Category Archives: Tetrathlon

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National Tetrathlon Championships (including Grassroots Tetrathlon)

The National Tetrathlon Championships were held at Bishop Burton College from the 11th – 13th August 2017.

Area 5 had 7 competitors who qualified at the Area 5 Tetrathlon competition held at Whitfield farm, Warwick for this prestigious event. Unfortunately, Keeva Stott was unable to attend.

Open Boys

Both Area 5 Open Boys, Russell Wingfield (Aberconwy) and Toby Johnson (East Cheshire) came in the top 10 placings! Toby was 4th with a joint Best Shoot (940) and Russell 9th. Both competitors achieved a total score in excess of 4000 points which is fantastic achievement.

The previous weekend, Toby and Russell had both represented Wales and Borders in the Regional 100 Event held at Southfield House, Nunney, Frome, Somerset.

Junior Girls

Area 5 had a Mixed Area team of four Junior Girls taking part in the event. Annabel James (East Cheshire), Ella Booth (Cheshire Hunt North), Kiera Booth (Cheshire Hunt North) and Orla Stott (Cheshire Hunt South). This was an exceptionally large class consisting of 86 girls! The competition got underway with some very impressive shoot scores from Area 5. Orla – 900, Kiera – 800, Annabel – 960 and Ella – 980. We hoped Ella’s score would gain her the award for the Best Shoot in the Junior Girls competition but two girls, Connie Gould (Old Berkeley Hunt) and Charlotte Hicks (East Cornwall Hunt) both scored the maximum points achievable of 1000. All the Area 5 Junior Girls had a clear cross-country round on a course that was designed by Joe Weller.

Grassroots Competition

This year was the fourth year of the Grassroots Tetrathlon competition. The competition is open to both branch and centre members but competitors must not have competed at Junior level tetrathlon or above at Regional or Area level competitions.

Competition outline:

  • Swim: 3 minutes
  • Shoot: 7 metres
  • Ride: Show Jumping course with a slip rail and a halt box
  • Heights: 2ft to 2ft 6in (60-75cm)
  • Run:1000 metres

Area 5 had two competitors gain the highly sought-after places in this competition both from Flint and Denbigh PC, Archie Lynch and Leah Lamb. Both put in fantastic performances and held their own against much older competitors in a class of 48! Archie achieved 2nd place with a shoot score of 840. He was 4th in the swim and 6th in the run. Leah came 18th with a very impressive shoot of 920 narrowly missing the award for Best Shoot which was 940. Both Archie and Leah rode clear.

Well done all Area 5 competitors!

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Flint and Denbigh PC HUNTER TRIALS & TETRATHLON

FLINT & DENBIGH HUNT BRANCH OF THE PONY CLUB

LLANDYRNOG DISTRICT

HUNTER TRIALS & TETRATHLON

 Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th September 2017

at

PLAS DOLBEN
LLANGYNHAFAL
DENBIGH
LL16 4LN
01824 790327

secretary@fndponyclub.org.uk

By permission of
Mr & Mrs GW Pierce

Access for parking NOT suitable for large vehicles (Please ring if in doubt)

All entries to be in by Monday 4th Sep 2017

NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED

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Junior Regional Tetrathlon Competition 3rd and 4th June 2017

Moreton Morrell College and Xcel Leisure Centre, Coventry

162 competitors took part in the Junior Regional Tetrathlon Competition earlier this month. In order to be able to take part competitors have to be invited by their Team Manager. This year the Wales and Borders team, which consists of competitors from Area 5, 10 & 18, had two teams of 5 girls and 3 individual boys. We had a great turnout from Area 5 this year with 5 out of the 10 female competitors selected being from Area 5! All of our Area 5 girls have been training hard to perform at their best during this event!

Red Dragons

  • Annabel James – East Cheshire (Captain)
  • Ella Booth – Cheshire Hunt North
  • Orla Stott – Cheshire Hunt South
  • Deryn Cressey-Rogers
  • Megan Jones

Green Dragons

  • Seren Thorne (Captain)
  • Keeva Stott – Cheshire Hunt South
  • Kiera Booth – Cheshire Hunt North
  • Molly Cressey-Rogers
  • Ffion Priddle

Annabel James achieved the “Best Shoot” scoring a fantastic 980 (out of a possible 1000 points). Followed closely behind by Ella Booth who scored 960! Wales and Borders also had the “Best Shoot” in the boys section too with Alex John scoring the maximum possible score of 1000! The only competitor to do so in this competition.

