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We are delighted to re-introduce our series of Groundwork Tests!


Groundwork provides an alternative way to work with your horse or pony. Ideal as a 'taster' to competing with us, if you have a young/old or new pony, or you're just not quite ready to compete under saddle yet - these tests are for you.

When entering, please indicate the handler's age, as the class will be split by age (9 and under, 10 and over) if there is a large number of entries.

Rosettes 1st - 6th place, split by age depending on entries.

Please download the test for the month on the Groundwork Tests page. 


Ponies can be led in either a headcollar or bridle - if using a bridle we recommend a long lead rope passed through the bit rings rather than using the reins which may be a bit short for some movements.


The handler MUST wear gloves and sensible footwear, and we strongly recommend wearing a hat too!

This event does NOT require a full size 20x40 arena, it can be done in any size/shape space including in a corner of a field, with the course laid out as indicated on the test sheet. You must however still follow our Rules, including filming in landscape from the judge's position at C.


The entry fee for groundwork tests is £9 (plus postage) - this includes your detailed feedback sheet, rosette, and of course sweets!

Groundwork Test

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