Tuesday August 16, 2022
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Tetrathlon & Triathlon

Just to remind anyone who is not familiar with what Tetrathlon is.  It is a team (4 members with best 3 scores to count) and individual competition for boys and girls of four phases.  You can read further information here.

Riding Phase cross country riding over 16 fences with opening/shutting gate mounted and dismounting and negotiating a slip rail included.  This is positive scoring so the competitor is rewarded for the number of obstacles they successfully negotiate.  Mini Mini ride in an enclosed area over a shortened course of show jumps.  If the height of the cross country jumps is too great for an individual’s current ability, there is the option of ‘jumping down’ which means they can jump a course at a lower height but take penalty in points for doing so.

Shooting phase with air pistols at static or turning targets (depending on age group).

Swimming phase is as far as each competitor can swim for a set time (between 2 and 3 minutes).

Running phase over a distance of 500m to 3000m depending on age group.  

Age groups are Mini Mini mixed gender 8 years and under (not allowed to shoot but substitute bean bag throwing).  All other age groups, girls and boys have separate classes.  Mini Mini under 10 years, Mini under 12 years, Junior under 15 years and Intermediate-Open, over 15 years.

We also organise Triathlon classes for those under 12 years where we do not include the riding phase for those who are not yet confident to ride a cross country course.

Mid Surrey would love all of our members to have a try at this challenging but enjoyable competition, so why not enter and have a go in a competition that is right on our doorstep and organised by friendly faces.  You do not have to be strong in all of the phases as the overall scores reflect strengths and weaknesses.

If you are interested, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact the District Commissioner.

 

Tetrathlon Rulebook online       

Tetrathlon Rulebook paperback