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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.

Participants will start with a short sprint to the shooting range. From there, using a laser pistol, they shoot their designated target until they register 5 successful hits, or for 50 seconds, whichever comes first. They will then leave the range and run a circuit, returning to the shooting range for round two of the shoot. They complete this circuit four times alternating between running and shooting to a total of 3.2 Kilometers and 20 direct hits on the target. Depending on age categories the length and distance of the shooting range and run may vary.

On Saturday the international elite athletes (ranging in ages from 13 years to Masters 70+years) together with a number of top Irish athletes will compete in the various age and distance categories for the Championship title followed on Sunday by the Elite Mixed Relay and the Open competitions. The weekend will finish up with a fun Team Charity Relay with all proceeds going to Laura Lynn, Ireland's Childrens Hospice. This is a brilliant cause and Pentathlon Ireland are delighted to be partnering Laura Lynn to raise funds on this occasion. Teams of 4 athletes - 2 adults and 2 children will run 400 m each and shoot 5 targets in what should be fun and exciting races.

We would like to invite all Minimus, Tetrathletes and any Irish Pony club members to come down over the weekend and be a part of this exciting and unique event. If you come on the Sunday, bring your runners as we are taking entries on the day for the Charity Relay and will be making up teams too.

Looking forward to seeing you all.!!

If you are looking for some training before hand, Pentathlon Ireland have free sessions every Saturday out at the National Sports Campus .

Registration can be done for both events online at www.laserrun.ie or for further information contact Pentathlon Ireland., Tel: 01 625 1134

Tetrathlon News

Online Live Provisional Scores from the Joe Duffy Volvo National Tetrathlon Championships

Online Live Provisional Scores from the Joe Duffy Volvo National Tetrathlon Championships

Good luck to everyone competing at this weekends Irish Pony Club Tetrathlon Championships in Tattersalls.

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Stabling and Lorry Hook Up Information - Joe Duffy Volvo Tetrathlon Championships 2019

Stabling and Lorry Hook Up Information - Joe Duffy Volvo Tetrathlon Championships 2019

Carefully read all of the following information before arriving at the Joe Duffy Volvo Tetrathlon Championships.

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Joe Duffy Volvo National Tetrathlon Championships - Competitor Numbers, Swim Heats and Shoot Detail Information

Joe Duffy Volvo National Tetrathlon Championships - Competitor Numbers, Swim Heats and Shoot Detail Information

The Joe Duffy Volvo National Tetrathlon Championships will be held in Tattersalls Ireland and Trinity Sport and Leisure Club, Donaghmede, Dublin 13, on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August 2019.

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Sponsorship Announcement for the 2019 Tetrathlon Championships

Sponsorship Announcement for the 2019 Tetrathlon Championships

The Irish Pony Club are pleased to announce that Joe Duffy Volvo will generously sponsor the 2019 edition of the National Tetrathlon Championships. 

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Congratulations to the Irish Senior International Tetrathlon Team

Congratulations to the Irish Senior International Tetrathlon Team

Congratulations to the 2019 Irish Senior Tetrathlon Team who travelled to Hendersyde Park in Scotland last weekend to compete at the UK Pony Club Senior International Tetrathlon.

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Good Luck to the Irish Senior Tetrathlon Squad in Kelso

Good Luck to the Irish Senior Tetrathlon Squad in Kelso

The very best of luck to the Irish Pony Club Senior Tetrathlon team who will travel to Scotland this weekend, on August 2nd, to compete at the UK Pony Club Senior International Tetrathlon.

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Congratulations to the Junior Irish Tetrathlon Team

Congratulations to the Junior Irish Tetrathlon Team

Well done to the Irish Junior Tetrathlon Squad who had another successful trip to the UK last weekend competing at the UK Pony Club Junior International Tetrathlon in Moreton Morrell. 

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Junior Irish Tetrathlon - Follow Their Journey Throughout the Weekend

Junior Irish Tetrathlon - Follow Their Journey Throughout the Weekend

This weekend, you can follow the journey of the Irish Pony Club Junior Tetrathlon squad by clicking on the following link.

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Good Luck to the 2019 Junior Irish Tetrathlon Squad

Good Luck to the 2019 Junior Irish Tetrathlon Squad

The Pony Club Junior International Tetrathlon takes place this weekend from June 1st to 2nd in Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire.  Forty four Irish Tetrathletes will make the journey to represent the Irish Pony Club in this years competition. 

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Junior Tetrathlon and Minimus Training Squads Lists for 2019

Junior Tetrathlon and Minimus Training Squads Lists for 2019

Thank you to all Irish Pony Club members who put themselves forward for selection for the 2019 Tetrathlon and Minimus Training Squads.  Well done.  It was extremely encouraging to see the amount of interest.  

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