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PONY CLUB Tetrathlon

Tetrathlon is a challenging four phase competition requiring practical horsemanship and general athletic ability involving running, riding, swimming and shooting.
• 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.
• Swimming phase: The senior boys swim for 4 minutes, senior girls and juniors swim for 3 minutes.
• 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. 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.

Tetrathlon News

Wexford Hunt Triathlon & Biathlon

Wexford Hunt Triathlon & Biathlon

Please follow the link for details of Wexhord Hunt Pony Cub's Biathlon & Triathlon


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International Minimus Report

International Minimus Report

Our Minimus Squad travelled to Hendersyde in Scotland last weekend and were very successful, please follow the link for more details https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aSBBNBO28WBg-0hAd3IblUgc-EW2ZedtHchvfe3rK6Y/edit?usp=sharing

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Tetrathlon Results and Reminder

Tetrathlon Results and Reminder

Tetrathlon Live results can be found on the Tetrathlon website at  http://irishponyclub.ie/tetrathlon or by clicking directly on this link for

Senior Boys Results https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hYs8ajr881zigN_el-l2WH4uYPwk__e737jrmgFgRG8/edit?usp=sharing

Senior Girls Results https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16j4ihCFUmM9FVNRJbwH_RpKVhG_7iaNJUUM3plm9Pss/edit?usp=sharing

Junior Boys Results https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14q3rUOMm4LBUWuaotXiJYZNkVv8YMgv0sJvF0U9iIuM/edit?usp=sharing

Junior Girls Results https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rhaddkVGI5-eiU1FV5nyd39O9ISRRb-IevKSa3MTuWg/edit?usp=sharing



Please note that with the extremely warm weather please ensure that competitors have enough water to drink but also bring enough to throw on ponies at the end of the course as there will be limited amounts available.

Finally, best of luck to all competitors and have a brilliant weekend!

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Tetrathlon Sponsorship Announcement

Tetrathlon Sponsorship Announcement

The Irish Pony Club are pleased to announce that Audi Naas has come on board as title sponsor of the National Tetrathlon Championships. The Irish Pony Club were thrilled that Audi Naas performance ambassador, Rachael Blackmore was available to take time out from her busy schedule to attend the launch of the Championships at the Audi Naas dealership. Rachael is a past member of Tipperary Pony Club and attended many Pony Club events and competitions with her beloved pony Bubbles.

This Tetrathlon competition which consists of four disciplines – riding, swimming, running and shooting – and has been a huge success in recent years, and last weekend the Senior Boys and Senior Girls teams both won their respective competitions at the Regional Championships held in Somerset, beating teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Audi Naas National Tetrathlon Championships will be held over two days. On Saturday 13th August the swimming and shooting will take place at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown and on Sunday 14th August the riding and run phases will be at Punchestown racecourse. The presentation of prizes will also be in Punchestown on Sunday evening.

John Flood (IPC Tetrathlon Chairman) stated “We are delighted to have Audi Naas on-board as the title sponsor of the National Tetrathlon Championships 2022, and a big thank you to Rachael for attending the launch.”

Audi Naas General Manager, Jackie Stafford remarked, “We are proud to get involved with the Irish Pony Club and sponsor the National Tetrathlon Championships. Best of luck to all involved at the weekend”.

Wishing all the competitors and their families an enjoyable and successful weekend! 





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Important Reminder for Tetrathlon

Important Reminder for Tetrathlon

Important Reminder

For all competitors entered in the National Tetrathlon Championships please note that as at ALL Pony Club competitions NO sporting firearm should EVER be left unattended. When arriving at the shooting phase your sporting firearm must be stored in the gun safe. When finished you must store your sporting firearm safely in your vehicle and leave the site.

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Tetrathlon Team Travelling to Pontispool

Tetrathlon Team Travelling to Pontispool

Today we have 31 members travelling to Pontispool in Devon, England to compete in the Senior Regional and Senior International competitions. The Senior Regional Competition has a Cross country course while the International Senior Competition a show jumping phase. This has traditionally always been the toughest course built anywhere in Pony Club competitions in England or Ireland and clear rounds are few and far between so we wish them the best of luck, it will be a great warm up for our National Tetrathlon competition on 13th and 14th of August.

