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PONY CLUB Tetrathlon

Tetrathlon is a challenging four phase competition requiring practical horsemanship and general athletic ability involving running, riding, swimming and shooting.
• Running phase: The senior boys run over a 3,000 metre course while senior girls and all juniors run over a 1,500 metre course and each competitor’s time is measured.
• Swimming phase: The senior boys swim for 4 minutes, senior girls and juniors swim for 3 minutes.
• Shooting Phase: Senior boys and girls shoot using an air pistol of .177 calibre at 10m. air pistol targets from the standing position. Junior boys and girls shoot using an air rifle of .177 calibre at 10m. air rifle target lying in a prone position. Scores from all four phases are added together to arrive at an individual score for each member. The best three individual scores are calculated to arrive at a team score.

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Results from the Holmestead Saddlery National Tetrathlon Championships

Results from the Holmestead Saddlery National Tetrathlon Championships

Results from the Holmestead Saddlery National Tetrathlon Championships may be downloaded from the Results page of the Irish Pony Club Website or by clicking on the following links:

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Thank You To Everyone Who Contributed To The Success Of The Holmestead Saddlery National Tetrathlon Championships 2018

Thank You To Everyone Who Contributed To The Success Of The Holmestead Saddlery National Tetrathlon Championships 2018

John Flood and the Tetrathlon Committee would like to express their sincere thanks to Bill Holmes and Holmestead Saddlery, our fantastic sponsors for the National Tetrathlon Championships. Their continued support is invaluable.

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Provisional Scores from the Holmestead Saddlery National Tetrathlon Championships

Provisional Scores from the Holmestead Saddlery National Tetrathlon Championships

Please click on the following link to view Provisional Scores from the Holmestead Saddlery National Tetrathlon Championships.

www.itsplainsailing.com/ipc 

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Note on Queries from the Riding Phase during the Holmestead Saddlery Tetrathlon Championships

Note on Queries from the Riding Phase during the Holmestead Saddlery Tetrathlon Championships

Please note: Due to the late start time on the cross country Queries must be brought to the Secretary’s Office within 30 minutes of the Provisional Scores being posted on the Notice Board.
Queries must be brought by a Branch Official i.e. DC or their Representative
ABSOLUTELY NO QUERIES ON SCORES WILL BE TAKEN AFTER THIS TIME.

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Holmestead Saddlery National Tetrathlon Championships - Shoot Details, Swim Heats and Running Order

Holmestead Saddlery National Tetrathlon Championships - Shoot Details, Swim Heats and Running Order

The Holmestead Saddlery Irish Pony Club National Tetrathlon Championships will take place on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th August 2018.

Please carefully read this entire article for all of the information regarding the Tetrathlon Championships.

TIMETABLE OF EVENTS

Sunday 5th August

  • Phase 1: Shooting - Fitness Factory, Nenagh. (Eircode - E45KT61)
    • 8.30am Registration
    • 9.00am First Shoot Detail
    • The shooting hall entrance is at the front of the building on the right as you drive into the Fitness Factory.
  • Phase 2: Swimming - Nenagh Leisure Centre
    • 12.10pm Swimming Warm-Up
    • 12.20pm Swimming - First Heat 

Cross Country Course at Crecora, Co. Limerick officially open for inspection at 5.00pm on Sunday 5th August 2018.

Monday 6th August

  • Phase 3: Running - Limerick Racecourse
    • 8.30am Registration and collection of running numbers and timing chips.
    • 9.00am Start - Senior Boys, followed by Senior Girls, followed by Junior Boys and Junior Girls.  
      Running in numerical order.  All competitors must run in numerical order.
  • Phase 4: Cross Country Riding:
    • 11.00am Tack Inspection
      11.30am First competitor on the Course Senior Boys followed by Senior Girls, then Junior Boys and Junior Girls.

Parking

  • Sunday 5th August 2018 - Nenagh
    • Lorries and horse boxes wishing to park at the Shooting venue in Nenagh should drive straight into the Fitness Factory and park at the bottom of the parking area.
    • Cars should park at the front of the parking area.
    • Lorries and horse boxes wishing to park at the Swimming venue in Nenagh may park in the Abby Court Hotel carpark beside the swimming pool.  When driving into the hotel carpark, keep to the left.

Stabling

Stabling for the Holmestead Saddlery Irish Pony Club National Tetrathlon Championships will take place at Limerick Racecourse.  Stabling must be pre-booked through the Irish Pony Club Its Plain Sailing page: www.itsplainsailing.com/club/ipc. Stable bookings will close on Thursday 2nd August 2018.

Check in times for those who have booked stabling at Limerick Racecourse are as follows:

  • Friday 3rd August - 6.00pm to 8.00pm
  • Saturday 4th August - 3.00pm to 7.00pm.
  • Sunday 5th August - 8.00am to 9.30am and 4.30pm to 6.00pm
  • Anyone wishing to book in out with these times, please phone Annette Fitzgerald on 086-1508494

Camping

Camping is available in Crecora, Co. Limerick from 6pm onwards on Saturday 4th August 2018.  No arrivals before this time please.

Barbecue

A barbecue will take place on Sunday 5th August in Crecora, Co. Limerick starting at approximately 7.00pm.

Tickets must be purchased in advance throught the Irish Pony Club Its Plain Sailing page: www.itsplainsailing.com/club/ipc.

Tickets will be available for collection from the IPC Secretaries Office on Sunday 5th August at the Shooting Phase in Nenagh. 

Shoot and Swim Times in Branch Order 

Swim Heat Warm Up Times

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Holmestead Saddlery Tetrathlon Championships - Barbecue

Holmestead Saddlery Tetrathlon Championships - Barbecue

There will be a Barbecue at the Holmestead Saddlery Tetrathlon Championships on Sunday 5th August in Crecora, Co. Limerick starting at approximately 7pm.

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Holmestead Saddlery National Tetrathlon Championships - Provisional Start Times

Holmestead Saddlery National Tetrathlon Championships - Provisional Start Times

The Holmestead Saddlery National Tetrathlon Championships will take place on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th August 2018.

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Holmestead Saddlery Tetrathlon Championships - Change of Cross Country Venue

Holmestead Saddlery Tetrathlon Championships - Change of Cross Country Venue

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the venue for the Holmestead Saddlery National Tetrathlon Championships has changed from Gurteen Agricultural College to Crecora, Co. Limerick by kind permission of the Furnell family.

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Senior Irish Tetrathletes Begin their Journey to the US International Tetrathlon Exchange

Senior Irish Tetrathletes Begin their Journey to the US International Tetrathlon Exchange

Earlier this year, nine senior Irish Pony Club members were selected to represent the IPC at the US International Tetrathlon Exchange in North and South Carolina from July 13th to 30th.  Today, these nine tetrathletes set off on this fantastic trip from Dublin Airport.

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Good luck to our Junior Irish Tetrathlon Squad

Good luck to our Junior Irish Tetrathlon Squad

The Pony Club Junior Regional Tetrathlon takes place this weekend from June 2nd to 3rd in Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire.  Thirty nine Junior Irish Tetrathletes will make the journey to represent the Irish Pony Club in this years competition. 

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