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Last updated 6th September 2009

This website is moving to http://www.tivpc.org.uk

I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but the "Geocities" server on which it is currently hosted is closing in October 2009
so a new address is required, and we have taken the opportunity to take out the "tivpc.org.uk" domain name for Tiverton PC.

The existing "Geocities" site will remain live until they shut down its server, but from 20th September it will no longer be updated,
and all new entries will take place on the new site.

So please go to http://www.tivpc.org.uk now, and also update any links you may have to the old site. If you have problems with
the new site please contact me.

 

Tetrathlon is run by Paul Furneaux (01884 258770) email paul@furneaux.eclipse.co.uk
Mobile 07967 989724 (competition days only please)

Who says...

" I have compiled a list of dates as far as possible (although it is not unknown for dates to change!!). If you are interested in doing any of these competitions you need to let me know, I will not be ringing around (unless you specifically ask to be put on our contact list – whereby we will endeavour to keep you updated with any additions/changes)!!

ENTRIES can only be made via a team trainer – not directly to organising club. Generally entries close approx 10days before a competition date, so you need to be contacting me 2-3 weeks before, due to the huge task of co-ordinating times for these events - it is not possible to submit late entries.

PLEASE NOTE as soon as your entry has been made to the appropriate pony club you will be liable for the entry fee – whether you take part or not!! Entry fees vary between events, and must be paid on or before the competition date.

Ringing for times: don’t forget to ring me for your competition times which are usually available 2 days before competition, best left until evening time between 7-9, if no reply please leave a message and I’ll call you back."

 

Sundays Sept - Dec

Tri / Tetrathlon Shooting practices

DATES all on Sundays at 10.30am-12.00noon
(No venue specified)

27th Sept
18th Oct
15th Nov
29th Nov
6th Dec

Email Paul Furneaux at
paul@furneaux.eclipse.co.uk

 

The following are the known dates for 2008/9, others may be added later. (This table may be downloaded as a ".doc" file here)

(Note by webmaster: previous experience suggests that many dates are arrived at by "dust down last year, crossing out 2008 and writing
2009". So if you find some are on unexpected days don't be surprised, as this table may be corrected. Table last updated 05/10/2008
)

Date

Event

Pony Club / Location

     

04-05/10/2008

MINI/JNR AREA TET

EggesfordOkehampton

19/10/2008

Triathlon

Spooners - Tavistock

19/10/2008

Triathlon

Blackmoor & Sparkford Vale - Hazelgrove

 

 

 

23/11/2008

Triathlon

S Dorset – Milton Abbey

 

 

 

13/12/2008

Triathlon

S & W Wilts – Shaftsbury

 

 

 

04/01/2009

Triathlon

Devon & Somerset – Wellington

17/01/2009

Triathlon

Dartmoor - plympton (Date revised 14/11/08)

31/01/2009

Triathlon

Eggesford – Okehampton

 

 

 

08/02/2009
Now 22/3/09

Triathlon

Cotley – Hazelgrove
(Rescheduled to 22 March schedule & entry form)

15/02/2009

Triathlon

Mendip – Sidcot See: schedule, entry form

22/02/2009

Triathlon

Avon Vale – Dauntseys

28/02/2009

Triathlon

Cury – Helston

 

 

 

07/03/2009

Triathlon

E Cornwall – Liskeard

15/03/2009

Triathlon

Portman – Milton Abbey

28-29/03/2009

Tetrathlon

Fourburrow – Chyverton / Truro

 

 

 

04-05/04/2009

Tetrathlon

Wilton – Godolphin / Tidpit

 

 

 

02-03/05/2009

TRI / TETRATHLON

TIVERTON – Tiverton & Cuckoo’s Nest

16-17/05/2009

Tri / Tetrathlon

Spooners – Tavistock

16-17/05/2009

Tetrathlon

New Forest -

26-27/05/2009

INTER AREA TET

AREA 15/16 COMMITTEE – Stockland Lovell

 

 

 

20-21/06/2009

Tetrathlon

S D Moorland – Holwell Lawn

 

 

