Wednesday February 8, 2023
For National Pony Club updates and information please go to pcuk.org
Tetrathlon/Triathlon

 

If anyone would like to enter the below events please contact Ellen Pickard in plenty of time, so training can be arranged.

mrsellenpickard@gmail.com

* Malvern PC Tri at Abberley Hall School on 21st Jan*

* Beaufort Triathlon and Tetrathlon on Sunday 5th Feb*

Monmouth Triathlon Sunday 5th Feb*
* South Shropshire Triathlon at Wrekin College on Sunday 26th Feb*

*Monmouth Triathlon Sunday 5th March*
* Cotswold Vale farmers Tetrathlon 15th/16th April*

For full Info on PC Tet/Tri please visit – https://pcuk.org/sports/tetrathlon/

Tetrathlon is a team and individual competition organised by the Pony Club for its members. It comprises Shooting, Swimming, Running and Riding. It is a variant of, and major recruiting ground for the Olympic sport Modern Pentathlon.

Competition levels progress with age. The Shoot involves shooting with air pistols at targets between 7 and 10 metres, the Swim is the distance swum in 2 to 4 minutes, the Run is normally cross country over a distance of between 1000m and 3000m, and the Ride is over a cross country course, the most exhilarating phase for many.

Tetrathlon was introduced by the Pony Club in 1969 as a way of keeping Boys interested in the Pony Club. Today the number of Girls competing outnumbers Boys by a factor of roughly 2:1.

We hold regular training sessions for all tetrathlon phases.

Classes are arranged as follows:

  • Open (25 and Under)
  • Intermediate (25 and Under)
  • Junior (14 and Under)
  • Minimus (11 and Under)
  • Tadpoles (9 and Under)
  • Beanies (7 and Under)

If you’re a non-riding member (or just want to focus on the non-riding sections), you can still get involved by competing in The Pony Club Winter Triathlon (Shoot, Run and Swim). Its open to competitors from 8 years old upwards and is a great introduction to Tetrathlon.