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

General

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.

Objective

  • 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

Resources

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

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