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July 14- 15th, 2018
The Area 5, 7 and 9 National Tetrathlon Championship Qualifier 2018 took place at both Whitfield Farm, Ettingham, Warwick, courtesy of the Wakeham family (cross country ride, shoot and run phases) and at the Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre, Leamington Spa (swim phase).
It was a fantastic event! All those that took part commented on the lovely atmosphere! We were all made to feel exceptionally welcome by the Wakeham family. Many of our competitors enjoyed camping and stabling with the Hutsby family who are local to the event.
The Chief Stewards for the weekend were Andy Frame and Judy Hardcastle. They were both exceptionally impressed with the cross country course and going considering the lack of rain. The whole course had been watered and where necessary the rutted ground had been rolled and crushed to remove the lumps and bumps. The Wakeham family were still checking and preparing the ground on the evening prior to the event to ensure it was as good a surface as possible for the competitors and their horses.
Area 5 had competitors in the Open Boys, Junior Girls, Junior Boys, Mini Girls, Mini Boys and Tadpole Girls classes.
Russell Wingfield (Open Boy) from Aberconwy came in 2nd place with some stiff competition achieving the highest ride score of the boys qualifying for the National Championships.
Orlagh Toner (Junior Girl) from Flint and Denbigh had a fantastic clear ride on a technical course qualifying for the National Championships.
Archie Peffers (Junior Boy) from Waen-y-Llyn was placed 5th qualifying for the National Championships with a clear cross country ride. Archie said that he enjoyed the cross country course so much he would like to go round again!
Leah Lamb (Mini Girl) from Flint and Denbigh came in 6th place. Leah had the smallest pony, at 11.2hh, of the day to go around the cross country course! She was absolutely delighted to achieve an almost clear cross country ride with only one very unlucky stop.
Isabella Stone (Mini Girl) from Flint and Denbigh put in a very credible performance. Well done Isabella.
Thomas Johnson (Mini Boy) from Cheshire Hunt South achieved 2nd place.
Daisy Stone (Tadpole Girl) from Flint and Denbigh came in 2nd place with Best Swim.
Constance Wright (Tadpole Girl) from Flint and Denbigh came in 4th place with Best Shoot.
Polly Johnson (Tadpole Girl) from Cheshire Hunt South achieved 5th place! A great performance by all our Tadpole Girls in a tough class of 12 competitors.
Toby Johnson (Open Boy) – East Cheshire also gained a place to compete at the National Championships as Toby is currently part of the GB International Tetrathlon team competing in the USA.
The National Tetrathlon Championships which are to be held on August 9th – 12th at Offchurch Bury near Leamington Spa. The Grassroots Tetrathlon competition is to be held at the same venue on August 10 – 11th.
Ella Booth, Cheshire Hunt North, represented Wales and Borders at the Royal Windsor Horse Show Tetrathlon Competition 2018
Wow! What an amazing weekend at the Royal Windsor Horse Show.
The whole experience was just amazing, the run, swim, ride, shoot and the evening performances and not forgetting the lovely people who were so supportive and helpful!
For me, I probably had one of my best tetrathlon ever. I was so happy with my 10m PB in the swim, my shoot really showed me that I know what I’m doing and I just need to believe in myself! The run was average for me and the ride I was so happy with because bug had never seen so many people in one crowd before and tried so hard even though she was so nervous, I really couldn’t be happier with her!
I would like to thank everyone who helped get down and perform the way I did in every aspect of each event and out and thanks to my amazing team mates that were very kind and made it so much fun, and now I can say I’ve ridden 10m infront of the Queen.
Congratulations to one of our Area 5 Senior Boys – Toby Johnson from East Cheshire, who has been selected to represent Great Britain in the USA this July for the International Pony Club Tetrathlon Competition. Toby underwent a gruelling selection process and is one of only 4 boys to be selected.
Well done Toby!
Trio of Triathlons
Area 5 has held a series of 3 triathlons taking place in October 2017, January 2018 and February 2018.
Tankards, goblets and cups were presented to the individual of each class who had collected the highest number of points over the season. Competitors who entered all three triathlons also took home an Easter egg!
Area 5 Winter Triathlon Championships Qualifier – Sunday 18th February 2018
Ellesmere College was the venue for our final competition in the Area 5 Trio of Triathlons and the qualifier for the National Winter Triathlon Championships. 73 competitors across all classes took part – with pony club ages ranging from 5 through 20! We had a fantastic day with some brilliant results!
The committee would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped throughout the day along with all those competitors!
Lexie Corcoran (North Shropshire) with Best Shoot
Helen Jones (Flint and Denbigh) with Best Run
Mazy Doughty (Dwyfor)
Charlie Brocklehurst (North Cotswold) with joint Best Shoot
Josh Bryers (North Shropshire) with joint Best Shoot
Thomas Colley (North Staffs)
Caspar Kissane (F&D) achieved Best Run.
Holly Morris (Ludlow) with Best Shoot
Harriet Pownall (F&D) with Best Swim
Best Run was achieved by Chloe Bowen (Berwyn and Dee)
Henry Bates (WWW) with Best Run, Swim and Shoot!!!
Amy Morris (Wheatland) with Best Swim
Lana Booth (Cheshire Hunt North) with Best Run
Lucinda Evans (Ludlow) with Best Shoot (980 – our best shoot of the day!!)
Archie Lynch (F&D) – Best Swim and Best Run
Harry Taylor (CHS) with Best Shoot
Beatrice Taylor (CHS) with Best Swim and Best Shoot