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Tetrathlon training for All Seniors and Juniors on International Squad for home International  will continue on Friday evening 3rd July at 4pm at CBS school (opposite Abbey Court Hotel). If you don't get a text about the training and are interested please contact John Flood 087-2228850.
If you are interested in travelling to the North for the area 17 competition and Tyrella Challenge on July 9th and 10th  please forward your name, age on Jan 1st 2015, estimated swim, and Horse name to sheilagayer@eircom.net by Friday next June 26th. All entries must go together from the South. See information below about the competition.

Laois Hunt Branch Tetrathlon Training/Competition Day
Sat. 25th July
 
EAST DOWN BRANCH OF THE PONY CLUB
Area 17 Tetrathlon Competition & Tyrella Challenge 2015
At   Downpatrick Leisure Centre, Corbetts Estate Tyrella
     & Tullymurry Equestrian Centre , Downpatrick on
     Thursday 9th and Friday 10th July 2015
 
REGISTRATION      Thursday 9th - Downpatrick Leisure Centre  from 3.30pm
 
SHOOTING:   Thursday 9th - Downpatrick Leisure Centre, 4.00pm
 
RUNNING           Thursday 9th  - Corbetts Estate, Tyrella 6.30pm
 
SWIMMING    Friday 10th Downpatrick Leisure Centre from 9.00am
 
XC RIDING         Friday 10th - Tullymurry Equestrian Centre from 12noon
 
1. Open Boys
2. Open Girls
3. Intermediate Boys
4. Intermediate Girls
5. Junior Boys    (under 15 on 1st February  2015)
6. Junior Girls   (under 15 on 1st February 2015)
7. Minimus (under 12 on 1st February 2015)
8. Fledglings     (under 10 on 1st February 2015)
*** Mixed Team Entry ( Open/ Intermediate/ Junior Also)**
 
ENTRY FEE  
Open, Intermediate, Juniors £40.00 (€57.00) / Minimus £35.00 (€50.00)/ Fledglings £25.00(€35.00)
 


Pentathlon Summer Series 2015
 
 
Route Tetrathlon/Minimus
Route Tetrathlon will be taking place on Sunday 21st June 2015 at Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre Ballymoney, and Maddybenny Euestrian Centre Portrush


 
Senior and Junior Tetrathlon Training
8am in Athy Swimming pool, for anyone interested in Training and joining the International Team
Pistols only
 
 

2014 Irish Tetrathletes
at the UKPC 2014 Championships in Bishop Burten College

 
 
 
 
 
2014 National Championships
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The International Tetrathlon Team photographed with
other Pony Club competitors from across the globe!!

 
 
 
 
 
 

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: 30/06/2015
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