CANADIAN PONY CLUB ACHIEVEMENT STANDARDS
"B" LEVEL

REQUIREMENTS - B LEVEL

Candidates must be at least 14 years old as of Jan. 1 of the year in which they test.

When the District Commissioner and Branch Instructor are satisfied the member is proficient in ALL REQUIREMENTS UP TO AND INCLUDING THE B LEVEL REQUIREMENTS, and otherwise qualified according to Branch, Region and National Regulations, they are then eligible to submit an application for the NATIONAL B TEST.

'B' STABLE MANAGEMENT

    STALL AND STABLE

  • Knowledge of ventilation, light, drainage.
  • Types of shelters, watering systems, manure disposal.

    GROOMING

  • Able to turn out a very well groomed horse.
  • Clipping, trimming, braiding etc.

    FEEDING

  • Knowledge, recognition, practical, under varying conditions.

    TEETH

  • Care, action, ageing.

    FOOT & SHOEING

  • Care and structure.
  • Shoeing, procedure, tools, types of shoes, able to recognize good/bad shoe.

    CONFORMATION

  • Recognize good/bad points of conformation.
  • Relate to soundness.

    UNSOUNDNESS

  • Location, causes, symptoms, treatment.

    VET & FIRST AID

  • Know how to carry out the most common types of treatment prescribed by a Vet for wounds, ailments and lameness
  • Causes, symptoms and treatments for various illnesses.
  • Signs of good health/disease.

    BANDAGING

  • Neat, efficient, safe.
  • Stable, shipping, tail, protective (wounds)

    SADDLERY

  • Care and fitting.
  • Recognition.

    LUNGEING

  • Equipment, condition and fitting.
  • Technique, handling of line & whip
  • Bridle, reins, saddle with stirrups, side reins attached to saddle but not to be used. Surcingle and lungeing cavesson optional. Bridle noseband may be removed if using a cavesson.

SEE AB TESTING PROCEDURES, PART 5, VII. NATIONAL EXAMINERS' HANDBOOK FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.

'B' RIDING

FLAT
  • - Warm up:
    Candidates will show a progressive warm up approximate time, 15 minutes. If additional time is required, candidates should inform the examiners.
    It should meet the needs of the horse mentally and physically.
    Candidate must be able to ride on an established consistent contact, keeping the horse between the rider's leg and hand. The candidate should have background knowledge and demonstrate the ability to place the horse on the bit.
    It should prepare the horse for the required movements. Candidates should have understanding of the reasons behind the formulated warm-up.
  • - Movements To be ridden in either 20 by 40 arena or preferably 20 by 60.
    To be ridden in snaffle bridle.
    Circles: 20 m canter, 15 m trot.
    Serpentine: 3 loop at trot.
    Leg Yield: Centre line to wall at trot.
    Lengthen and shorten stride at trot and canter.
    Change of leg through trot.
    Change of rein on a long rein.
  • - Accurate execution of the movements listed above
  • - Have background knowledge of the required movements
  • - All candidates will ride the current Canadian Pony Club flat ride.
  • FENCES
  • - Gymnastic:
    Ride a progressive gymnastic.
    Suggested:
  • Pole on ground - 9' to cross pole - 10' to bounce - 18' to vertical - 21' to oxer.
  • Suggested height: 3'3"
  • - Stadium Course:
    Height: 3'6" Width: 3'6"
    Approximately 8 fences.
    2 changes of direction.
    Combination one stride (vertical to oxer).
    Line of set striding (3 or 4 stride line).
    One third of the fences to be set at maximum height.
  • - RESTRICTION: NO BOUNCE COMBINATIONS
  • - Change of horses is mandatory on the flat and over a lowered stadium course, max 3'3.
  • - Cross Country:
    Be able to hold pace at 450 m per minute, if conditions permit.
    Be able to ride normal existing cross country fences at the pre-training level 3', plus a ditch, a drop and a bank if possible.
    May ride through water but not to jump into water.
  • NATIONAL B TEST - (Based on all requirements up to & including B) Successful candidates have Passports signed and are awarded Red disc and B Certificate if used by Region

    SEE AB TESTING PROCEDURES, PART 5, VII. NATIONAL EXAMINERS' HANDBOOK

    For full details on requirements, facilities, and responsibilities of candidates, parents, and examiners, please refer to the Canadian Pony Club AB Testing Procedures which you can get from our downloads page