Tiverton Pony Club
& Road Safety)
Click on a badge below to go to the UK Pony Club website page listing the test requirements for that badge.
|E, D and
These do not require formal training, and are usually taken during camp in the summer.
The recommended minimum age for these tests is 8 or 9.
(The "E" test is a Tiverton Pony Club innovation for younger riders, click here for more info)
|C and C+
Rallies and Tests
These require some formal training, and both riding and stable management rallies are held. Recommended ages are:
The C+ test is optional, you can tackle the B test without having done it. However you cannot tackle the C+ (or B) tests unless you have passed both C and Road Safety tests.
Please phone the DC for C/C+ test details.
You must pass the Road Safety test before you are actually awarded your C test certificate - see below.
Horse & Pony care
Horse & Pony care; and Riding
and A Rallies and Tests
The standard required for these is very high, and a considerable amount of study and practical experience is required to take them.
For the B test:
For the A test:
Generally training is organised at the area level: please contact the DC if you are interested.
|The Riding and Road Safety Test.
"The aim of the Riding and Road Safety Test is to promote safety on the road by recognizing riders who can show that they ride with courtesy and responsibility, are aware of, and obey the law, the Highway Code and The Pony Club or British Horse Society Riding and Road Safety Manual."
Click here for the formal requirements of this test as given on the UK Pony Club website.
Realistically you need to be at least 12 years old to take this test, which is made up of three parts:
These tests are taken exceedingly seriously, and examined to a high standard: generally a pass requires a score of 80% or better in all three phases.
There is no way you will pass this test unless you have attended the formal training sessions, which are organised by Mrs Pam Roffe-Silvester (01884 820994). Please contact her directly for details. (Note that she organises tests for Area 15 Pony Club, not just the Tiverton branch, and that she can also run BHS tests.)
These are a range of badges that are intended to be a fun way of acquiring a greater knowledge of Horsemanship and general countryside matters. They are taught and awarded at specific rallies, and a selection of the badges, which are designed to be sewn onto sweatshirts or bags, is given below.
Click here for the Pony Club website page listing all the badges.
|E Tiverton Pony Club E test (This is not an official Pony Club test, but rather a local innovation for younger riders.)|
|Suggested age:||5 - 9 years.|
|Objectives:||To improve and enjoy learning about ponies.|
|Riding:||To be able to ride a quiet pony on a loose leading-rein at a walk and a trot.|
|Road sense:||To know which side of the road to ride
To know how to say "thank you" to motorists.
|Horsemanship:||To know how to feed apples or grass by
To know the correct locations for bridle, saddle and head-collar.
To be able to name and locate mane, tail, withers, hoof, knee and hock.
To know that a pony kept at grass requires extra food in winter, and fresh water at all times.
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