What is the A Test
The Pony Club A Test is the highest Test within The Pony Club structure. It is recognised world wide and is very much sought after!
The fee for taking the A Test in 2023 is £230. This is forfeited if the candidate withdraws within three weeks of the Test. Any candidate applying to take their A Test within the three weeks prior to the Test will incur a further fee of £35 (if a space is available).
A candidate who fails one half of the Riding section (either indoor or outdoor riding ) or one half of the Lungeing & Young Horse section of the A Test will need to retake the whole section to gain a pass. For example a candidate who fails the indoor riding section but passes the outdoor riding section and the lungeing and young horse sections would need to retake both riding sections to obtain a pass. If a candidate were to fail one half of the Riding section and one half of the Lungeing & Young Horse section they will need to retake the whole test. The fee to retake just the Riding sections in 2023 is £190; the fee to retake the Lungeing and Training the Young Horse sections in is £110.
Candidates who pass all four sections of the ‘A’ Test on the same day, on their first attempt will be awarded a pass with Distinction.
The Assessors may convert a Distinction into an Honours pass in the case of an exceptional candidate, and this will be awarded with a purple felt.
Upcoming A Test Training Days
A Test Training Days allow Members preparing for their A Test to understand what is required in the test and practise working with a variety of horses for each section. The coaches will assess the candidates and offer guidance on how Members can progress with their training to reach the required standard, including recommended timescale.
13th April Ingestre Stables - Book Here
24th May Talland - Book Here
7th September Wellington - Book Here
Please note the Training Days are designed to give preparation for all modules of the A Test.
If you have already passed the part of the A Test and would like some some support to prepare for the remaining sections without attending the whole day, please contact Training@pcuk.org
A TEST INFORMATION SESSIONS
Do you want to find out more about the A Test? What happens on the day? The best way to train? There will be online information sessions running to answer these questions and find out more about the A Test Mentor scheme. All sessions will start at 7pm and be run over Zoom. Each session will be limited to 10 people.
7th December - Book Here
12th January - Book Here
16th February - Book Here
If you would like to hear about upcoming Information sessions please contact email@example.com to register your interest
Upcoming A Test Dates
18th May Ingestre Stables - Book Here
13th September Talland - Book Here
21st September Ingestre Stables - Book Here
10th October Wellington - Book Here
If you wish to be added to a waiting list for an A Test Day, are interested in hearing about future A Test Days or you wish to take your A Test in 2023 and need to take your B+, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.