 

04-05/07/2009

Tetrathlon

N Cornwall – Porth Valley

12/07/2009

Tetrathlon

R Artillary

25-26/07/2009

AREA TETRATHLON

COMMITTEE

 

 

 

07-09/08/2009

UK REGIONAL TET

Scotland

11/08/2009

Mini/Jnr Tetrathlon

Cattistock -

21-23/08/2009

NATIONAL TET

NATIONAL COMMITTEE – HARTPURY

 

 

 

03-04/10/2009

MINI/JNR AREA TET

Eggesford – Okehampton

18/10/2009

Triathlon

Spooners - Tavistock

 

 

 

 

 

 

NB several pony clubs who run Tetrathlons also incorporate the Triathlon as a separate competition (our own included), so if for any reason you can’t do the riding phase it may be possible for you to do just the Triathlon, usually day one – please call me for details

NOTES ABOUT PONY CLUB TRIATHLONS / TETRATHLONS FOR BEGINNERS

AIM to encourage interest in riding by combining with other activities, thereby retaining interest in Pony Club.

PERSONAL AIM to amass as many points as possible over the different activities

TRIATHLONS usually consist of Running, Shooting and Swimming. Add Riding for a TETRATHLON!!

RULES quite complex!! But I have briefly provided some main points below.  Please contact the Secretary for a copy of the current rulebook for more details.

AGE GROUPS                        Minis   8-11                        Juniors   12-14                        Open    15 +

             There is also a Novice section, which is primarily to bridge gap between Junior and Open

ENTRIES. All compete as individuals, also each pony club can form teams of 3 or 4 competitors in an age groups.  If not enough from our branch to submit a team, organising branches often amalgamate members to make up mixed teams, within an age group.  The 3 highest scores from each team count towards team prizes.

PRIZES usually individual, teams and best of each phase are awarded, per age group.

PHASES

SHOOTING.

Air pistols shot at standard pony club targets.  5 practice shots, followed by 10 competition shots. 
Maximum 1000 points

  • Minis: 2 handed 7 metres from target (may be static or turning).
  • Juniors: Single handed 7 metres from target (turning, 4secs per shot)
  • Novice & Open: Single handed  10 metres (turning, 4secs per shot

TRAINING Our club has a few pistols for use by members at organised practice sessions.

   
RUNNING.

Over a marked course, usually all grass!! Distances as follows

  • Minis (boys & girls) 1000 metres
  • Junior/Novice (boys & girls) & Open girls: 1500 metres
  • Open Boys: 3000 metres

TRAINING make the most of XC running at school plus any training you can do at home will help.  Hopefully some sessions at Heathers in the near future!

   
SWIMMING. 

Each competitor has a lane of a 25m pool (usually), The object is to swim as far as possible in the time allowed for your age group.  Any swimming style can be used, you do not need to dive start or tumble turn if you don’t want to!!  You can even stop and re-start from the same point if you wish!!

  • Minis: 2 minutes
  • Junior/Novice boys & girls, and Open girls: 3 minutes
  • Open Boys: 4 minutes

TRAINING most of you will do swimming at school or via a swim club.  There are sessions at Taunton (organised by TVH PC) on a Tues evening, but I know there is a waiting list!

   
RIDING

Over Cross Country course, much like a normal Hunter Trial but usually with both a slip rail (negotiated by dismounting) and a gate (mounted).  For Juniors plus, the course is also given an optimum time.  For a clear round within any time allowed will amass a maximum of 1400 points. Below is list of the maximum height of fences per section, but very often (especially for minis) the courses are more lenient.

  • Minis: 76cm (2'6")
  • Juniors: 91cm (3'0")
  • Open: 110cm (3'7")

TRAINING attend as many XC schooling rallies as possible, and any Hunter Trial will provide good practice.  Gates and slip rails can be practiced at home!!!

NB You don’t have to be a brilliant athlete to take part in this very enjoyable Pony Club event.  It really is lots of fun and you get to know Pony Club members from other Branches and Centres.

GO ON – GIVE IT A GO !!!!!!!  

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