Event Contact: Kate Thompson
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"North Eastern Zone in conjunction with Modern Pentathlon Victoria
invite you to the Tetrathlon Festival
Saturday May 8th and Sunday May 9th 2021
Modern Pentathlon Victoria and the North Eastern Zone invite you to participate in the Tetrathlon Festival to be held in Benalla starting at 2pm on Saturday 8th May.
Event Information Sheet
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.
What is a Tetrathlon?: What is Equathon ? What is Biathle?
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.
Equathon is a three phase event (no shoot) where competitors score points for each phase. The winner is the competitor with the highest score at the end of the event.
Biathle is a two phase event, (swim and run) The winner is the competitor with the highest score at the end of the event.
Swim: 50, 100 or 200m depending on age group
Shoot: Laser Shoot over distance of 10 metres using "Precision targets ". These are linked to a computer programthat records each shot out of 10. (Competitors 10 - 12 will shoot from 7 metres)
Each competitor has a 5 minute warm up followed by 2 sets of 5 shots with 2 minutes for each set.
Ride: This phase is on the competitors own horse and consists of a combination of Show and Cross country jumps as well as obstacles to negotiate e.g. gate, post and rail. Maximum height of jumps/obstacles is 95 cm., 85cm or 75cm depending on age group.
Run:1000, 2000, or 3000m run depending on age group.
This is a chase run with competitors starting at one minute intervals.
Further information, including the scoring system can be found under Tetrathlon Rules on the PCV/PCA website.
Distances and Ride Heights
13 - 16
10 - 12
17 - 24
10cm below class height
Age as of First January 2021
Competitors will jump their age group height to a maximum of 95cm.
*Minimum jump height for the event will be 50cm
Competitors choosing to jump the Novice height will be penalised 200 points for each 10 cm below their age category height and will not be eligible to win the class.
Schedule will be sent to entrants following close of entries.
Junior Ride (85cm) may need to be scheduled on the Saturday afternoon. (dependent on number of entries)
Shoot clinic will be held on the Saturday afternoon at Pony Club
Swim, - Benalla Aquatic Centre, 8am Sunday
Ride, Shoot, Run - Benalla Pony Club,
Accommodation:Motels in Benalla individually bookedCamping facilities at Pony Club grounds (Power, Yards etc)
Full canteen facilities available at Pony Club grounds on Sunday
Competitors need to be paid up members of either a Modern Pentathlon Association, or a registered Pony Club or Riding club.
Saturday dinner - 7pm Benalla Golf Club - own expense - must be booked via entry form
For further information please contact: