1) All certification updates must now be done by a club officer/center leader on the online club/center record at secure.ponyclub.org.
If you have a volunteer who is NOT a club officer or recorded center leader, the DC or CA may request to the National Office that that individual be granted access to the club/center’s online record in order to record the update. Please contact Kay Kelley (clubs) or Dawn Strickler (centers) for assistance.
If you need log in assistance to access your club/center record please contact Aileen Gordon.
new Dressage (DR) D-1 – C-2 levels are now available to be recorded for your
members in your club/center’s online record!
3) The Horse Management section must be recorded for each level earned, and then
the appropriate riding section (Trad, FL, JP, HSE, DR, WST) may be entered.
"alternative progression” that came available in 2010 and allowed members to
test the Horse Management separate from the riding portion and for the
Traditional Certification allowed the flat section and the jumping sections to
also be tested separately is now become the accepted manner. In order to
ensure that all members records are truly reflective of their accomplishments,
the HM must be recorded for a level, and then the appropriate riding sections
then become available.
We have renamed the "Flat” and the "Jumping” sections to "Trad FL” and "Trad
JP” in the selection drop down of the certification update page.
that Dressage at the local level is in place, we want to ensure that leaders
choose the appropriate section when updating their members’ records. The
"Flat” and the "Jumping” sections are specific to earning the "Traditional”
Certification, and no longer feed into the Dressage and Show Jumping Upper
We have altered the display of the Current Highest Certifications in two
ways. First the Horse Management (HM) will always appear first in the
line of certifications. Secondly, to help make reading the current
highest Certifications for a member easier within the Traditional Track, once a
member has earned the Trad FL and TRAD JP at a level, just the Traditional
Certification will show.
Joey Smith has earned his D-3 in HM, Trad Fl and Trad JP. His current
Certifications read: D-3 TRAD D-3 HM, D-3 FL, D-3 JP. Now it will read:
D-3 HM, D-3 TRAD. If Joey goes on to earn is C-1 HM and then his C-1 FL,
then his Certifications will read: C-1 HM, D-3 TRAD, C-1 FL.
A D-1 earned in any track allows the member to proceed to the D-2 in all
member needs to return to the D-1 level if they are going to begin earning
Certifications in a new track. Think of it this way, "same test,
The Traditional C-2 leads directly to the Traditional C-3. The Dressage
C-2 leads directly to the Dressage C-3. The Hunter Seat Equitation C-2
leads directly to the Show Jumping C-3.
note that the Traditional C-2 member is not eligible to move to the Dressage
C-3 or the Show Jumping C-3. They must first test to the C-2 Dressage or
Hunter Seat Equitation. This holds true at all of the local levels above
the D-1. A member may earn certifications in another track by testing at
their current level or below their current level (whichever is appropriate for
their skill level) in the new track. They may not test UP a level in the
new track as their first test in that new track.
At all levels – retest deadline is August 31 of the following year from the
when the original test was taken.
following wording will be added to the Test Sheets and Standards: A
candidate may retest only if the candidate qualifies for a retest by passing
the minimum number of sections stated on the test sheet and the original
Examiner has recommended the candidate to retest. Those testing during
the current year have until August 31 of the following year to retest.
Candidates must arrange for retests through their DC/CA.