/ Coaching CPD Courses

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

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 variety of courses available for CPD.  We have received feedback from some coaches that they are not always sure which course they should do, so some existing courses have been renamed, to try and make the choices clearer.  There are also some new CPD opportunities which may be of interest to your Branch or Centre:

  • Introduction to Coaching – Step 1 – Ideal for new and young coaches
  • Introduction to Coaching – Step 2 – Follow on from Step 1, and a refresher for more experienced coaches
  • Introduction to Coaching Cross Country – Step 3 – Ideal for coaches who actively coach jumping and want to start coaching cross country, or as a refresher for other coaches already coaching cross country

  • Coach Support Days - An alternative CPD refresher method.  For these days, a coach supporter/mentor attends a day rally, or day at camp and spends some time observing each coach and then discussing, in a supportive way, their coaching, and ways to develop and or improve themselves as a coach.Coach Support CPD Format
  • NEW! The 2016 CPD theme set by the Training Committee will be Suppleness. Please find below Information for Organisers, and Notes for Course Educators: Information for Course Organisers Format & Notes for Course Tutors
    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. If your Branch or Centre organises a CPD course, please let The Pony Club Office know by filling out the CPD Booking Form. Please also ask attendees to sign in to the course and return the completed sign in sheet to The Pony Club office so this can be cross referenced against the Instructors Database.
    CPD Booking Form (PDF Format) CPD Booking Form (Word Format)
    CPD Sign In Sheet (PDF Format) CPD Sign In Sheet (Word Format)
    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.
    AREADATEVENUECOURSETRAINER(S)ORGANISER
    627th June 2016Oakfield Farm Pony Club Centre, Belper Road, Stanley Common, Ilkeston, DE7 6FPXC in a Limited SpaceCaroline Thornton BHSIICaroline Brown
    Further InformationBooking Form
    114th July 2016Brightling ParkBE/Pony Club X-Country Design & BuildScott BricknellRos Scott
    Further Details & Booking Form
    27th July 2016Benridge Riding Centre, MorpethCoaches CourseMarianne Watts BHSISheila Clifford
    Booking Form
    214th July 2016Newton Rigg, PenrithCoaches CourseMarianne Watts BHSISheila Clifford
    Booking Form
    514th July 2016Greaves, MalpasNFU Mutual Fun Ideas from Grassroots CourseLouise Shepherd & Katy Powell-JonesTonia Rutherford
    toniarutherford@btinternet.com
    07976 692728
    116th July 2016Dunecht House, Dunecht, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 7DD/td>Introduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 2Lea Allen & TBCLea Allen
    leaarea1@hotmail.co.uk
    Booking Form
    2&319th July 2016 RDA Unicorn Centre, Stainton Way, Hemlington, Middlesbrough, TS8 9LX SupplenessCatherine CundallFiona Campbell
    antelopelodgefarm@gmail.com
    Booking Form
    1322nd July 2016 Lower Peake, Warnford, Southampton, S032 3LAIntroduction to Coaching - Step 1Sarah MacDonald and Catherine CawdronSara Tremlett
    area13@pcuk.org
    Entry Form
    1311th August 2016 Lower Peake, Warnford, Southampton, S032 3LAIntroduction to Coaching - Step 1Sarah MacDonald and Kathy MerrickSara Tremlett
    area13@pcuk.org
    Entry Form
    516th August 2016Pennant Park Riding Centre, Llwyn Ifor Lane, Whitford, Holywell, CH8 9ERIntroduction to Coaching - Step 1Katy Powell-Jones & Debbie MillerMeg Green
    area5@pcuk.org
    1130th August 2016Ringle Green Farm, SandhurstIntro to Coaching; Steps 1 & 2TBCRos Scott
    Further Details & Booking
    1330th August 2016 Lower Peake, Warnford, Southampton, S032 3LAIntroduction to Coaching - Step 2Sarah MacDonald and Kathy MerrickSara Tremlett
    area13@pcuk.org
    Entry Form

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    AREADATEVENUECOURSETRAINER(S)
    1021st June 2015The Old Rectory, Woolaston GL15 6PR and Bishton Farm, Tidenham (2 miles from GL15 6PR) Introduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 1Paul Ingram BHSI and Andrea Parsons
