Pony Club Tetrathlon provides Members with a challenging competition requiring sound practical horsemanship and general athletic ability.

Runners go off at one minute intervals over a carefully measured course and each competitor’s time is measured. For information on organising the running phase, please see the notes for organisers in the Tetrathlon Rule Book

The riding phase usually takes place over fixed cross country fences however Arena jumping can be used as a substitute. Where possible Tetrathlon Courses always include a gate to open and close mounted, and a slip rail at which the competitor dismounts, takes down the rail, leads his pony or horse through, replaces the rail and remounts. Since Tetrathlon courses should test the ability of the rider rather than that of the mount, it would be a pity to leave these two obstacles out. Perhaps you can use the gate into the field for the former. A small gate mounted on a post with a second post to latch it on to is always a useful item for a Branch to possess. A slip rail is not difficult to construct, requiring only two poles and two posts and a little simple carpentry.

Competitors will score points according to how far they have swum in a certain time Competitors should swim in heats, the number in each heat depending on the width of the pool. For more infomation on scoring and equipment please see the current Tetrathlon Rule Book

This phase uses any make of single shot .177 air rifle or air pistol and Pony Club Targets.

It is normally held in August each year.

It is held in a different venue each year. The details of the current year's venues are published on the IPC website minimus page.

The current Tetrathlon Rule Book should be read and has lots more information. See also the Current Country Tack Sheet and IPC Guide to Competitions

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