Badge Overview

Currently the Canadian Pony Club offers:

 18 Junior Badges, intended mainly for untested, D levels and younger members:

  • six Horsemanship Badges, related to horse and stable management knowledge;
    • I love my horse,
    • Breeds,
    • Handling and Grooming,
    • Apple Saddlery Tack and tack Care
    • Barn Safety
    • Feedrite Easy Rider
  • six Arts and Recreation Badges, including riding and creative activities;
    • Equestrian Adventurer,
    • Equine Arts and Crafts,
    • Equine Publisher,
    • Handy Horseman,
    • Bookworm,
    • Musical Ride/Quadrille
  • six Yellow Regional Recognition Badges to be awarded for participation at Regional D level competitions.
    • Regional Quiz,
    • Regional PPG,
    • Regional Tetrathlon,
    • Regional Rally,
    • Regional Dressage
    • Regionals Show Jumping 

    18 Senior badges, aimed at C level and above or older or late-joining members, are intended to increase senior member's awareness of the larger horse world:

     

    • six Horsemanship Badges, related to horse and stable management knowledge; 
      • Blankets and Bandaging,
      • Fitness for you and your horse,
      • Farrier and Shoeing,
      • Barn Architecture,
      • Saddlery and Fitting,
      • Aspiring Vet 
    • six Arts and Recreation Badges, including riding and creative activities;
      • Equine Multi-media,
      • History and Literature,
      • Natural Horsemanship,
      • Western Riding,
      • Drivers Ed,
      • Helping Horses and People
    • six Green Regional Recognition Badges to be awarded for participation at Regional C level competitions. 
      • Regional Quiz,
      • Regional PPG,
      • Regional Tetrathlon,
      • Regional Rally,
      • Regional Dressage
      • Regional Show Jumping 

    17 Specialty badges

     

    • six Specialty badges covering  teaching, testing, mentoring and work related topics for more advanced members.
      • Mentor,
      • Instructor 1
      • Instructor 2,
      • Job Shadow,
      • Examiner 1
      • Examiner 2
      • seven Specialty badges awarded for participation in PPG Zones, National and International competition.
        • Zone PPG,
        • National Dressage,
        • National Show Jumping,
        • National Rally,
        • National PPG
        • National Quiz,
        • International Exchange
        • four additional Specialty badges, introduced in 2008
          • Camp,
          • Training a Green Horse,
          • Lunging 
          • Le Trec
          19 Level Recognition Badges (Stable Management and full level badges from Dsm to A)
            5 Beginner badges, introduced in 2012
              • I Love my Pony,
              • Colours and Markings,
              • Parts of the Bridle,
              • Parts of the Saddle 
              • Parts of the Horse

              The program is open-ended, giving branches the opportunity to choose the badges best suited to their education program and volunteer resources, or to suggest new badge topics to National for later inclusion in the handbook.

              All members, regardless of age or level, may work towards achieving any of the badges.