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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. Check out the syllabuses page for full details of what is required for each test.

E Test (Optional)

Progressive Bronze Award (Optional)

Road Rider Mini Achievement Badge

D Test

Progressive Silver Award (Optional)

D+ Test

Progressive Gold Award (Optional)

Road Rider Achievement Badge / BHS Ride Safe Test

C Test

Progressive Platinum Award (Optional)

C+ Test

B Test

Lungeing Test

B+ Test (Compulsory from 2022)

AH Test

A Test

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 £50 per section
B+ Test £85
Lungeing Test £45
AH Test £160 Full Test
  £60 per section
A Test £220 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.

Direct Entry Guidelines
Pony Club to BHS Direct Entry Guidelines
PDF - 56 kB
BHS To The Pony Club Direct Entry Guidelines
PDF - 317 kB
The Pony Club To BS Direct Entry Guidelines
PDF - 368 kB
Nomination Forms
Lunge Test Nomination 2020 02 05
PDF - 316 kB