Coaching

State Coaching Panel

Pony Club WA – State Coaching Panel

About

The State Coaching Panel is responsible for the policy and direction of Coaching throughout the Association, subject to the approval of the Board. The Panel is also be responsible for the assessment of Coaches, the issuing of certificates, arrangement of Schools for potential Coaches, arranging for assessment and issuing of certificates to Coaches, the inspection of potential new Club’s facilities, and all other matters that may be relevant to Coaching for members of the Association.

State Coaching Panel Members

HEATHER WYLLIE
Chairperson   |   State C*/K Coordinator

I started at Darlington Pony Club at the age of 15, successfully competing in dressage, eventing, tetrathlon and PPMG and gained by B certificate at 20.  I started coaching a bit in Perth, then travelled to America and coached at a riding school during Summer and Spring, teaching both adults and juniors. After deciding to focus more on my coaching, I returned to Perth and gained my Pony Club WA Level 1 in 2000, then moved to Karratha with worked and achieved my EA Level 1 in 2005, whilst also competing in EA eventing and dressage. I have coached at many clubs, including being a regular coach at Horsemens, Karratha & King Bay and Walliston Pony Clubs. I joined the State Coaching Panel in 2015 and have enjoyed the opportunity to help other riders and coaches achieve their goals. I treat my riders like my own kids and encourage them to work towards and complete their Efficiency Certificates. I am also a C*/K level examiner and assessor, as well as a mentor for Pony Club WA coaching trainees.

During my coaching career, I have developed riders to complete efficiency certificates and compete in Pony Club and Open competition, specifically in Dressage and Eventing. Some of my riders have competed and State and National level and others are now starting their own coaching careers.

Now that I am a parent, I enjoy watching my daughter work through the Pony Club system, where she is currently working towards her C certificate. I have also been developing my further accreditation’s, achieving my Accredited Gear Checker and Hickstead Inspector certifications in 2018 and I am currently working towards becoming a Pony Club WA Eventing TD. I strongly believe Pony Club provides great opportunities for developing

– Pony Club WA Level 1 Coach                                                                  – C*/K examiner

– Pony Club WA State Coaching Panel (Vice-Chair 2018)                         – Pony Club WA State K Coordinator

– Accredited Gear Checker                                                                         – Trainee Pony Club WA Eventing Technical Delegate

– WA’s representative on the PCA Coaching Advisory Council

 


NYRELL WILLIAMS
Secretary   |   Treasurer   |   Board Representative

I have been involved with Pony Club since 1990 at Riverside Park.  I was initially involved in coaching then in 1997 became a committee member.  During this time I have held the positions of Treasurer for two years, Chief Coach for a total 10 years, and Secretary for two years and general committee for the balance until a couple of years ago when I now enjoy coaching at the Club.
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NATALIE WILLIAMSON-HOLLEY
General Panel Member

Natalie Williamson(Holley) came from a very horsey background. Her grandfather was a light horseman and bred and worked award winning Shire horses on his family farm in South Australia. After moving to Western Australia he went on to breed, train and race Standardbreds in Perth. Her Mum now manages the property and still breeds and trains Standardbreds.
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NATASHA NAYLOR
State NCAS Coordinator

I have been a member of Riverside Park Pony Club (RPPC) since I was 6 years old both as a rider, coach and Chief Coach. During my Pony Club years I have obtained my PC Level 1 Coaching Certificate and I was fortunate to be a member of the WA team for PCA National Championships in Dressage, Eventing and PPMG. Additionally representing Australia as a member of the 2014 International Quiz Team.

My passion lies around coaching and developing practices to engage riders, coaches and families with the Pony Club syllabus. I am lucky enough to be able to encourage this through being a member of the State Coaching Panel. My passion for teaching children and passing on knowledge extends beyond Pony Club to my full time job as an Educator Support Educator.

 

DENISE LEGGE
State NCAS Coordinator    |   Newsletter Editor

Started falling off a loan pony at 4 years of age. Enjoyed some success in Junior Foxhunters (Show Jumping) and in Combined Training with University College London. Continued to ride regularly as an Army Officer and later more sporadically when undertaking various Human Resources and Management roles in the UK and Asia Pacific Region. Initially based in the Swan Valley where Denise taught her husband to ride (aged 50 on a 17hh OTTB – still married!) and 14 years ago a sea/tree change move to Denmark and part-time work allowed Denise to volunteer with the local Pony Club. Denise is NCAS L1 coach, C Examiner and Visiting Commissioner. She has 3 horses: a retiree and 2 rather rotund Galloways and enjoys riding for pleasure.

