Category Archives: Tetrathlon

Area 5 – Tetrathlon Training

The Area 5 Tet Committee is holding a Training day for members without ponies (shoot, run and course walk/slip rail/gate) and a course for the adult who does the shoot training for your Branch or who would be prepared to do it after some training.  We are asking that you try to have your Branch represented at this adult shoot training.  The emphasis is on safety but there will be some shooting technique included. There will be the opportunity to act as Range Officer on the day.  The Adult course will take about 2 hours and start at 10am Mostyn Fun ride. Cost about £5 to cover shot and targets.

  • Training opportunity for adults to coach your children in shooting

This session is designed to give Branch Parents (and others) the knowledge required to coach their own children safely. Please bring the air pistol you will be using and suitable pellets, but if you don’t have access to an air pistol we can probably provide one.

The venue will not be heated!

  • Tetratlon Training children (unmounted training day)

Shooting: Shoot / Throw under competition conditions then get feedback on your result and a chance for a further 5 pellet shoot or 5 beanbag throw.

Riding: Guided course walk to give you an insight into what to look for and how to prepare to ride a course. Practice the sliprail and discuss tactics for remounting. Practice the gate and discuss how to reduce the time taken. NB – no ponies this time.

Running: Discuss warm up and preparation and how much parents are allowed to help.

Swimming: not specifically covered but we will be happy to answer any questions.

Entry Fee:  tbc (hopefully free but we may need to ask for a small donation)

Closing date 3 November 2018  Places limited so book early

Please send entry to:-

Mrs Penny Wingfield, Coedlyn, Rowen, Conwy LL32 8YL
Tel. 01492 650989  Mobile  07845 128109
Email – Area5Tetrathlon@outlook.com

Both at Mostyn Farm on Saturday 17th November 2018.

Open to all Areas but numbers are limited so book asap.

AREA 5 TETRATHLON 1st of TRIO OF TRIATHLONS

AREA 5 TETRATHLON COMMITTEE 1st of the TRIO OF TRIATHLONS

MOLD SPORTS CENTRE, RIVERSIDE COURT, MOLD CH7 1HT

SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER 2018

CLASSES

  1. BOYS BEANIES (UNDER 8)                 BEANBAGS ON TARGETS, 500M RUN, 2 MIN SWIM
  2. GIRLS BEANIES (UNDER 8)                BEANBAGS ON TARGETS, 500M RUN, 2 MIN SWIM
  3. BOYS INTRO (8 – 9 YEARS)                7M, 2 HAND STATIC SHOOT, 1000M RUN, 2 MIN SWIM
  4. GIRLS INTRO (8 – 9 YEARS)               7M, 2 HAND STATIC SHOOT, 1000M RUN, 2 MIN SWIM
  5. BOYS MINI (10 – 11 YEARS)               7M, 2 HAND TURNING SHOOT, 1000M RUN, 2 MIN SWIM
  6. GIRLS MINI (10 – 11 YEARS)              7M, 2 HAND TURNING SHOOT, 1000M RUN, 2 MIN SWIM
  7. BOYS JUNIOR (12 – 14 YEARS)         7M, 1 HAND TURNING SHOOT, 1500M RUN, 3 MIN SWIM
  8. GIRLS JUNIOR (12 – 14 YEARS)         7M, 1 HAND TURNING SHOOT, 1500M RUN, 3 MIN SWIM
  9. BOYS INTER/OPEN (UNDER 26)        10M, 1 HAND SHOOT, 2000M RUN, 4 MIN SWIM
  10. GIRLS INTER/OPEN (UNDER 26)     10M, 1 HAND SHOOT, 1500M RUN, 3 MIN SWIM
  11. WRINKLIES/SLIGHTLY CREASED   7M, 2 HAND SHOOT, 1000M RUN, 2 MIN SWIM

BEANIE CLASS: Those who have not yet reached their 8th birthday. Competitors aged 8 on the day enter the Intro class.

