Welcome to The Hong Kong Pony Club
The Pony Club Training System
This is the first stage of the Pony Club Tests and is designed for younger members who are new to either the Pony Club or riding in general.
The rally and test will cover only the stable management section, the ridden section will be assessed by your child's regular instructor. If they do not ride regularly we will arrange for an alternative solution. To pass the ridden section they need to have only the basic skills of mounting and dismounting, walking, turning and stopping the pony and a very short trot. All the ridden section can be done on or off the lead-rein.
Click on the link to see the full ‘E' Standard of Efficiency Test Card
Minimum age 6 years. Badge disc colour: Pale Yellow
Designed for the younger rider, members should have a basic understanding of ponies, be confident handling and riding a pony in walk and trot without the lead-rein.
Click on link to see full 'D’ Standard Of Efficiency Test Card
Minimum age 8 years. Badge disc colour: Yellow
This is a test half way between ‘D’ and ‘C’. Members should understand the aids and be able to apply them. The objective is to be working towards developing a balanced seat independent of the reins. To understand elementary aids and be able to apply them.
Click on link to see full 'D+’ Standard Of Efficiency Test Card
Mimimum age 10 years. Badge disc colour: White
The objectives of the C Test are to understand the importance of and be working towards a secure seat independent of the reins on the flat and over small jumps. To apply simple aids correctly. To have some knowledge of the care and working of a pony off grass. To understand the importance, care and use of basic tack and horse clothing. To have a rudimentary knowledge of first aid. To be in full control of the pony when riding in the open, and show courtesy to other riders when riding in group situations.
Click on the link to see full 'C’ Standard Of Efficiency Test Card
Minimum age 12 years. Badge felt colour: Green
The objectives of the C+ Test are to become an educated and practical horseman. To ride over fences at all paces. To gain practical experience and knowledge of the care of a stabled pony and a pony at grass. To be capable of riding a well-mannered horse/pony over cross-country fences and in all Pony Club activities. To ride intelligently and with due regard for others when riding in company (fo example at a competition). To have knowledge of pace and discipline when riding alone and in groups.
Click on the link to see full 'C+’ Standard Of Efficiency Test Card
Minimum age 14 years . Badge felt colour: Pink
The standard of the B Test is very high, it is equivalent to the BHS (British Horse Society) Stage Three Exam. On passing the B Test members can apply for direct entry to the Stage Three Exam.
The Riding and Horse & Pony Care sections can be taken separately and in any order.
Once a Pony Club member has gained their B Test (both sections) and are 17yrs old, they may apply for BHS Stage One and Two Exemption, allowing them to go straight to the BHS Stage Three Exam and/or the Preliminary Teaching Test (18yrs). For more details please refer to the PCUK website BHS Exemption Page
This is highest Test of riding in the Pony Club and requires a high standard of riding and riding theory. It is recognised world wide and is very much sought after!