Friday December 2, 2022
For National Pony Club updates and information please go to pcuk.org
Triathlon / Tetrathlon
GRASSROOTS COMPETITION
If you are interested in entering this – either as an individual or a team, then please contact me as soon as possible. If we have enough interest, we will enter a team – it is an opportunity to do a competition over a smaller track.
 
Please email or text me. I will then do my best to organise a shooting practice beforehand. jobeckingsale@btconnect.com
 
 
Entry fee £50+£15 Championship Infrastructure fee to include camping/ parking /portaloos/ showers etc
Stabline £35 / night with rape straw shavings included (no other bedding allowed)
 

Horse vaccinations – 6 month booster required ELIGIBILITY

Competitors must not have competed at Junior level or above at Regional or Area competitions. nor at Novice Area Show Jumping Competitions. Competitors may compete for no more than two years over the 60cm course, and two years over the 80cm course. Should they be placed individually 1st -6th at 60cms, they must progress to 80cms the following year. Should they be placed individually 1st – 6th over the 80cm course, they are no longer eligible to compete in the Grassroots competition.

All competitors must be 8 years old on the day of the competition.
DCs, Centre Proprietors or Team Managers must certify that all members are competent to shoot prior to the commencement of the shooting phase.
No horse or pony may complete more than 3 Show Jumping rounds.

TEAMS

Teams must consist of 3 or 4 members and can be of mixed gender: 

One member aged 12 or under /One member aged 14 or under /One member aged 16 or under /One member aged 21 or under

All ages to be taken from 1st January in the current year
Branches or Centres may enter teams.
Branches or Centres unable to eld a full team may form mixed teams with other Branches and/or Centres.
Team scores will be the sum of the three highest scores per team.

INDIVIDUALS

Competitors may enter as Individuals

COMPETITION OUTLINE

Friday 13th August:
Swim – 3 Minutes
Shoot – 7 Metres, turning targets. Competitors aged 11 and under may use two hands, all other competitors must shoot one handed.
Run – 1000m

Saturday 14th August
Ride – Show Jumping course with a slip rail and halt box, to be run in accordance with Arena Jumping rules. Heights to be between 60 and 80cm.

SCORING/AWARDS

To be in accordance with Tetrathlon Rules for all phases.
Team and Individual competition Best Shoot, Run, Swim


If you would like to be involved in Tetrathlon and Triathlon have a look at the information on this page and on the links to our National website.

Have a go at running and timing yourself over the distance required. Then as you keep practicing see how you can improve your personal best.

Keep an eye on the Rallies page for dismounted rallies where we will have shooting and running practices.

You do not have to be good at all of the phases to take part – the main aim of Tetrathlon is to have a fun and happy time competing with your friends.

Tet

Pony Club Tetrathlon provides members with a challenging competition requiring sound practical horsemanship and general athletic ability!  A tetrathlon competition comprises: shooting, swimming, running and a cross country riding phase.  There are 6 levels of competition.

 

Class

Age

Shoot

Swim

Run

Ride

Open Boys

21 & Under

10m – turning targets

4 mins

3000m

3ft 3 100cm

Open Girls

21 & Under

10m – turning targets

3mins

1500m

3ft 3  100cm

Intermediate Boys

21 & Under

10m –  turningtargets

3mins

2000m

3ft 3 Max 100cm

Intermediate Girls

21 & Under

10m –  turningtargets

3mins

1500m

3ft 3 Max 100cm

Junior Girls/Boys

14 & Under

7m –turning targets

3mins

1500m

3ft Max 90cm

Class

Age

Shoot

Swim

Run

Ride

MinimusBoys/Girls

11 & Under

7m –2 handed

2mins

1000m

2ft 6 – 80cm

Tadpole Boys/Girls

9 & under

7m –2 handed

2mins

1000m

2ft  – 60cm

Beanies Boys/Girls

Under 8

Bean Bag/ Target

1min 30secs

750m

1ft – 1ft6  30-40cm

SHOOTING takes place in groups (details) and it is a Pony Club rule that you must be 8 YEARS OR OVER on the date of the competition/practice to participate. The EEHPC owns a number of pistols, which are available to borrow for competitions and to use to practice with along with the targets. (Competitors who are under 8 have the opportunity to compete by throwing Velcro Bean Bags at targets!)

SWIMMING is done in heats, and the organisers always try and put swimmers of similar standards together, and you score points according to how far you swim in a certain time – many of the ‘Minnows’ are in arm bands

RUNNING is usually done individually with runners being sent off 1 minute intervals over a carefully marked course.

RIDING is over a cross country course which should include some easier ‘L’ alternatives, a gate to open and shut whilst mounted and a slip rail where you dismount, take the slip rail down, lead your pony through, put the rail back up and get back on – there is a handy straw bale mounting blocks for all to use if needed!  In the winter there are a number of Pony Club Triathlon (no riding) competitions. There are always team classes at these events so, if you enter, please let me know so that you can be included in a EEHPC team

Tetrathlon events (all dates are on Area 8 or do a search)

 


For competitions go to area 8 Tet Diary  – Tet Diary » Area 8 (pcuk.org) 


 
Click https://pcuk.org/sports/tetrathlon/ to find out Tet Categories or what it entails 
 
Click Here for more info on Tet Clothing