ALL OTHER AGES AS ON THE 1ST JAN 2018

  • ENTRY FEE:     £15 per competitor (£1 reduction for 2nd and subsequent family members)
  • Cheques payable to Area 5 Tetrathlon Committee
  • See below if you want to pay electronically

Closing date 12 October 2018

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!

Flint and Denbigh HUNTER TRIALS and TETRATHLON

FLINT & DENBIGH HUNT BRANCH OF THE PONY CLUB

LLANDYRNOG DISTRICT

HUNTER TRIALS & TETRATHLON

Sataturday and Sunday 22nd & 23rd September 2018
at
PLAS DOLBEN
LLANGYNHAFAL
Nr 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 10th Sep 2018

NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED

ENTRY FEE HT £15 PAIRS £20

TETRATHLON £20

Open to Pony Club members only

Area 5 National Tetrathlon Championship Qualifier 2018

Ed: If anyone would like to send me photos to put with this report, please send to area5pcuk@gmail.com

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.

Area 5 Mostyn Dri Tri June 9th 2018

Sixteen fit Flint and Denbigh members (motley lot as in picture) flew the flag at the Dry Tri (no swim) in Mostyn and a wonderful day was had by all.

The riding was a mix of SJ and XC fences and was quite testing.  Some competitors chose to ride a course lower than their age group but every single FnD came home with a rosette – or two !

There were some remarkable performances –

  • Orla Kissane won the Tadpoles with the top run score of 1135.
  • I have to say Elsie Lynch was amazing on the testing course.
  • Archie Lynch won the Mini boys with a top run.
  • Iri Davies came 2nd in Mini girls with top run of the class equal with Imogen Kissane.
  • Leah Lamb came 6th with a top shoot of 920 ! Isabella Stone had 2nd shoot with a score of 860.
  • Orlagh Toner won the Junior girls with a one handed top shoot score of 920 – well done Orlagh.
  • Eben Davies won the Junior boys with an excellent ride score and
  • William Stone came 2nd with a top run of 1111 points.
  • Katy and Rosie enjoyed their day as newcomers and can’t wait for the next one !

There was a great atmosphere,  the sun shone and the venue was ideal.