The team captains are Caolan Costello from Waterford of the boys team and Lucy Hogan from Cavan and Holly Hutchinson from Warrington as joint captains of the girls team. We wish all our team members the very best of luck! You are wonderful ambassadors for our sport and excellent ambassadors for your respective clubs and keep the Irish Pony Club flying high!

We would also like to thank all those travelling with the team for their support and wish everyone a safe journey, happy travels and all the best of luck in the competition.

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International Junior Tetrathlon 2022 Report

International Junior Tetrathlon 2022 Report

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International Junior Tetrathlon 2022, June 4th and 5th, Moreton Morrell, UK


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Laois Hunt Pony Club Fun Minimus & Tetrathlon Training Day.....UPDATED

Laois Hunt Pony Club Fun Minimus & Tetrathlon Training Day.....UPDATED

Laois Hunt Pony Club Fun Minimus & Tetrathlon Training Day Sunday 29th May 2022, Swim at K Leisure Athy, Co.Kildare. Run & Ride at Stradbally Hall Estate by kind permission of the Cosby Family.

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Carlow Hunt PC Fun Minimus / Tetrathlon Training Day

Carlow Hunt PC Fun Minimus / Tetrathlon Training Day

Carlow Hunt Pony Club, Fun Minimus / Tetrathlon Training Day, Sunday 22nd May 2022.


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Minimus & Tetrathlon Squad Announcement

Minimus & Tetrathlon Squad Announcement

The Tetrathlon committee are pleased to announce the following squads:

Minimus Squad

Julie McDonald -Waterford Hunt

Isla Coad – Wicklow Hunt

Ellen Medlycott – Wicklow Hunt

Lucy McCarthy - Newcastle Lyons Kildare

Emmet Walsh – Waterford Hunt

Jonty Purcell -Scarteen Hunt

Patrick Fitzgerald O’Connor – Waterford Hunt

Patrick O’Callaghan Tipperary Hunt

Junior boys

Jamie Hargaden – Carlow Hunt Pony Club

Peter Galligan – Wicklow Hunt

Tom O’Rourke - South Westmeath

Sonny McCartan – Co. Limerick Hunt

Alexander Maher - Golden Vale Hunt

John Asple James – Island Hunt

Aron Reid -  Kildare Hunt

Daniel Sargent – Kildare Hunt

Sean Cooke – North Kilkenny Hunt

Emmet Walsh – Waterford Hunt

Darragh Walsh – Waterford Hunt

Oisin Whelan – West Waterford Pony Club

Peter Verling -  West Waterford Pony Club

Michael Bowe -  Wexford Hunt

Max O’Reilly – Tipperary Hunt

Teddy Turner – Duhallow Hunt

Zach Palmer – Tipperary Hunt

Harry Lowe - Sth Westmeath

 Junior Girls

Grace Quinn – Leitrim

Anna Murphy – Carlow Hunt

Sahara Smith – Carlow Hunt

Ali Fitzpatrick – Duhallow Hunt

Grace Forde – Duhallow Hunt

Victoria Roche – Duhallow Hunt

Caroline Roche – Duhallow Hunt

Ella Lombard – Duhallow Hunt

Anna O’Callaghan - Tipperary

Isabelle Walsh – Kildare Hunt

Katie Dillon -  Kildare Hunt

Ellie Dillon – Kildare Hunt

Hanora Brady – Leitrim Branch

Lucy Martin-  Kildare Hunt

Hazel Gleeson – Newcastle Lyons Kildare

Sinead Greene - South Westmeath

Emily Quinn -  Leitrim

Margaret Verling -  West Waterford

Lucy Minihan -  Wexford Hunt

Cora finn - Wexford Hunt

Molly hennessy - Wexford Hunt

Charlotte Goor – Wicklow hUNT

Lucy O’Rourke - South Westmeath

Louisa Hussey - Galway Mid County

Yvonne Daly – The  Kingdom

Tianne Kelly -  Wicklow Hunt

Emma Hickey - Wexford

Amalie Henson -  South Westmeath

Due to Covid, inactivity and  lack of training opportunities, Tetrathlon has chosen a large training squad, all members will be invited to training sessions. A final travelling squad will be chosen at a later date which will include a trial of  all four phases:

Pistol shooting



Cross country assessment.

Inclusion in the squad is not an automatic right to travel. Tetrathlon committee reserves right to make adjustments to theses squads at any time.

Best of luck and enjoy the season. 

John Flood  (Tetrathlon Chairman) 

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