Wednesday October 17, 2018
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Bryony Wilson has now been appointed as the new Tetrathlon Manager –

tel: 07740 173467  –  email:

Friday Swimming sessions are open to all members and siblings and have now started at New College Worcester (NCW), Whittington Road, Worcester, WR5 2JX – just off junction 7 of the M5

Everyone is welcome and its a great way to catch up early on a Friday evening and for the kids to benefit from a good deal of fun, but also some excellent instruction from our swimming coach – Becky. She has a wealth of swimming instruction experience and can add value from those who can swim a good length confidently, up to the likes of national pentathlon champions!

Dates for your diary:

Date PC Event Location Area Remarks
18-Oct Elms School Tri Colwall, Nr Ledbury 9
17-18 Oct OBH Chilterns Tet/Tri Quainton Stud 12 Swim Friday pm
18-Oct Belvoir/South Notts Tri Bingham, Notts 6
25-Oct Blackmore & Sparkford Vale Tri Yeovil 14
08-Nov Curre Tri Monmouth 10
22-Nov Wylye Valley Tri Southfield (Frome) 14
29-Nov Cotley Tri Wellington, Nr Taunton 15
13-Dec SW Wilts Tri probably Port Regis, Shaftesbury 14
20-Dec CVFH Tri Dean Close, Cheltenhm 9
30-Dec West Hants Tri Lymington 14
24-Jan VWH Tri Wroughton, Swindon 9
30 or 31 Jan South Oxfordshire Hunt Central Tri Headington? 12
Jan – tbd Area 10 Tri Monmouth 10 Area 10 Series (Jan/Feb/Mar)
13/14 Feb Beaufort – Area 9 Tri Q Tet/Tri Westonbirt 9 SJ Saturday; Tri Sunday
14-Feb Area 12 Tri Q Tri Stoke Mandeville 12
14-Feb Area 14 Tri Q Tri Sidcot School, Somerset 14
21-Feb Avon Vale Triathlon Tri Stonar School 14
Feb – tbd Area 10 Tri Monmouth 10 Area 10 Series (Jan/Feb/Mar)
13-Mar Triathlon Championships Tri Milton Keynes PC Entry by Qualification
Mar – tbd Area 10 Tri Monmouth 10 Area 10 Series (Jan/Feb/Mar)
2-3 Apr Wilton Tetrathlon Tet Tidpit Down, Salisbury 14
03-Apr Cotswold Tri Cheltenham College 9
30 Apr-1 May New Forest Tetrathlon Tet New Forest/Lymington 14
08-May Sandroyd School Tetrathlon Tet Sandroyd School School
13-14 May Royal Windsor Horse Show Tet Windsor PC 1 Junior by invitation
31 May- 1 Jun Inter-Area Tetrathlon Tet Bicton, Devon 14/15 Area 9 teams selected from individual entries
4-5 Jun Junior Regional Tetrathlon Tet Moreton Morrell PC Entry by Selection
11-12 Jun Mini Regional Tetrathlon Tet Kelso PC
2-3 Jul Area 9 Tetrathlon Tet Gadbury, Ledbury 9 Provisional date
9-10 Jul Area 14/15/16 Tetrathlon Tet Mendip Plains 14/15/16
16-17 Jul Area 7 Tetrathlon Tet Ettington 7 Provisional date
5-7 Aug Senior Regional Tetratrhlon Tet tbd PC Entry by Selection
12-14 Aug Tetrathlon Championships Tet tbd PC Entry by Qualification
27-28 Aug Wylye Valley Tetrathlon Tet Southfield/Nunney, Frome 14


What is Tetrathlon

Pony Club Tetrathlon provides Members with a challenging competition requiring sound practical horsemanship and general athletic ability. Tetrathlon originated as a competition for boys however there are now separate competitions for girls under identical rules unless otherwise stated.

RUNNING: In Tetrathlon, runners go off at one minute intervals over a carefully measured course and each competitor’s time is measured. A bogey time is set for the course and for each second over or under that time a number of points are deducted from or added to 1,000 points.


Boys Open- 3000m  Boys Intermediate- 1500m  Girls Open and Intermediate- 1500m
Juniors- 1500m  Minimus- 1000m

Bogey times which score 1000 points are shown below
Open Boys- 10mins 30 seconds  Intermediate Boys- 7 mins 0 seconds  Open and Intermediate Girls- 5mins 20 seconds

Junior Boys and Girls- 5 mins 40 seconds  Minimus Boys and Girls- 4 mins

RIDING: The riding phase usually takes place over fixed cross country fences however Arena jumping can be used as a substitute. Where possible Tetrathlon Courses always include a gate to open and close mounted, and a slip rail at which the competitor dismounts, takes down the rail, leads his pony or horse through, replaces the rail and remounts. Since Tetrathlon courses should test the ability of the rider rather than that of the mount, it would be a pity to leave these two obstacles out. Perhaps you can use the gate into the field for the former. A small gate mounted on a post with a second post to latch it on to is always a useful item for a Branch to possess. A slip rail is not difficult to construct, requiring only two poles and two posts and a little simple carpentry.

Maximum Heights
Open- 1.10m  Intermediate- 1.00m   Junior- 91cms Minimus- 76cms

SWIMMING Competitors will score points according to how far they have swum in a certain time
Open Boys- 4 minutes Open Girls- 3 minutes
All Intermediate and Junior Competitors- 3 minutes  Minimus- 2 minutes

Competitors should swim in heats, the number in each heat depending on the width of the pool.

SHOOTING This phase uses any make of single shot 4.5mm calibre air pistol and Pony Club Targets.

N.B. All schedules for Tetrathlons & Triathlons will be available on the Schedules page or the Area 9 website. Please remember that all Croome P.C. entries must be made via Mrs Bryony Wilson so please contact her well before the closing date if you would like to enter any tet or tri.