Tetrathlon - Irish Pony Club

Search
Last Updated: 16/04/2014
Go to content

Main menu:

Tetrathlon

Competitions & Activities


Tetrathlon Squad Training
Sun. April 27th, 2014

Report at Moorfield GAA Hall at 8.15 am ready to shoot at 8.30 am
And Runing training  

Swim at The Curragh Swimming Pool at 12 - 2 pm

Directions to Moorfield GAA Hall:
At the main roundaobut before/at the entrance to The Curragh Racecourse
take the first exit for Kildare Rathangan, pass car parks, take first road on the right
(1 km. from roundabout)

This training is for all interested Senior members
and Juniors on the Squad  

Any queries please contact John Flood 087-2228850
If you are interested but cannot attend, please phone John

Final Trial for International Teams travelling to Perth, WA
Will be run over 2 days:
Sun. 4th May: Stadium Riding (SJ) at the National Sports Campus, Abbottstown, Dublin
Members must bring a horse (i.e. they won't be provided)
Bank holiday Monday 5th May: Run, Swim & Shoot at Kells Tetrathlon competition)

 



Friendly Minimus and Tetrathlon competitions 2014
See Minimus page for fliers


 


International Tetrathlon Exchange 2014

The Pony Club in Western Australia is hosting an International Tetrathlon Exchange
From 5th to 20th July 2014

For more inforamtion re training and team selection see above



 

IPC Junior Tetrathlon Squad 2014
The Irish Pony Club is invited to send teams to the UK Pony Club Junior Regional competition at
Milton Keynes
31st May, 1 & 2nd June
click here for information




Travel arrangements for parents and competitors:
For list of hotels near venue click here
Ferry bookings being arranged at the moment - please contact
Team Trainer John Flood (087 2228850) or members of the Tetrathlon Committee

 


Tetrathlon Championships 2013

Ballycahane, Crecora, Co. Limerick on 17/18 August

Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards 2013
click here

The results of the National Championships are available from the links below:

SeniorBoys
Senior Girls
Junior Boys
Junior Girls

Results of the Home International Competition available from the following links:

Home International Senior Boys Teams
Home International Senior Girls Teams
Home International Junior Boys Teams
Home International Junior Girls Teams

Home International Senior Boys Individual scores
Home International Senior Girls Individual scores
Home International Junior Boys Individual scores
Home International Junior Girls Individual scores



Some photographs of the UKPC members who took part in the Home International competition:
Click here










 


Junior Tetrathlon Trip to Pembrey

Boys Results click here
Girls Results click here
(NOTE: MS-Excel spreadsheet large files so may be slow to download)

.

Running Training Schedule Available Click here

The UKPC Tetrathlon Championships Dates/Venue
Friday 9th, Sat 10th and Sunday 11th August. This will be held at Bishop Burton College, Yorkshire.

 

COMPETITION

PONY/
HORSE

RIDERS
AGE

PC
TEST
REQUIRED

SWIM

RUNNING

CROSS
COUNTRY
RIDING

TARGET SHOOTING

Senior Assoc.
Indiv. Mens

5

Y
e
a
r
s

o
r

o
v
e
r

Under
23 on
1st Jan

Must
have
C
Test

4
minutes

3,000 mtrs.

Max.
height

1.05 m

Y
E
S

Senior Assoc.
Indiv. Girls

3
minutes

1,500
mtrs

Senior Mens
Teams

Under
21 on

1st Jan

4
minutes

3,000 mtrs.

Senior Girls
Teams

3
minutes

1,500 mtrs.

Juniors

Under
15 on
1st Jan

3
minutes

1,500 mtrs.

Max.
height
90 cm

Minimus
Under 12's

Under 12
on 1st Jan

D+ Test
recomm-
ended

2
minutes

1,000 mtrs.

Max.
height
75 cm.

No

 

ABOUT TETRATHLON

Tetrathlon is a very demanding competition with four parts: swimming, running, riding, and shooting.

The Aim of The Pony Club Tetrathlon is to provide Members with a challenging competition requiring sound practical horsemanship and general athletic ability. Thus all-rounders should be encouraged to further their interest in riding and the horse generally by combining riding with other activities, thereby retaining their interest in The Pony Club.

The Tetrathlon originated as a competition for boys, but there are separate competitions for girls, under identical rules except where otherwise stated.  Boys’ and girls’ competitions are run separately from each other, though they may take place at the same event.

SCORING
The Pony Club scoring system is similar to the Modern Pentathlon method in that competitors score positive points according to the standard of their performance in each phase. In the Running and the Riding Phases, they are based on standards of 1,000 and 1,400 respectively, competitors having marks deducted or, in the Running, bonus marks added, according to their performance compared to the standard. In the Shooting and Swimming positive marks are awarded for shots on the target and distances swum and on scales such that scores are commensurate with those of other phases.

Ideally each phase should have an equal influence on the final result (except that riding should have slightly more weight).  

The scores of a competitor in each of the four phases are added together to give his overall score for the Tetrathlon.  To earn an overall score a competitor must start each phase and must continue until eliminated or compelled to retire.

Please refer to the

Irish Pony Club Tetrathlon Rule Book

See also
Cross Country Tack Sheet







 
Last Updated: 16/04/2014
Online Users
Back to content | Back to main menu