Coaching

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

Chair Persons – Nyrell Williams
Vice Chair Person – Heather Wyllie
Secretary – Natalie Williamson-Holley
Treasurer – Natasha Williams
State Coaching School Coordinator – Denise Legge
PCA Representative – Denise Legge
State A,B&H Coordinator – Sue Britza
State K Coordinator – Heather Wyllie
State C* Coordinator – Ferne Faulkner
PCA NCAS Coach Coordinator – Tracy Talbot
Newsletter Editor – Denise Legge
General Panel Member – Judy Rose
General Panel Member – Sue Britza

Pony Club NCAS Preliminary Coaching Webinar
COACHING WEBINARS NOMINATION FORM

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.  

Pony Club WA List of Accredited Coaches

Pony Club WA Preliminary and Level 1 NCAS Coaches  

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

Coach Resources

Coach Resources

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 Examiners 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

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.

2018 Pony Club WA Accredited Gear Checkers 

Accreditation

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.

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

2018 Pony Club WA Accredited Dressage Judges

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

2018 Pony Club WA Event Organisers and Technical Delegates Info Pack 

The sport of eventing has two type of accredited officials.

Technical Delegates
Responsibilities of an Eventing Technical Delegate
2018 Eventing Officials Accreditation Application
2018 TD Payment Procedure
2018 Steps to Becoming to a TD
2018 TD Open Book Assignment
2018 Trainee TD Self-Assessment
2018 Supervising TD Assessment

Course Designers/Builders
Pony Club WA Accredited Eventing Course Designers/Builders 
Responsibilities of an Eventing Course Designers/Builders
2018 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.

Hickstead 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 Inspector Learning Pathway
Hickstead Inspector Accreditation Application
Hickstead 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.