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What are The Pony Club Efficiency Tests?

The Pony Club Training structure encourages members to take tests which enables them to learn progressively about horse and pony care and riding. The tests are taken at recommended ages and are designed with certain objectives in mind - see below for the order in which tests are taken.

How do I book a test?

Efficiency Tests are booked differently depending on the level being taken:

E, D, D+, Road Rider, C and C+ Tests

These are organised by Branches and Centres - contact your DC, Chief Coach or Centre proprietor if you'd like to book on to one of these

B, B+, Lungeing and AH Tests

These are organised by your club's Area Representative - get in touch with them if you'd like a book a test. Contact details for Area Reps are available on the Committees page.

A Test

These are booked centrally via The Pony Club Office. Details on the nomination process for 2020 A Tests will be available shortly.

List of Tests

The list of tests available to members can be viewed below - note that some tests are optional. Check out the syllabuses page for full details of what is required for each test.

E Test (Optional)

Progressive Bronze Test (Optional)

Road Rider Mini Achievement Badge

D Test

Progressive Silver Test (Optional)

D+ Test

Progressive Gold Test

Road Rider Achievement Badge / BHS Ride Safe Test

C Test

Progressive Platinum Test (Optional)

C+ Test

B Test

Lungeing Test

B+ Test (Optional)

AH Test

A Test

Direct Entry / Exemptions

We're delighted to announce that a number of our tests will now be recognised as suitable for direct entry to British Horse Society (BHS) and British Showjumping (BS) examinations, and those holding specified BHS and BS qualifications will be able to take Pony Club Tests at the level relevant to their experience - see the downloads below for more info.

Direct Entry Guidelines
The Pony Club To BHS Direct Entry Guidelines
PDF - 365 kB
BHS To The Pony Club Direct Entry Guidelines
PDF - 317 kB
The Pony Club To BS Direct Entry Guidelines
PDF - 368 kB