Option Fences 2017
The Tetrathlon Committee would ask Branch DCs and Minimus Trainers ensure that all members taking part in the 2017 Minimus Championships and their parents become familiar with and encourage the use of the Option Fences especially for the newer younger riders going out cross country.
The Option Fences introduced in 2016 in response to feedback were not fully utilized because of the lack of understanding and the reason for having them at local level by parents, trainers and committee members. Option Fences will be numbered the same as the fence it is beside but with an O beside the number. It will be of a lesser height and more encouraging to jump, to allow members to move forward on the course.
The penalty for taking the option is 70 penalties this year, (as opposed to 200 penalties for three refusals at the main fence).