Wednesday September 22, 2021
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What is Tetrathlon?

Tetrathlon (numerical prefix “tetra” – meaning four) is a team and individual competition organised by the Pony Club for its members. It comprises Shooting, Swimming, Running and Riding. It is a variant of, and major recruiting ground for the Olympic sport Modern Pentathlon.

Competition levels progress with age. The Shoot involves shooting with air pistols at targets between 7 and 10 metres, the Swim is the distance swum in 2 to 4 minutes, the Run is normally cross country over a distance of between 1000m and 3000m, and the Ride is over a cross country course, the most exhilarating phase for many.

Tetrathlon was introduced by the Pony Club in 1969 as a way of keeping Boys interested in the Pony Club. Today the number of Girls competing outnumbers Boys by a factor of roughly 2:1.

Many Branches arrange year round Tetrathlon training sessions and competitions as a precursor to Area Competitions, generally held in June and July, from which the strongest teams and individuals go forward to the annual Tetrathlon Championships. Junior and Senior International competitions are also arranged in June and August respectively, with teams representing English Regions, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Wales and Borders competing for top honours. In 2018, Boys and Girls teams travelled to the USA for a three week exchange, and in 2020 we will be hosting an exchange for teams from Australia, the USA, Canada and Ireland.


Area Tetrathlon expected to be July 18th with Area 10


AREA Tetrathlon 2020 July 11th & 12th with Area 10 at Chepstow

Spring Tetrathlon, schedule below

Pembrey Tet April 2020schedule

Link for entries

Triathlon Results January 2020

Tri results Jan

Triathlon  Scedule

Area 18 Triathlon Schedule 2020 (1)

 Area 18 Triathlon Entry Form 2020


Tet Results

Results HT Oct 2019


Tetrathlon/Triathlon Times

Times Pembrey Tetrathlon October 2019

Try a Tri Results

Try a Tri Results Sept 19

Autumn Tet Schedule

Pembrey Tet Oct 2019

The Try a Tri is back  Schedules here

Sch Try a tri Sept28 2019 Sch M & J tri Sept 28 2019

Sch M & J tri Sept 28 2019

Triathlon try a tri Flyer Sept 28th 2019 L


Spring Tet Results


Tri/Tet and Riding ability schedules

Riding ability test pdf      V3 June Tri Tet sch entry form 2019 (1)pdf


Try a Tri March 19

Many thanks to all for a great ‘try a tri’ and especially for Caroline Elsdon. Good to see some new faces and hope to see you all again soon with your ponies too. Well done to the junior sharp shooters both scoring 940. Please see the results here


Design a Jump Competition

Jump Design Competition

Tri a try and Tet schedules on schedules page

Well done to all who qualified for the Tri Championships at Milton Keynes. 

February Results






January Triathlon 2019

Jan Tri Result

Results from Mini/ Major Results
1st Alistair Donnison- Tirion Yate-Scarlet Evans
2nd Adam Carlile- Llions Stevens- William Harnett-Jones
3rd Carys Price- Scarlett Evans-Laylla Pallas
4th Ella Sutton- Chloe John- William Sankey
5th Alex John- Erin Mcdonald-Haf Jones
6th Beth Lewis- Catrin Davies-Millie Coope-Summers



Good results for Tivyside at the Championships. Adam 2nd in open boys. In the intermediate Connor was 9th and Merlin 14th

Good Luck Area 18 at the Tetrathlon Championships this weekend


Have a good time Adam at the International exchange visit


Congratulations to all the tetrathletes who competed for Area 18 at Bicton Inter-Area Tetrathlon. We’ve had some fantastic results and hope you all enjoyed the experience!

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Please click here to see Bicton Results:Bicton 2017 Tet Results (1)


Tivyside Branch are holding a ‘Pick and Mix’ Tetrathlon in Cardigan 15th & 17th June. Please click below to see more details and how to enter.



Well done to all the Area 18 qualifiers who travelled to the Triathlon Championships at Milton Keynes!
Some great results for our area:
Ioan Cressey-Rodgers – 8th Mini Boys
Deryn Cressey-Rodgers – 9th Junior Girls
Louise Mear – Best Shoot Junior Girls
Adam Carlile – 4th Open Boys
There were also lots of Area 18 Triathletes who were in the top 20, but just out of the rosettes. For full results please click on the link below:
January results below. Congratulations to Alex John of South Pembs for his 1000 shoot!
Well done to everyone who took part in the February Triathlon, congratulations and good luck to everyone who qualified for the Championships in Milton Keynes. Thankyou to all the phase stewards, scorers and helpers on the day. Congratulations to Celyn Yate for her 1000 shoot! Please click here for scores:
 Area 18 Triathlon Qualifiers
 Well done to competitors young and not so young at the March Triathlon. Congratulations to Seren Thorne and Alex John on their 1000 shoots. Thankyou to all the people who make these events possible, they can’t run without volunteers. Please find scores below:
A minimum of three practice shooting sessions are required before the first competition (this includes adults!)
Shooting Practice can be arranged with Go Sport, Carmarthen, tel: 01267 235500
Area 18 @Bicton

Area 18 @Bicton