Coaching / Coaching CPD Courses

Each and every Pony Club Coach is required to attend at least one Coaching Course (CPD)  every two years. This may be at Branch, Area, Regional or National Level.

The Policy of the Pony Club Council is to help provide courses of instruction at all stages for everyone who helps to teach in the Branches and Centres. This policy is implemented through the Training Committee which is responsible for the variety of courses available for CPD.  We have received feedback from some coaches that they are not always sure which course they should do, so some existing courses have been renamed, to try and make the choices clearer.  There are also some new CPD opportunities which may be of interest to your Branch or Centre:

  • Introduction to Coaching – Step 1 – Ideal for new and young coaches
  • Introduction to Coaching – Step 2 – Follow on from Step 1, and a refresher for more experienced coaches
  • Introduction to Coaching Cross Country – Step 3 – Ideal for coaches who actively coach jumping and want to start coaching cross country, or as a refresher for other coaches already coaching cross country

  • Coach Support Days - An alternative CPD refresher method.  For these days, a coach supporter/mentor attends a day rally, or day at camp and spends some time observing each coach and then discussing, in a supportive way, their coaching, and ways to develop and or improve themselves as a coach.Coach Support CPD Format
  • Many courses are organised on an Area basis by Area Representatives and Branches / Centres, but anyone looking for a suitable course should be made welcome in a neighbouring area. If your Branch or Centre organises a CPD course, please let The Pony Club Office know by filling out the CPD Booking Form. Please also ask attendees to sign in to the course and return the completed sign in sheet to The Pony Club office so this can be cross referenced against the Instructors Database.
    CPD Booking From (Word Document) CPD Booking Form (PDF Format)
    CPD Sign Sheet (Word Format) CPD Sign in Sheet (PDF Fromat)
    Tickets for some of the courses listed below can be bought online: here.  Application forms for some can be found in the tabs below.  Otherwise contact details for the organiser can be found below.
    1418th April 2019Eastfields Equestrian, YeovilStep 2 Training.TBCClick here for more detials
    1318th April 2019Merrist WoodC+ and B Test Assessors Training.Area 13C+ and B Test Assessors training Merrist Wood.docx
    319th April 2019Friars Hill Stables, YorkIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching Step 1Helen Lister Click here for form
    1823rd April 2019Amman Valley PC Field Blaenau Llandybie Ammanford SA18 3YR‘Fun Rallies for younger membersHelen DaviesAmman Valley CPD 23rd April.pdf
    724th April 2019Moreton Morrell College, Warwickshire, CV35 9BLPony Racing Train the TrainersTBCEntry Page -
    1824th April 2019Amman Valley PC Field Blaenau Llandybie Ammanford SA18 3YR Introduction to Coaching Step 1Helen DaviesAmman Valley CPD 24th April.pdf
    East24th April 2019Ely Eventing Centre, CambsCross Country Training obeservation with Caroline MooreBritish EventingFor more information and to book your place, click HERE
    1424th April 2019BadmintonCoaching Course with Eric Winter at Badminton.Eric WinterXC_Training_with_Eric_Winter.doc Bookings available here
    1426th April 2019Otterborne Riding SchoolFUN IDEAS FOR COACHING THE YOUNGER MEMBERSSara GreenwoodOtterborne_Fun_ideas_CPD_April_19.docx
    127th April 2019Holiday Inn Express, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline KY11 8JH‘B’ Test Assessor Standard Setting Workshop For B Test Assessors & Probationary Assessors.The Pony Club27.04.19 PC Area 1 South B Test Assessor SS Workshop Application Info.pdf
    127th April 2019Skye Trekking CentreMaking it FUN!.Kirsty Duff CPD - Skye Trekking Centre.pdf
    629th April 2019Castledyke EC, LincolnshireKeeping rallies Fun for D/D+ & C test level.Area 6A6 CPD 29/04/19 Details
    151st MayBicton College, Budleig ACCREDITED CPD EVENING with Caroline Moore The Pony Club Area 15 CPD with Caroline Moore Area 15.docx
    97th May Rectory Farm, Duntisbourne Abbots, GL7 7JWShow Jump Course building & SafetyJulie Crew Area 9Flyer and booking information here
    313th-14th May Bishop Burton Equine Centre, Bishop Burton, Beverley, HU17 8QGBHS Yorkshire Working Horses from the Ground with Jennie Lorriston-Clarke FBHSBHSBHS Jennie LC May19.pdf
    1414th MayBurley Villa Riding StablesCoaching Course – Step 2Sara Greenwood and Nikki ForbesStep_2_Burley_Villa_booking_form_14-5-19.docx>click here
    1721st MayCavan Ec, Ireland.BHS National ConventionBHSBHS website here
    1120th May CrocksteadFlat Work Training Session Area 11< Click here>
    620th May Langtoft Stables, PeterboroughD & D+ Test Assessor Training WorkshopArea 6D D+ Assessor Training workshop 20-5-19.docx
    126th May Hayfield Equestrian Centre, Hayfield Lane, Aberdeen AB15 8BB‘INTRODUCTION TO PONY CLUB COACHING – STEP 1’ Area 126.05.19 Intro to Coach Step 1 application form Hayfield.pdf>
    323rd June 2019Friars Hill Stables, YorkIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching Step 2Helen Lister Click here for form
    626th June 2019 Parkside Stables, DerbyshireFun Jumping ideas for D+ & C Test LevelArea 6Area 6 CPD 26-6-19.docx
    130th June Mosswood Livery Stables, Tough, Alford, Aberdeenshire AB33 8EPPONY CLUB COACHING – STEP 3 Introduction to Coaching Cross CountryThe Pony Club30.06.19 Area 1 Step 3 application info Mosswood.pdf
    4 15th- 17th September Aintree Racecourse, LiverpoolBHS National ConventionBHSBHS website here
    13 22nd -24th September Merrit Wood College, SurreyBHS National ConventionBHSBHS website here






