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Zone 1 Gear Check Practical Assessment

20 April @ 8:00 am 10:00 am


695 Nudgee Rd,
Nudgee, QLD 4013 Australia
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Assessment Details

Please note that members do not have to be coaches to gain this Gear Checker accreditation. This assessment is for those members who are ready to be assessed having fulfilled the pre-requisites for the PCA Gear Checker Certificate.

If you are running an event in 2024, it is highly advised that your Club has at least 2 accredited gear checkers on the event team that will be present on the day. It is also recommended that all Chief Instructors become accredited.

The PCA Gear Check Accreditation aims to provide knowledge and set standards of the gear check procedure for those carrying out gear checks at Pony Club®. Carrying out a comprehensive and standardised gear check is part of PCA’s risk management and compliance system. Successful applicants will receive a Gear Checker Certificate.


Candidates for the gear checker certificate must:

• Be a current member of Pony Club Australia

• Meet the requirements for Working with Children in the relevant Australian State/Territory

• Be at least 16 years to receive the accreditation

• Have attended and observed gear check procedure at two separate rally, muster or Pony Club® run events, prior to assessment, and

• Have been supervised performing gear check procedure on two separate occasions at rally, muster or Pony Club® run events, prior to assessment..


Assessment will include:

• A practical gear check before a qualified assessor.

• Completing an open book Gear Checker Written Exam on gear/ uniform rules. This must be completed by Wednesday 10th April. Find the Exam on the PCA website, click on Coaches/ Coach Education, and scroll down to find the Gear Checker Accreditation section. For the “assessor’s email”, please use erikawoodland@bigpond.com. Use both the latest version of the PCA Gear Checker Manual and PCA National Gear Rules as it is “open book”.

• Attending the practical Gear Check Assessment on 20th April before a qualified assessor


Any pony club with members attending for Gear Checker Assessment must provide 2 riders & horses from their club, from 8.00 – 10.00am.

To prepare for Assessment, members should go to the PCA website, click on Coaches/ Coach Education. Its most Important to read through both the Gear Checker Manual and the National Gear Rules.

There will also be a Gear Check Zoom Night, held on Monday 8th April, 2 weeks before the practical assessment, to assist members in their preparation including an overview of recent gear updates. This will be highly beneficial, but not compulsory.

Gear Check Assessment

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