Saturday June 3, 2023
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Tetrathlon is a fun, sociable and athletic Pony Club sport involving a shoot, swim, run and cross country riding phase.

For all the information about this sport please see The Pony Club Tetrathlon website.

Taking part in Tetrathlon is a recognised pathway to the Olympic Sport of Modern Pentathlon (see Pentathlon GB )

At the Belvoir we have active teams in the younger age groups: U8 / Mini / Junior and Senior age groups and there are competitions throughout the year across Area 6 – East Midlands.

The 2020 rule book explains the different phases and has a useful set of points tables for all the phases at the back,  it can be downloaded for free as a pdf – click link here – or can be bought for £3.50

Click here for 2020 competition dates 

With regards to rules there were some key changes for 2019:

Shoot 0.177 target air pistols under supervision from 8 years old. (branch loan guns are available on request) – eye protection must now be worn in all 7m shooting, see rule book for info. 

Swim as far as they can in a given time, 2 or 3 minutes, to gain points per metre.

Run 1000 or 1500m , their running time converts to points.

Ride a XC course, where they aim for a max score of 1400 points, minus any deductions for stops etc.

Beanies : U8 40cm , Tadpoles: 8&9 60cm , Minis: 11&U 80cm 

Junior 14&U : 90cm, Open U25: 1m  ( there are options to jump a lower height XC just ask) 

Pony Club Triathlons are organised over the Winter ( Shoot / Swim / Run)

Contact Tricia Pedlar for more info on any of these on

Branch Guns are available for loan to get you started, but if you compete regularly you will find it better to buy your own gun.