Tuesday February 19, 2019

Tetrathlon is an exciting, sociable and athletic Pony Club discipline (see The Pony Club Website section : Tetrathlon ) , similar to the Olympic Sport of Modern Pentathlon (see Pentathlon GB ) , we have active teams in the younger age groups: U8 / Mini / Junior and Senior age groups, and Sophie Pedlar from the Belvoir has competed at the Int / Open GB Champs for 4 consecutive years.

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The 2018 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.


       There are some key changes for 2018, so could all parents please read the rules. 


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.

Amendment – Rule 48 Scoring 2018+
The standard distances for which a score of 1000 points is awarded are shown below. At all levels of competition, 3 points per metre are added/subtracted for each metre over/under the standard.
Open Boys (4 Minutes) 285 metres
Open Girls & Intermediate Boys and Girls (3 Minutes) 225 metres
Junior Boys and Girls (3 minutes) 185 metres
Minimus Boys and Girls (2 minutes) 125 metres
Tadpole Boys and Girls (2 minutes) 125 metres
Beanies Boys and Girls (2 minutes) 125 metres

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

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

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

Contact Tricia Pedlar for more info on any of these on tricia@vercoepedlar.com

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.