A Test

If you would like to take your Test in 2018, 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 2018 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).

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 2018 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 2018

  • Wednesday 5th September - Talland (cut off date for applications 5/8/18)
  • Wednesday 19th September - This test is now FULL
  • Wednesday 10th October - Talland (cut off date for applications 10/9/18)


Cut off dates for applications are listed for information, spaces are usually filled well before the cut off date.  To ensure a space it is recommended that you submit your nomination well in advance.

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

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

Previous A Test Passes

A Test Roll of Honour

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