Efficiency Tests

Pony Club encourages members to learn more about the care of their ponies or horses through Efficiency Tests. When a member successfully completes an efficiency test, they receive a round coloured felt to wear behind their Pony Club badge. The efficiency tests and felt show a set level of competency across all countries.


 

Test and Recommended minimum age Objectives Felt Colour

E Standard

This is an official voluntary test for young new members


  • To improve and enjoy learning about ponies.
  • To be happy both on and around ponies.
  • To know the basic points of the pony.

E Std Efficiency Test

D Standard

8 - 9 years


  • To have a basic understanding of ponies.
  • To achieve confidence in handling and riding a pony.
  • To improve and enjoy learning about ponies.

D Std Efficiency Test

D+ Standard


  • To be working towards developing a balanced seat independent of the reins.
  • To understand elementary aids and be able to apply them.

D+ Std Efficiency Test

C Standard

11 or 12 years


  • To understand the importance of, and to be working towards a secure seat independent of the reins.
  • To apply simple aids correctly.
  • To have a knowledge of the care and working of a pony off grass.
  • To be in control of the pony on the roads and in the countryside.
  • To have a proper regard for country lore.

C Std Efficiency Test

C+ Standard

14 years


  • 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 of a pony at grass.
  • To be capable of riding a well-mannered pony out hunting and in all Pony Club activities.
  • To ride intelligently and with due regard for others on the roads and in the country, and with a knowledge of pace, distance and discipline when riding alone and in groups.

C+ Std Efficiency Test

B Standard Riding

Over 14 years
15 - 16 years


  • To become an effective horseman who knows the reasons for what he is doing.
  • To ride over fences at all paces.
  • To be capable of riding a well-mannered horse or pony out hunting, in horse trials, or on a long distance ride, to look after a pony before, during and after all these activities.
  • To ride intelligently and with due regard for others in the country, with a knowledge of pace, distance and discipline when riding alone and in groups.

B Std Riding

B Standard Horse & Pony Care

15 -16 years


  • To gain practical experience and knowledge of the care of a stabled horse/pony and of a horse/pony at grass.
  • To look after these before, during and after the day's hunting or other activity.

B Std Horse & Pony Care

A Test

Over 17 years


For further details, please contact the following people:

Saadia Varachia

0836607734

 
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