As from 1st January 1998, every Pony Club Instructor is required to attend at least one Instructors Course (CPD) where a mounted demonstration ride is provided, every two years. This may be at Branch, Area, Regional or National Level.

Area Coaching Courses

The Policy of the Pony Club Council is to help provide courses of instruction at all stages for everyone who helps to teach in the Branches and Centres. This policy is implemented through the Training Committee which is responsible for the annual series of courses.

Many courses are organised on an Area basis by Area Representatives and Branches / Centres, but anyone looking for a suitable course should be made welcome in a neighbouring area.

Tickets for some of the courses listed below can be bought online: here.  Application forms for some can be found in the tabs below.  Otherwise contact details for the organiser can be found below.

75th January 2014Walford Campus, Baschurch, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 2HLPony Club Accreditation CourseLucy Walker 07889 062814
116th January 2014Kingston Riding CentreProgressing from C to C+Terry AllenCaroline Stevenson
117th JanuaryNelson Park Riding Club, St Margarets Road, Woodchurch, Kent CT7 0HJStandard Setting: D to C test, 6pm-9pm, £15ppAlex and Lee HudsonAlex Hudson 07887 502846
14/157th FebruaryMillfield Equestrian CentreCPD/Accreditation Evening 6.30 - 8.30Sara GreenwoodVenetia Kenney-Herbert
111th FebruarySEC at Bowhouse, Cardenden, Kinglassie, FifeNFU Fun Rallies for Grass Roots RidersKaty Powell-Jones & Louise ShepherdJane Valentine 07977 104741
1912th FebruaryWest Kype Farm, Strathaven, Lanarkshire, ML10 6PRNFU Fun Rallies for Grass Roots RidersKaty Powell-Jones & Louise ShepherdVal Milne 07977 104741
1513th FebruaryBicton College, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7BYTeaching the Horse to Help ItselfPaul TapnerApply online
213th FebruaryGreenlands Equestrian Centre, Wreay CarlisleNFU Mutual Fun Rallies for Grass RootsLouise Shepherd & Katy Powell-JonesSheila Clifford
317th FebruarySaxton Riding Centre, LS24 9TAStandard Setting D to C Test and safe, progressive jumping Kate Kerr 07704 174786 01423 330602 or Anna Park 07944 390880
1619th FebruaryResparveth Equestrian Centre, Lawnsdowns Farm, Grampound Road, Truro, TR2 4EJStandard Setting D to C TestSara GreenwoodMrs Sarita Perkins Application form
1525th FebruaryReaseheath College EC, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6DFTeaching the Horse to Help ItselfPaul TapnerApply online
1428th FebruaryKingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PYInstructors Accreditation Evening, 6pm-8:30pm, £15ppEric SmileyApplications now closed
12nd MarchDark Deer Croft, Glen Urquhart, Inverness IV63 6TJIntroduction to Pony Club CoachingLea AllenLea Allen or Cath Aiton
112th MarchLochside Arena, Stornoway, Isle of LewisCPD -  ‘Refreshing Rallies’Allison FellowsAllison Fellows
1619th MarchThe Grange Equestrian CentreInspiration in motivating 14 – 16 year olds with a strong jumping themeCarole Broad FBHSMrs Sarita Perkins Application form
167th AprilSt Leonards Equestrian CentreCoaching Development for AllWilliam Blane & Sue AndersenMrs Sarita Perkins
17th AprilHayfield Equestrian Centre, Hazlehead, Aberdeen AB55 3BBIntroduction to Pony Club CoachingLea AllenLea Allen
1210th AprilThe College EC, Keysoe, BedfordshireAnnual Instructors Conference ‘Refreshing Rallies’The Pony Club Training CommitteeApply online
111th AprilDunain Croy, InvernessCoaching Development for AllLea Allen and Sheila ThomLea Allen 07801 278785 or Cath Aiton
913th AprilOakleigh Farm, Pulley Lane, DroitwichCoaching Development For AllPaul Ingram & William BlanePaul Ingram  Application Form
1814th AprilDinefwr Riding Centre, Creigiau, Llandyfan, Ammanford, Dyfed, SA18 2UDStandard Setting DayLouise Shepherd and Victoria JennerCaroline Shearing 01684299766 / 07771810433
1414th AprilChurch Farm, East Woodhay, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 0ALIntroduction to Pony Club CoachingSara GreenwoodSara Greenwood Application Form
1015th AprilUsk College “Through the Judges Eyes”Stephen ArnettCharlotte Rowell
216th AprilBlackdyke Farm Riding & Competition Centre, Carlisle, CumbriaAnnual Instructors Conference ‘Refreshing Rallies’The Pony Club Training CommitteeApply online
722nd AprilOnley Grounds EC, Rugby, WarwickshireIntroduction to Pony Club CoachingPaul Ingram & Peter HalesBarbara Milburn 07773 273511 barbaramilb@
1425th AprilOtterborne Riding Centre, Rue Planel, Torteval, Guernsey GY8 0LX`D - C` Test Standard Setting Sara Greenwood Application Form
125th AprilAuchlishie Eventing, Kirriemuir, Angus DD8 4LSCoaching Cross CountryWilliam Blane FBHSJane Valentine 01561 320267 / 07977104741
927th AprilOakleigh Farm, Pulley Lane, DroitwichIntroduction to Pony Club CoachingPaul Ingram & Peter HalesPaul Ingram  Application Form
1327th MayMerrist Wood, Worplesdon, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 3PEStandard Setting – E Test to A TestTBCSara Tremlett 01798 817476