This year will see the fourth year of the Grassroots Tetrathlon Competition at the Pony Club NFU Mutual Tetrathlon Championships at Bishop Burton. The Grassroots Competition is open to both Branch and Centre Members but competitors must not have competed at Junior level Tetrathlon or above at Regional or Area Competitions. Teams are to consist of a maximum of four Members with scores being a sum of the three highest scores.
• Swim: 3 minutes
• Shoot: 7 metres
• Ride: Show Jumping course with a slip rail and a halt box
Heights: 2ft to 2ft 6in (60-75cm)
• Run:1000 metres
Further information for Members interested in taking part can be found here: Grassroots Information 2017 or by contacting Helen Hart or Lucy Goler
Entries are limited to 10 teams (5 Centre Teams, 5 Branch Teams) and will be taken on a first come first served basis. Individual competitors are welcome where space permits.
Team to consist of 3 or 4 Members and can be of mixed gender. The age brackets for competitors are as follow: One competitor aged 12 or under, One competitor ages 14 or under, One competitor ages 16 or under, one competitor aged 21 or under. Minimum age is 8 years old on the day of competition, all other ages to be taken as of 1st January 2017.
To ensure fairness for all Areas Branches and Centres will be permitted to enter one team. Entries will open via the online entry system on May 1st 2017.
In 2011, with great success, Pony Club Tetrathlon piloted a mentoring programme to run alongside the Tetrathlon Championships at Hartpury College. Using top rated coaches from Modern Pentathlon, British Shooting and Pony Club they work as Mentors and Role Models to Competitors. Now in it’s sixth year, we are looking forward to welcoming this years selected Mentors to The NFU Mutual Tetrathlon Championships to continue to offer Members support and advice on how to deal with competition nerves and come up with their own plans for riding the testing Championships cross country course.
We’ll keep you posted on who this year’s Mentors are going to be and where you can find them at The Championships!