Achievement Badges and Efficiency Test
The Pony Club Training structure encourages Members to take tests which enables them to learn progressively about horse and pony care and riding. The tests are taken at recommended ages and are designed with certain objectives in mind.
The Pony Club badge scheme is similar to the badge scheme run by Scouts and Guides.
It is a great way for members to gain more knowledge of horsemanship and the countryside and have lots of fun whilst they are doing it. Badge are sewn onto your Pony Club Sweatshirt.
Members are given the opportunity to take badges during some mounted or unmounted rallies and camp.
The tests are recognised as suitable for direct entry to British Horse Society (BHS) and British Showjumping (BS) examinations.
Each of the Scales of Training acts as foundation or prerequisite for the next, so when the first scale is in place the horse is ready to begin working on the next.
These scales help to make training more logical and can help horse and rider improve as a partnership