    822nd June
    9:30am - 4pm
    World Horse Welfare, Snetterton, Norfolk, NR16 2LPBalancing Horse and RiderJo Winfield FBHS and Jo Spear BSc
    723rd June 2015 Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre, Stoke on Trent, ST9 0BNRider BalanceKaty Powell-Jones
    824th June 2015 Rosewood Stud, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5QHB Test Assessors and Coaches ConventionWilliam Blane FBHS
    1424th June
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Manor Farm Livery, Teffont Magna, Salisbury, SP3 5QYC, C+  & B Standard SettingTBC
    1525th JuneBicton College, Devon (indoor arena)Balance - How to Coach Your Rider to Help Not Hinder Their Horse or PonyHelen Griffiths and Mandy Frost
    629th June 2015Caistor Equestrian Centre, Moor Lane, Lincolnshire, LN7 6SDD – C Test Standard SettingLinda Pearce BHSI and Liz Madeley BHSAI
    930th June 2015Rectory Farm, Duntisbourne Abbots, Cirencester, Glos. GL7 7JWB/B+ Test Standard Setting DayTBC
    12nd July 2015Scholland Equestrian, Kilconquhar Castle, Leven, Fife, KY9 1EZIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 1Lea Allen
    75th July 2015Watt Meadow Farm, Cannock Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 7PJIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 1Paul Ingram and Beccy Fitter
    17th July 2015The Bothy, Knock FarmTraining for the C+ and B TestsWilliam Blane FBHS
    37th JulyThrostle Nest Farm Riding School, Fagley Lane, Bradford, BD2 3NUD - C Test Standard SettingKate Kerr
    137th July
    10am - 4pm
    Wellington Riding, Heckfield, Hampshire, RG27 0LJBeyond B TestSarah MacDonald BHSI and Debbie Melville BHSI
    17th July 2015Newtonmore Riding Centre, Inverness-shire, PH20 1BPIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 1Lea Allen
    613th JulyBrackenhurst Equestrian Centre, Southwell, NottinghamshireRider BalanceLinda Pearce BHSI
    1215th July 2015Longdown Farmhouse, Cadsden, BuckinghamshireIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 1Catherine Cawdron
    616th JulyBrackenhurst Equestrian Centre, Southwell, NottinghamshireC+ and B Test Standard SettingPeter Hales BHSI
    1017th July 2015Usk College, Monmouthshire, NP15 1XJIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 2William Blane FBHS and Andrea Parsons
    1317th July 2015
    6pm
    Silvermere Equestrian Centre, Bramley Hedge Farm, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1EQNFU Mutual Fun Rallies for Grass Roots RidersLouise Shepherd and Katy Powell-Jones
    617th JulyBrackenhurst Equestrian Centre, Southwell, NottinghamshireIntroduction to Coaching - Step 1Linda Pearce BHSI
    718th July 2015Hollyfast Meadows Central Equestrian, Hollyfast Lane, Coventry, CV7 8ABIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 1Paul Ingram BHSI and Nicola Fitter
    520th July 2015Pennant Park Riding Centre, Llwyn Ifor Lane, Whitford, Nr. Holywell CH8 9ERIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 1Louise Shepherd and Katy Powell-Jones
    2 / 320th JulyThe RDA Unicorn Centre, Middlesbrough, TS8 9LXBalance- How to Coach Your Rider to Help Not Hinder Their Horse or PonyCatherine Cundall BHSI
    720th July 2015Whitfield Farm, Ettington, WarwickshireIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 1Paul Ingram and Antonia Moller
    1420th July 2015Skylands, Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 2SWIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 1Cindy Russell, Gaye Farquharson and Clare Turner
    1421st July 2015Skylands, Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 2SWIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 2Cindy Russell, Gaye Farquharson and Clare Turner
    123rd July 2015Dunain Croy, InvernessRider BalanceAllison Fellows
    1323rd July 2015Lower Peake, Warnford, Southampton, S032 3LA Introduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 1Sarah MacDonald BHSI and TBC
    1124th July 2015DelmondenIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 1TBC
    1124th July 2015DelmondenIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 2TBC
