TWO TETRATHLONS

On August 7/8th and August 13/14/15th two major Tetrathlons Championships took place.

The first was the Senior Regional Championship which took place in Melton Mowbray.  For this competition, the best in the various regions are invited to be in Regional Teams and compete against one another.  So, although competitor numbers are relatively low, the quality is high as they are the cream of their particular region.  The XC was full of questions but the bogey fence was the skinny in the water and was very influential.

Wales and the Borders did particularly well as both the Girls and the Boys Welsh teams came 3rd out of 10 regional teams. Unfortunately, Ireland could not be with us this year because of Coronavirus.

The Boys team was –

  •  Morgan Thompson (LLangeinor)
  • Jack and Kitt Stevens (Brecon)
  • Rhys Smart and Morgan Edwards

 Jack Stevens from Brecon was overall Senior Champion with an amazing and rare 1000 in the one-handed, 10m shoot.  A Welsh Champion.   MorganThompson was 5th.

The Wales and Borders Girls team was – 

  • Beatrice Taylor (Cheshire Hunt South)
  • Ella Booth (Cheshire Hunt North)
  • Annabel James (East Cheshire)
  • Anniken Stythe (East Cheshire)
  • Megan Jones.

The second Competition was the National Championship which took place at Offchurch Bury.  This is the first year that Tetrathlon has been held at the same venue/time as the main Championship and the atmosphere was quite special.  This Tetrathlon Championship is when Branch teams compete against one another but the 19 Areas are invited to enter teams as well into a separate Area competition.

The only Branch Team Area 5 had was Cheshire Hunt South Junior Team who did very well to come 6th with a team of Thomas Johnson, Abigael Mulcaster and Polly Johnson.  Thomas also shot 1000 (2 hands, 7 m).  Great shooting.

Area 5 were well represented at this competition for which they had to qualify from the Area competition in June.  Members were from ChHS, ChHN, E.Ch., FnD and Tanatside.

There were 29 Area teams in all – Area 5 had 3 forward. The “Oaks” team (Beatrice and Harry Taylor, Lana Booth and Freddie James) came 5th. It was extremely close – their final score was 12832 – only 81 points behind the winning team.  Every second on the run and every metre in the swim was fought for.  Individually, LANA BOOTH (CHN) won the Junior class with a 980 shoot and a clear XC –  so is the Junior Champion. This was by far the biggest Class of the day with 88 competitors.

The Area 5 “Beech” team (Annabel James (E.Ch), Rufus Taylor (CHS), Oliver Loud (WWW) and Leah Lamb (FnD) came a respectable 10th. Individually, Rufus came 5th in the Intermediate boys with an amazing 9.9 swim. Oliver Loud (WWW) came 7th in the Junior boys competing in his first big competition.  Leah Lamb (FnD) did well in the Junior Girls going clear on the biggest course she had ever done in her life !

The Grassroots is a mixed age/gender class for which you don’t need to qualify. It is there to encourage youngsters or beginners.  Archie Evans from Tanatside competed in the Grassroots as did Lochie and Finton White (E.Ch).  Well done to Sophie Mulcaster(CHS) who came 2nd.  This class did not go XC but did a small course of Sjumps instead.

The XC course at this venue caused huge problems for the Seniors – there were a number of falls,  stops and riders walking home in the first half hour but things improved as the day progressed.

Apologies for not mentioning everyone and for any factual mistakes!

NOTE – Area 5 Tet Committee is holding a Triathlon in Mold Sunday Oct 31st.

The Blue Cross Horse and Pony Care Competition 2021

Hi all,

Please don’t forget about the Area 5 Horse and Pony Care Team comp on the 5th September. Please get your entries in by the 30th August.

If you need any more info or details please email aberconwy@pcuk.org

Meg Green
Area 5 Representative


Aberconwy Branch are proud to be hosting this years Area 5….

The Blue Cross Horse and Pony Care Competition 2021

CALLING ALL BRANCHES AND CENTRES OF AREA 5

THE BLUE CROSS HORSE AND PONY COMPETITION MINI HORSE AND PONY COMPETITION

  • Mixed teams accepted and can qualify.
  • Members from different branches and centres can now be combined to qualify for the championships

Seniors

  • Three members of 14-25 years
  • One member must be 16 and under
  • Questions Up to B Test

Junior

  • Three Team Members
  • 13 yrs and under with one member to be 11 yrs and under
  • Questions based on D-C+

Mini Teams

  • Three Team Members
  • 10 years and under with one member 8years and under
  • Questions from E,D & D+ Tests

£45 per team.

Please see Area5 website for entry forms

SUNDAY 5th September 2021

  • Pennant Park Riding Centre
  • Llwyn Ifor Lane,
  • Whitford,
  • Nr. Holywell
  • CH8 9ER

 

 

FOUR NATIONS POLOCROSSE TOURNAMENT

Flint and Denbigh PC girls Daisy Stone and Leia Lloyd Williams were both selected to play for Wales in the Pony Club Four Nations Polocrosse competition on 24/25th July – Daisy in the Mini section and Leia in the Junior section .

It was a very exciting competition resulting in a tense final between England and Wales .

Wales came a close second overall losing by only two goals .

Daisy’s Mini section won their competition and Leia’s Junior section came second .

It was a brilliant Pony Club experience .

Many thanks -Andrea Stone