Saturday August 13, 2022
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Tet Overview and Kit

TETRATHLON MANAGER – Katie Earle

wylyevalleypc@gmail.com

Please note, the age groups for tetrathlon/triathlon and biathlon are as follows:
(Mini, junior, intermediate and open have strict age limits.  Naming and splitting of age groups below the age of  11 can vary from competition to competition/between pony clubs)
 
Open & Intermediate 25 & under
Juniors 14 & under
Minis 11 & under
Super minis 9 & under
Tadpoles under 7/8

THE PHASES & RECOMMENDED KIT

RIDING

The riding phase usually takes place over a cross country course (a small course of fences – usually fenced in – is set up for under 8s.  Where possible Tetrathlon 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.

Maximum Heights:

Open- 1.10m
Intermediate- 1.00mtet xc
Junior- 90cms
Minis- 80cm
Super minis 70cm
Tadpoles  45-55cm

KIT

Tack and brush boots
Brushes and grooming kit, bucket etc
Rugs
First Aid Kit
Hat (tagged) and Silk
Back Protector
Boots
Chaps
Gloves
Long sleeve skin
Johdpurs
Medical Arm Band
Number carrier
Body protector (Level 3 2009 plus)
Whip
Spurs
Hairnet
Water for Horse
Haynet

RUNNING

The running phase of competition challenges each competitor’s physical stamina and endurance. The course is designed over cross country terrain covering a set distance.   In Tetrathlon, 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.

Distances

Boys Open- 3000m
Boys Intermediate- 2000m
Girls Open and Intermediate- 1500m
Juniors- 1500m
Minis- 1000m
Superminis – 1000m
Tadpoles – 500-600m
Bogey times which score 1000 points are shown below:
Open Boys- 10 minutes 30 seconds
Intermediate Boys- 7 minutes 0 seconds
Open and Intermediate Girls- 5 minutes 20 seconds
Juniors- 5 minutes 40 secondstet run
Minis- 4 minutes 0 Seconds

Kit:

Trainers/spikes
Shorts
Dry socks (white)
Shirt (Wylye PC)
Water for After
Wellies for course walking
Waterproofs
Extra jumpers/layers

SHOOTING:

For 8 & overs only.  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.    Targets are checked by the scrutineers/judges and marked as follows:

10 marks for a Bull
8 marks for an Inner
6 marks for a Magpie
4 Marks for an Outer
2 Marks for outside the outer circle

A maximum score is worth 1,000 points. To work out the total points scored by a competitor the marks from both targets are added together and multiplied by 10.

Open – Turning targets with 1 hand from 10 metres
Intermediate -Turning targets with 1 hand from 10 metres
Junior – Turning targets with 1 hand from 7 metres
Minis – Turning targets with 2 hands from 7 metrestet shoot
Super-minis -Turning targets with 2 hands from 7 metres
Tadpoles – Beanbag throwing

Kit

Gun and pellets (bullets)
Blinder /Eye patch & headband
Trousers
Wylye PC shirt
Collect target on arrival and watch at least one group shoot
Parent or adult to load
Check gun has adequate gas & /pellets
Shoes – no footwear above the ankle permitted (boots/converse)
 
SWIMMING

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
Minis- 2 minutes
Super minis – 2 minutes
Tadpoles – 2 minutes, competitors may use arm-bands/ floats

Kittet swim

Swim wear (wet suit if organisers allow it in cold pool)
Goggles/spare
Hat/spare
Warm towel
Warm clothes for after
Woolly hat if outside swim

TETRATHLON KIT CHECKLIST

Please click here for the checklist of the kit you will need for tetrathlon and which you can print out and use for each competition.