 

SUE BRITZA
State A, B and H Coordinator
FERNE FAULKNER
State C*/K Coordinator

I was introduced to horses before I could even walk and have been obsessed with them ever since. I joined West Plantagenet Pony Club as at early age as a rider and have progressed to Pony Club coach at the same club, in the heart of the Great Southern Region. I have fond memories of camping out with my pony at our annual riding schools.

I have ridden and competed in many disciplines but main passion is coaching young riders. Last year I gained my NCAS Pony Club Coach Level 1 coaching qualification and am looking forward to undertaking my examiner training. I am excited to be part of the State Coaching Panel.

 

TRACY TALBOT
State NCAS Coordinator

I have been involved in Pony Club for well over 15 years and have been lucky enough to be associated with Kalgoorlie District Pony Club, Avon Valley Pony Club/Zone, South Midlands Pony Club and Baldivis Pony Club.  In that time I have gained my NCAS Pony Club Level 1 Coaching Accreditation, along Cert IV in Training and Assessing and Cert IV in Career Development.  These have proved great resources for my passion of inspiring and mentoring pony club riders and coaches.  I am also a State C & K/C* Examiner, Coach Mentor and Assessor and currently I am serving on SCP as a NCAS Coach Coordinator.

 

JUDY ROSE
General Panel Member

Judy has been a Pony Club member since she was a child when she belonged to the Enfield Chase Pony Club, (UK) and competed in the Prince Phillip Mounted Games right the way though to the finals at the Horse of the Year Show at the Empire Pool, Wembley.

Due to not having a horsey family Judy was lucky to be involved with an active Yard, where she rode in many displays and competitions and lots of different ponies and horses. Judy went on to achieve the Pony Club A test, and trained for British Horse Society instructors Exams, traveled to the Middle East and West Indies coaching and working with horses.

Judy has been part of the State Coaching Panel since 2004 and involved in Efficiency Certificate examining and training Pony Club Coaches. Judy has been a Coach for Pony Club WA at the last four National Championships and been on three International Pony Club Exchanges as Coach.

 

DIANNE OULD
Gear Checking Advisory Panel Chairperson
State Coaching School

MILNE FEEDS STATE COACHING SCHOOL 2020

Where: 

Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th February 2020
Karinya Equestrian Park, Orange Grove

Program:

2020 Milne Feed State Coaching School Program

Presenter Notes:

•Bec Thomas – From Racehorse To Riding Horse

•Di Colley – MANAGING A LARGE AND MIXED GROUP LESSON

•Nell Henry – Solving Jumping Problems notes 2020

 

State Coaching Panel Webinar Series

Upcoming Webinars 2020

Preliminary Coaching – Coaching at Pony Club
The Preliminary Coaching Webinar Series aims to assist coaches completing their NCAS Workbooks and gaining their Pony Club Coaching Accreditation.

Dates:

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Tuesday 19th May 2020

Tuesday 26th May 2020

Cost: $50 per person. (this includes all 4 sessions)
Enrol: https://osm-pony.omnisportsmanagement.com/EventManager/EM_RegEventInformation.aspx?EventId=39%2bRiPMu1VUcU7%2fI3qDS0oEYj1GnH9Hq

May 2020 Prelim Webinar Flyer

For further information please Contact Sally Mayall Development Officer via email at development@ponyclubwa.asn.au or  State Coaching Panel via email at coaching@ponyclubwa.asn.au

Coaching Accreditations

About

Pony Club WA encourages and supports coaches and prospective coaches to gain Pony Club coaching qualifications as part of the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS)

NCAS Pony Club Accreditation

The Pony Club Australia (PCA) course structure and delivery methods make the system very attractive and affordable for coaches and prospective coaches. Prospective coaches from the absolute beginner to the more experienced can work through the course at their own pace depending on their level of experience and access to assistance. The main features of the course structure are:

  • Flexible Course Delivery – work at your own pace, work with a mentor, attend workshops and clinics etc
  • Competency Based Assessment including by video
  • Recognition of Current Competency – people gain skills and knowledge in many ways, by formal training or life and work experience
  • Senior First Aid Certificate is not required but does carry points when updating your accreditation.

