The National Quiz
The national quiz is a chance for members to test their equestrian knowledge in a fun and friendly team environment. Training is provided to 'swot' up on the topics each year. It's not only great fun but a good opportunity to increase your equestrian and general knowledge. We are always looking for parent volunteers to help with the training of this event, particularly on the non-equestrian topics. Please get in touch if you'd like to participate or volunteer to be a parent helper.
Branch and Centre teams compete at Area Competition to qualify for the Final.
Teams are to be made up of:
1 Member 12 years & under
1 Member 14 years & under
1 Member 16 years & under
1 Member of any age
All ages will be taken from the 1st January of the competition year.
N.B. A Team may consist of four Members under the age of 12 if you wish. In this instance, the Team will be asked to nominate which Member will answer the more advanced questions. One AH Test holder in each Team is allowed to take part in each National Quiz Team.
The Blue Cross Care Competition
The competition features teams of three Members who demonstrate their knowledge and practical horsemanship skills taken from the Pony Club Efficiency Tests over a number of rounds.
Teams compete at their Area Competition with the aim to qualify for the Championships.
There are three levels:
Mini - Teams to consist of three members aged 10 years and under on the 1st January of the competition year, with one member to be 8 years or under. Questions to be based on the Care section of the E, D and easier parts of the D+ Efficiency Tests.
Junior - Teams to consist of three members aged 13 years and under on the 1st January of the competition year, with one member to be 11 years or under. Questions to be based on the Care section of the D, D+, C and easier parts of the C+ Efficiency Tests.
Senior - Teams to consist of three members aged 25 years and under on the 1st January of the competition year, with one member to be 16 years or under. Questions to be based on the Care section of the C+, B and AH Efficiency Tests.
Teams make their way around different ‘stations’, each of which will comprise of a different theory or practical based topic. Ten minutes are spent at each ‘station’, during which time Members are asked a series of questions to be marked by the Assessor.
To find out more please contact Liz Properjohn
Please see Representing Woodland Hunt Pony Club in 2021 for additional information and expectations on preparation, code of conduct and well-being.