There were very few clear rides on a taxing and technical course but Cheshire Hunt South competitor, Orla Stott was one of only 3 of our Wales and Borders female competitors to have a clear cross country ride achieving 1400 points.

On Saturday evening there was a buffet and a disco. Each region had to prepare a small performance. This year the theme was superheroes!

Wales and Borders performed to the theme tune of Queen’s Flash Gordon! The choreography and the costumes were successfully organised by the team captains mothers – they did a fantastic job.

We were all absolutely delighted when it was announced that we had come joint first with Scotland!

Overall in the competition the girls Red Dragon team came 5th out of 21 teams and the Green Dragons 14th.

Morgan Thompson, one of our W&B boys came 1st place in the boys competition – he was also our Flash on Saturday night – complete with blonde wig!

Well done to everyone who took part and a huge congratulations to all of those in Area 5!

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Upcoming Tetrathlon Training Dates 2017 ….

Sunday 26th March
Cross Country technique training with Dee Kennedy at Kingsley (CW8 2RW). £25 each. Four in a group for an hour. Please state any preference for time. Open to all tetrathlon competitors.

Thursday 6th April
Cross Country on the field at Kelsall. £20 each. Four in a group for an hour. Instructor to be confirmed. This is dependant on enough people being available as it is still term time for some. Open to all tetrathlon competitors.

Tues 30th May
Cross Country technique training with Richard Carruthers at his yard. £17.50 each. Four in a group for an hour, 9.30 – 1.30. This is just before the Junior Tetrathlon Regionals so priority will go to juniors aiming for the regionals.

To book any or all trainings, in the first instance, please email your Area 5 Tetrathlon organiser at  area5tetrathlon@outlook.com

In all cases please send a cheque, payable to Area 5 Tetrathlon, to Judy Gleave at:

  • Hollin Green Farm
  • Hollin Green Lane
  • Newhall
  • Nantwich
  • CW5 8AZ

and please write on the back which training it is for, which rider and their riding level. Any cheques without this information are likely to get ignored! First come first served.

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Area 5 Tetrathletes heading to Milton Keynes

Area 5 Tetrathletes who are heading off to Milton Keynes for the Triathlon Championships on 19 March.

Well done for qualifying and good luck at the competition to …

… Seniors

  • Milly McCarrick
  • Hamish Peffers
  • Russell Wingfield and
  • Toby Johnson;

… Juniors

  • Ella Booth
  • Kiera Booth
  • Annabelle James and
  • Jake Billington

… Minis

  • Lana Booth
  • Florence Butler
  • Beatrice Taylor
  • Archie Lynch
  • Archie Peffers
  • Rufus Taylor
  • William Stone and
  • Freddie James.

They will all be swimming, running and shooting with the best competitors from all of the other areas.

MK-Qualifiers

Successful Area 5 Competitors

Successful Area 5 competitors at the recent Area 4 qualifier in Crosby.

Congratulations to the following who have all qualified for the Milton Keynes triathlon at the Area 4 and Area 7 qualifiers:

  •  Mini – Beatrice Taylor, Rufus Taylor, William Stone, Freddie James
  • Junior – Annabelle James
  • Intermediate – Russell Wingfield

Area 5’s own qualifier is in Mold on Sunday 26th February 2017 and entries close on 15th February 2017.

Tetrathlon and Triathlon

THE BARLOW HUNT BRANCH OF THE PONY CLUB

  • Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th April 2017
  • Saturday 8th April to be held at Osberton Estate Nr. Worksop
  • By kind permission of Col GMT Foljambe Esq
  • Sunday 9th April to be held at Worksop College, S80 3AP
  • By kind permission of the College Head

The estate must be entered from the A1 Northbound and not through Scofton Village

Closing date for entries Thursday 30th March 2017

Tetrathlon & Triathlon Schedule April 2017