PCA NCAS Accreditations

There are currently 2 levels:

  • Preliminary- this is the entry level and set at the D/D* Efficiency Certificate level and is a pre-requisite for Level 1
  • Level 1 – this is at C/C*/K Efficiency Certificate level
  • Level 1 Mounted Games Specialist – coaches must have Preliminary pony Club Coach qualification and complete Modules 1,2, Module 3 (3.1 to 3.5 only) of Level 1.
  • Level 2 is currently under consideration (subject to funding) for development.

Register your interest in NCAS Preliminary or Level 1 Coach or Gear Checking Training.  

Rules and Documents

PCA NCAS Preliminary Coaching Certificate Information
PCA NCAS Level 1 Coaching Certificate Information

Pony Club WA Application for Assessment and Accreditation
Pony Club WA Prelim/Level 1 Coaching Re-Accreditation Application

Pony Club WA Coaching and Officiating Recommended Fees

Top Up Insurance – Information
Top Up Insurance – Application

Accredited Pony Club Prelim/Level One Coaches

Pony Club WA List of Accredited Coaches

Pony Club WA Preliminary and Level 1 NCAS Coaches  

Coach Resources

PCA Syllabus of Instruction

PCA Syllabus Sept 2019 final

Coaching Notes

E and D Certificate, Equitation Science Component (registered coaches, please email development@ponyclubwa.asn.au for a copy)

Certificate Workbooks

2019 Pony Club Australia certificate books can be ordered from the Member’s store of the MyPonyClub database. Payment by credit card only.

Please ask your club or coach if you are unsure about which book to buy.

Prices include shipping and handling.

If you do not have a MyPonyClub login then download and complete the order ORDER FORM and send to PCA at info@ponyclubaustralia.com.au

Sample Lesson Plans

Lesson Plan 1 – Teach the Rider to mount and dismount
Lesson Plan 2 – Teach the Rider to hold the reins in both hands
Lesson Plan 3 – Teach the Rider to hold the reins in one hand
Lesson Plan 4 – Teach the Rider to alter their stirrups and girth
Lesson Plan 5 – Teach the Rider to sit in the correct upright position
Lesson Plan 6 – Teach the Rider to stop, ride forward and turn
Lesson Plan 7 – Teach the Rider to rise on the correct diagonal
Lesson Plan 8 – Teach the Rider to recognise the correct leading leg
Lesson Plan 9 – Teach the Rider to recognise the correct jumping position
Lesson Plan 10 – Teach the Rider to ride over poles at walk and trot 
Lesson Plan 11 – Teach the Rider a simple jumping exercise
Lesson Plan 12 – Teach the Rider over a series of small jumps
Lesson Plan 13 – Teach the Rider a simple mounted game

State Coaching School Notes

2018 State Coaching School Notes
D & D Star Lesson Plans – Tracy Talbot
Dr Warwick Vale Presentation – Common Ailments and their Management
Table Top Showjumping – Denise Legge
Table Top Showjumping Course Plan – Denise Legge 

Examiner Accreditations

About

All clubs affiliated with Pony Club WA run certificate examinations throughout the year. All examinations require a suitable examiner, examiners appointments differ for every certificate, please see below for the requirements for each certificate.

Pony Club WA Approved Examiner List

E Certificate Examiner

  • Registered as a Coach with Pony Club WA (May be from within the club or from another club)
  • Be familiar with the Pony Club Australia Syllabus of Instruction
  • Attend Coaching Schools
  • Be currently coaching at Pony Club Rallies at E and D Level
  • Be appointed by the Club Chief Coach

D Certificate Examiner

  • Registered as a Coach with Pony Club WA (May be from within the club or from another club)
  • Be familiar with the Pony Club Australia Syllabus of Instruction
  • Attend Coaching Schools
  • Be currently coaching at Pony Club Rallies at D and D* Level
  • Be appointed by the Club Chief Coach

D* Certificate Examiner

  • Registered as a Coach with Pony Club WA (May be from within the club or from another club)
  • Be familiar with the Pony Club Australia Syllabus of Instruction
  • Attend Coaching Schools
  • Be currently coaching at Pony Club Rallies at D* and C Level
  • Have produced candidates to D* Efficiency standard
  • Be appointed by the Club Chief Coach