    CPD Process

    The following are arrangements to be followed for the provision of CPD (continuing professional development) events:

    *      CPD events can be run by an Area, Branch, Centre or centrally from the Pony Club office (e.g. coach conference)

    *      All events being organised should be approved by the Area Representative before being notified to the Pony Club office
    *      The Area Representative is responsible for the selection of an appropriately trained and experienced coach to present the CPD course

    *      All CPD must be listed on the main Pony Club website in order to count for accreditation purposes.

    *      The bookings should all be made via the organiser (so if organised by a Branch via their nominated representative), only in exceptional circumstances will the office take bookings for CPD not organised centrally

    *      The sign-in sheet should be sent to the Pony Club office so that the coach record can be updated (a copy may be kept locally/sent to Area Representative)


    911th January 2019Talland EC, GloucestershireD and D+ Assessor course - FULLKate Scott-Wilding
    1415th December 2018Wincanton Racecourse, Wincanton, BA9 8BJWinter Psychology Tour Tony Ghaye and Marie Ryan
    915th January 2019Unicorn Trust, GloucestershireHome Coaches Day 2019 – Creating a Winning Environment (Caroline Moore, Chris Bartle, Richard Waygood, Ian Woodhead)British Eventing
    1920th January 2019Ian Stark Equestrian Centre, Greenhill Farm, Selkirk TD7 4NPThe Pony Club Pony Racing – Training the CoachesLea Allen, Ross Middleton &  Sarah Robertson and Jockey Coach Tim Reed.
    1111th March 2019Upper Room, Felbridge Show Ground, Copthorne Road, Felbridge, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 2NUPony Club Rallies – “Understanding the Basics”Abby Bernard & Jean Prestonflyer for more information
    212th March 2019 Marwood Equestrian, Barnard Castle DL12 8SR. D, D+ & C testMarianne Watts and Moray Nicholsonemail for further information
    813th March 2019Nine Acres Equestrian, Watercress Lane, Mattishall, Dereham, Norfolk NR20 3RJStandard setting for D-C Tests.Hazel 01362 850438
    620th March 2019Brooksby EC, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2LJ Fun Jumping Ideas for D/D+ & C Levels Linda PearceCaroline Brown -
    More information & booking details here
    122nd March 2019Ulbster Arms Hotel, Bridge Street, Halkirk, KW12 6XY Making Rallies FunAllison FellowsFlyer and more information here
    523rd March 2019Cheshire Riding School, Brookhouse Eq Centre, Cogshall Lane, Comberbach, Nr Northwich. CW9 6BS “Show Jumping Exercises for Rallies” Tom FrayMeg Green
    924th - 26th March Hartpury College, Gloucestershire BHS National ConventionBHSBHS website here
    1724th March 2019CARMAVY EQUESTRIAN. 23 CARMAVY ROAD. NUTT’S CORNER BT29 4TG LungingThe Pony Club. Area 17 CPD Lungeing Area 17.docx
    1626th MarchDuchy College, Stoke Climsland, Callington, Cornwall PL17 8PBRider Psychology for CoachesJenni WinterBook online here
    1527th MarchBicton College, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 7BY Rider Psychology for CoachesJenni WinterBook online here
    427th March 2019Crow wood EquestrianEvening Masterclass with Christoph Hess and Richard Waygood.Trot NorthFlyer and more information here
