A Test

If you would like to take your Test in 2019, please complete the A test nomination form HERE in full. If you have a query please contact Verity on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 02476698327

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!

The fee for taking the A Test in 2019 is £200. 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).

A candidate who fails one half of the Riding section (either indoor or outdoor riding ) or one half of the Lungeing & Young Horse section of the A Test will need to retake the whole section to gain a pass.  For example a candidate who fails the indoor riding section but passes the outdoor riding section and the lungeing and young horse sections would need to retake both riding sections to obtain a pass.  If a candidate were to fail one half of the Riding section and one half of the Lungeing & Young Horse section they will need to retake the whole test. The fee to retake just the Riding sections in 2019 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.

A Test Syllabus

A Test Dates 2019

  • 15th May- The Talland School of Equitation- **This test is now full ** please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you would like to be added to a waitlist
  • 4th September - The Talland School of Equitation
  • 2nd October- The Talland School of Equitation
  • 9th October - The Talland School of Equitation


Applications will only be accepted on the correct online form, please complete this Nomination form


A Test Training

A Training day details can be found on the A & AH Test Training page.

A Test Day

  • The format of the A Test day can be downloaded HERE
  • Information to help you prepare and train for your A test HERE

A Test Coaching Camp

Did you know that if you achieve your A Test you are then able to attend the A Test Coaching Camp(ATCC) the camp is a scholarship course with the aim of educating young coaches to teach at all levels within The Pony Club. More information can be found HERE if you have any questions please email Verity on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



Congratulations to our A Test holders, the A Test honour roll can be viewed HERE

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