for the Junior and Senior teams at the AREA 11 Horse and Pony Care Competition 2017
Well done to our junior and senior team who all performed so well yesterday. The Junior team; Millie Davis, Poppy Woodbridge & Dana Bateman and the Seniors Team; Leonie Harlington , Veryan Johnson and Charlie Bateman. Both Teams qualified for the pony club championships in August later this year, such an achievement as we have never qualified before for the horse and pony care champs .
Off to the champs …
Quick guide to Horse and Pony Care
The competition is split into two sections; Junior and Senior.
- Senior teams to consist of three Members.
- Ages to be 14 – 25 years of age on the 1st January 2015.
- One Member to be 16 years or under on 1st January 2015.
- Of the remaining two Members, one may be between 21 and 25 years of age of the 1st January 2015.
- Questions must be based on the Horse and Pony Care section of the C+ to AH level test cards (can be ordered through the shop or accessed on the Pony club website)
- Examiners must be at least B Test approved
- Horses should be between 14.2hh and 16hh
- Junior teams to consist of three Members. Ages to be 13 years and under on the 1st January 2015, with one Members to be 11 years or under on the 1st January 2015.
- Questions are based on the Horse and Pony Care section of the D to C level test cards (can be ordered through the shop or accessed on the Pony club website)
- Examiners must be at least C+ test approved
- Ponies should be under 14.2hh
Senior and Junior teams will make their way around different ‘stations’, each of which will compromise of a different theory or practical based topic. Ten minutes are spent at each ‘station’, during which time you will be asked a series of questions to be marked by the examiner.
Sample questions can be found under ‘More Information’ on the Horse & Pony Care section of The Pony Club website: http://www.pcuk.org/index.php/activities/activities_horse_and_pony_care_competition.
The sample questions can be used as a revision tool, and a list of recommended reading is also included below.
Team managers may also find it helpful to look at the Training section of our website under Instructors Resources where quick quizzes and questions can be found.
Dress should be appropriate to a working yard environment. Pony Club sweatshirts, shirt and tie, jodphurs, boots, gloves and hats are expected.
Points will be allocated per section, as well as for the manner in which Teams approach the competition.
One round will be chosen, at random, as the ‘tie-breaker’. In the event of a tie, the Team with the highest score in that particular round will be declared the winners.
Manual of Horsemanship
The Pocket Guide to Equestrian Dress
Lungeing and Ground Training
Achievement Badge Folder
Pony Club Wall Charts
Stable Management DVD
Caring for a Horse and Pony
Stablemates Series (for Seniors)
Achievment Badge Buddies; such as Worm Control, Tack Cleaning, Lorinery Efficiency Test Cards (included within the Instructors Folders)