 26th November 2022 Recognising Pain-Related Poor Performance Horses Inside Out Dr Sue Dyson Online

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Open to All 30th November 2022 Equine Breeding - Foal and Youngstock Management The Pony Club & British Horse Foundation Various Industry Experts Online

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Open to All 4th December 2022 Rider Biomechanics: Improving Horse and Rider Performance Centaur Biomechanics Dr Russell MacKechnie-Guire Online

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Open to All 7th December 2022 Striving for Straightness Horses Inside Out Gillian Higgins Online

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Open to All 8th December 2022 The Effect of Rising Trot on Vertical Movement Symmetry Centaur Biomechanics Dr Emma Persson-Sjodin Online

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1 16th January 2023 Rider Reboot Training Camp The Neuromechanics Academy The Neuromechanics Academy Stirling Agricultural Centre

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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

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

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
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Past CPD 2021
PDF - 155 kB
Past CPD 2022
PDF - 200 kB

Need More Information?

Please email; training@pcuk.org