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What are Progressive Tests?

Progressive Tests allow Members to work towards Tests in between Efficiency Test levels E and C+. There are four levels of Progressive Tests; Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. More information is available below:

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Progressive Tests Booklet
PDF - 2 mB

Bronze Award

Bronze Award 3 Objectives

  • To start to learn about riding ponies
  • Begin handling ponies and start to become confident around them

Bronze Award 2 Objectives

  • Learn to have control when riding off the lead rein
  • Start to understand how to care for ponies

Bronze Award 1 Objectives

  • Make controlled transitions
  • Ride independently from the rest of the ride
  • Start to be actively involved in the care of ponies
Bronze Award Downloads
Bronze 3 Syllabus
PDF - 321 kB
Bronze 3 Horsemastership Assessment
PDF - 122 kB
Bronze 3 Riding Road Sense Assessment
PDF - 170 kB
Bronze 3 Sample Questions
PDF - 176 kB
Bronze 2 Syllabus
PDF - 354 kB
Bronze 2 Horsemastership Assessment
PDF - 166 kB
Bronze 2 Riding Road Sense Assessment
PDF - 168 kB
Bronze 2 Sample Questions
PDF - 181 kB
Bronze 1 Syllabus
PDF - 413 kB
Bronze 1 Horsemastership Assessment
PDF - 123 kB
Bronze 1 Riding Road Sense Assessment
PDF - 173 kB
Bronze 1 Sample Questions
PDF - 271 kB

Silver Award

Silver Award 3 Objectives

  • Have a basic understanding of ponies
  • Achieve confidence in handling and riding a pony
  • To improve and enjoy learning about ponies

Silver Award 2 Objectives

  • Start to develop a balanced seat
  • Become more involved in looking after ponies

Silver Award 1 Objectives

  • To be working towards developing a balanced seat independent of the reins
  • Understand elementary aids and be able to apply them
Silver Award Downloads
Silver 3 Syllabus
PDF - 391 kB
Silver 3 Horsemastership Assessment
PDF - 165 kB
Silver 3 Riding Road Sense Assessment
PDF - 124 kB
Silver 3 Sample Questions
PDF - 267 kB
Silver 2 Syllabus
PDF - 362 kB
Silver 2 Horsemastership Assessment
PDF - 167 kB
Silver 2 Riding Road Sense Assessment
PDF - 124 kB
Silver 2 Sample Questions
PDF - 338 kB
Silver 1 Syllabus
PDF - 384 kB
Silver 1 Horsemastership Assessment
PDF - 122 kB
Silver 1 Riding Road Sense Assessment
PDF - 124 kB
Silver 1 Sample Questions
PDF - 446 kB

Gold Award

Gold Award 3 Objectives

  • Work towards an effective and balanced seat on the flat and over jumps
  • Know how to behave when riding on the roads and in the countryside
  • Understand the requirements of a pony at grass

Gold Award 2 Objectives

  • Improve position on the flat and over jumps
  • Understand the combined system of keeping ponies
  • Understand the requirements of a stabled pony
  • Be courteous to other road users

Gold Award 1 Objectives

  • Be in control of the pony in all paces and over jumps
  • Have control over a pony on the roads and in the countryside
  • Know how to look after a grass kept pony, or a pony on a combined system
  • Know the country lore
Gold Award Downloads
Gold 3 Syllabus
PDF - 211 kB
Gold 3 Horsemastership Assessment
PDF - 166 kB
Gold 3 Riding Road Sense Assessment
PDF - 125 kB
Gold 3 Sample Questions
PDF - 440 kB
Gold 2 Syllabus
PDF - 210 kB
Gold 2 Horsemastership Assessment
PDF - 167 kB
Gold 2 Riding Road Sense Assessment
PDF - 125 kB
Gold 2 Sample Questions
PDF - 534 kB
Gold 1 Syllabus
PDF - 224 kB
Gold 1 Horsemastership Assessment
PDF - 122 kB
Gold 1 Riding Road Sense Assessment
PDF - 125 kB
Gold 1 Sample Questions
PDF - 597 kB

Platinum Award

Platinum Award 3 Objectives

  • To work towards becoming an educated and practical horseman
  • To be able to look after ponies kept at grass and have experience and knowledge of looking after stabled horses
  • To be able to ride at all paces over fences and varying terrain
  • To be able to ride a well mannered horse or pony out hunting and be able to prepare him before the day and care for him afterwards
  • To have a knowledge of pace, distance and discipline to ride intelligently and safely in a group or alone
  • Ride with due regard for others in the country and on the roads
  • To be able to ride safely on the public highway

Platinum Award 2 Objectives

  • To work towards becoming an educated and practical horseman
  • To be able to look after ponies kept at grass and have experience and knowledge of looking after stabled horses
  • To be able to ride at all paces over fences and varying terrain
  • To be able to ride a well mannered horse or pony out hunting and be able to prepare him before the day and care for him afterwards
  • To have a knowledge of pace, distance and discipline to ride intelligently and safely in a group or alone
  • Ride with due regard for others in the country and on the roads
  • To be able to ride safely on the public highway

Platinum Award 1 Objectives

  • To work towards becoming an educated and practical horseman
  • To be able to look after ponies kept at grass and have experience and knowledge of looking after stabled horses
  • To be able to ride at all paces over fences and varying terrain
  • To be able to ride a well mannered horse or pony out hunting and be able to prepare him before the day and care for him afterwards
  • To have a knowledge of pace, distance and discipline to ride intelligently and safely in a group or alone
  • Ride with due regard for others in the country and on the roads
  • To be able to ride safely on the public highway
Platinum Award Downloads
Platinum 3 Syllabus
PDF - 362 kB
Platinum 3 Horsemastership Assessment
PDF - 123 kB
Platinum 3 Riding Road Sense Assessment
PDF - 169 kB
Platinum 3 Sample Questions
PDF - 765 kB
Platinum 2 Syllabus
PDF - 377 kB
Platinum 2 Horsemastership Assessment
PDF - 123 kB
Platinum 2 Riding Road Sense Assessment
PDF - 125 kB
Platinum 2 Sample Questions
PDF - 845 kB
Platinum 1 Syllabus
PDF - 384 kB
Platinum 1 Horsemastership Assessment
PDF - 167 kB
Platinum 1 Riding Road Sense Assessment
PDF - 168 kB
Platinum 1 Sample Questions
PDF - 775 kB