The Pony Stallion Test is open to ponies of any breed. It last for thirty days and during this time period, the pony stallions are tested in the same disciplines as the 70-Day Stallion Test. There is no bell curve in the grading. Each pony stallion receives its own index score. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions:
Is my stallion eligible for the Pony Test?
Yes. There are no pre-qualifications for entering the Pony Test. However, we recommend that you contact the breed registries that you are interested in receiving a breeding license with regarding possible approval pending successful completion of the Stallion Test.
What are the pony stallions required to do in the testing?
The Pony Test lasts for thirty days. During this time period, the pony stallions will be trained and tested in walk/trot/canter undersaddle, showjumping (with fence height appropriate for the size of the pony), cross country, and freejumping.
How much does it cost and what does that include?
The cost of Pony Test is $5,500. That includes board, training, and all of the vet exams involved in the Stallion Test. It does not include farrier, vet visits/treatments/meds due to illness or injury, bodyclipping, or mane pulling. However, we understand the amount of expense involved with sending a stallion to the Test, so we work hard to limit outside expenses for the stallion owners.
What supplies do I need to send with my stallion?
Stallions must arrive with the following documents/supplies:
Testing Contract, Coggins, EVA test, Statement of Health Form, and Credit Card Form
Original Papers or Passport (no scores will be issued without original papers and FACILITY ?reserves the right to refuse admittance into the Test if original papers are not provided)
Tack - ֠bridle with flash noseband, 2 leather halters, lead, bit (jointed mouthpiece with either loose ring, eggbutt, or D-ring), 2 schooling saddle pads, set of standing wraps and bandages
Blankets - ֠winter blanket, stable blanket, cooler
Leg protection - ֠Eskadron type jumping boots front and back, set of polo wraps, washable turn- out boots, bell boots
Grooming box ֠brushes, curry comb, hoof pick, tail brush, hoof oil, fly spray, detangler, shampoo Printed inventory of items
If stallions do not arrive with the necessary items, the facility reserves the right to purchase the necessary items and charge the stallion owner. Facility will not be responsible for providing items on the list.
Am I allowed to come and visit my stallion?
Absolutely. We have an open door policy. During the testing period, stallion owners are not allowed to ride, handle, or make training suggestions to preserve the integrity of the testing process. However, stallion owners are welcome to visit during the testing process. Please contact the testing facility with expected arrival time to ensure the stallion has not already been worked for the day.
Do all the stallions have the same training program?
No. We view the stallions as individuals and tailor their daily training according to their level of fitness, health, experience, personality, and talent. There is not a “set program” or schedule for each training week. We are flexible to meet the needs of each stallion in order to reach the highest level of fitness and ability within the testing time period.
What breed registries accept the Pony Test results for licensing?
Please contact any registries directly for inquiries regarding acceptance of results and presentation for licensing.