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Junior and Senior Tetrathlon Squad Training 

Junior Boys and Girls Tetrathlon Squad announced
Please note that this is the provisional Squad list and can be changed at the discretion of trainers and selectors.


The next training day is on Sunday 26th of April, starting at 8am Swim in they Athy Pool followed by Shoot & Run. Training is for both Junior and Senior members of IPC in preparation for the UK Junior Regional Competition at Morreton Morrell, Warwickshire on the June Bank Holiday weekend and also for the Home International at Tattersalls in Meath in August in conjunction with our National Tetrathlon Championships. Contact John Flood 0872228850

 
 
 
Irish Tetrathlon Team Kit 2015


All gear can be ordered from Anne Healy 086 3451329
edghealy@hotmail.com
All orders must be paid for in advance. Payment must be returned with completed form to Anne Healy by 12th April.  
 
 
 
Tetrathlon Swimming

John Duffy Head Coach with Kilkenny Wimming Club is offering a discounted video analysis to any Tetrathlon/Irish Pony Club Member who wants to improve their Swimming Performance. 
 
 
 

Irish Tetrathletes
at the UKPC Championships in Bishop Burten College

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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: 21/04/2015
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