Training / Area Coaching Courses

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.

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.

AREADATEVENUECOURSETRAINER(S)ORGANISER
74th SeptemberKemberton Stables, Kemberton, Nr Telford, Shropshire TF11 9LYNFU Mutual Fun Rallies for Grass Roots RidersPat CrannPat Crann
Application Form
78th SeptemberEast Lodge Riding Centre, Washbrook Ln, Northampton, Ecton NN6 0QUNFU Mutual Fun Rallies for Grass Roots RidersLouise Shepherd and Katy Powell-JonesJill Phizacklea
Application Form
418th SeptemberBeaumont Grange Farm, Bottomdale Rd, Slyne, Lancaster LA2 6BGIntroduction to Pony Club CoachingHilary WakefieldHilary Wakefield hilary.j.w@btinternet.com
1813th OctoberMarros Riding Centre, Marros, Pendine, Carmarthenshire, SA33 4PNStandard Setting from D to C Test LevelVictoria JennerCaroline Shearing
Application Form
122nd OctoberHayfield Equestrian Centre, Hazlehead, Aberdeen AB55 3BBIntroduction to Pony Club CoachingLea AllenLea Allen leaarea1@hotmail.co.uk
215th NovemberParkend Equestrian Centre, HexhamCoaching ConferenceYogi Breisner & William BlaneSue Maitland sue.maitland1@gmail.com 07814 531083
www.morpethhuntpc.co.uk

AREADATEVENUECOURSETRAINER(S)ORGANISER
75th January 2014Walford Campus, Baschurch, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 2HLPony Club Accreditation CourseLucy Walker lucynspc@gmail.com 07889 062814
116th January 2014Kingston Riding CentreProgressing from C to C+Terry AllenCaroline Stevenson caroline_e_stevenson@hotmail.co.uk
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 alexlhudson@yahoo.co.uk
14/157th FebruaryMillfield Equestrian CentreCPD/Accreditation Evening 6.30 - 8.30Sara GreenwoodVenetia Kenney-Herbert vkenneyherbert@gmail.com
111th FebruarySEC at Bowhouse, Cardenden, Kinglassie, FifeNFU Fun Rallies for Grass Roots RidersKaty Powell-Jones & Louise ShepherdJane Valentine g.bennet109@btinterent.com 07977 104741
1912th FebruaryWest Kype Farm, Strathaven, Lanarkshire, ML10 6PRNFU Fun Rallies for Grass Roots RidersKaty Powell-Jones & Louise ShepherdVal Milne area19@pcuk.org 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 area2@pcuk.org
317th FebruarySaxton Riding Centre, LS24 9TAStandard Setting D to C Test and safe, progressive jumping Kate Kerr 07704 174786 01423 330602 kate@koora.co.uk or Anna Park 07944 390880
1619th FebruaryResparveth Equestrian Centre, Lawnsdowns Farm, Grampound Road, Truro, TR2 4EJStandard Setting D to C TestSara GreenwoodMrs Sarita Perkins area16@pcuk.org 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 leaarea1@hotmail.co.uk or Cath Aiton cath.aitonpc@gmail.com
112th MarchLochside Arena, Stornoway, Isle of LewisCPD -  ‘Refreshing Rallies’Allison FellowsAllison Fellows allisonfel@aol.com
1619th MarchThe Grange Equestrian CentreInspiration in motivating 14 – 16 year olds with a strong jumping themeCarole Broad FBHSMrs Sarita Perkins area16@pcuk.org Application form
167th AprilSt Leonards Equestrian CentreCoaching Development for AllWilliam Blane & Sue AndersenMrs Sarita Perkins area16@pcuk.org
17th AprilHayfield Equestrian Centre, Hazlehead, Aberdeen AB55 3BBIntroduction to Pony Club CoachingLea AllenLea Allen leaarea1@hotmail.co.uk
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 leaarea1@hotmail.co.uk or Cath Aiton cath.aitonpc@gmail.com
913th AprilOakleigh Farm, Pulley Lane, DroitwichCoaching Development For AllPaul Ingram & William BlanePaul Ingram paulingram@rocketmail.com  Application Form
1814th AprilDinefwr Riding Centre, Creigiau, Llandyfan, Ammanford, Dyfed, SA18 2UDStandard Setting DayLouise Shepherd and Victoria JennerCaroline Shearing 01684299766 / 07771810433 carolineshearing@btconnect.com
1414th AprilChurch Farm, East Woodhay, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 0ALIntroduction to Pony Club CoachingSara GreenwoodSara Greenwood s-sgreenwood@tiscali.co.uk Application Form
1015th AprilUsk College “Through the Judges Eyes”Stephen ArnettCharlotte Rowell area10@pcuk.org
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@ btinternet.com
1425th AprilOtterborne Riding Centre, Rue Planel, Torteval, Guernsey GY8 0LX`D - C` Test Standard Setting Sara Greenwood s-sgreenwood@tiscali.co.uk Application Form
125th AprilAuchlishie Eventing, Kirriemuir, Angus DD8 4LSCoaching Cross CountryWilliam Blane FBHSJane Valentine 01561 320267 / 07977104741 g.bennet109@btinternet.com
927th AprilOakleigh Farm, Pulley Lane, DroitwichIntroduction to Pony Club CoachingPaul Ingram & Peter HalesPaul Ingram paulingram@rocketmail.com  Application Form
146th MayKingfisher Equestrian Lovington, Castle Cary, Somerset. BA7 7PSInstructor CPD Evening 18.00-21.00Eric SmileyJulie Nicol julieanicol@btinternet.com
118th MayShetland Equestrian Centre, Stormfirth, ShetlandFun Ideas & exercises to improve rider balance on the flat & jumpingLea Allen & Sheila ThomLea Allen leaarea1@hotmail.co.uk 07801 278785
127th May Indoor Riding School, Halkirk, Caithness ‘Refreshing Rallies’ - Interesting Exercises & Fun Ideas & Standard setting E - D+ Test - £5 Lea Allen Liz Hewitson 07789 710920/01955 621919
1327th MayMerrist Wood, Worplesdon, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 3PEStandard Setting – E Test to A TestTBCSara Tremlett area13@pcuk.org 01798 817476
329th May The Gate House, Garton on the Wolds, Driffield , YO25 9LRIntroduction to Coaching DayCatherine Cundall and Helen ListerCatherine Cundall catherinecundall@hotmail.co.uk 01798 817476
69th June Brackenhurst EC, Southwell, Notts NG25 0QF Standard Setting D To C (Incorporating An Introduction To PC Examining) Louise Shepherd and Katy Powell-Jones Christina Thompson 01476 585012/07798 792156   area6@pcuk.org
Application Form
916th JuneUnicorn Equestrian CentreNFU Accredited Instructors Course 18:00 – 20:30Katy Powell Jones and Louise ShepherdThis course is now full Application Form
710th JulyBerriewood Farm, Condover, ShrewsburyInstructors’ Accreditation Evening 5:30 for 6 til 8pm Beccy Fitter photogasmic@hotmail.co.uk 07714 981606
614th JulyBrooksby Melton College (Brooksby)Coaching Development For All 10am - 4pmLinda Pearce BHSI & Pat Crann BHSAIChristina Thompson area6@pcuk.org
1316th July Quob Stables Equestrian Centre, Durley Brook Road, Durley, Southampton, Hants, SO32 2AR NFU Mutual Fun Rallies for Grass Roots Alex & Lee Hudson (BHSI, PC Coaches, UKCC 3, Centre Coordinators)Sara Tremlett sara@tremlett.plus.com 01798 817476
Application Form
616th JulyRanksborough, OakhamIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching 2pm - 8pmLinda Pearce BHSI & Jo Holmes Cole BHSIIChristina Thompson area6@pcuk.org
721st JulyCherrypool Farm, Claverdon, WarwickshireCoaching Development For AllPat Crann & Paul IngramBarbara Milburn barbaramilb@btinternet.com 07773 273511
1423rd JulyHolbrook, Chetnole Road, Yetminster, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6HQIntroduction to Pony Club Coaching Louise Shepherd & Katy Powell-JonesSara Greenwood s-sgreenwood@tiscali.co.uk 01935 873924
Application Form
1424th JulyHolbrook, Chetnole Road, Yetminster, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6HQCoaching Development For AllLouise Shepherd & Katy Powell-JonesSara Greenwood s-sgreenwood@tiscali.co.uk 01935 873924
Application Form
131st August Lower Peake, Warnford, Southampton, S032 3LA Introduction to Pony Club CoachingSarah MacDonald BHSI and Kathy Merrick BHSI Sara Tremlett sara@tremlett.plus.com 01798 817476
Application Form
93rd August Doddenham Hall, Broadwas-on-Teme, WR6 5NZCoaching Development For AllPat Crann & Paul IngramAlison Vincent Application Form
112th AugustScholland Equestrian, Kilconquhar, Kilconquhar Castle, Fife KY9 1WZIntroduction to Pony Club CoachingLea Allen & Sheila ThomLea Allen 07801 278785 leaarea1@hotmail.co.uk
721st AugustKemberton Stables, Kemberton, Nr Telford, Shropshire TF11 9LYIntroduction to Pony Club CoachingPat CrannPat Crann
pat.crann@hotmail.com 07788 913423
Application Form
1322nd August Lower Peake, Warnford, Southampton, S032 3LA Coaching Development For AllSarah MacDonald BHSI and Kathy Merrick BHSI Sara Tremlett sara@tremlett.plus.com 01798 817476
Application Form

How to Deliver Engaging Riding Sessions for Young Equestrians

This coaching course has been designed to help equestrian centres and equestrian coaches develop the skills needed to keep young people engaged in equestrian sport.
Ultimately, how people feel about your first few coaching sessions will ensure they keep coming back again and again to enjoy their sport. This workshop will develop your coaching skills, equipping you with the essential knowledge to ensure new participants do just that.  This course does not count as a CPD refresher for Pony Club coaches as there is no ridden demonstration, however you may still find it a useful, affordable and interesting workshop to go!

Learning Outcomes:
• Learn about new participants’ needs, including how to build their self-confidence
• Increase your knowledge about how best to meet the needs of different participant groups, helping you to recruit and retain new participants to your sessions
• Find out about the ‘C’ system of coaching and learn how to include them in your coaching through the use of practical examples
• Be able to use relevant adapted planning material for both longer-term and session planning.

Workshop dates:

Date: Wednesday 15th October 2014
Venue: K2, Crawley
Time: 6.30-9.30pm
Cost: Free (usual cost £30 per attendee)
Bookings: https://scukhtdes151014.eventbrite.co.uk

Date: Sunday 23rd November 2014
Venue: Bury Farm, Bucks
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Cost: Free (usual cost £30 per attendee)
Bookings: info@leapwithus.org.uk



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