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Introduction to Pony Club Tetrathlon

Tetrathlon is a challenging four phase competition requiring practical horsemanship and general athletic ability involving running, riding, swimming and shooting.

Members compete in teams of four and also as individuals. Boys and girls compete separately. There are no mixed teams as in Minimus.

The Aim of the Tetrathlon Committee is to get every child around the course as safely as possible.

For the past number of years we have introduced Option fences at those jumps that may be a bit more difficult for a member starting out or their pony. Option fences are an easier fence to jump, and only incur minimum point reductions that can easily be made up in the Running, Swimming or Shooting Phase(Tetrathlon Only).

This year (2023) is the first year that the shooting phase will be performed using Pistols only.