Coaching / Coaching Resources

This area has been designed for Instructors. The aim is to provide online lesson plans that instructors can download and use at Pony Club for new ideas, last minute lessons and rainy days.

Equitation Competition

After a group of rallies or lessons, or at the end of camp, why not put on an Equitation Competition so that the Members can see how much they have improved?  Rules can be viewed on the Equitation Competition page.


The Scales Of Training
Tack and Turn Out
Coaching Courses Explained
Blank Lesson Planner
Circles for Suppleness

Competitive Disciplines

Cross Country Guidelines
These guidelines detail the core skills that are required to compete at each level as well as what types of fence to expect. This can then be translated and used as part of pre-competition training to give best possible preparation.
XC Course Walking Guidance Notes Produced by British Eventing.


Distances for jumping
Related Distances
SJ Course Plan


Coach - Code of Conduct
The Pony Club Coaching Experience Log Books are hardwearing loose leaf A5 ring binders containing sheets for Pony Club Coaches to record their coaching practice and development.  Continuous development, in between the required instructor CPD courses, is essential for maintaining and improving the standard of coaching in The Pony Club.  Each folder contains a front page to record the coach’s details and further pages to record coaching session evaluations, feedback and mentor advice.  The Log Books can be purchased online via The Pony Club online shop at £3.50 each.  Further coaching session pages can be downloaded here:
Coaching Experience Log Book Pages
Questions For Consideration When Filling In Self Evaluation


Organising Rallies & Tests
Guidelines for Efficiency Tests
Exercises for Practising the Aids.pdf
Pony Club Racing Rallies
Fun Flatwork Exercises .pdf
Example Timetable for C Test Ride at a Four Day Camp

Dismounted Rallies

Entertaining Young Members
Learning About Shoes - B Test
Endocrine System Game - AH Test

Quick Quizzes

Needs of The Summer and Winter Pony
Good Field Turn Out Quiz
Colours, Markings and Points Quiz
Feeding Quiz
Equitation Quiz
Pony Quiz - Younger Members
Plants & Field Care - 8 & Under
Plants & Field Care - 9 -12 years
Plants & Field Care - Over 12
Ailments Game - B Test

Fact Sheets

Courtesy of the Animal Health Trust
Equine Infectious Diseases
Grass Sickness
Vital Signs Sheet
Equine Influenza

Health & Safety

A good checklist to help new coaches run through all the proper checks before they start each lesson:
H&S Checklist for Coaches
Coach: Risk Assessment Form
The Pony Club Accident Form


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