Last weekend, ten Irish Minimus athletes travelled to Catterick in the UK, to represent Ireland at the North of England Tetrathlon - Minimus International Tetrathlon competition.
Out of ten international teams, the two Irish teams who travelled, placed 1st and 2nd. Following the swim, shoot and run phases, the team including Sahara, Tom, Phoebe, Skyla and Tristan were in first place. However, our second team Lucy, Ella, Niall, Andrew and Jaime had a slightly better cross country riding phase, overtaking the other Irish team to place first. Andrew Henson, South Westmeath Hunt Branch won the Boys Individual competition. Andrew also won the Individual Boys competition at the Irish Pony Club National Minimus Championships in Millstreet. It was a great weekend and the squad had a wonderful experience. Congratulations to everyone involved. All of the hard work, practice and training definitely paid off. Well done! Thank you to Johnson & Perrott Land Rover for supporting our Minimus squad and helping to make this trip possible.
The teams in full were as follows:
- Lucy Martin, Kildare Hunt Branch
- Ella Lombard, Duhallow Hunt Branch
- Niall Fitzgerald, Kildare Hunt Branch
- Andrew Henson, South Westmeath Hunt Branch
- Jamie Hargaden, Carlow Hunt Branch
- Sahara Smith, Co. Cavan Branch
- Tom O'Rourke, South Westmeath Hunt Branch
- Phoebe Horgan, Ward Union Branch
- Skyla Nally, Wicklow Hunt Branch
- Tristan Howard, Nenagh Branch