C Certificate Examiner

  • Hold a current PCANCAS Level 1 Accreditation
  • Be familiar with the Pony Club Australia Syllabus of Instruction
  • Attend Coaching Schools and Examiners Schools
  • Have produced candidates to C Efficiency standard
  • Be appointed by the State Coaching Panel to the list of current Pony club WA C Examiners List (through Club and Zone Nomination)

C* Certificate Examiner

  • Hold a current PCANCAS Level 1 Accreditation
  • Be familiar with the Pony Club Australia Syllabus of Instruction
  • Attend Coaching Schools and Examiners Schools
  • Have produced candidates to C and C* Efficiency standard
  • Be appointed by the State Coaching Panel to the list of current Pony club WA C*/K Examiners List (through Club and Zone Nomination)

K Standard Certificate Examiner

  • Hold a current PCANCAS Level 1 Accreditation or be approved by the State Coaching Panel as a specialist in their area of expertise.
  • Be familiar with the Pony Club Australia Syllabus of Instruction
  • Attend Coaching Schools and Examiners Schools
  • Be appointed by the State Coaching Panel to the list of current Pony club WA C*/K Examiners List (through Club and Zone Nomination)

Forms

Application for Appointment as a C Examiner

Application for Appointment as a C*/K Examiner

Coaches Top Up Insurance

Top Up Insurance

PC-NCAS Level 1 coaches can apply for ‘Top Up’ Insurance through Pony Club WA which provides insurance cover for coaching financial members outside of approved pony club activities.

Application

Gear Checking

Gear Checking Advisory Panel

About

The Pony Club WA Gear Checking Advisory Panel (GCAP) is responsible for the production and review of the gear checking rules for Pony Club WA. All rules and recommendation produced by GCAP are approved by the Pony Club WA State Coaching Panel before being ratified by the Pony Club WA Board of Directors.

GCAP are also responsible for the training and accreditation of Gear Checking Officials throughout Pony Club WA.

 

The aim of GCAP is to ensure the Safety of the Rider and Comfort of the Horse in all Pony Club WA Activities and competitions.

Championships

As of January, 1 2017, all PC State Championship Events must appoint a Chief Gear Checker (that is Accredited) to supervise gear checking and support officials at the event. Gear Checkers (as helper duties) are
recommended to be assigned and confirmed prior to the commencement of the event. A Gear Checker briefing will be held prior to the event to brief all Team Managers and Gear Checkers. Event Organisers
recommended to provide a penciller to support the Gear Checker/s also.

Rules and Documents

The Pony Club WA Gear Checking manual can be found on the Gear Checking Manual page along with all exemption forms .

Accreditations

About

Gear Checking Accreditation enables the standardization of the quality and consistency of gear checking throughout out Pony Club WA. It promotes the safety and comfort of the horse and rider and encourages a high standard of presentation at events.

Accreditation also allows Gear Checkers to be confident in their role and transfer gear checking knowledge and requirements to all members all all levels.

Pony Club WA List of Accredited Gear Checkers 2020

Requirements:

  • Be aged 18 years or over
  • Hold (or be willing to attain) a current Working With Children Check
  • Be actively involved in Pony Club Activities at club, zone or state level.
  • Fulfill accreditation requirements. .

Acreditation Process

  • Attend and complete a Gear Checking Basic Clinic
  • Record a minimum of 5 hours Gear Checking at Pony Club WA Events (including rallies and competitions)
    • Hours can be back dated 12 months prior to your accreditation application.
  • Complete the free AIS Online ‘Introductory to Officiating General Principles’ course
  • Apply to attend a Gear Checking Accreditation Clinic, this will include the following:
    • Open Book Written or Oral Assessment
    • Practical Assessment

Recognition of Prior Learning can be used to reduce the training process. All RPL requests must be submitted to GCAP using the Record of Gear Checking Form along with a letter outlining your request.

For accreditation requirements, refer to the Part 2 link below.

Documents

Part 1 – Gear Checking Accreditation Application
Part 2 – Maintaining Gear Checking Accreditation
Part 3 – Becoming a Gear Checking Clinic Presenter or Assessor
Record of Gear Checking Activities

Sport Officials

About
All Sports Committees are responsible for the encouragement, training and accreditation of their officials.

