The committee have been closely watching and observing all of the guidelines issued nationally by the Irish Government, Department of Health, Horse Sport Ireland and the Irish Pony Club. Per a previous announcement, all Irish Pony Club championships for 2020 have been cancelled. The Irish Pony Club National Tetrathlon Competition has been scheduled for the 22nd and 23rd of August. The Irish Pony Club National Minimus Competition has been rescheduled for the 10th and 11th of October. These competitions will only proceed if the Department of Health and Irish Government guidelines enable them to take place. The Tetrathlon committee would like to reassure members and officials that their safety is of the utmost concern.
Finally, the Tetrathlon committee would like to encourage members to continue to train individually and with your Branches, riding and running in a safe environment with all safety precautions, adhering to the most current Department of Health and Irish Pony Club guidelines. Continue to set small achievable goals each day with the knowledge that your adherence to date has assisted Ireland to reach this point where we can resume some activity. We have all travelled a long and challenging road. It is very important that we do not jeopardise the progress achieved to date by failing to continue to adhere to guidelines, social distancing, respiratory etiquette and hand washing procedures. Take every measure possible to manage your safety and the safety of the people around you. With this in mind the Irish Pony Club Tetrathlon committee will do everything within their power to assist all members return to swimming, running, shooting and cross country in a safe, fun and enjoyable manner.
Continue to stay safe and positive.
John Flood, Irish Pony Club Tetrathlon Chairman