Pony Club Talent Pathway

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Pony Club Talent Pathway

The Pony Club Talent Pathway is the successor to the Rider Development Pathway (RDP).  Supported by Aberystwyth University, the scheme aids the development of Pony Club Members who show ability to progress in their chosen sport of Show Jumping, Dressage or Eventing.

By widening the minimum entry criteria previously used for the Rider Development Pathway more Pony Club Members have been able to take part and benefit from the coaching on offer. 

The programme will work as follows:
Training Days will be run in Areas from late January through to March around the UK, where Members will benefit from great coaching opportunities.  You do not have to attend a training day to attend a selection day.
Regional Selection Days offer further training opportunities & an assessment from some of the UK’s best known coaches will be held during late March/April. We have taken feedback on board from the 2017 Talent Pathway and will be holding Eventing specific Selection Days for our 2019 Talent Pathway, in addition to general selection days covering dressage and show jumping.  Please note that at the Northern Ireland and Scottish venues all three categories will be covered at the selection day.

To be able to attend a Selection day members must meet the following criteria:

• Aged 14 years or over- members can apply if they are 13 on 1st January but must be 14 by their desired Selection Day
• Training for or competing at Pony Club Novice Dressage or above
• Training for or competing at Pony Club Novice Showjumping or above
• Training for or competing at PC90 or above

Riders take part in two training sessions at these events, with flat and/or jumping coaches as appropriate, and will receive feedback to help their future development.  You can only take part in 1 sport on 1 horse/pony at a selection day. From the Selection Days riders will be selected for a 3 day National Camp.

    Riders selected from Selection Days will be invited to attend the Pony Club Talent Pathway Camp being held at Solihull Riding Club from Friday 28th - Sunday 30th June 2019 They will work with top class sport-specific coaches, as well as benefit from other mounted and dismounted sessions.

      A squad of six people will be selected from those attending camp. Squad members will benefit from support from an experienced mentor who will continue to develop their progression and training within their discipline, plus a training bursary and other opportunities.

      For more information, please contact Verity (verity@pcuk.org or 02476 698327)

      Please see below for details on our cancellation policy
      2019 cancellation policy

      Please see our Frequently asked questions below
      2019 FAQ’s

      Talent Pathway- The scheme so far

      Thank you to every member who attended a Talent Pathway Selection day, take a look at the Selection days report

      2017 PCTP Camp Round Up Report

      DATEVENUEAREASPORTSPACES AVAILABLE
      March 31st Lincomb Equestrian- DY13 9RB 7 Eventing 10 spaces available To book a space please click here
      April 9th Merrist Wood Equine Arena-  GU3 3PE 13 Showjumping & Dressage 0 Showjumping & 0 Dressage space available This day is now full, please email verity@pcuk.org to be added to the waitlist. To book a Dressage space please click here
      April 10th Morris Equestrian Centre- KA3 6AY 19 Eventing, Showjumping & Dressage 0 Eventing, 3 Showjumping & 8 Dressage spaces available To book a space please click here
      April 10th Beechwood Equestrian Centre- CM3 8DY 8 Showjumping & Dressage 4 Showjumping & 8 Dressage spaces available To book a showjumping space please click here to book a Dressage space please click here
      April 12th Pontispool Equine Sports Centre- TA4 1BG 15 Showjumping & Dressage 0 Showjumping & 5 Dressage spaces available The Showjumping section is now full, please email verity@pcuk.org to be added to the waitlist. To book a Dressage space please click here
      April 13th Richmond Equestrian Centre- DL10 7PL 3 Eventing 21 spaces available To book a space please click here
      April 15th Aberystwyth University- Lluest Equine Centre- SY23 3AL 18 Showjumping & Dressage 12 Showjumping & 10 Dressage spaces available To book a Showjumping space please click here To book a Dressage space please click here
      April 16th Aylesford Equine- LE14 3PF 6 Eventing 14 spaces available To book a space please click here
      April 18th Attington Stud- OX9 7BY 12 Eventing 0 spaces available This selection day is now full, please email verity@pcuk.org to be added to the waitlist
      April 19th The Unicorn Equestrian Centre- GL54 1JZ 9 Showjumping & Dressage 8 Showjumping & 5 Dressage spaces available To book a Showjumping space please click here To book a Dressage space please click here
      April 20th West Wilts Equestrian Centre- BA14 6QT 14 Eventing 0 spaces available   This selection day is now full, please email verity@pcuk.org to be added to the waitlist
      April 20th Bishop Burton College- HU17 8QE 3Showjumping & Dressage 3 Showjumping & 9 Dressage spaces available To book a Showjumping space please click hereTo book a Dressage space please click here
      April 24th Laurelview Equestrian Centre- BT39 0BX 17Eventing, Showjumping & Dressage 8 Eventing, 9 Showjumping & 9 Dressage spaces available To book a space please click here
      April 27th Reaseheath College EC- CW5 6DF 5 Showjumping & Dressage 9 Showjumping & 10 Dressage spaces available To book a Showjumping space please click here To book a Dressage space please click here
      DATEAREAVENUECONTACT
      December 11th 6 TBC email area6@pcuk.org to book on & for further information
      December 27th 15 Pontispool Equine,Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton TA4 1BGSj & Eventing 90+cm Training dayMore information and booking form here
      January 15th6TBC email area6@pcuk.org to book on & for further information
      January 12th 16Bicton Arena, East Budleigh EX9 7BLArena Eventing Training with Nick GauntlettMore information and booking form here
      February 12th6TBC email area6@pcuk.org to book on & for further information
      February 18th 14Dorset Showground, Church Farm, A30, West Stour, Gillingham SP8 5RJ Dressage & Showjumping training dayMore information and booking form here
      February 24th14Pontispool Equine,Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton TA4 1BG Eventing training dayMore information and booking form here

      2018 Talent Pathway Squad Members


      Sammy Moody Area 8
      Caitlin Padfield Area 1
      Clara Daly Area 17
      Francesca Lupoli Area 11
      Harriet Smith Area 14
      Lucy Care Area 12

      Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Talent Pathway Camp, we look forward to seeing you at future events.

      The 2017 squad members were;

      Millie Toulson-Clarke Area 14
      Jazmin Vollands Area 17
      Molly Brown Area 6
      Alice Hallows Area 8
      Kathryn Thomas Area 15
      Sam Wisbey Area 8

       

      Aberystwyth University is the oldest provider of equine university education in the UK and one of very few universities where you can take your horse with you - whatever you study. Their superb livery facilities are within a purpose built teaching unit where there are stables available and the setting is a beautiful one; with mountains behind and a beach to the front. Students who don’t have a horse of their own can ride one of Aberystwyth’s well-schooled horses in lessons or hacks. As well as numerous riding opportunities, the University is also home to a vibrant student community which boasts over 200 social clubs and societies.

      For further information about their fantastic range of courses and facilities please go to https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/ibers/ug-study/ugrad-courses/equine/



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