- Accredited Professional Hub
Below are relevant documents to support you as an Accredited Professional.
We are always happy to support you with your business, membership and insurance needs.
If you need any help or advice your team at HQ can be contacted via email to email@example.com or by phone 02476 840565.
All the resources you need to deliver Pony Stars.
Before you get started with Pony Stars we recommend you attend a virtual information and Q&A session to learn more about the product and how it can benefit your business. A session lasts about 30 minutes. It will provide all you need to know and give you the opportunity to register for free packs to get you started. Available to all APCs and BHS Approved Centres. Our upcoming sessions are:
4th October 1pm, 1st November 1pm, 6th December 1pm. If you would like to book a session please get in touch.
Short videos for APCs and Approved Centres from getting started to hints and tips for delivery.
- Introduction to Pony Stars
- Pony Stars: How the programme works – a guide for Centres and Coaches
- Pony Stars: Junior rider resources – a guide for Centres and Coaches
- Pony Stars: Coach resources – a guide for Centres and Coaches
- Pony Stars: Marketing and promotion - a guide for Centres and Coaches
- Helpful tips on delivering Pony Stars
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive our Pony Stars logo and creatives pack.
Coach Handbook - updated June 2021
Buy your packs: Exclusive web page for APCs and Approved Centres to purchase your packs and other merchandise
Activity sheets - updated 10 September 2021 to add a selection of wordsearches in lowercase
Activity sheets - updated 15/09/2021
As our Accredited Professionals we look to you to coach future Coaches, Grooms and Riders in the industry. Part of a benefit of being an Accredited Professional means we signpost potential candidates your way to aid with training towards our qualifications. In preparation for the assessments and a requirement for the qualification is the Skills Record. You can find a downloadable version of the Skills Record for each level here.
If you are training Stage 4 candidates, following on from a conference call with the office we have put together some helpful Trainer guides to aid in signing off the Skills Record.
You can also find out more about becoming an Approved Trainer with us.
A benefit of Accredited Professional membership is advertisement on our website. If you would like to update your details on our website please complete and return the publication detail form. Our website is a great way to advertise your business and we always signpost candidates and potential clients to the coaches webpage. Find your current listing here.
Other useful form you may use as an Accredited Professional:
Our Challenge Awards are a recreational offering that you can use in your everyday riding or stable management lessons from someone just starting out to a more experienced rider or horse owner. Our Challenge Awards are designed for your clients to develop hands-on, practical skills and get stuck in with the day-to-day tasks. We hold information sessions to give you all you need to know to get started, or it can be a good refresher for a coach even if you ave delivered before. We also share updates on new awards that we are developing. Upcoming sessions are:
- 28 September 2021 10:00-11:15
- 21 October 2021 10:00-11:15
- 16 November 2021 10:00-11:15
- 16 December 2021 10:00-11:15
Registration form and registers
You will be able to register your Challenge Award participants and order all booklets, certificates and badges directly by clicking here.
Please update us on your participants achievements on the Silver Challenge Awards by competing this form
Bronze awards registers
Bronze Lungeing Your Horse Register
Bronze Knowing Your Horse Register
Bronze Handling Your Horse Register
Bronze Caring for Your Horse Register
Bronze Riding Fit Register
Bronze Riding Flat Register
Bronze Riding Jump Register
Bronze Riding Out Safely Register
Silver awards registers
Silver Lungeing Your Horse Register
Silver Knowing Your Horse Register
Silver Handling Your Horse Register
Silver Caring for Your Horse Register
Silver Riding Fit Register
Silver Riding Flat Register
Silver Riding Jump Register
Silver Riding Out Safely Register
Gold awards registers
Gold Lungeing Your Horse Register
Gold Knowing Your Horse Register
Gold Handling Your Horse Register
Gold Caring for Your Horse Register
Gold Riding Fit Register
Gold Riding Flat Register
Gold Riding Jump Register
Gold Riding Out Safely Register
Platinum awards registers
Platinum Caring for Your Horse Register
Platinum Handling Your Horse Register
Platinum Knowing Your Horse Register
Platinum Lungeing Your Horse Register
Platinum Riding Fit Register
Platinum Riding Flat Register
Platinum Riding Jump Register
Platinum Riding Out Safely Register
Helpful factsheet of the newest awards added and an update for coaches during Covid.
Challenge Awards Factsheet
Helpful guide with loads of information on the Challenge Awards.
Guidance notes to support you in the delivery of the awards.
Mounted Games Checklist Guidance
Horse Knowledge Part 2 Checklist Guidance
Horse Knowledge Part 1 Checklist Guidance
Horse Health Checklist Guidance
First Pony Guide Checklist Guidance
Intro About the Rider Checklist Guidance
Intro About the Horse Checklist Guidance
Bronze About the Rider Checklist Guidance
Bronze About the Horse Checklist Guidance
Silver About the Rider Checklist Guidance
Silver About the Horse Checklist Guidance
Gold About the Rider Checklist Guidance
Gold About the Horse Checklist Guidance
Platinum About the Rider Checklist Guidance
Platinum About the Horse Checklist Guidance
Helpful handouts to use whilst delivering the Challenge Awards
Bronze Caring 3 - Bedding Handout
Bronze Caring 4 - Field Checks Handout
Bronze Handling 4 - Saddle Label Handout
Bronze Handling 5 - Bridle Handout
Bronze Knowing ID and Anatomy Handout
Bronze Knowing 5 - Feeding Handout Rules of Feeding
Bronze Lungeing 1 - Handout
Gold Knowing 2 - Handout
Session plans to help you with delivering the Challenge Awards, feel free to use and adapt where required. We have also created presentations you can use, these might be beneficial with any online sessions
1. Introduction and Yard Safety
2. Horse Behaviour
3. Horse Welfare
5. Stable Care
7. Identification and points of the horse
HK1 Grooming Kit
HK1 Points of the Horse
Horse Knowledge part 1 Coach Powerpoint
Session Plans Horse Knowledge Part 1
Horse Knowledge Part Two
Coach Guidance Horse Knowledge Part 2
HK2 1. Horse Behaviour
Hk2 2. Horse Care
HK2 3. Signs of Health
HK2 4. Feeding
HK2 5. Field checks
HK2 6. Parts of tack
HK2 Parts of the Bridle
HK2 Parts of the Saddle
Horse Knowledge Part 2 Coach Powerpoint Complete
You will find the documents below designed specifically for the Covid-19 outbreak which we hope will help you with your business.
Available courses can be found here. If your First Aid is included in your membership package please email us with your membership number and the date you would like to attend and we can book you on.
Below is some useful information packs regarding First Aid created by our First Aid provider Skillbase.
For available courses please see here. If your safeguarding is included in your membership package please email us with your membership number and the date you would like to attend and we can book you on. Below you will find documents useful for Safeguarding queries.
CPD is an annual requirement, the available dates for CPD can be found here, don’t forget lots of the CPD courses give great discounts for Accredited Professionals. Six hours of CPD are required annually for APCs, any online courses will be required to make up to six hours in total which can be from a combination of more than one course. Once you have completed all six hours please email us with the list of courses achieved and the hours logged so we can update your record.
Please search for your CPD points currently logged by using this read-only document, click here. Please enter your membership number in cell D1, your membership record will be highlighted in the colour yellow to make it easier to find, you will need to scroll through the list to see your highlighted cell. Please note this list is updated at the beginning of each month.
Your DBS needs to be renewed every three years, for further information on how to apply for a DBS please see here. If you have signed up to the online update service and pay the DBS company annually, you can fill out and return the online update permission form, this will then allow us to access your DBS account on your behalf to update.