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D&H Pony Club Quiz

The Pony Club Quiz is sponsored by Dodson and Horrell (D&H).

The Area Quiz for 2024 will take place on the 3rd MARCH 2024.

The Pony Club quiz is  an inclusive competition for our ridden and non-ridden Centre and Branch members. It provides a chance for members to test their equestrian knowledge in a fun and friendly team environment. Working with D&H who are experts in the field of animal health, nutrition and well-being will help The Pony Club Quiz to stay relevant and current in an Equestrian World that is continuously progressing.

  • Mini Section- Teams of four- Ages to be 10 years and under on the 1st of January of competition year, with one member to be 8 years and under. 
  • Junior/Senior Section- Teams of four- must have two junior members ( ages to be 13 years and under )  and then two of any age up to 25.
  • The competition comprises of a Mini and Junior/Senior competition. All teams can be made up with one member only who has also competed at another level in this year's competition provided they are eligible. Complete teams may not compete at more than one level.

Ideally we would rather have teams of four, but if you cannot get a 4th member then we will allow teams of 3 to Area and Final Competition. If you have a team of 3 then the ages rule apply:

Mini- Ages to be 10 years and under on the 1st of January of competition year, with one member must be  8 years and under. 

Junior/Senior- Must have one member to be aged 13 years and under and the other two can be any age up to 25 . 

All ages will be taken from the 1st January of the competition year. 

  • Mini questions to be based on the E, D and easier parts of the D+ Efficiency Tests and Mini Badges.
  • Junior/Senior questions to be based on the C, C+ and B Efficiency Tests and Achievement badges.
  • Questions will be based on the new syllabuses.  
  • Format of questions will be mixed of activity rounds such as memory games/pictionary, guess what's in the bag, question/answer rounds and many more!
  • Teams will move around the venue, each round will be on a different section of the quiz. 

We recommend Teams wear their Pony Club branded sweatshirts and or T-shirts (shirt and tie are not compulsory), with smart, comfy trousers (no ripped jeans) and suitable indoor footwear.

Horsemanship Rulebook 2024
Horsemanship Rulebook 2024
PDF - 3 mB
Area Teams - Amendment of Rule 25 (1)
PDF - 39 kB

Quiz Area Dates 2024

The Area Quiz for 2024 is 3rd March 2024. 

Below is information for specific Area Competitions (regularly updated): 

Area Date Venue Branch/Centre Organiser Email
1 - South 3rd March 2024 Aberchirder Village Hall Deveron Karen Watson
1 - North 3rd March 2024 Ross Institute, Bridge Street, Halkirk, Caithness, KW12 6XZ Caithness Branch Lisa Kennedy
2 3rd March 2024 Newbiggin Village hall Cumberland Farmers Hunt South Fiona Veitch
3 3rd March 2024 St. Peters House, Norton Malton, YO179AE Middleton Hunt DC or Secretary / 
4 3rd March 2024 Burton Memorial Hall Oxenholme  Gemma McMullen
5 3rd March 2024 The Village Hall, Kimmel St George, Abergele, LL22 9BP Area 5 John Gilbert and Katy Powell
6 3rd March 2024 Sturton by Stow Primary School, School Lane, Sturton by Stow, Lincoln, LN1 2BY Burton Hunt Charlotte Fursdon/Rosie Newsam
7 3rd March 2024  Weston Lawns  Atherstone Hunt Emma Neal
8 3rd March 2024 Risby Village Hall, Aylmer Close, Risby, Bury St. Edmunds, IP28 6RT Suffolk Hunt Jane Crawford 
9 3rd March 2024 Leigh & Bransford Memorial Hall, Sherridge Road, Leigh Stinton, Malvern, WR136DE Malvern Amanda Allsop
10 3rd March 2024 Fedw E. C., Trecastle, Brecon Sennybridge Lettie Francis 
11 3rd March 2024 The Community Centre, Kilnbarn Road, Ditton, Aylesford, Kent  ME20 6AH West Kent Meopham Julie Dinnis
12 3rd March 2024 Shiplake Memorial Hall, Memorial Lane, Shiplake Cross, Henley on Thames, Oxon, RG4 4DN Woodland Hunt Emma Dag
13 3rd March 2024 Liphook Millennium Centre Area 13 Sally Blackmore
14 3rd March 2024 Copythorne Village Hall, Pollards Moor Road, Copythorne, SO402HP New Forest Hunts Sue Mitchell 
15 3rd March 2024 Beambridge Inn Wellington Devon and Somerset Sue McCanlis
16 3rd March 2024 Abbotskerswell, Village Hall South Devon West Lynsey Ross
17 3rd March 2024 Bawnacre Centre. 32 Castle Street, Irvinestown. BT94 1EE Fermanagh Branch Frances Rolston Bruce
18 3rd March 2024

