Certificate Manuals

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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:

  1. The Rider’s​Tool Kit (horse ethology, behaviour and training)
  2. On the Ground (eg. foundation responses on the ground and some in-hand dressage tests for horse handling
  3. Under Saddle (riding )
  4. Jumping (where relevant to the level)
  5. 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.




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