    128th MarchHalymyres Stables, Dunnottar, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire AB39 2TTAccreditation / CPD and Discussion Evening For PC Centre and Branch coachesThe Pony ClubTHIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL 28.03.19 Area 1 South Centres CPD application info.pdf
    130th MarchAlves Village Hall, Alves IV36 2RB‘B’ Test Information Workshop For Coaches, Members and others interested in the B TestLiz Bell30.03.19 PC Area 1 North B Test Information Workshop application info.pdf
    130th MarchAlves Village Hall, Alves IV36 2RB‘B’ Test Assessor Standard Setting Workshop for B Test Assessors & Probationary AssessorsLiz Bell30.03.19 PC Area 1 North B Test Assessor SS Workshop Application Info.pdf
    1731st March 2019CARMAVY EQUESTRIAN. 23 CARMAVY ROAD. NUTT’S CORNER BT29 4TG LungingThe Pony Club. Area 17 CPD Lungeing Area 17.docx
    111st AprilChelwood Equestrian, Chelwood Farm, Nutley, East Sussex TN22 3HH Rider Psychology for CoachesJenni WinterBook online here
    51st April 2019Southview EC, Cheshire Show Jumping at Rallies, with safety in mind with Gillie Milner level 5 Course Builder and JudgeChris KirbySouthview CPD Booking Form.pdf
    112nd April Coldblow Farm, Coldblow Lane, Thurnham, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3LRRider Psychology for CoachesJenni WinterBook online here
    13 3rd AprilMerrist Wood College, Holly Lane, Worplesdon, Guildford, Surrey GU3 3PE (satnav GU3 3PB)  Rider Psychology for CoachesJenni WinterBook online here
    5 6th AprilPOSTPONED Mostyn XC and Farm Ride Tre Mostyn, CH8 9AR POSTPONED INTRO TO COACHING – STEP 3Rosemary Clarke Area 5 steps 3.pdf
    19 7th-9th April (please note the 7th is an evening only) Morris EC, ScotlandBHS National ConventionBHSBHS website here
    14 8th April Jersey Drag HuntExercises for Showjump trainingKaren Nicholas and Steph LynnDebbie Cawley,
    129th AprilAddington Equestrian | Addington | Buckingham | MK18 2JR Judges Convention 2019British Dressage BD Wesbite here
    199th AprilTimpendean, Jedburgh, TD8 6SS C & C+ Assessors TrainingThe Pony Club Sheila Thorn
    9 12th April Hopyard Farm, New Road, Wotton-Under-Edge, GL12 8JPIntroduction to Coaching Course- Step 2Berkeley Hunt South More information here
    6 15th April Hall Farm, Main Street, Linby, Nottinghamshire, NG3 8AEIntroduction to Coaching Course- Step 2The Pony Club Intro to Coaching Step 2 15-4-19.pdf
    1417th April 2019Tilefield Equestrian, Lymington Road (A337), BrockenhurstRider Analysis session and Biomechanics Evening talk with Centaur Biomechanics / Russell GuireRussell Guire Flyer and further information here Bookings here
    14Saturday 18th December 2018Skylands, Stalbridge, Sturminster Newton DT10 2SWTraining and Mentoring dayFiona Crutchley and Celia Drewitt
    13/1419th December 2018Wellington Riding, Hampshire, RG27 0LJ, United KingdomRaising the Bar - Coaches for Observation with Caroline MooreBritish Eventing
    1422nd December 2018West Wilts Equestrian Centre, Melksham Road, Holt, Nr Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 6QT, United KingdomRaising the Bar - Coaches for Observation with Caroline MooreBritish Eventing
    117th January 2019Upper Room, Felbridge Show Ground, Copthorne Road, Felbridge, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 2NUPony Club Rallies – “Understanding the Basics”Abby Bernard & Jean Preston