Championships

For State competition, the Sport Committee or organising Taskforce must appoint a Technical Expert who is responsible for:

  • supervising the technical conduct of the competition;
  • investigating any reported irregularities; and
  • where reasonably practical, intervene in time to prevent any abuse of the horse.

Payments

Pony Club WA have a standard payment procedure. Please use the below forms.

Pony Club WA Officials Recommended Payments

Active Riding Officials

Officials

Active Riding has two types of officials – Line Stewards and Event Stewards.

Line stewards are voluntary and often trained on site at events.
Event Stewards are accredited by the Active Riding Committee and oversee events to ensure they are run according to the rules and procedures.

Pathway to Active Riding Chief Steward
Pony Club WA Chief Steward Application

Accreditation

Technical Expert

As of 2017 All sports must have a Technical Expert present at their State Championships.
For the sport of Active Riding, any Pony Club WA Accredited Active Riding Steward is qualified to represent the sport as the Technical Expert at the championships. For more information on the qualification requirements for technical Experts, please see the current Pony Club WA Active Riding Rules.

Dressage Officials

Officials

Pony Club WA Accredited Dressage Judges Current 2019

Accreditation

 

Technical Expert

As of 2017 All sports must have a Technical Expert present at their State Championships. Dressage will have a Chief Steward representing the riders and the sport.
For the sport of Dressage, an EA or Pony Club WA Accredited Dressage Officials is qualified to represent the sport as the Chief Steward at the championships. For more information on the qualifications of the Technical Expert, please see the current Pony Club WA Dressage Rules.

Eventing Officials

Officials

The sport of eventing has two type of accredited officials.

2020 ODE TD Organiser Pack

Technical Delegates

2020 Eventing Official Accreditation Application Form
2020 TD CD Payment Procedure
2020 Eventing Technical Delegate – Steps to becoming a Technical Delegate
2020 Eventing TD Open Book Assignment
2020 Trainee Technical Delegate Self Evaluation
2020 Supervising TD Assessment

Course Designers/Builders

Pony Club WA Accredited Eventing Course Designers/Builders
Responsibilities of an Eventing Course Designers/Builders
2020 Eventing CD Open Book Assignment

Technical Expert

As of 2017 All sports must have a Technical Expert present at their State Championships.
For the sport of Eventing, any Pony Club WA Accredited Technical Delegate is qualified to represent the sport as the Technical Expert at the championships.

Eventing Officials Development
Hickstead/Hunter Trials Officials

Officials

Pony Club WA Accredited Hickstead Inspectors

All Hickstead Events must have an appointed Hickstead Inspector or Eventing Technical Delegate. These officials are responsible for, but are not limited to the following:

  • To ensure events are conducted in accordance with the Rules.
  • To provide appropriate help and guidance.
  • To inspect and approve the cross-country, jumping courses and dressage arenas before they are shown to the riders.
  • To authorise appropriate alterations being made if, in their opinion, these courses are not in all respects within the limits laid down in the Rules or are unsuitable for the classes of horses expected to take part.
  • To submit a report to the Pony Club WA Office
  • To supervise all briefings.

Accreditation Documents

Hickstead/Hunter Trials Learning Pathway
Hickstead/Hunter Trials Inspector Accreditation Application
Hickstead/Hunter Trials Inspector Event Checklist

Showjumping Officials

Officials

Pony Club WA Accredited Showjumping Officials
Link to Equestrian Australia’s Officials Lists

Accreditation

Showjumping Officials Accreditation/Re-Accreditation Application

Showjumping Judge Learning Pathway
Showjumping Judge Probationary Evaluation Form 

Showjumping Course Designer Learning Pathway
Showjumping Course Designer Probationary Evaluation Form

Technical Expert

As of 2017 All sports must have a Technical Expert present at their State Championships.
For the sport of Eventing, any Pony Club WA Accredited Judge/Course Designer with minimum 5 years experience is qualified to represent the sport as the Technical Expert at the championships. For more information on the qualifications of the Technical Expert, see the current Pony Club WA Showjumping Rules.

Tetrathlon Officials

Officials

 

Accreditation

 

Technical Expert

As of 2017 All sports must have a Technical Expert present at their State Championships.
For the sport of Tetrathlon, the Technical Expert shall be appointed by the State Tetrathlon Committee.