C Test Recommended minimum age 11
C Test riders should be able to ride confidently and in balance in trot and canter on the flat and up and down hills. They should be capable of jumping small cross country fences and be able to prepare the pony beforehand and deal with it afterwards. They will also be required to trot without stirrups. Most of the riding in C Test will be in an open field. They will know aids for canter, sequence of legs in both trot and canter and talk about rhythm. They are also required to display basic knowledge of fitting tack, shoeing, minor wounds, lameness, loading a pony, feeding and watering.
Before being awarded the C Test Certificate, Candidates must have trained for and passed The Pony Club’s Road Rider Achievement Badge or The Pony Club Road Rider Test or the BHS Riding and Road Safety Test.
C+ Test Minimum age 13
C+ Test riders will demonstrate C Test level riding as well as show a turn on the forehand, leg yielding and be capable of jumping a variety of show jumps and cross country fences in an open field. They will be asked to name the scales of training, explain rhythm, tempo and suppleness in addition they will show a greater knowledge of pony care including putting on a stable bandage and being able to poultice.