    6Saturday 3rd December 2018Nottingham University Saddle Research Trust International Conference
    178th & 9th December 2018Portmore EC 1 Georges Island Rd, Aghalee, Craigavon BT67 0DW
    15December 9th Hobby Horse Riding, Pinckney Farm, Tauton TA2 8AS Intro to Coaching Step 1 The Pony Club
    410th December 2018Lancaster Gold Course, Ashton Hall, Lancaster, LA2 0AJWinter Psychology Tour Tony Ghaye and Marie Ryan
    14/1514th December 2018Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY,Lucinda Green masterclass BE
    715th December 2018Warwickshire College, Moreton Morrell, WarwickshireShow Jumping - all you need to know, Judges, Officials and VolunteersThe Pony Club
    4/515th December 2018Forest Gate Farm, Cheshire,WA6 6NF,United KingdomRaising the Bar - Coaches for Observation with Caroline MooreBritish Eventing
    115th December 2018Fountain Equestrian, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 7NXChris Bartle Lecture DemoChris Bartle
    316th December 2018Harrogate Riding Centre,Brackenthwaite Lane, Burn Bridge, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1PWRaising the Bar - Coaches for Observation with Caroline MooreBritish Eventing
    1419th NovemberSkylands EC, Dorset, DT10 2SWSoftskills Workshop for B+ - A assessors Nicola Fitter
    1919th NovemberMorris Equestrian Centre, Meikle Mosside, Fenwick, KA3 6AYAdam Kemp Dressage Training CPD Day BHS Scotland
    919th NovemberKing Equestrian CentreIdeas for coaching jumping during the winterWilliam Blane<
    821st NovemberHill Farm Ln, Chelmondiston, Ipswich IP9 1JU Equine Physiology, Saddle Fit and Holistic EvaluationKatie Flint
    1623rd November 2018The Grange Equestrian Centre, EX20 3DAShowjumping EveningMandy Frost
    1326th November 2018 Lower Peake, Warnford, Nr Southampton, SO32 3LA.Modern Stable Management concentrating on PC Tests.Sarah MacDonald
    827th November 2018Hall Farm Barn, Great Thurlow, Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 7LFWinter Psychology Tour Tony Ghaye and Marie Ryan
    1328th November 2018Merrist Wood Campus, Guildford,Surrey, GU3 3PE,BECF Masterclass - Training for the Top - with Tina Cook BHS
    915th November 2018Hartpury College, Hartpury House , Equine Events Office , Gloucestershire GL193BE4 YEARS TO 4* - A SERIES OF LECTURE DEMOS WITH CAROLINE MOORE AND ROS CANTER Caroline Moore, Ros Canter
    215th November 2018Alnwick Ford EquestrianAn evening with Christopher Bartle, presentation and ridden masterclassChristopher Bartle
    418th November 2018Landlords Farm Equestrian Centre, Dicconson Lane, Westhoughton, Wigan WN2 1QDD - C Test Standard Setting & Fun Ideas Chris Barr & Danielle Dawson
    1918th NovemberHouston Farm Riding School, 1 Houston Mains, Uphall, EH52 6JXAdam Kemp Dressage Training CPD Day BHS Scotland
    29th November 2018Alnwick Ford Equestrian, Longframlington , Near Morpeth , Northumberland NE658EQ4 YEARS TO 4* - A SERIES OF LECTURE DEMOS WITH CAROLINE MOORE AND ROS CANTER
    29th NovemberMarwood Arena Marwood Equestrian, Marwood, Barnard Castle DL12 8SRNew technologies on the market and to receive coaching feedback.Dr Caroline Benoist and Philippa McKeeva curry
