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