Clarbeston Road Memorial Hall,
10 Dungleddy Ct, Clarbeston Road, SA63 4AA

Pembrokshire Hunt Jan Luke 
19 3rd March 2024 Newtown Community Hall Duke of Buccleuchs Emma Catlin 


Area Quiz Rounds 2024

• The Pony Club
• Learning Theory

• Charades (General Knowledge – Questions will be based on the Care and Riding sections of the E,D and easier parts of the D+ Efficiency Test cards and Mini Horsemanship Achievement badges. At the Final a number of questions will cover all of the D+ syllabus.)
• Guess the item (Mini Blue Cross Badges)
• Audio/Visual Game (Handling and Leading)

• Crossword Puzzle (Care of the Foot)
• Alphabet Soup (General Knowledge)

• Yard Safety
• Odd One Out (Mini Blue Cross Badges)
• Points of Tack

• The Pony Club
• Learning Theory
• Worm Control

• Pictionary (General Knowledge - Questions will be based on the Care and Riding sections of the D+, C & C+ and easier parts of the B Efficiency Test cards, and achievement badges. At the Final a number of questions will cover advanced achievement badges and all of the B syllabus)
• Guess the item (Blue Cross Achievement Badges)
• Taboo (Rugs and Boots/Bandages)

• Crossword Puzzle (Feeding)
• Crazy Horse Parts

• What’s my Name (Shoeing)
• Odd One Out (Blue Cross Achievement Badges)
• Points of Tack
• Green Thumb (Grasses, Trees and Poisonous Plants)

D&H Pony Club Quiz Webinars 2024

The D&H Pony Club Quiz invited Trainers, Parents and Members to come along to our webinar!

When: 6th November 7pm

Where: Online Via Zoom 

What we covered: 

► What is the D&H Pony Club Quiz
► Running of the day
► Rounds
► Training and Teams
► Rules
► Qualification
► Results
► National Final

Please follow this link to access the Webinar Recording:

The Webinar Slides are available to download below. 

Please contact if you have any questions! 

There will be an area organiser training webinar in early 2024. 

D&H Quiz Webinar: Trainers, Parents and Members - 6th November 2023
D&H Quiz 6th Nov 23
PDF - 4 mB
History Of The Pony Club Poster
PDF - 408 kB
Area Questions and Answer 2023
Around The Yard
PDF - 30 mB
Equine Safety Mini Question Round
PDF - 100 kB
Equine Welfare Question Round
PDF - 102 kB
The Pony Club Question Round
PDF - 120 kB
The Healthy Horse Or Pony
PDF - 130 kB
Guess The Item
PDF - 91 kB
Tack Identify
PDF - 83 kB
Points Of The Horse
PDF - 4 mB
Word Game Alphabet Soup
PDF - 133 kB
Word Game Before And After
PDF - 118 kB
Final Questions and Answers 2023
Charades (J S)
PDF - 452 kB
Colours And Markings (Mini)
PDF - 496 kB
Equine Safety Questions (Mini)
PDF - 486 kB
Equine Welfare Questions (J S)
PDF - 445 kB
Around The Yard (Mini)
PDF - 3 mB
Guess The Item (Both)
PDF - 455 kB
The Pony Club Question Round (1)
PDF - 505 kB
Word Game Alphabet Soup (Mini & J S)
PDF - 533 kB
Points Of The Horse (1)
PDF - 3 mB
The Healthy Horse Or Pony (Both)
PDF - 3 mB
Feeding (J S)
PDF - 462 kB
Memory Test J S
PDF - 444 kB

Need More Information?

Just contact our staff below:

Ellie Saunders
Sports Assistant
T 02476 698300 option 2