Efficiency Tests (E to A) / B Test - Horse & Pony Care

Recommended Minimum Age: 15. Only those 14 years or over are eligible for B Test.

Click here to download a copy of the B test Horse and Pony Care 2016

Standards of Efficiency Test Sheet 2016


The Test may be taken as a whole or in two parts:

  • B Standard Riding
  • B Standard Horse and Pony Care

These Tests may be taken on different occasions and in any order. Candidates taking the B Test should ideally hold their full C+ Test, but Members who hold only their C+ Test Horse & Pony Care may take the B Test Horse & Pony Care subject to approval by the Area Representative and DC / Centre Proprietor.


  • Know how to, and be able to manage, work and care for a grass-kept or stabled horse/pony receiving hard feed, and gain practical experience of this. 
  • To look after a horse/pony before, during and after a day’s hunting or competition.

The criteria against which the assessors will make their decisions:

Felt Colour: Red - Both sections of ‘B’ Test.  Brown - Horse & Pony Care Section only

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