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).  Sponsored by Aberystwyth University, the scheme aids the development of Pony Club Members who show ability to progress in their chosen discipline of Show Jumping, Dressage or Eventing.

The minimum entry criteria previously used for the Rider Development Pathway has been altered to open the application process to a wider audience; enabling more Pony Club Members to take part and benefit from the coaching on offer. 

The programme will work as follows:

    Training Days will be run from late January through to March around the UK, where Members will benefit from top class coaching.  Some will then progress to Regional Assessment Days.  You do not have to attend a training day to progress to an assessment day.

      Regional Assessment Days offer further training opportunities with some of the UK’s best known coaches will be held during April. 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 Assessment Days riders will then be selected for a weekend-long National Camp.

        Riders selected from Assessment Days will be invited to attend the Pony Club Talent Pathway Camp held on 1 & 2 July 2017.  They will work with top class discipline-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 2017

          Our selection process for 2017 is now complete and we have had another wonderful camp this time at Solihull RC in the Midlands - please take a look at our round up report of the weekends activities!

          PCTP Camp Round Up 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

          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.


          1/1917th April 2017PCTP Training DayMuirmill ECSheila ThomThe Office
          Online booking here
          222nd & 23rd April 2017Area 2 PCTP Training DaysPark End Equestrian Centre, Wark Hexham NorthumberlandWilliam BlaneArea 2/ Sheila Clifford
          More info and bookings here
          48th April 2017PCTP Training DayOsbaldeston RCLouise ShepherdThe Office
          Online booking here
          414th February 2017PCTP Training Day - Indoor XCOsbaldeston RCNick GauntlettArea 4
          Booking and more information here
          511th March 2017PCTP Training Day CNorthopTom Fray
          719th March 2017Area 7 PCTP Training DayWhatcote Park, nr Shipston on StourJo WinfieldThe Office
          Online booking here
          71st April 2017Area 7 PCTP Training DaySolihull RCJames McCulloughThe Office
          Online booking here
          1 DRESSAGE SPACE
          917th February 2017Area 9 Richard Waygood Jumping ClinicRectory Farm, Duntisbourne Abbots, Cirencester, GL7 7JWRichard WaygoodArea 9
          area9@pcuk.orgBooking Form
          926th March 2017Area 9 Spencer Sturmey Jumping ClinicRectory Farm, Duntisbourne Abbots, Cirencester, GL7 7JWArea 9
          area9@pcuk.orgBooking Form
          1018th March 2017Area 10 PCTP Training DayColeg Gwent, UskHannah JacksonThe Office
          Online booking here
          1117th February 2017PCTP Training DayBlue Barn ECDebbie MelvilleThe Office
          Online booking here
          114th March 2017PCTP Training DayBlue Barn ECKathy WillardThe Office
          Online booking here
          1113th April 2017PCTP Training DayGolden Cross EC, Chalvington Rd, Hailsham BN27 3SSAlex HudsonThe Office
          Online booking here
          1321st January 2017Area 13 Nick Gaunlett Training RallyMonks Hall, Lower Sandhurst Road, Finchampstead, Berks, RG40 3THNick GaunlettArea 13
          area13@pcuk.orgBooking Form
          1318th March 2017Area 13 Sarah MacDonald Training RallyPriory Equestrian Centre, Frensham Road, Frensham, Farnham, Surrey, GY10 3DPSarah MacDonaldArea 13
          area13@pcuk.orgBooking Form
          154th March 2017Area 15 Stockland Lovell, TA5 1JJPadraig McCarthyArea 15
          area15@pcuk.orgBooking Form
          1613th February 2017Area 16 Eric Smiley Arena EventingBicton ECEric SmileyArea 16
          area16@pcuk.orgBooking Form
          165th April 2017Area 16 Helen Griffiths Dressage ClinicDuchy College, Stoke Climsland, Callington, PL17 8PBHelen GriffithsArea 16
          area16@pcuk.orgBooking Form
          1718th February 2017Area 17 PCTP Training DayLaurelview ECCoach TBCArea 17
          E-mail here
          181st April 2017Area 18 PCTP Training Day FlatworkPibwrlwyd College, Carmarthen.Jane HarriesArea 18
          Contact Tim Joynson Here
          189th April 2017Area 18 PCTP Training Day Show JumpingMoor Farm, HaverfordwestMike ButcherArea 18
          Contact Tim Joynson Here

          The 2016 RDP Squad

          Lauren Bellamy - Isle of Man (Eventing)

          Rider Profile - Lauren Bellamy

          Ossian Fletcher - Holderness Hunt (Show Jumping)

          Rider Profile Ossian Fletcher

          Oliver Grainge - East Sussex (Show Jumping)

          Rider Profile - Oliver Grainge

          Hannah Graves - Cumberland Farmers’ Hunt North (Eventing)

          Profile on the way!

          Rachel Lade - Cotswold Hunt (Dressage)

          Rider Profile - Rachel Lade

          Sophie Quarterman - North Cornwall (Dressage)

          Rider Profile - Sophie Quarterman

          Previous Squad Members


          Holly Lucas - Peak (Dressage)
          Lucy Morgan - Monmouthshire (Show Jumping)
          Katie Patrick - Barlow Hunt (Eventing)
          Hollie Pearce - Garth Hunt (Show Jumping)
          Lucy Robinson - Meynell Hunt (Eventing)

          Read how RDP has helped Lucy here: Where are they now? Lucy Robinson

          Samantha Wuidart - Bedfordshire South (Dressage)

          Read how RDP has helped Hollie here: Where are they now? Hollie Pearce

          Read how RDP has helped Katie here: Where are they now? Katie Patrick

          Read how RDP has helped Holly here: Where are they now? Holly Lucas


          Chloe Dawes - Berkeley Hunt
          Rachael Coulter - East Antrim
          Andrew Winn - Percy Hunt
          Justine Harding - East Antrim
          Katie Waldock-Smith - Enfield Chace Hunt
          William Bower - Pendle Forest & Craven Hunt
          Victoria Lillington - Linlithgow & Stirlingshire

          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.

          We would encourage Members who are interested to find out more about what the University can offer to sign up to their Virtual Open Day on Thursday 08 December between 6pm and 8pm.

          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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