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What are Pony Club 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.

List of Tests

The list of tests available to members can be viewed below - note that some tests are optional. 

2023 Syllabi

   E Test 2023 (Optional)

Progressive Bronze Award (Optional)

Road Rider Mini Achievement Badge

    D Test 2023

Progressive Silver Award (Optional)

   D+ Test 2023

Progressive Gold Award (Optional)

Road Rider Achievement Badge / BHS Ride Safe Test

    C Test 2023

Progressive Platinum Award (Optional)

    C+ Test Riding 2023    C+ Test Care 2023

    B Test Riding 2023  Horse Care 2023 

  Lungeing Test 2023

     B+ Test 2023

     AH Test 2023

     A Test 2023

Pony Club Training
The Guide To Pony Club Training
PDF - 540 kB
Updated Test Resources 2023
PDF - 126 kB

How do I book a test?

Pony Club 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. Visit the A Test Training and Test Days page for more details


Test Fees

Tests E, D, D+, Road Rider, C, C+ are organised at Branch/Centre level and do not attract standard fees.

B, B+, Lungeing, and AH tests are organised at Area level.

A tests are organised by The Pony Club Office

Charges to cover venues and Assessors' expenses etc. may be levied at the District Commissioner's, Centre proprietors or Area Representative's discretion.

Current Test Fees

B Test £55 per section
B+ Test £90
Lungeing Test £45
AH Test £170 Full Test
  £70 per section
A Test £230 Full 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.

Please be aware that Direct Entry only allows entry into the specified level. It is not a recognition of prior learning. For example if you hold your B Test and enter into the BHS Stage 2 Coach exam, you will be able to progress onto the Stage 3 Coach exam, but you will not hold the full Stage 2 Qualification because you have not passed the other BHS units. 

You must have your certificates signed by the Area Representative and District Commissioner and apply for Direct Entry within 5 years of passing the test. If you wish to apply for Direct Entry into BHS exams after 5 years, you can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning, details on this process can be found here

Direct Entry Guidelines
Pony Club to BHS Direct Entry Guidelines
PDF - 110 kB
BHS To The Pony Club Direct Entry Guidelines
PDF - 74 kB
The Pony Club To BS Direct Entry Guidelines
PDF - 368 kB
PC Mucking Out Sign Off Template
PDF - 289 kB
Nomination Forms
Lungeing Test Nomination Form
PDF - 316 kB
AH Nomination Form
PDF - 98 kB
B+ Nomination Form
PDF - 73 kB