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The Irish Tetrathlon Teams took part in The NFU Mutual Tetrathlon Championships 2015 that were held 14th-16th August at Bishop Burton College, Beverley; with the swim held at Beverley Leisure Centre

For some fantastic shots of the Tetrathlon Championships 2015 kindly taken and shared with us by Mike Ryde from Old Berkley Hunt North


On behalf of the IPC Tetrathlon Committee I wish to say a very big thank you to the numerous volunteers who helped at the different phases of the tetrathlon championships over the weekend, from the Shooting and Swimming phase on Saturday, the Cross Country riding phase on Sunday and finally the Running phase on Monday.  You ensured that our Tetrathlon championship ran off very well. Congratulations to all the competitors, from the youngest and first timers to the more experienced, who competed so well at all the phases. There would be no championship without you. Hoping to see you all competing again next year at our International Tetrathlon competition.
Signed: Sheila Gayer (Tetrathlon Chairman)
 
 
 
 

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: 21/08/2015
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