Tetrathlon - 2019
Tetrathlon is a challenging four phase competition requiring practical horsemanship and general athletic ability involving running, riding, swimming and shooting. Members compete in teams of four and also as individuals. Boys and girls compete separately. There are no mixed teams as in Minimus. There are Junior (Under 15 1st January) and Senior levels Where we cannot make a team ourselves we can combine with other clubs to form a team. Carlow Hunt Pony Club have had a long and successful association with Tetrathlon winning National and International Awards. Be part of that history by trying out this year for the “best” discipline in Pony Club. You don’t have to have done Minimus to try Tetrathlon.
- Running phase: The senior boys run over a 3,000 metre course while senior girls and all juniors run over a 1,500 metre course and each competitor’s time is measured. Normally run in groups of four. Cross country running.
- Swimming phase: The senior boys swim for 4 minutes, senior girls and juniors swim for 3 minutes. Heats graded for different expected swims.
- Shooting Phase: Senior boys and girls shoot using an air pistol of .177 calibre at 10m. air pistol targets from the standing position. Junior boys and girls shoot using an air rifle of .177 calibre at 10m. air rifle target lying in a prone position.
- Cross Country Riding: Cross country fixed fences Gate and slip rail Junior 90cms Senior 105cm
Scores from all four phases are added together to arrive at an individual score for each member. The best three individual scores are calculated to arrive at a team score.
- IPC National Tetrathlon Championships will be held in Tattersalls on 24th and 25th Aug 2019.