    613th November 2018Vale View Equestrian Centre, Melton Mowbray , Leicestershire LE143LX4 YEARS TO 4* - A SERIES OF LECTURE DEMOS WITH CAROLINE MOORE AND ROS CANTER Caroline Moore, Ros Canter
    96th November 2018Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham GL50 4SH Lorinery Conference- Equitation in the Riders’ Hands The Racing Foundation
    126th November 2018The College Equestrian Centre, Keysoe, Bedfordshire, MK44 2JP,Caroline Moore masterclass BE
    46th November 2018Aintree International Arena, Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool, L9 5AS, United KingdomChris Bartle masterclass BHS
    86th NovemberKimblewick EC Norfolk, NR20 3HFStandard setting D-CEmma LaceyFor booking email
    198th November 2018National Equestrian Centre, Scotland EH526NH4 YEARS TO 4* - A SERIES OF LECTURE DEMOS WITH CAROLINE MOORE AND ROS CANTER Caroline Moore, Ros Canter More information and booking
    825th October 2018Brook Farm RM4 1EJCPD on Course Building with Lisa KellyLisa Kelly
    628th OctoberNorth Lodge RacingPC/PRA TRAINING DAYTBC
    729th OctoberStretcholtPC/PRA TRAINING DAYClarissa
    1029th OctoberTalygarn Equestrian Centre, Talygarn, Pontyclun D/D+ Assessor Training
    830th OctoberRoman Bank Equestrain, Follends Road, PE14 7JYStandard setting D-CEmma Lacey
    1430th OctoberTamarind, St Peter, JerseyArena Event TrainingRichard Johnston
    10/1830th OctoberDunraven StudPC/PRA TRAINING DAYClarissa
    172nd NovemberPortmore Equestrian, Aghalee, BT67 0DW Air Amubulance fundraiser - Coach Shadow CPD day
    43rd November 2018Aintree Equestrian Centre, LiverpoolRoR Showcase The Worshipful Company of Loriners
    424th OctoberAintreePC/PRA TRAINING DAYTBC
    224th October 2018Newton Rigg Equestrian CentreCaroline Moore The Competition Rider PC 80 to PC 100Pony Club
    1624th October 2018The Grange Equestrian Centre, EX20 3DAIntro to Coaching Step 1Caroline Brimblecombe
    923rd OctoberCaradocPC/PRA TRAINING DAYClarissa
    923rd October5 Rectory Farm Cottages, Duntisbourne Abbots, Cirencester GL7 7JWIntro to Coaching Step 1Paul Ingram
    122nd OctoberWorld Horse Welfare Belwade Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire AB34 5BJThe Pony Club Dressage tests DemystifiedCathy Burrell
    119th October 2018Cabin EC, Inverurie, AB51 0LLIntro to Coaching Step 1Lea Allen & Catriona Willison
    817th October 2018Forest Edge ArenaBiomechanics Conference with Russell Guire of Centaur Biomechanics and Jo Winfield FBHSBHS
    1112th October 2018GoodnestoneD and D+ Asessor WorkshopAlex Hudson
    7/126-7th October 2018Moulton College, Northampton NN3 7RRBD Principles of Judging SeminarBritish Dressage
    141st October 2018Skylands, Lower Road, Stalbridge DT10 2SWAH Assessor Training WorkshopNicola Fitter
    1720th September 2018The Irish Equine Rehabilitation and fitness centre, 6 Aghalee Rd, Lower Ballinderry, Lisburn, Co.Antrim BT282JNThe Physiology and Biomechanics relating to Equine Physical Therapy and the Application of Hydro-TherapyDr Kathryn Nankervis BSc MSc CVPM
    5 21st September 2018Kelsall Hill ECCross Country Course Designers and Coaches Day with Adrian Ditcham - supported by EquitilityBE
    114th & 15th September 2018Western Isles PC, Lochside Arena, HS2 9JNCoaching Introduction to Rider Position for Three DisciplinesJane Gilchrist
    810th September 2018St.Nicholas School, Hobbs Cross Road, Old Harlow, CM17 0NJ Charlie Unwin Sports Psychology TalkCharlie Unwin
