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Proficiency Certificates

CERTIFICATES

  • Certificates help to develop a riders knowledge of horse care and riding in a stepped way. 

  • The Certificate program is underpinned by the PCA Syllabus of instruction. Certificates begin at E and finish at A.

  • When a rider achieves a certificate they are awarded a certificate,and their certificate is recorded on MyPonyClub.

  • Certificates are mandatory to compete at State Events. 12 & Under - D certificate (minimum), 13 & Over - C certfificate minimum.

WHAT CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE FOR RIDERS TO UNDERTAKE?

Certificates at the lower levels E, D & D* are conducted and awarded by the Clubs, C-B are conducted and awarded by the Zone and the A Certificate is conducted and awarded by the State.  

Certificates on offer:

  • E STANDARD (club) 

  • D STANDARD (club)

  • D* STANDARD (club)

  • C STANDARD (zone panel)

  • C* STANDARD (zone panel)

  • K STANDARD (zone panel)

  • B STANDARD - HORSE CARE (zone panel)

  • B STANDARD - RIDING (zone panel )

  • A STANDARD (state)

WHAT DOES MY CLUB HAVE TO DO TO UNDERTAKE CERTIFICATES FOR RIDERS?

  • First get your riders to log into MyPonyClub and order the manual for the certificate level they are wanting to undertake. 

  • The certificate books can be ordered from the Member Store in MyPonyClub

  • Your riders will need to know their PonyClub ID (Member number)

  • Rallies/Musters should provide opportunities for theory to be taught and work on manuals.

  • Use the PCA syllabus of instruction for reference.

  • Encourage riders and parents to check if they are ready to be assessed.

WHAT DO RIDERS HAVE TO DO TO UNDERTAKE CERTIFICATES? 

  •  Log into MyPonyClub and order the manual for the certificate level you are wanting to undertake. 

  • Attend rallies/musters to complete workbook/sheets

  • Check with your CI if you are ready to be assessed.

ON THE ASSESSMENT DAY/S:​

  •  PRESENTATION:

  • For ridden assessments, candidates must wear Pony Club formal uniform.

  • The horse must be clean and tidy, with hooves showing evidence of care.

  • All tack must be clean and fit correctly, and be in good repair.

  • Riders should ride in a snaffle bit where possible. If another bit is used for higher certificates, the candidate should be able to explain i ts action.

Club Instructors assessing riders -  E, D & D* ONLY:

HOW  ARE CERTIFICATES  RECORDED ON THE MEMBERS PROFILE?

  • Once verified the certificates will be added to the rider's MyPonyClub profile by Zone.

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