Achievement Badges

Pony Club Achievement Badges are awarded to younger members who have studied a variety of topics on pony care and the environment. The circular fabric badges are designed to be sewn on your branch sweatshirt.Candidates are examined in an informal manner.There are a range of badges. To find out more about these you should speak to your branch D.C.

Note:The Achievement Badge Folder is available from the Pony Club Shop – this is a guide for instructors, examiners and Pony Club representatives designed to help teach basic knowledge of Horse and Pony Care to D+ and C test levels in an enjoyable and manageable way, as well as giving members a chance to improve their general knowledge of the countryside and environment. The folder contains guidelines, key points, teaching, testing ideas and resources for each badge.

Here are a sample of our badges:

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MUCKING OUT To be able to name and use stable tools to muck out and to talk about different types of bedding.

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PLAITING To know the principles of plaiting a mane and tail, know occasions when the horse/pony should be plaited and recognise a well-plaited mane and tail.

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LOADING To be able to load/unload a pony, with assistance, safely into/out of a trailer or horse-box.

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SADDLERY To be able to name the parts of, and put on a saddle and a snaffle bridle, know about the care and cleaning of same. Be able to identify common bits, i.e. Eggbut / Loose-ring Snaffle, Pelham etc.

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FEEDING To know the basic rules of feeding and to be able to recognise different foodstuffs.

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HANDLING & GROOMING To be able to run up a pony in hand and to tie it up safely. To be able to identify and use all grooming utensils correctly.

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POINTS OF THE HORSE To know the points of the horse, colours and markings.