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 Jackie Minihane (training@pcuk.org or 02476 698305)

          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 live, see the selection day details below & book your place HERE

          2017 PCTP Camp Round Up Report

          Dressage & Showjumping Area 331st MarchBishop Burton College, 5 Home Farm Cottages, Bishop Burton HU17 8QE
          Eventing Area 6 3rd April Aylesford Equine, Aylesford Lodge Farm, Melton Mowbray LE14 3PF
          Dressage, Showjumping & Eventing Area 174th AprilLaurel View Equestrian Centre, 18 Knowehead Rd, Templepatrick, Ballyclare BT39 0BX
          Eventing Area 74th AprilLincomb Equestrian, Lincomb Ln, Lincomb DY13 9RB
          Dressage & Showjumping Area 105th AprilColeg Gwent Equestrian Centre, Usk NP15 1PW
          Dressage & Showjumping Area 146th AprilKingston Maurward Equestrian, Kingston Maurward, Dorchester DT2 8PY
          Dressage & Showjumping Area 98th AprilThe Unicorn Equestrian Trust, Granary Cottage, Netherswell, Stow on the Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1JZ
          Eventing Area 129th AprilAttington, Attington House, Tetsworth, Thame OX9 7BY UK
          Dressage & Showjumping Area 510th AprilReaseheath College Equestrian Centre, Reaseheath, Nantwich CW5 6DF
          Dressage & Showjumping Area 811th AprilBeechwood Equestrian Centre, Rettendon Common, Chelmsford CM3 8DY
          Dressage & Showjumping Area 1312th AprilMerrist Wood College Arena, Guildford GU3 3PE
          Eventing Area 314th AprilRichmond Equestrian Centre, Richmond DL10 7PL
          Dressage, Showjumping & Eventing Area 1928th AprilIan Stark Equestrian Centre, Greenhill Farm House, Selkirk TD7 4NP Click here to bookverity@pcuk.org 3 Dressage Spaces Available, 0 Showjumping Spaces Available & 0 Eventing Spaces Available- email verity@pcuk.org if you would like to be put on the wait list
          Eventing Area 1429th AprilWest Wilts Equestrian Centre, Melksham Road Holt North Trowbridge Wilts BA14 6QT Click here to bookverity@pcuk.org 0 Spaces Available-  email verity@pcuk.org if you would like to be added to the wait list
          Area 814th January Oxnead ECHarry MeadeSouth Norfolk PCFully booked, please visit South Norfolk’s PC website for spectator tickets and more information
          Area 815th January Forest Edge ArenaHarry MeadeSouth Norfolk PCFully booked, please visit South Norfolk’s PC website for spectator tickets and more information
          Area 66th February Brackenhurst Equestrian Centre, Nottinghamshire NG25 0QFKirsty HardstaffCaroline Brown To book a place complete thisbooking form contact area6@pcuk.org for further information
          Area 910th February Rectory Farm, Duntisbourne Abbots, Gloucestershire GL7 7JWRichard WaygoodEileen HilleardTo book a place please complete this booking form for any enquiries please email flyingpitpony@hotmail.com
          Area 911th February Abbey Dressage, Fiddington House Farm, Tewkesbury GL20 7BJRob LumbEileen HilleardTo book a place please complete this booking form for any enquiries please email flyingpitpony@hotmail.com
          Area 1312th February Coombelands, Pulborough, W.Sussex RH20 1BQNick GauntlettSara TremlettTo book a place please complete the Booking form and send to area13@pcuk.org
          Area 214th February Houghhall CollegeLouise SmalesSheila CliffordFor more information please email area2@pcuk.org
          Area 1615th February Pontispool, Taunton, TA4 1BG Nick GauntlettSusie BucknallTo book a place please complete theBooking form and send to area16@pcuk.org
          Area 1416th February Dorset Showground, Church Farm, West Stour Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5RLLouly ThornycroftTo book a place please email area14@pcuk.org
          Area 816th February Anvil Park StudSophie LeeTo book a place please email sophie@kennels.myzen.co.uk
          Area 917th February The Unicorn Equestrian Centre, Netherswell GL54 1JZCaroline MooreEileen HilleardTo book a place please complete this booking form for any enquiries please email flyingpitpony@hotmail.com
          Area 1418th February Pontispool, Taunton, TA4 1BG Louly ThornycroftTo book a place please email area14@pcuk.org
          Area 1023rd February Usk College Jayne SmartCharlotte RowellFully booked- for further information please contact area10@pcuk.org
          Area 1725th February Lisbane Farm, Saint Field Eventing Training DayLiz LowryFor further information please contact area17@pcuk.org
          Area 66th March Brackenhurst Equetrian Centre, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0QF Showjumping Training Day with Kirsty HardstaffCaroline BrownFor further information and to book a place please see this booking form
          Area 1718th March Lisbane Farm, Saint Field Showjumping & Dressage Training DayLiz LowryFor further information please contact area17@pcuk.org
          Area 524th March Forest Gate Farm, Delamere, Norley WA6 6NFRichard CarruthersMeg GreenTo book a place please email area5@pcuk.org
          Area 1327th March Parwood Equestrian Centre, Great Westwood, Westwood Lane GU3 2JEFred HodgesSara TremlettTo book a place please see this booking form
          Area 1229th March Attington Stud, Oxfordshire OX9 7BYErnest DillonHilary MartinTo book a place please complete thisBooking formand email tomartinhilary21@gmail.com
          Area 1630th March Chyverton Park Equestrian Centre Zelah nr Truro TR4 9HDHelen Griffiths & Mandy FrostSusie BucknallTo book a place please email area16@pcuk.org
          Area 123rd AprilMilton Keynes Equestrian CentreChirs Haywood & Jonathan ChapmanLucy Goodright please see this flyer and booking form for further information
          Area 139th April Coombelands, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 1BQCaroline Jeanne & Katy DziedzicSara TremlettTo book a place please use this booking form

          The 2017 squad members have been chosen!

          Millie Toulson-Clarke Area 14
          Jazmin Vollands Area 17

          Molly Brown Area 6
          Alice Hallows Area 8

          SHOW JUMPING
          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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