Mimimum Age: 17. Disc Colour: Blue. The A Test is the highest award of the Irish Pony Club and provides a comprehensive examination in Horsemanship and Training Young Horses for Senior Members and Associates. Candidates must hold the IPC H test and must be good all-round horsemen, with sound knowledge acquired in logical sequence from their Instructors, IPC publications and further reading. Passing A test is a really worthwhile achievement and provides the foundation to specialize in a branch of equitation. It is accepted by the B.H.S. as an exemption from their Stages III and IV Examination in Riding and Horse Care, subject to recommendation by the IPC Training Committee and approval by the BHS Training and Examinations Committee.