    1825th July 2015Hafod Farm Stables, Llanboidy, Whitland, Carmarthenshire SA34 0ERIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 1Andrea Phillips
    629th July 2015Brooksby Melton College, Brooksby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2LJIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 2Linda Pearce BHSI, UKCC Level 3
    181st August 2015Hafod Farm Stables, Llanboidy, Whitland, Carmarthenshire SA34 0ERIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 1Andrea Phillips
    710th August 2015Atherstone & District Riding Club Field, Nuneaton, Warks. CV13 6BNIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 2Pat Crann and Nicola Fitter
    1411th August 2015Glebe Farm, WiltshireBE Regional Coaching Development DayAnne Keen
    418th August 2015Oatlands, Santon, Isle of ManCoaching Pony Club Cross CountryWilliam Blane
    1319th August 2015Lower Peake, Warnford, Southampton, S032 3LA Introduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 2Sarah MacDonald BHSI and Kathy Merrick BHSI
    820th August 2015Moat Farm, Bury St. Edmunds, SuffolkD – C Test Standard Setting and other rally ideasAlex and Lee Hudson
    420th August 2015 5 - 7pmKnowsley Village Stables, Knowsley Lane, MerseysideD – C Test Standard Setting and other fun rally ideasKaty Powell-Jones
    527th August 2015MostynIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 2Pat Crann
    427th August 2015Beaumont Grange Farm, LancasterD – C Test Standard Setting and other rally ideasHilary Wakefield
    728th August 2015Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre, WarwickshirePony Club Polocrosse CoachingTom Simkin
    730th August 2015Berriewood Farm, Condover, Shrewsbury SY5 7NNIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 2TBC
    1313th September 2015Lower Peake, Warnford, Southampton, S032 3LA Introduction to Coaching Cross Country - Step 3Sarah MacDonald BHSI and TBC
    418th September 2015Carrington Riding Centre, Greater ManchesterD – C Test Standard Setting and other rally ideasHilary Wakefield
    1121st September 2015Mount Mascal Stables, Kent, DA5 2AWFantastic JumpingSarah MacDonald BHSI
    424th September 2015 4:30pmKnowsley Village Stables, Knowsley Lane, MerseysideD – C Test Standard Setting and other fun rally ideasKaty Powell-Jones
    1528th Septmeber 2015 4:00pmNewton Ferrers Equus, Newton Downs Cots, Newton Ferrers, Plymouth, Devon PL8 1JA D – C Test Standard Setting and fun rally ideasSara Greenwood and Anna Gallie
    129th September 2015Craigow, PerthshireBE Regional Coaching Development DayLes Smith
    129th September 2015Howe EC, Fife, KY15 7UWSitting for SuccessJo Winfield FBHS
    130th September 2015Coillemore EC, Ross-shire, IV18 0PGSitting for SuccessJo Winfield FBHS
    45th October 2015Bigland Hall Equestrian, CumbriaD – C Test Standard Setting and other rally ideasHilary Wakefield
    186th October 2015Coleg Sir Gar, CamarthenshireSitting for SuccessPatrick Print OBE FBHS
    87th October 2015Newton Hall EC, Suffolk, IP6 9LTSitting for SuccessJo Winfield FBHS
    112th October 2015Scholland Equestrian, Kilconquhar Castle, Leven, Fife, KY9 1EZIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 2Lea Allen
    812th October 2015Fenning Farm, CambridgeshireBE Regional Coaching Development DayNikki Herbert
    1212th October 2015Checkondon EC, Berkshire, RG8 0NESitting for SuccessCarole Broad FBHS
    115th October 2015Hayfield Equestrian Centre, Hazlehead, Aberdeen AB55 3BBIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 1Lea Allen
    6 / 716th October 2015Ingestre Stables, StaffordshireBE Regional Coaching Development DayTim Downes
    117th October 2015Dunecht Estate, Dunecht, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 7AWIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 2Lea Allen
    1918th October 2015Champfleurie Stables, Brunton Farm, Torphichen, Bathgate, West Lothian. EH48 4NE Pony Club Tests from D to B William Blane FBHS
    126th October 2015Broomhill Riding Centre, Fortrose, Ross-shire, IV10 8SHD – C Test Standard Setting and fun rally ideasLea Allen and Heather MacLennan
