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Annabel’s Story – National Tetrathlon 2019 Champs

Annabel James (East Cheshire) won the Intermediate Girls competition at the National Tetrathlon Championships. This is Annabel’s story…

On Thursday night we left for the Pony Club Tetrathlon Championships. Once we had got the horses settled in, we made plans for the busy day of shooting and swimming, everyone was very excited. I wasn’t shooting until 2pm on Friday afternoon, leaving what seemed like a very long morning as I was quite nervous, but it also meant I had time to ride Cloudy and get organised in plenty of time. It felt rather strange starting the competition so late, as usually the older competitors are on first.

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REPORT -The National Tetrathlon Championships and Grassroot Championships – 9th-12th August 2019

Well done to all our Area 5 competitors who successfully qualified to the National Tetrathlon Championships.

Open Boys

  • Toby Johnson (East Cheshire)

Intermediate Girl

  • Annabel James (East Cheshire)
  • Ella Booth (Cheshire Hunt North)

Junior Boys

  • Rufus Taylor (Cheshire Hunt South)
  • Archie Peffers (Waen-y-Llyn)
  • Freddie James (East Cheshire)

Junior Girls

  • Beatrice Taylor (Cheshire Hunt South)
  • Aisling Stott (Cheshire Hunt South)
  • Madlen Carlick (Cheshire Hunt South)
  • Florence Butler (Cheshire Hunt South)
  • Lana Booth (Cheshire Hunt North)
  • Kiera Booth (Cheshire Hunt North)

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Three Rallies Rule

The basic rule under PC Rules as per the Handbook (Rule 10.9 page 45) is that for Area Competitions and above, Members must have been to a minimum of three working rallies since the previous 1st July, to be eligible to represent their Branch. Camp counts as one Working Rally.

However the various sports have specific rules that elaborate on this and the rules also have rules for riders and horses/ponies in some cases different or more prescriptive

For 2019 Areas see below :

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WELL DONE ….

In the absence of a Branch Open Event team qualifying, an Area 5 Team was put together – Tessa Hemming (Ch H.N ) who qualified at Area, Henry Church Huxley (B.Ch.F) and Brier Leahy (FnD) who both qualified via their BE results.

They did extremely well on the day – all having double clears (except for one pole !) and ended up FIRST Area team out of 7 but also FOURTH out of the total of 19 teams (Branch, Combined and Area).

Tessa was also placed 3rd in her Section and Brier was 6th in hers.

Great riding and thank you for representing Area 5.

Pony Club National Tetrathlon Championships

August 10th-12th 2018

The 2018 Pony Club National Tetrathlon Championships were held at Offchurch Bury, Warwickshire. It was a fantastic weekend with competitors attending from all Areas across the country.

This was the first year that the National Championships had been held here, moving on from last years venue of Bishop Burton College and it proved to be a great choice for the event. The stabling, campsite, main marquee, food court and cross country course were all within a 5 minute walk of each other.  The cross country course had a great reception, although it was technically very challenging, the large number of “L” fences made it accessible for all.

There were some fantastic scores across the weekend with our Area 5 competitors performing brilliantly.

Open Boys

We had two Open Boys competing this year, Toby Johnson (East Cheshire) and Russell Wingfield (Aberconwy).

Toby was freshly back from his trip to the USA where he had been representing Great Britain for tetrathlon after taking part in a rigorous selection process. On the Friday evening, Toby, along with the other International team members spoke about their experiences and encouraged other up and coming competitors to aim for a spot in the squad in future years.  Toby performed brilliantly at the Nationals achieving 8th place with a clear ride (other than a few time faults).

Russell Wingfield had a great time at the Nationals with his horse Hugo, achieving a very respectable 9th place having faced stiff competition. Russell had a fantastic shoot of 960 achieving the Best Shoot in the Open Boys. Earlier in the month Russell was selected to represent Wales and Borders at the Regional 100 competition.

Junior Boys

Archie Peffers (Waen-y-Llyn) attended the Nationals for the first time having just moved up from Minimus. He gave a really solid performance and held his own against the more experienced competitors.

Junior Girls

It was great to see the return of Orlagh Toner (Flint and Denbigh) back to tetrathlon having achieved a qualifying place at our Area qualifier back in July at Warwick. She performed very well and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I’m sure we will be seeing a lot from Orlagh next year when she moves up into the Intermediate Girls category!

Grassroots

Leah Lamb (Flint and Denbigh) took part in the Grassroots competition at the championships. The Grassroots competition is open to both Branch and Centre Members of all ages who have not competed at Junior level Tetrathlon or above at Regional or Area Competitions. This year is the 5th year of the Grassroots Tetrathlon Competition at the Pony Club Tetrathlon Championships.

Leah did exceptionally well! The weekend started with her achieving a fantastic shoot of 960. This was the second best shoot out of a class of 52 people!  Leah held her own in the other three disciplines and ended up finishing in 9th place! Well done Leah – what a great result!