WHAT ARE PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATES?
Proficiency Certificates promote a greater understanding of fundamental riding skill, horse care and management. The Proficiency Certificate program gives a staged approach to learning and a provides clubs with a good basis for planning rallies to systematically teach riders. The Proficiency Certificate program is set out in the Pony Club Australia Syllabus of Instruction.
What Proficiency Certificates are on offer?
- E STANDARD (Pale Blue)
- D STANDARD (Yellow)
- D* STANDARD (Lime Green)
- C STANDARD (Green)
- K STANDARD (Purple)
- C* STANDARD (Pink)
- B STANDARD - HORSE CARE (Red)
- B STANDARD - RIDING (Red)
- B STANDARD - RESTRICTED JUMPING (Red)
- H STANDARD (Orange)
- A STANDARD (Blue)
Once a club member has successfully completed a certificate, they are issued with a coloured proficiency certificate disc which is mounted behind a rider’s PCV badge. The Proficiency Certificate will also be recorded in the MyPonyClub Member Profile.
C Certificates & State Competition
Club Members who have been at pony club for at least two years and who are aged 14 years or over need their ‘C’ certificate to ride at state championships.
'C' certificate is not required to ride at a zone championship, a rider who wishes to be considered for selection in a state championship competition, is required (if applicable) to have the 'C' certificate before the day of the zone championships. This is because the zone championships is also a state championship qualifying event.
Riders wishing to qualify for the state horse trials championship must have the 'C' certificate before lodging an entry application with the zone representative.
WHO MANAGES CERTIFICATE LEVELS?
- CLUB: E | D | D*
- ZONE: C | C* | K | B | B*
- STATE: H | A
WHO RECORDS MY CERTIFICATE IN MYPONYCLUB?
Your Club Officials will record your E | D & D* certificates, your Zone will record your C | C* | K | B & B* and the State will record H & A Certificates.
WHERE DO I BUY MY CERTIFICATE BOOK?
Proficiency Certificate Workbooks can be purchased from the Members Store in your MyPonyClub Member Profile or from the APP.