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 Pony Stars

 

Welcome to Pony Stars

Pony Stars is a young rider, challenge award scheme for under 12s to discover, develop and nurture their love for ponies and the outdoors. With lots topics for children to explore, Pony Stars will build knowledge and cement friendships that will last a lifetime. With four key groups, Pony Stars enables long-term progression with a range of activities that will develop knowledge, skills and self-confidence. In each group your junior riders will work through sets of challenges that make up topics within set themes.

There are four colourful and engaging My Challenge Books, one for each group, for junior riders to progress through. The My Challenge Books have been designed to progress with the child as they grow older within the programme; so each book becomes more sophisticated in terms of language and design.

 

Groups

Shetland Striders

Dartmoor Dazzlers

Welshie Wizzers

Connemara Champs

Suitable Age Range

 

4 to 10

 

 6 to 12

7 to 12

8 to 12

Riding Ability

Lead rein

Walk Trot

Walk Trot plus

Walk Trot plus walk trot canter Plus

Dates and Times

Mondays 16:30

Sundays 11:30

Mondays 17:30

Saturday 10:30

Wednesdays 16:30

Thursdays 16:30

Yard

 

             

Handling Ponies

Farm Animal

Explore

Pony Or Horse

Animal Lover

Animal Welfare

Colours & Markings

Stay Safe/Stay Safe

Clean Up

If My Pony Could Talk

 

Grooming/Feeding Ponies

Leading Ponies

Saddle and Boots

Equestrian Access Groups

Spring Clean

Navigation 1

 

Rugs

Mane and Tail

Road

Hoof care/ Farriery

Leadership

Happy Ponies/Pony Health

Bridle and Bits

 

Stables

Bathing/ Plaiting

Travelling

Fence Building

Tack Fit

Rules Of Feeding

Gates

Tack Care/ Ready To Ride

Bandaging/ Yard Helper

 

Classroom

My Riding Kit/What To Wear

Grow Your Own

Pet Care

Animal Welfare

Be Nice Say Hi

Kindness/ On The Yard

First Aid

Breeds

 

Animal Champions

Pony Behaviour

Five Freedoms

Yard Smart/On The Yard

Work Smart

Being Green

Horse Incidents

Live Well

Make a Difference

Pony Fitness

Live Well

Campaigning

Recycling/ Climate Campaigner

Navigation + Beach Riding

Be Prepared

Disease Prevention/Worm Control

Biosecurity

Anatomy 2

First Aid 2/ Healthy Mind

Highway Code

Events

Multi location

Feed The Birds

Country Side

Awards & Xmas Party

Anatomy 1

Pony Passport

Trees and Plants

Be Secure

Conservation

Awards & Xmas Party

Awareness/Exploring off road

Fire Safety

Winter care

Summer care

Customer Service

Record Maintenance

Awards & Xmas Party

Condition Scoring/ First Aid For Ponies

Awards & Xmas Party

Paddocks

Poisonous plants

Riding

Getting On/Off

Riding Skills 1

 

Riding Right + Arena Awareness

Riding Skills 2

Be Safe,Be Seen & Hacking

Awareness/Exploring off road

Riding Skills 3

Warm Up Cool Down

Riding Skills 4

Handy Pony

Duration

45 Mins

Cost Riding

£25 per session

Cost other session

£20 per session

 

How it Works

To order the Challenge book and enrol your riders you will need to:

  1. Sign into the EC Pro booking portal
  2. Look at the 08:00 Monday morning session which will display as the four groups and their member pack. (these will be every Monday, but you only need to enrol once per rider challenge book) and select the challenge that is suitable for your rider.
  3. Pay for the challenge enrolment. (this will allow us to order the book and add the rider to the rider challenge group. 
  4. This will then allow you to see the challenge sessions available to that rider and book them as you would a normal lesson)

A lot of the topics have 2 levels (1 and 2 stars).  They will be awarded the 1 star award (in the form of a sticker to go in their challenge books) for completing the session to the leaders satisfaction with the option of upgrading it to two stars by completing (and returning) the optional homework, and gain a 2 star sticker for the challenge book.

There is no time scale to complete the challenges, and the topics will continue on a cycle to allow new comers and catching missed sessions.  You do not need to finish one challenge book before you move on, as long as the age and riding ability match all you have to do is get the new challenge book.

 
 
Tel: 01934 833248