    13 9th September 2018Lower Peake, Warnford, Southampton, S032 3LA Introduction to Pony Club Coaching Course - Step 2Sarah MacDonald & Beth Hardy
    89th September 2018Beechwood ECRussell Guire evening - “Ways To Improve Your Horse’s Way of Going From The Ground”Russell Guire
    1724th August 2018MoyallenCPD night with HSI Level 3 coach Johnny O’Connell
    1420th July 2018Harroway House, Penton Mewsey, Andover, Hants, SP11 0RA Introducing the Scales of Training
    1420th July 2018Harroway House, Penton Mewsey, Andover, Hants, SP11 0RAIntro to Coaching STEP 1
    1618th and 19th July 2018Waye Barton, Chagford, Devon, TQ13 8DT Masterclass with Anne-Marie Taylor 2 day clinicAnne-Marie Taylor
    1418th July 2018RAC SADDLE CLUB, BOVINGTON BH20 6JAB & B+ Assessors DayWilliam Blane & Sarah Buchanan
    918th July 2018Hopyard Farm, nr Wooton under Edger, GL12 8JP Intro to Coaching Step 2Vicky MacDonald and Mike Crombie
    2/318th July 2018The Unicorn Centre, Stainton Way, Hemlington, Middlesborough, TS8 9LXRiding for the futureMarianne Watts
    717th July 2018Hartlebury Equestrian Centre, Manor Lane, Hartlebury, Worcestershire, DY11 7XND and D+ Assessor WorkshopNicola Fitter and Becky Fitter
    1117th July 2018 Crockstead Equestrian centre, Halland, BN8 6PT C+ and B Test Study Day for Examiners and TrainersSarah MacDonald
    716th July 2018  Bourne Vale Riding Stables, Little Hardwick Road, Aldridge, Walsall WS9 0SQ D & D+ assessor training Amelia Morris Payne & Tessa Ryley
    916th July 2018 Rectory Farm, Duntisbourne Abbots GL7 7JW Intro to Coaching Step 2Donn Collins
    613th July 2018Parklands Arena, Parklands, Worksop Road, Aston, Sheffield, S26 2ADIntro to coaching - Step 2Linda Pearce & Kirsty Hardstaff
    910th July 2018Summerhouse EC, Bath Rd, Hardwicke, Gloucester GL2 2RG C Test Assessor training workshop Vicki Macdonald  
    69th July 2018 Oakfield Farm Pony Club Centre, Belper Road, Stanley Common, Ilkeston Derbyshire, DE7 6FP Fun Jumping ideas for D/D+ & C Test LevelCaroline Thornton
    99th July 2018 Rectory Farm, Duntisbourne Abbots, Cirencester GL7 7JW Intro to Coaching Step 3Paul Ingram
    78th July 2018The Old Farmhouse, Snow Hill Farm, Long Itchington, CV47 9QFIntroduction to coaching Step 2Nicola Fitter and Paul Ingram
    135th July 2018Quob Stables, Durley Brook Road, Durley, Southampton, Hants. SO32 2AR.D/D+ Assessor Training Course.Sarah MacDonald
    145th July 2018Wick Stables Riding School,Wick Rd, Wick St Lawrence, Weston-super-Mare BS22 7Y Intro to Coaching STEP 1.Jayne Smart & Andrea Parsons
    84th July 2018Hooks Cross Equestrian, Oaks Cross Farm, SG14 3RY D & D+ Assessor training & badge training ideas Frances Murray
    13rd July 2018Pathhead Equestrian Centre, Forfar Road, Kirriemuir DD8 5BYIntro to Coaching Step 1
    51st July 2018Pennant Park Riding Centre, Whitford, CH8 9ERIntro to Coaching Step 2Nicola Fitter


    Please download the cancellation policy HERE This cancellation policy is applicable to all training events / activities where applications are accepted by the Training Department at The Pony Club Office, including coach, assessor and rider training, with the exception of UKCC courses to which a separate policy applies.

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