Tuesday January 19, 2021
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Tretrathlon
Pony Club Tetrathlon is similar to Modern Pentathlon. It consists of three events : Swimming, Shooting, Running and Cross country riding.
Age groups:
Open: Up to the age of 25 (on the 1st January in the current calendar year)
Intermediate: Up to the age of 25 (on the 1st January in the current calendar year)
Juniors: Up to the age of 14 (on the 1st January in the current calendar year)
Minimus: Up to the age of 11 (on the 1st January in the current calendar year)
Running:
Boys Open- 3000m
Boys Intermediate- 2000m
Girls Open and Intermediate- 1500m
Juniors- 1500m
Minimus- 1000m
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.
Shooting:
This phase uses any make of single shot 4.5mm calibre air pistol and Pony Club Targets. Competitors each have 5 shots fired consecutively with a time limit of 4 seconds per shot at each target. There is a maximum of 2 targets per competition.
Swimming:

Competitors should swim in heat and the number per heat depends on the width of the pool. 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

Cross country riding:
Maximum Heights
Open- 1.10m
Intermediate- 1.00m
Junior- 90cms
Minimus- 80cms
The riding phase usually takes place over cross country fences however and where possible courses always include a gate to open and close whilst 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.

Winter Triathlon

In the winter the competition moves to triathlon this only includes the three events : shooting / swimming and running

Interested in taking part? Contact Sue Bacon to register an interest that either training can be arranged.