CANADIAN PONY CLUB ACHIEVEMENT STANDARDS
"B2" LEVEL

REQUIREMENTS - B2 LEVEL

For members who have achieved B Level. When the D. C. and Branch Instructor are satisfied the member is proficient in ALL REQUIREMENTS UP TO AND INCLUDING THE B2 LEVEL REQUIREMENTS, he/she is then eligible to submit an application for the NATIONAL B2 TEST.

'B2' STABLE MANAGEMENT

    STALL AND STABLE

  • construction, safety, stable vices.
  • care of horse at grass, care of pasture.

    GROOMING

  • clipping, types, purpose, trimming

    FEEDING

  • nutrient composition, vitamin, mineral, storage
  • poor feeding habits, watering.
  • feeding a sick horse.
  • Balanced rations, ingredients, supplements, costs, feeding problems

    TEETH

  • using teeth to age horse, bishoping, infundibulum, dental star.
  • care, identify.

    FOOT & SHOEING

  • structure, diseases, corrective shoeing.
  • practical. Identify bad or inadequate shoeing. Recognize different types of shoes.

    CONFORMATION

  • relate to movement and unsoundness.

    UNSOUNDNESS

  • identify location, causes, treatments.
  • relate to conformation.

    VET AND FIRST AID

  • vital signs, what to tell the vet.
  • first aid kit, uses of contents.
  • pressure bandages.
  • symptoms, causes and treatments for various diseases.

    BANDAGING

  • shipping, stable, tail, first aid.
  • technique, purposes

    SADDLERY

  • fitting and action, different bits, double bridle.
  • identify a wide variety of different tack.

    LUNGEING

  • Own horse, tack and fitting, purpose, care.
  • Practical lungeing to show improvement, recognize problems.
  • efficient handling of line and whip.
  • know reasons to lunge, correct theory.
  • side reins are mandatory, may use bridle or cavesson
    B2 lungeing includes an introduction to the correct use of side reins. The candidate is to understand the theory behind the safe use of side reins, how to attach them, show the ability to determine the correct length, and understand how long a horse should be lunged wearing side reins. The candidate must be prepared to attach the side reins to demonstrate practical as well as theoretical knowledge. Lungeing time should be approximately 10-15 minutes per candidate.

REFER TO AB TESTING PROCEDURES, PART 2, X. FACT SHEET FOR B/B2 APPLICANTS AND PART 5, VII. NATIONAL EXAMINERS HANDBOOK FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.

B2 RIDING

FLAT
  • - Warm up: Candidates will show a progressive warm up approximate time, 20 minutes. If additional time is required, candidates should inform the examiners. Candidate must have background knowledge and ability to achieve Rhythm, Suppleness, Contact and Straightness.
    Warm-up should meet the needs of the horse mentally and physically. It should prepare the horse for the required movements. Candidates should have understanding of the reasons behind the formulated warm-up.
  • - Have ability to ride horse consistently on the bit.
  • - Have a deep seat reflecting co-ordination between the rider's seat, leg and hand.
  • - Ride in harmony with the horse's stride.
  • - To be ridden in 20 by 60 arena
  • - To be ridden in snaffle bridle.
  • - Movements Circles: 15 m canter. 10 m trot.
  • - Show increased activity and carriage in lengthen stride at trot and canter.
  • - Serpentine: 3 loops at the canter with changes through walk at the centre line.
  • - Shoulder in at trot.
  • - Half pirouette in walk.
  • - Rein back 5 steps, proceed at trot.
  • - Free walk on a long rein.
  • - Change of horse mandatory.
  • OVER FENCES

    Gymnastic:

  • - Further development to an alternate fence.
  • - Suggested height: 3'6"
  • Stadium:

  • - Height: 3'9" Width: 3'9"
  • - Course: Approximately 8 fences. Combination (vertical to vertical).
  • - Ride lines of set striding - be able to ride lines in optional strides. (i.e. 4 stride line in 5 strides). Aware of number of strides ridden down a line.
  • - Change of horses mandatory over a lowered stadium course. Max height 3'3
  • - RESTRICTION: NO BOUNCE COMBINATIONS.
  • Cross Country:

  • - Pace: 450 m per minute over changing terrain.
  • - Obstacles: Existing fences at training level, 3' 3
  • - If available, jumping into water.
  • - If available, ride a combination fence.
  • NATIONAL B2 TEST - (Based on all requirements up to & including B2)
    Successful candidates' Passport signed as B2 and B Certificate endorsed if used by Region.

    REFER TO AB TESTING PROCEDURES, PART 2, X. FACT SHEET FOR B/B2 APPLICANTS AND PART 5, VII. NATIONAL EXAMINERS HANDBOOK FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.

    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