Linking with The Pony Club allows the riding school access to all the training resources available. The tests bring structure to lesson teaching and give added value to their business. The scheme is flexible, however it is anticipated that as a minimum, the centre offers achievement badges and riding tests in order to gain benefit from the association. The Pony Club also runs regional training for instructors where they can tap into our trainers’ extensive knowledge.
The Achievement Badges are an excellent way to break down the welfare and stable management aspects of pony care and can be used in conjunction with the Efficiency or Progressive Tests. The Mini Badges have been designed for younger members who are just starting out.
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Testimonial from Mobberley Riding School Ltd, Cheshire
“We have been part of the Centre Membership Scheme for several years now, and it is the best thing we could have done! It works brilliantly because it gives our riders who don’t have ponies the opportunity to enjoy and improve their riding and horse care skills while at the same time working their way through a nationally recognised test structure. Our Centre Members have competed both at Area and National level in a variety of disciplines on riding school ponies, and the Horse & Pony Care and National Quiz competitions mean that we can compete easily without even having to transport ponies!
We have well over 100 members now, ranging in age from 6yrs to 20yrs old! No matter what age or ability a member is, the Centre Scheme has something to offer them, which means that we can run activities and events around the framework that the Pony Club gives us. And of course our members love being part of the Club, which makes our job as instructors that much more enjoyable as our riders are always eager to learn more and continue progressing!” Anna Kimber, Pony Club Instructor