A Test

If you would like to take your Test in 2017, please send your nomination form and fee in to Jackie Minihane at The Pony Club Office, Nomination forms are available on the Training & Test Nomination Forms page.

Minimum Age: 18

The Pony Club A Test is the highest Test within The Pony Club structure. It is recognised world wide and is very much sought after!

Nominations must be made to The Pony Club Office on the official form having first been sanctioned by the District Commissioner and Area Representative.  The cut off date for submission of applications is 3 weeks prior to the test date. 

The fee for taking the A Test in 2017 is £190. This is forfeited if the candidate withdraws within three weeks of the Test.  Any candidate applying to take their A Test within the three weeks prior to the Test will incur a further fee of £35 (if a space is available).

Any candidate who fails just one of the four sections of the A Test (Outside Riding, Inside Riding, Lungeing, or Training the Young Horse) may retake one half of the A Test in order to gain a pass. If they fail one riding section, they must retake both the Outside and Inside Riding sections. If they fail Lungeing or Training the Young Horse, they must retake both of those sections. If they fail more than one section, they must retake the complete test. The fee to retake just the Riding sections in 2017 is £150; the fee to retake the Lungeing and Training the Young Horse sections in is £90.

Candidates who pass all four sections of the ‘A’ Test on the same day will be awarded a pass with Distinction.  The Assessors may convert a Distinction into an Honours pass in the case of an exceptional candidate, and this will be awarded with a purple felt.

A list of recommended reading is given in the A Test syllabus.

More Information

A Tests 2017

  • Thursday 25th May - Warwickshire College, Moreton Morrell (cut off date for applications 2/4/17)
  • Wednesday 19h July - Quob Stables, Hampshire (cut off date for applications 27/6/17) *SPACES AVAILABLE*
  • Wednesday 20th September - Talland School of Equitation, Gloucestershire (cut off date for applications 29/8/17)
  • Wednesday 4th October - Talland School of Equitation, Gloucestershire (cut off date for applications 12/9/17)

Applications will only be accepted on the correct form. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Forms, Guides & Handbooks page.

A Test Training dates are available on the Test Training page.

Previous A Test Passes

Download a list of successful A Test Candidates

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