There are eight Pony Club Australia Proficiency Certificates over seven levels. You can view the contents of each level in the PCA Syllabus updated December 2020.
The E Certificate is perfect for horse-riding beginners or newcomers. It is the only optional Certificate. All certificates from D are prerequisites for the next level.
Pony Club Australia produce Certificate Manuals to accompany E, D, D*, C, C*, K and B Proficiency Certificates.
The early manuals have engaging exercises like drawing and quizzes for younger riders. We have also produced versions of the D and D* Manual written for older riders, using more suitable language and activities.
Rider manuals are structured around:
- The Rider’sTool Kit (horse ethology, behaviour and training)
- On the Ground (eg. foundation responses on the ground and some in-hand dressage tests for horse handling
- Under Saddle (riding )
- Jumping (where relevant to the level)
- Horse Management
Certificate manuals are for sale to members and registered Pony Club coaches, clubs and centres only. Coaches can order them individually, or a set of seven for a discount price. Order online through the Members’ Store on MyPonyClub.