Event Details

NMZ Tetrathlon Competition


Click on the link for flyer:  NMZ Tetrathlon Comp Entry Form 2022

What is a Tetrathlon?

Tetrathlon is a four phase event developed by the Great Britain Pony Club Association. In 2015 Victorian Pony Club Association in partnership with Modern Pentathlon Victoria introduced the sport to the state with the intention of preparing a team for the National Pony Club Championships in South Australia. This was successfully achieved.

The Tetrathlon is a pathway leading into the International, Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon, designed by the founder of the Modern Olympics, Pierre de Coubitan .The sport, as the founder said, is the ultimate sport upholding the Olympic Ideals of faster, further and higher.

The aim of the Pony Club Tetrathlon is to provide participants with a challenging competition requiring sound practical horsemanship and general athletic ability of the rider.

Tetrathlon is a four phase event where competitors score points for each phase. The winner is the competitor with the highest score at the end of the event.

Swim:  50m, 100m or 200m depending on age of competitor

Shoot:  Laser Shoot over distance of 10 metres using “Precision targets “. These are linked to a computer program                 that records each shot out of 10.

Each competitor has a 10 minute warm up followed by 2 sets of 5 shots with 2 minutes for each set.

Show Jumping:   This phase is on the competitors own horse and consists of Show Jumps and occasionally Cross Country jumps as well as obstacles to negotiate e.g gate, post and rail. Maximum height of jumps is        95cm, 85cm or 75cm, depending on age group.

                Competitors opting to jump at a height lower than their age group will be penalised 100 points

Run:   1000, 2000, or 3000m run depending on age of competitor. This is a chase run with competitors starting at                 1 minute intervals.

Further information, including the scoring system can be found under Tetrathlon on the PCV website.