Monday December 10, 2018

**** CVFH Triathlon – Saturday 15 December 2018 at Dean Close – see Competition Schedule section HERE *****

Tetrathlon is a fun and challenging discipline, comprising shooting (with an air pistol), cross-country running, swimming and riding  cross-country.  It is well-supported in the Cotswold Vale, with a strong group of riders of all ages taking part in training and competition, with several members going through to compete as juniors at regional level and higher.  In previous years, we have had members competing at the Pony Club Championships.

During the winter months, competitions do not include the riding element, and become triathlons.  Some competitions offer ‘tiddlers’ (under 8 years old) a chance to run and throw bean bags (instead of shooting), and ride a very small enclosed course. ‘Tadpole’ classes are also run for 8 & 9 year olds with the shoot, run and swim the same as the ‘minimus’ class, but the ride is under 60cm.

Tetrathlon-related training

SHOOTING: Shooting coach Robbie Dee offers training sessions for all ages. Loan guns can be arranged through Robbie, who is based near Winchcombe. (enquiries about guns/training advice, email or mobile 07860 770931)  Cost £15 per shooting session, 1 hour session.

BOOKING: Please book via team manager Anna Burch (email

  • Wednesday 5 December from 5.00pm
  • Wednesday 12 December from 5.00pm 

Robbie Dee will be running shoot training for anyone aged 8yrs + who is thinking of competing at triathlon/tetrathlon this season. Sessions will be run as 1 hour training for max 3 children at a time, at cost per child of £15. Robbie is an excellent trainer, and its well worth taking up the opportunity for this specialist coaching. We have club guns that your child can borrow, and adults are encouraged to learn how to load safely and support their child’s shooting as this is required for competition. Younger siblings MUST be supervised closely, and we will aim to get the bean bag throwing target out so any younger ones can have a practise too. 

CROSS-COUNTRY: members  join the eventing rally sessions to improve their cross-country riding skills.

DC Sarah Glynn has arranged for Cotswold Vale members to join Ledbury PC’s swimming training at Tewkesbury School, which runs every Tuesday @ £4 per session. Young/inexperienced swimmers 6.30 – 7.15pmish. Older ones start 7 – 8pm. Cost £4. Please get in touch with Sarah Glynn asap if interested in joining 2018 lessons. Tel:  07917 431895 email:

Please check the regular e-mail newsletter, Cotswold Vale facebook page,  or Area 9 website for details of upcoming events. Competitions are also listed on the main Pony Club website here.

A proud day for the Vale – Tetrathlon PC Champs
Congratulations to Lottie Roberts for achieving 11th place out of 86 competitiors in the Junior Girls class at the Pony Club Championships (Tetrathlon held in Yorkshire) this year. After day two, after her shoot and swim, and with a superb cross country round, Lottie was 38th. Day three and a storming run pulled Lottie right up the placings to 11th – just out of individual placings but a remarkable achievement. We’re very proud of Lottie! (top 4 pics of Lottie at the Champs)

Lottie at Champs - 2 Lottie into swim Lottie x country through water Lottie





Sassie Cormack - Tet - 1 sassy and gemmatetrathlon grouprunning tetrathlon pic


Team manager

Jenny Cormack – interim – mob 07714 505878 email

Supervising DC

Sally Savage