    1528th October 2015Millfield School, Street, SomersetHow to Coach The Pony Club Dressage TestsHelen Griffiths
    1730th October 2015Ecclesville Equestrian Centre, Fintona, Co. Tyrone, BT78 2EFBalance for SuccessYogi Breisner FBHS
    230th October 2015Field House Equestrian Centre, Howden - le - Wear, Crook, DurhamIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 1Marianne Watts
    112nd November 2015Golden Cross Equestrian Centre, East SussexBE Regional Coaching Development DayDebbie Melville
    106th November 2015Coleg Gwent, Usk Campus, MonmouthshireBE Regional Coaching Development DayLizzel Winter
    611th November 2015Brackenhurst Equestrian Centre, NottinghamshireFantastic JumpingCarole Broad FBHS
    1613th November 2015Coombe Park Equestrian Centre (The Mare & Foal Sanctuary), Totnes, TQ9 6LWImprove Your Cross Country JumpingEric Smiley
    1214th November 2015The Milton Keynes Eventing Center, Castlethorpe Road, Hanslope, Milton Keynes, MK 19 7HQBalance – How to coach your riders to help, not hinder, their poniesCatherine Cawdron and Petros Spiliopoulos
    116th November 2015Halymyres Stables, Dunnottar, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, AB39 2TTE - D+ Test Standard Setting and fun rally ideasLea Allen and Jennifer Burnett
    618th November 2015Arena UK Limited, Allington Lane, Allington, Grantham, NG32 2EFBS National Coaching ConferenceDi Lampard, Chris Corfield and Lars Meyer Zu Bexten
    323rd November 2015Bishop Burton College, East YorkshireBE Regional Coaching Development DaySue Ringrose
    6 / 730th November 2015 Ivanhoe Equestrian, Smisby Road, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 2UG Fun Rally Ideas and D - C Test Standard SettingPat Crann and Amelia Payne
    125th December 2015Bryerley Springs EC, Bryerley Springs Farm, Galley Lane, Great Brickhill, MK17 9AACoach Development WorkshopCatherine Cawdron BHSI and Petros Spiliopoulos
    196th December 2015An Tarbert, Stonefield Wigwams, Tarbert, Argyll, PA29 6TECoaching with Poles - exercises for flatwork and jumpingSheila Thom
    913th December 2015The Old Granary, Fawley, OxfordshireIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 2Paul Ingram
    715th December 2015Warwickshire College, Moreton MorrellUKCC Level 3 Taster DayPat Crann
    819th December 2015Waresley Park Stud, BedsCoaches for Observation: Plan & Prepare for Success & Safety in 2016Caroline Moore
    821st December 2015British Racing School, Snailwell Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 7NUCoaching Pony RacingHilary Wakefield and PRA Coaches
    730th December 2015Warwickshire College, Moreton Morrell, WarwickshireIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 1Pat Crann and Tessa Ryley
    113rd January 2016Golden Cross Equestrian Centre, East SussexCoaches for Observation: Plan & Prepare for Success & Safety in 2016Caroline Moore
    55th January 2016Bryn DerwE - C Test Standard SettingLouise Shepherd and Katy Powell-Jones
    310th January 2016Richmond Equestrian Centre, North YorkshireCoaches for Observation: Plan & Prepare for Success & Safety in 2016Caroline Moore
    217th January 2016Rookin House Farm, Troutbeck, Ullswater, Penrith, Cumbria, Lake District, CA11 0SSD - C+ Test Standard Setting and fun rally ideasPam Prickett
    717th January 2016Berriewood Farm, Ryton, Shrewsbury, SY5 7NNJumping for EnjoymentNicola Fitter & Pat Crann
    1120th January 2016Barton Field Farm EC, Wingham Road, Littlebourne, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1UPCoaching The Pony Club WayAlex Hudson BHSI, Lee Hudson BHSI and Sian Griffiths
    522nd January 2016Presaddfed Equine, Bodedern, AngleseyE - C Test Standard SettingLouise Shepherd and Katy Powell-Jones
    923rd January 2016Unicorn, GloucestershireCoaches for Observation: Plan & Prepare for Success & Safety in 2016Caroline Moore
    27th February 2016Calvert Trust Centre, Keswick, CumbriaCoach SupportPam Prickett
    1913th February 2016Rockrose Equestrian Sports, East LothianCoaches for Observation: Plan & Prepare for Success & Safety in 2016Caroline Moore
    215th February 2016Rookin House Farm, Troutbeck, Ullswater, Penrith, Cumbria, Lake District, CA11 0SSD - C+ Test Standard Setting and fun rally ideasPam Prickett
