Minimus & Tethrathlon


The Minimus is a triathlon competition consisting of three disciplines – swimming, running and riding. Points are awarded for the results in each phase and the winner has the most points after the three phases.

Tetrathlon is a challenging four phase competition requiring practical horsemanship and general athletic ability involving running, riding, swimming and shooting. 
• Running phase: The senior boys run over a 3,000 metre course while senior girls and all juniors run over a 1,500 metre course and each competitor’s time is measured. 
• Swimming phase: The senior boys swim for 4 minutes, senior girls and juniors swim for 3 minutes. 
• Shooting Phase: Senior boys and girls shoot using an air pistol of .177 calibre at 10m. air pistol targets from the standing position. The best three individual scores are calculated to arrive at a team score

Minimus Dates

2019 Minimus Championships are being held June 15th & 16th at Millstreet Green Glens Arena.

*update* Team Selection Process

Teams will be chosen based on the best two results of three of the next Minimus events which are as follows:

Wexford Fun Minimus – 12th May 2019

Carlow hunt pc fun Minimus – 19th May, 2019

Laois Hunt PC, Stradbally Fun Minimus Day – 27th May 2019

Should any member be on the same score, the 3rd events results will be the decider.

Tetrathlon Dates

Tetrathlon Championships 24th – 25th August 2019, Tattersalls

Sat and Sun Aug 17th and 18th, UKPC Tetrathlon Championships TBC

Swimming –
Thursday evenings May, Enniscorthy Riverside.

Cross Country Running Weekly Training Sessions to coincide with swimming thanks to Sheila James.

Link to IPC Tethrathlon Page

More Information on each activity below…

Minimus – 

Cross Country                           80cm
Swimming                                 2 Mins
Running                                     1000mtrs

Tethrathlon Junior –

Cross Country                             90cm
Swimming                                    3mins
Running                                        1500mtrs
Shooting                                       Target

Tethrathlon Senior – Girls

Cross Country                             1.05m
Swimming                                   3 Mins
Running                                        1500 mtrs
Shooting                                       Target

Tethrathlon Senior – Boys

Cross Country                             1.05m
Swimming                                   4 Mins
Running                                        3000 mtrs
Shooting                                       Target