Meg 13.6 18

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AREA 5 TETRATHLON COMMITTEE
MOSTYN DRY TRI 9 JUNE 2018
JUNIOR BOYS 1500M
5mins40secs = 1000points
Shoot Ride Run Total TEAM
No. Name Branch Score Rnk Score Rnk Minutes Seconds Score Rnk Score Rnk score
17 William Stone F&D 700 1 600 2 5 3 1111 1 2411 2 FnD 8532
18 Eben Davies F&D 560 3 1340 1 5 22 1054 2 2954 1 FnD
19 Daniel Roe B&D 620 2 530 3 6 42 814 3 1964 3
JUNIOR GIRLS 1500M
5mins40secs = 1000points
Shoot Ride Run Total TEAM
No. Name Branch Score Rnk Score Rnk Minutes Seconds Score Rnk Score Rnk score
21 Eleri Owen Anglesey 80 4 1150 3 6 25 865 3 2095 3
22 Orlagh Toner F&D 920 1 1340 1 6 11 907 2 3167 1 FnD
23 Libby Owen Anglesey 120 3 30 4 9 9 373 4 523 4
25 Beatrice Taylor CHS 840 2 1220 2 5 21 1057 1 3117 2
MINI BOYS 1000m
4mins = 1000points
Shoot Ride Run Total TEAM
No. Name Branch Score Rnk Score Rnk Minutes Seconds Score Rnk Score Rnk score
26 Guy Holman N Staffs 860 2 620 3 3 8 1156 2 2636 3
27 Harry Taylor CHS 900 1 1400 1 3 18 1126 3 3426 2 CHS 9631
28 Archie Lynch F&D 840 3 1400 1 2 57 1189 1 3429 1 Flint 9360
41 Danny Bridge Sir WWW 760 4 0 4 3 46 1042 4 1802 1 BIATHLON
MINI GIRLS 1000m
4mins = 1000points
Shoot Ride Run Total TEAM
No. Name Branch Score Rnk Score Rnk Minutes Seconds Score Rnk Score Rnk score
29 Ellen Butler CHS 720 9 1400 1 3 57 1009 7 3129 2 CHS
30 Rose Connor F&D 600 11 600 9 4 9 973 10 2173 9 Denbigh 7771
31 Isabella Stone F&D 860 2 870 8 4 1000 9 2730 7 Flint
32 Leah Lamb F&D 920 1 900 6 3 26 1102 3 2922 6 Flint
33 Charlotte Riches Anglesey 420 12 0 11 4 20 940 11 1360 12
34 Rosie Roberts Sir WWW 780 6 0 11 3 54 1018 6 1798 11
35 Katy Connor F&D 760 7 900 6 4 27 919 12 2579 8 Denbigh
36 Imogen Kissane F&D 800 4 1080 5 3 17 1129 1 3009 5 Flint
37 Lili Evans F&D 840 3 70 10 3 57 1009 7 1919 10 Denbigh
38 Madlen Carlick CHS 800 4 1240 3 3 48 1036 5 3076 3 CHS
39 Iri Davies F&D 720 9 1170 4 3 17 1129 1 3019 4 Denbigh
40 Jess Roe B&D 740 8 1400 1 3 41 1057 4 3197 1
TADPOLE BOYS 1000m
4mins = 1000points
Shoot Ride Run Total TEAM
No. Name Branch Score Rnk Score Rnk Minutes Seconds Score Rnk Score Rnk score
1 Gill Holman N Staffs 720 1 720 2 3 51 1027 1 2467 1
2 Richie Bell Anglesey 320 3 660 3 4 58 826 4 1806 3
3 David Richardson Anglesey 720 1 740 1 4 22 934 2 2394 2
5 Tom Farrington CHS 300 4 0 4 4 25 925 3 1225 4
TADPOLE GIRLS 1000m
4mins = 1000points
Shoot Ride Run Total TEAM
No. Name Branch Score Rnk Score Rnk Minutes Seconds Score Rnk Score Rnk score
6 Scarlett Gilruth Sir WWW 460 5 1340 3 3 39 1063 3 2863 3
7 Orla Kissane F&D 560 4 1370 2 3 15 1135 1 3065 2 FnD 8491
8 Charlotte Hynes B&D 180 7 0 6 4 10 970 6 1150 7
9 Matilda Waugh Sir WWW 320 6 0 6 4 23 931 7 1251 6
10 Daisy Stone F&D 760 1 840 5 3 54 1018 4 2618 5 FnD
11 Constance Wight F&D 700 2 1120 4 4 4 988 5 2808 4 FnD
12 Chloe Bowen B&D 620 3 1400 1 3 17 1129 2 3149 1
BEANIE BOYS 500m
2mins = 1000points
Shoot Ride Run Total
No. Name Branch Score Rnk Score Rnk Minutes Seconds Score Rnk Score Rnk
13 Casper Kissane F&D 420 2 700 2 2 26 922 2 2042 2
14 Jake Stockton Sir WWW 640 1 1400 1 2 9 973 1 3013 1
BEANIE GIRLS 500m
2mins = 1000points
Shoot Ride Run Total
No. Name Branch Score Rnk Score Rnk Minutes Seconds Score Rnk Score Rnk
15 Elsie Lynch F&D 120 2 1340 1 2 32 904 2 2364 2
16 Immi Gilruth Sir WWW 680 1 1160 2 2 31 907 1 2747 1

Ella Booth at the Royal Windsor Horse Show Tetrathlon Competition 2018

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.

Ella Booth, Cheshire Hunt North