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Pony Club news

News from Wellgrove’s Pony Club

External Pony Club exam dates

We now have dates for the next external Pony Club exams. On Thursday 5 April we will be running E tests, D tests and D plus tests with an outside examiner at £20 a test. They will be held in the morning and times will be confirmed nearer the date.

Also we will begin C test training for those who have completed their D+ on a Saturday 5.45 pm for half an hour throughout May with a view to doing the test in June.

Please note that it is the stable management that is often the hardest and that the children have to be capable of all of the tasks on the syllabus. You can find this on the Pony Club website here.

Please contact us via email if you want to be booked in!

Pony Club achievements from half term

  • Mini grooming: Isobel, Olivia, Freya, Kate, Emilia, Natalia, Emily, Ella, Sophie
  • Mini Colours and markings: Fleur, Jess S, Evie
  • Mini mucking out: Anna, Abi
  • Security Awareness: Jess S, Evie, Anna
  • Mini Tack: Isobel, Olivia, Freya, Kate, Emilia, Natalia, Keira, Ella, Sophie

Assessments for joining the helper scheme

Assessments for joining the helper scheme can take place on any Pony Day subject to Pony Club membership. This will include testing for the mini grooming and tacking up badge and basic safety checks, so please come prepared.


Congratulations to Jess for achieving her Fundraising badge.

Half-terms results

  • Mucking out: Yasmin
  • Birds: Yasmin, Rachel, Olivia, Tilly, Jess, Poppy, Annabelle, Abi, Amelia, Jess, Anna
  • Mini feed: Rachel, Abi
  • Mini colours: Olivia, poppy, Annabelle, Amelia, Jess
  • Mini groom: Tilly
  • Mini poisonous plants: Tilly, Poppy, Olivia, Abi
  • Perfect paddock: Jess
  • Mini tack up: Annabelle,
  • Points of the horse: Anna


  • Bronze 3: Anna
  • Bronze 2: Annabelle, Poppy
  • Silver 3: Rachel, Jess

RDA fundraising

Thanks to everyone who helped at the cake sale, raising the fantastic amount of £480. To gain your Pony Club Fundraising badge, members are required to help fund raising on 4 different occasions. Poster making will count as one, cake making another, helping on the cake day will also count. Keep an eye out for the other fundraising ideas that will happen this year and once you have logged your 4, let Emma know and you can be awarded your badge.

Half-term achievements

  • Field Safety: Jess, Abi, Poppy, Emily, Kiera, Jess
  • Dressage Arenas: Jess, Abi, Poppy, Emily, Kiera, Jess

Pony Club badges achieved

  • Mini Tack up – Thomas, Renata, Jess, Phoebe, Abi
  • Mini Muck out – Thomas, Renata, Jess, Mimi
  • Points of the Horse – Jess
  • Mini pony behaviour – Jess
  • Perfect Paddock – Rachel, Mary, Sophia
  • Tack cleaning – Rachel
  • Show Preparation – Grace
  • Mini groom – Phoebe, Abi, Holly
  • Paddock Safety – Mary, Sophia

Half term achievements

Congratulations to the following Pony Clubbers for their achievements over half term.

  • Progressive Riding Bronze 3: Emily W, Kiera, Emily F, Erin, Joseph, Olivia G, Ilana, Annabel M, Annabelle
  • Bronze 2: Poppy, Olivia, Grace, Amy, Tiffany, Amelia
  • Bronze 1: Jess L, Fleur
  • Silver 1: Yasmin,
  • Gold 3: Ruby, Mary, Sofia

Achievement Badges

  • Mini Mucking Out: Poppy, Emily W, Kiera, Olivia, Grace, Erin, Joseph, Fleur, Annabelle, Amy, Jess L, Ilana, Olivia G
  • Breeds: Ruby
  • Big Points of Horse: Ruby
  • Mini Groom: Emily w, Kiera, Yasmin, Annabel M
  • Mini Tack up: Yasmin, Emily F, Erin, Jess L, Joseph, Annabel M, Fleur, Amy
  • Mini Feed: Fleur, Jess L, Tiffany, Olivia G, Ilana, Amelia
  • Big Muck Out: Fleur
  • Big Tack Up: Mary, Sofia
  • Tack Cleaning: Mary, Sofia
  • Mini Points of Pony: Amy, Jess L
  • Mini Poisonous plants: Tiffany Amelia
  • Security: Poppy, Emily W, Kiera, Olivia, Yasmin, Grace, Ruby, Emily F, Erin, Jess, Joseph, Fleur, Annabel M, Annabelle , Ruby, Jess L, Joseph, Mary, Sophia

Pony Club test passes

Congratulations to the following Pony Clubbers on passing tests.

  • E test Esther and Christabel
  • D test Skala and Jess
  • D+ Hatty, Mimi, Grace, Sophia and Mary


Congratulations to Jess, Poppy, and Amelia who passed their Mini Points of the Pony badge, and Poppy who also passed her mini Feeding badge.


Congratulations to the following:

  • Bronze 3 Riding award – Amelia, Jess, Megan, Maddie, Katie
  • Bronze 2 Riding award – Amy, Evie
  • Bronze 1 Riding award – Milly, Jess, Saffron,
  • Silver 3 Riding award – Mary, Sofia, Ruby
  • Silver 1 Riding award – Hattie, Grace, Mimi
  • Feeding badge – Sofia, Mary, Hattie
  • Tacking Up – Mimi, Jess
  • Muck out – Milly
  • Mini Feed – Jess, Amelia, Maddison
  • Mini tack up – Amy, Evie, Maddie,
  • Mini muck out – Amy, Maddison, Jess,
  • Mini Groom – Jess, Megan, Evie,Maddie

Pony Club stable management sessions

From 1 June 2016 there will no longer be Pony Club stable management sessions at the end of each lesson. They will remain free of charge, but will be at the following times only and will require pre-booking:

  • Saturdays 10.30am-11.30am and 2.30pm-3.30pm
  • Tuesdays 4.30pm-5.30pm
  • Fridays 4.30pm-5.3pm

We will also run sessions in the half terms and holidays to allow for catch up.

More Pony Club achievements

Congratulations to the Pony Clubbers who passed the following:

  • Wild Flower badge – Chloe, Ava, Vaela, Lucy, Rachel, Ellie
  • Mini Grooming – Chloe, Ava, Ellie
  • Mini Feeding – Chloe, Ava, Vaela, Ellie
  • Mini Rugs – Chloe, Ava, Ellie

Riding awards:

  • Bronze 1 – Vaela, Ava, Chloe
  • Bronze 2 – Ellie
  • Silver 1 – Rachel, Lucy

Pony Club achievements

Congratulations on the following badges and riding awards:


  • Mini Tacking up: Eloise
  • Mini Grooming: Eloise, Olivia, Poppy, Grace
  • Mini Rugs: Eloise, Jess, Olivia, Saffron, Poppy, Grace, Maddison
  • Feeding: Grace
  • Birdwatching: Grace
  • Mucking out: Mimi
  • Poisonous plants: Mimi
  • Mini Feeding: Jess, Maddison
  • Points of Horse: Saffron
  • Mini Poisonous plants: Saffron
  • Mini birdwatching: Eloise, Mimi, Jess, Olivia, Saffron,Poppy, Grace, Maddison

Riding awards

  • Bronze 2 riding award: Eloise, Saffron
  • Bronze 1 riding award: Poppy, Olivia, Grace, Jess, Maddison
  • Silver 3 riding award: Grace, Mimi