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One of the objectives of The Pony Club is to give instruction in riding and horsemastership and to educate Members to look after and to take proper care of horses and ponies. Pony Club instructors and coaches deliver training and support Members to help them develop their riding and horse and pony care skills.
Instructors and coaches must base their teaching on The Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship and Instructor’s Handbook in order to avoid conflicting methods. For more information, click on the Pony Club Instructors tab below.
In order to teach for The Pony Club regularly (more than four times a year), all Instructors must be present on the Instructor database and satisfy at least one of the following Continual Professional Development (CPD) requirements:
In addition, accredited coaches for another BEF discipline body (British Eventing, British Dressage, British Showjumping, UK Polocrosse Association etc.) may be used in The Pony Club but only for the discipline that they are accredited in.
Those instructing regularly (4 or more times in a 30 day period) must also have an enhanced disclosure check with the DBS (or a PVG scheme check if based in Scotland).
Pony Club CPD Courses are listed on the Area Instructor Courses page.
By January 2014, all Pony Club Instructors and Coaches must fulfill all of the following requirements: