/ 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.
    130th November 2016Pathhead Equestrian Centre, Forfar Road, Kirriemuir, Angus, DD8 5BYIntro to Coaching – Step OneLea AllenLea Allen
    07801 278785
    Booking Form
    12/137th December 2016Merrist Wood, Surrey, GU3 3PE Masterclass with Lucinda Green - Cross country riding for successLucinda GreenBritish Eventing
    117th December 2016Hayfield Equestrian Centre, Hayfield Road, Aberdeen, AB15 8BBIntro to Coaching – Step OneLea AllenLea Allen
    07801 278785
    Booking Form
    624th January 2017Home Farm,Horthorpe By Theddingworth, Theddingworth, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE17 6QX,Regional Coach Development Day with Chrissie WrightChrissie WrightBritish Eventing
    128th January 2017OrkneyCPD day covering coaching skills and training for various levelsLesley Gordon
    55th February 2017Neuadd Owen, Cefn, Near St Asaph LL17 0EYB Test Assessors DVD with William BlaneWilliam BlaneMeg Green
    916th February 2017Hartpury College, Hartpury, Gloucester GL19 3BE Lunging CPDCarole BroadArea 9
    1/1920th February 2017SNEC, Oatridge Agricultural College, Broxburn, West Lothian, EH52 6NHMastclass with Richard Waygood MBE - Cross Country Riding for SucessRichard WaygoodBritish Eventing
    1724th February 2017Laurelview Equestrian, TemplepatrickHow to take your cross country one step furtherYogi BreisnerLiz Lowry
    Online Entry Page
    194th April 2017Nenthorn EC, Drumbrae Farm, Nenthorn, Kelso, TD5 7RYIntroduction to Coaching Course - Step 1Lea AllenArea 19
    95th July 2017Rectory Farm, Duntisbourne Abbots, Cirencester, Gloucester, GL7 7JWIntroduction to Coaching Course - Step 3Paul IngramArea 9
    Intro to Coaching Step 3 flyer





    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
    627th June 2016Oakfield Farm PC CentreXC in a Limited SpaceCaroline Thornton
    114th July 2016Brightling ParkBE/PC Cross Country Design & BuildScott Bricknell
    27th July 2016Benridge Riding CentreCoaches CourseMarianne Watts BHSI
    214th July 2016Newton Rigg, PenrithCoaches CourseMarianne Watts BHSI
    514th July 2016Greaves, MalpasNFU Mutual Fun Ideas from Grassroots CourseLouise Shepherd & Katy Powell-Jones
    2/319th July 2016RDA Unicorn CentreSupplenessCatherine Cundall
    1322nd July 2016Lower Peake, WarnfordIntro to Coaching Step 1Sarah MacDonald & Catherine Cawdron
    826th July 2016Waterloo Farm, StotterleyIntro to Coaching Step 1Michael Paveley
    826th July 2016Waterloo Farm, SotterleyIntro to Coaching Step 2Michael Paveley
    1311th August 2016Lower Peake, WarnfordIntro to Coaching Step 1Sarah MacDonald & Kathy Merrick
    516th August 2016Pennant Park Riding Centre, HolywellIntro to Coaching Step OneKaty Powell-Jones & Debbie Miller
    525th August 2016Mostyn Farm RideIntro to Coaching Step TwoTBC
    1130th August 2016Ringle Green Farm, SandhurstIntro to Coaching – Steps One and TwoRos Scott
    1330th August 2016Lower Peake, SouthamptonIntro to Coaching – Step TwoSarah MacDonald & Kathy Merrick
    73rd October 2016Hole Farm Pony Trekking Centre, West MidlandsTeaching Group LessonsJo Winfield
    229th September 2016Alnwick Farm, Longframlington Ne65 8EQInside the mind of a course builder Mark McGowan and Philippa Curry
    814th October 2016Easton College, Bawburgh Road, Easton, Norwich, NR9 5DXShow Jumpin CPD - Maintaining the balance and rhythm to improve horse and riderTamsin Conyers
    617th October 2016Keysoe, Church Road, Keysoe, MK44 2JPCoach, Camera, Action with Corrine Bracken, BS CPD
    619th October 2016Home Farm, Horthorpe By Theddingworth, Theddingworth, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE17 6QXBE Regional Coach Develpoment Day with Christie Wright
    1822nd October 2016Moor Farm Equestrian Centre, Troopers Inn, Haverfordwest, Pembs, SA62 4NLStandard Setting for Efficiency Tests C to ACarole Broad FBHS
    1624th October 2016The Grange, Okehampton EX20 3DAD-C Assessors Workshops Area 16
    1126th October 2016Stunts Green Farm, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, BN27 4PNJumping - Arena based xc and sj trainingPenny Hill and Nick Turner FBHS
    1627th October 2016Chiverton Riding Centre, Silverwell, Truro, TR4 8JQD-C Assessors WorkshopsKaren Harris
    1331st October 2016Crofton Manor Equestrian, Titchfield Road, Fareham, PO14 3EWCoach, Camera, ActionCorrine Bracken
    1731st October 2016Birr House Riding Centre, Craigantlet, Dundonald, Belfast, BT16 1UAIntro to Coaching – Step OneLea Allen
    1531st October 2016Glebe Farm, Westbury Road, Little Cheverell, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 4JWRegional Coach Development Day with Anne Keen
    1131st October 2016Chalvington Rd, Hailsham BN27 3SSRegional Coach Development Day with Deborah Melville
    71st November 2016Bourne Vale Riding Stables, Little Hardwick Road, Walsall, Aldridge, WS9 0SQHow to Coach the Pony Club D+/C Standard Setting with Exercises and GamesNicola Fitter
    6/73rd November 2016Ingestre Stables, Ingestre, Stafford, ST18 0RERegional Coach Development Day with Tim DownesTim Downes
    84th November 2016Fenning Farm, Chapel Lane, Soham Fen, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5ULRegional Coach Development Day with Nikki Herbert
    96th November 2016Larkhill Farm, Wantage, Oxon OX12 8PJIntro to Coaching Step 2Paul Ingram
    37th November 2016Bishop Burton College, Bishop Burton, Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 8QGRegional Coach Development Day with Sue Ringrose
    14/157th November 2016Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PYMasterclass with Eric Smiley - Cross country riding for successEric Smiley
    99th November 2016Hartpury College, Hartpury, Gloucester GL19 3BE/td>Masterclass with Nick Gaunlett - Cross Country riding for successNick Gaunlett
    1611th November 2016The Grange, Okehampton EX20 3DAShow Jumping CPD Course - Position and Balance through related distances.William Blane
    1612th November 2016The Grange Equestrian Centre, Northlew Road, Okehampton, EX20 3DAIntroduction to Pony Club CoachingCaroline Brimblecombe
    912th November 2016Great Wacton Farm, Bredenbury, Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4TGIntro to Coaching Step 1Paul Ingram
    4/521st November 2016Kelsall Hill EC, Organsdale Farm, Middlewich Road, Kelsall, Cheshire, CW6 0SRRegional Coach Development Day with Sarah HamlynSarah Hamlyn
    621st November 2016The College, Keysoe, Bedfordshire, MK44 2JPMasterclass with Yogi Breisner - Cross country riding for successYogi Breisner
    925th November 2016Hartpury College, Hartpury, Gloucester GL19 3BE Coach, Camera, Action!Mia Palles-Clark

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