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Head of Tetrathlon – Rachel James,, 07971 795040  

Welcome to Tetrathlon!

What is it?

Tetrathlon is one of the traditional pony club sports and consists of 4 phases: pistol shooting, swimming, cross country riding and running. The best thing about tetrathlon it is all about having a go and having fun. Contrary to popular belief there is no need to be an amazing runner or swimmer or do lots of training if you don’t want to!

Every year there are lots of competitions. They start with triathlons in the winter (shoot, swim and run) with a national championships at the end of March. Then tetrathlon season starts with competitions around the country. These 2 day competitions involve camping most of the time and lots of fun! There is a team and individual competition at area level qualifying to the national championships, held at Offchurch Bury in August and junior and senior international competitions.

Why do it?

It is a unique sport and renowned for being one of the friendliest sports in pony club where friends are made for life. So if you fancy doing a challenging but rewarding sport where the only important part is to come and have a go for some serious fun, then come and join us!


We are very lucky to be trained by a GB shooting coach. Shooting coaching sessions vary from individual lessons to group lessons. Guns can be borrowed and no experience is necessary at all. Running training will start in the spring after shooting when daylight allows. The cross country course in tetrathlon is a rider course and with this is mind we are starting in the new year a series of sessions teaching the art if skinnies, angled fences and riding the correct line among other skills. These sessions will be with Richard Long, a very well known and experienced event rider who has kindly agreed to coach the tetrathlon team this year.

If you would like to come and join us then please give me (Rachel) a call and we would love to see you at some sessions soon!

Rachel James 07971 795040


Dates for the Diary:

Triathlon Competition Dates 2021/22:

Sun 31 Oct – Area 5 Friendly Triathlon, Mold
Sun 23 Jan – Area 5 Friendly Triathlon, Mold
Sun 13 Mar – Area 5 Triathlon Qualifier, Mold
Sun 27 Mar – Winter Triathlon Championships, Grantham

Tetrathlon Competition Dates 2022:

Sat 14 – Sun 15 May – Royal Windsor Horse Show
Fri 3 – Sun 5 Jun – Junior International Tetrathlon, Moreton Morrell
Sat 18 – Sun 19 Jun – Area 5 Tetrathlon Qualifier, Mostyn
Fri 5 – Sun 7 Aug – Senior International Tetrathlon, Pontispool
Thu 11 – Sat 13 Aug – National Championships, Offchurch
Sat 21 – Sun 21 Aug – Ireland Home International