Efficiency Tests (E to A) / B Test - Riding

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

Standards of Efficiency Test Sheet 2016

Click here to download a copy of the B Test Riding 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.
Before taking the B Test Riding, Candidates must have passed the C+ Test.

Candidates will be required to ride more than one horse.


  • To become an effective rider who knows the reasons for what he or she is doing.
  • To know the Scale of Training, and understand it provides a staircase of training suitable for all horses and ponies.
  • To be able to maintain a horse’s way of going.
  • To ride in balance over fences at all paces. .
  • To be able to ride well-mannered horses or ponies out hunting, in horse trials, and on an endurance or fun ride.
  • To ride intelligently and with due regard for others in the country, with a knowledge of pace, distance and discipline when riding alone and in groups. .

Suggested Further Reading:

  • 101 Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider – Jec Aristotle Ballou
  • 101 Jumping Exercises: for Horse and Rider – Linda Allen
  • Kottas on Dressage - Arthur Kottas


Felt Colour:  Red - Both sections of ‘B’ Test.  Beige - Riding Section only

Copyright Notice

The Test Cards produced on this page are protected by Copyright by The Pony Club all rights reserved. No parts of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of The Pony Club.

Copyright ©2014 The Pony Club Registered Charity No: 1050146 | Incorporated as a Company Limited By Guarantee Registered in England No: 3072475