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

      We are thrilled to announce our 2019 Talent Pathway Squad Members

      Emi Rowell
      Evie Llewellyn-Smith
      Sophie Bell
      Alice Nunn
      Maisie Hodge
      Emily Jones

      Anna Richards- Old Berkshire Hunt
      Barnie Brotherton- Cotswold Vale Farmers’ Hunt
      Georgie Williams- Monmouthshire
      Olivia Burns- Lanarkshire & Renfrewshire Hunt
      Anna Mills- Pendle Forest & Craven
      Hannah Marley- Middleton Hunt East Side
      Emily Rowell- South Northumberland
      Jess Butkeraitis- Grove Hunt
      Evangeline Llewellyn-Smith- Rufford Hunt
      Charlie Pimblott- Burton Hunt
      Imo Brook- V.W.H Hunt
      Hannah Richardson- Old Berkshire Hunt
      Eleanor Grigg- Vale of Aylesbury Hunt
      Alice Gates- Tedworth hunt
      Ella-Jane Creasy- Petersfield
      Finley Wyatt- South Dorset Hunt
      Grace Moore- Tullylagen

      Elouise North- Hambledon Hunt (North)
      Sophie Bell- Essex Hunt North
      Sophia Ramsoy- Caithness
      Alice Nunn- Polden Hills
      Sonnie Paluch- Rheidol Riding Centre
      Cecilia Mayne- Beaufort Hunt
      Olivia Dawson- Rufford Hunt
      Niamh Porter-Payne- Tullylagen
      Grace Wallace - Cheshire Hunt South
      Alice Tregoning- Wilton Hunt

      Amelia Easton- Southdown Hunt (East)
      Nicola Taylor- Littleport & District
      Rosie Brickell- Duke
      Molly Northmore- Dartmoor Hunt
      Emily Jones- Swansea & District
      Maisie Hodge Ledbury Hunt
      Imogen Collinson- Holderness
      Claire Ireland- North Down
      Olivia Harrison- South Staffordshire Hunt
      Cameron Swales- East Lothian

      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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