Tetrathletes have the opportunity to be involved in International Exchange competitions. In the past teams have visited Canada, America, Australia and Ireland, where they have been shown the sights by the hosting country and taken part in competitions over some challenging courses.
For 2018 we are anticipating the United States Pony Cub to be hosting the International Tetrathlon Exchange, but dates have not yet been confirmed.
Selection criteria for this exchange will be as follows:
|Competing at Intermediate level in 2017||Competing at Open level in 2017|
|B standard riders/C+ holders||B Test holders|
|Ranking Listed - ie. Competed at a minimum of 2 of Area, Regional 100 or Championships in 2017||Ranking position|
|Application letter, to include:|
- Details of training undertaken
- Involvement in PC activities
- Ambassadorial skills
|Show Jumping assessment outcome|
|Reference from independent DC*, Tetrathlon Coordinator or Area Rep|| |
|Paid up PC Member in 2018 (Renewal prior to selection)|| |
|Aged 16 or over on date of travel|| |
*independent DC refers to DC not being a parent/guardian or relative of the Member.
The rankings list for 2017 will be publishing following the Tetrathlon Championships and it is expected that applications will open in September 2017. Further information will follow.
For 2016 Ireland kindly hosted the Tetrathlon International Exchange Irish Pony Club Members were joined by Members from United States Pony Club, Canadian Pony Club, Pony Club Australia and UK Pony Club to take part in cultural visits and competitions.
The Members that were selected to represent the UK Pony Club were: Ewan Macaulay (Morpeth Hunt), Jamie Butt (Surrey Union Hunt), Chris Harris (Fourburrow Hunt), John Church (Old Berkshire Hunt), Hannah Anderson (West Warwickshire), Hannah Stevenson (New Forest Hunts), Phillippa Hall (V.W.H. Hunt), Alice Harper (Ledbury Hunt), Mollie Hansford (Cotley Hunt), Suzie Barwise-Munro (Percy Hunt).
They travelled across to Ireland with their horses and spent the first leg of the exchange based around Waterford and Kildalton, taking in the sights before the first competition at Kildalton College. The second leg of the exchange was based around Tattersalls, which again gave the group chances to visit Dublin, Wicklow and Maynooth. The exchange culminated with the second competition at Tattersalls as part of The Irish Pony Club’s National Tetrathlon Championships.
The Competition was extremely close and in the boys competition and following a fantastic ride of 1400 scores all round, it was the UK team that took the top spot. In the girls competition it was again close and the UK team finished second but only 406 points behind the Ireland White team and with 3 fantastic 1400 rides from Hannah Stevenson, Alice Harper and Mollie Hansford. In the individual competitions Chris Harris took first place for the boys and Mollie Hansford secured second place behind Ireland’s Roisin Duggan.
Full competition results are available here:
We would like to say a big thank you to The Irish Pony Club for their hospitality, to parents who took time out to get Members and horses across to Ireland, and most importantly to our Chaperones: Liz Wilkinson, Rebecca Barwise-Munro, Heather Greenslade and Judy Hardcastle who kept everything running smoothly.
For the 2014 International Exchange teams headed out to Perth, Australia and had the opportunity to take part in training sessions, activities and visits that The Western Australia Pony Club had arranged.
The United Kingdom Teams were represented by Members from up and down the country:
Steph Courty (Percy Hunt)
Suzannah Barwise-Munro (Percy Hunt)
Kelcey Pillage (Spooners & West Dartmoor)
Jess Varley (Burghley)
Mollie Hansford (Cotley Hunt)
Jemma Jones (Blackmore and Sparkford Vale)
John Church (Old Berkshire Hunt)
Alex Bowman (Brocklesby Hunt)
Michael Craig (Eglington Hunt)
Christopher Harris (Four Burrow Hunt)
Christopher Liechti (Eglington Hunt)
Ollie Hall (V.W.H. Hunt)
Callum Fletcher (Strathern)
Team Members were kindly chaperoned by James and Louise Helyer, who provided updates on what the Team had been up to during the Exchange.
The results from the International Exchange are:
Boys Final Results
Girls Final Results
A massive well done to everyone who took part, and Congratulations to The United Kingdom.
In 2011, the Tetrathlon International Exchange was held in the UK in August. Teams competed at the UK Regional Competition, Irish Pony Club Tetrathlon Championships and at the Tetrathlon Championships at Hartpury College. In 2011 we welcomed teams from Australia, USA, Canada and Ireland. The UK team that took part is listed below and were kindly chaperoned by Dr and Mrs Allenby
Over the course of the exchange, the teams competed at the UK Regional competition, which included competing over a jump cross course on borrowed horses. The teams then travelled to Pembroke in West Wales to stay where they then went on to Ireland for the Irish Pony Club Tetrathlon Championships. The final competition for the teams was the Pony Club Tetrathlon Championships which was held at Hartpury College. Results from the UK Regional Competition and The Pony Club Championships can be found below.
Regional International Results.
The Pony Club Championships International Boys Individual Results
The Pony Club Championships International Girls Individual Results
The UK Boys Squad:
Edward Richards, Tim Calder, Archie Watson, James Wilkins, Adam Sandercock, Edward Harris, Rory Gilling and Hugo Pearson Wood. Robert Collyer has been chosen to represent the combined world team.
The UK Girls Squad:
Amelia Jobling, Steph Courty, Poppy Le Marchal, Becky Mason, Rebecca Barwise Munro, Kirsty Liddon,Jo Mason and Tracey Kidner.
In 2010 we sent a team of 4 boys and 4 girls to America to represent The Pony Club in the Tetrathlon International Exchange. The exchange is based in San Francisco with the teams competed at the Woodside CA Western Championships as well as going on a tour of San Francisco, The Yosemite National Park and rafting down the American river.
Team Members are listed below and were kindly chaperoned by Dr & Mrs Allenby.
International Tetrathlon Individual Results 2010
International Tetrathlon Team Results 2010
International Tetrathlon Report 2010