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Connemara Champs

Connemara Champs are the consistent and trustworthy members of the group. They are confident to have a go at activities and give it their all. They are kind to everyone they meet and are excellent role models admired by all.

  • Last reviewed: 18th July 2022
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They will be able to take an active role in looking after ponies and understanding what makes them tick. They will be more independent with their ability to ride, handle and work around ponies. They will have developed a range of riding skills through fun activities and be considerate to their pony’s comfort by learning about tack fit and care. Connemara Champs will learn how to prepare for riding in different environments and look after their pony when out and about. They will be able to help around the yard and look out for those that may need help and support.

Connemara Champs will work through topics within six themes which can be completed in any order to suit their individual preferences.

Stickers are awarded upon completion of topics. Once a theme is complete an iron-on cloth badge is awarded. When all themes have been achieved the Connemara Champs rosette and certificate are awarded.

Golden Groom
  • Rules of Feeding
  • Bandaging
  • Plaiting
  • Bathing
  • Anatomy 2
Pet Protector
  • Poisonous Plants
  • Disease Prevention
  • Worm Control
  • Condition Scoring
  • First Aid for Ponies
Junior Jockey
  • Riding Skills 4
  • Tack Care
  • Handy Pony
  • Tack Fit
  • Ready to Ride
Equine Explorer
  • Highway Code
  • Travelling
  • Be Prepared
  • Gates
Stable Star
  • Stables
  • Paddocks
  • Fence Building
  • Biosecurity
Helping Hero
  • Events
  • Healthy Mind
  • Yard Helper
  • First Aid 2

How to get involved

There are two ways for your child to join in the fun with Pony Stars and begin their adventure.

If you have your own horse

If you have your own pony then a BHS Accredited Professional Coach can come to you, you can travel to them or you can set up your own group with friends on your yard or nearby yards and enjoy the activities together. Our Accredited Professional Coaches hold coaching qualifications in addition to regularly attending first aid and safeguarding courses to ensure they can provide safe, high quality delivery for your child.

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If you do not own your own horse

Or you’re not sure if they would be suitable, don’t worry. There are BHS Approved Riding Centres throughout the UK that deliver Pony Stars with their facilities and horses.  

Your child will make new friends and join in with group activities within our friendly centres. Have the reassurance that all our BHS Approved Riding Centres meet high standards of horse welfare and coaching.

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Get in touch

If you want to learn more about Pony Stars or if you have any questions, please complete our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.