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 2018 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 level/capable of jumping 90cm

      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.  From the Selection Days riders will be selected for a weekend-long 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 29th June 2018 until Sunday 1st July 2018.  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
          Cancellation Policy 2018

          Please see our Frequently asked questions below

          Our selection process for 2018 is now complete, thank you to everyone who took part

          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

          Congratulations to this years 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.


          Congratulations to our selected riders for this years Talent Pathway Camp

          Ella Marshall- Area 6
          Angus Williams- Area 6
          Lucy Varley- Area 7
          Thomas Woodward- Area 9
          Chloe DerbyShire- Area 7
          Megan Gedge- area 10
          Ben Rowlett-McCormick- Area 17
          Imogen Sutcliffe- Area 4
          Samantha Moody- Area 8
          Alanis Milner-Moore- Area 3
          Summer Nicholls- Area 8
          James Tappin- Area 12
          Lily Good- Area 12
          Charlotte Vickery- Area 11
          Alisha Coombes- Area 14
          Olivia Mitchell- Area 14
          Caitlin Padfield- Area 1
          Max Prenty- Area 4
          Georgina Williams- Area 10
          Clara Daly- Area 17
          Bess Mann- Area 14
          Freya Samuel Smith- Area 8
          Morgan Pearce- Area 4
          Francesca Lupoli- Area 11
          Ellie Gilkes- Area 7
          Caroline Cook- Area 19
          Alicia Legg- Area 6
          Esmee Alex- Area 6
          Anaya Steward- Area 10
          Claire Ireland- Area 17
          Harriett Smith- Area 14
          Imogen Trump- Area 8
          Frankie Davis- Area 13
          Lucy Care- Area 12
          Danny Peters- Area 1
          Olivia Harrison- Area 7
          Charlotte Pegrum- Area 8

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


          The 2017 squad members have been chosen!

          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

          We would like to congratulate this years squad members, we are looking forward to the year ahead!

          Thank you to all the attendee’s of this year’s Pony Club Talent Pathway Camp.

          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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