    515th February 2016Forest Gate Farm, CheshireCoaches for Observation: Plan & Prepare for Success & Safety in 2016Caroline Moore
    617th February 2016Vale View Equestrian Centre, LeicestershireCoaches for Observation: Plan & Prepare for Success & Safety in 2016Caroline Moore
    918th February 2016Hartpury College, GloucestershireAnnual Coaching Conference: Coaching Cross Country Through The LevelsNick Gauntlett FBHS
    110th March 2016 The Cabin Equestrian Centre, InverurieNFU Mutual Fun Rallies for Grass Roots RidersLouise Shepherd and Katy Powell-Jones
    111th March 2016 Highfield at Howe, Giffordtown, FifeNFU Mutual Fun Rallies for Grass Roots RidersLouise Shepherd and Katy Powell-Jones
    1611th March 2016The Mare & Foal Sanctuary, TotnesDressage and Jumping: the Joint ApproachMandy Frose & Helen Griffiths
    514th March 2016Hunters Gate, CheshireD-C Test Standard Setting and Fun Rally IdeasLouise Shepherd & Katy Powell-Jones
    1115th March 2016Bluebarn EquestrianMaking Flatwork Fun & EasyLena Pearson-Wood & Alison Craig
    315th March 2016Northallerton Equestrian CentreHow to Coach for The Pony Club Dressage TestsAllison Fellows
    915th March 2016The Unicorn Equestrian Trust, Stow on the WoldKeys to SupplenessAnne Keen BHSI
    118th March 2016Orkney Riding Centre, OrkneyCoaching Through the LevelsAllison Fellows
    621st March 2016Four Winds EC, SpaldingFun Flatwork for JumpingLinda Pearce
    1621st March 2016The Grange, OkehamptonB Test Assessors WorkshopLena Pearson-Wood & Alison Craig
    1129th March 2016Crockstead EquestrianB and C+ Mock TestRos Scott
    630th March 2016Broomfield Equestrian College, MorleyIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 1Linda Pearce
    731st March 2016Hollyfast Meadows, CoventryIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 1Nicola Fitter & Tessa Ryley
    1331st March 2016Coombelands, PulboroughStonar Eventing Training DaySarah MacDonald & Caroline Jeanne
    71st April 2016Lazy Acres, Frankton Lane, Stretton-on-Dunsmore, Rugby, Warks.  CV23 9JQ/td>Introduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 2N/A
    41st April 2016Myerscough CollegeIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 2N/A
    64th April 2016Ranksboro Polo, Langham, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7EJIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 2Linda Pearce BHSI
    41st April 2016Myerscough CollegeIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching - Step 2N/A
    35th April 2016Bishop Burton College, East YorkshireAnnual Coaching Conference: Coaching Cross Country Through The LevelsNick Gauntlett FBHS
    87th April 2016Fenning Farm, SohamRider BalanceHilary Wakefield
    117th April 2016LMEQStonar School Event TrainingVittoria Panizzon & Kate Tarrant
    411th April 2016Myerscough CollegeC+ / B / B+ Test Standard SettingHilary Wakefield and Pam Prickett
    813th April 2016Chigwell Riding TrustAssessing for Tests Levels D to CHelen Sida-Page BHSII
    620th April 2016Grove House StablesFun Rallies with Limited EquipmentLisa Morris
    1226th April 2016Keysoe CollegeA Course for Coaching the CoachesWilliam Micklem FBHS
    65th May 2016Four Winds ECFun Flatwork for JumpingLinda Pearce
    623rd May 2016Somerby ECSupplenessPeter Hales
    1425th May 2016Divoky RSD-C Test Standard Setting & Fun Rally IdeasSara Greenwood
    928th May 2016Rectory FarmShowjumpingRichard Waygood
    531st May 2016Forest Gate FarmHorse/Rider Suppleness & Rally IdeasHilary Wakefield
    71st June 2016ApplecrossIntro to Coaching Step 2Pat Crann & Beccy Fitter
    83rd June 2016Wix ECShowjumping to improve Rider & HorseLouise Bussey
    96th June 2016Rectory Farm”Are you up to date?” – A guide to The Pony Club TestsVicki Macdonald & Carole Broad
    1311th June 2016Lower Peake, SouthamptonIntroduction to Coaching Cross Country – Step 3Sarah Macdonald & Catherin Cawdron
    717th June 2016Warwickshire CollegeFun Flatwork for JumpingPat Crann & Antonia Moller
    1120th June 2016Old Cottage, XotedFlatwork, Balance and FunLena Pearson-Wood

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