National Minimus Championships 2020

10th & 11th October. TBC  (Green Glens Arena, Millstreet, Co. Cork)?

National Tetrathlon Championships.

22nd & 23rd August.  TBC


Running Training starting Wed 8th July 2020, Splash World, Tramore.

Shooting Training with Declan Murphy starting Thurs 16th July @ Kilbride, Tramore.

Contact Jo Breheny @ 087 2986294  for details on all of the above training.

Click Here for Minimus & Tetrathlon Rule Book

The following dates have been submitted by Branches for Minimus and Tetrathlon Training Days for 2020.

Please Note:  This list will continue to be updated with further information and flyers as it is submitted to the Irish Pony Club.

  • Sunday 9th February – Nenagh Biathlon
  • Sunday 23rd February – Co. Clare Winter Triathlon
  • Sunday 8th March – North Kilkenny Winter Triathlon and Biathlon, The Watershed Kilkenny.
  • Sunday 15th March – Irish Pony Club National Triathlon
  • Sunday 5th April – Kildare Fun Minimus
  • Sunday 12th April – Nenagh Minimus Challenge
  • Sunday 19th April – Wicklow Fun Minimus
  • Sunday 17th May – Laois Fun Minimus
  • Sunday 24th May – Carlow Fun Minimus
  • Sunday 31st May – Golden Vale Fun Minimus


Minimus is a 2-day competition consisting of three disciplines, swimming, running and riding. Points are awarded to competitors for their performance in each discipline. The overall winner is the competitor with the most points after all three disciplines. Participants must be U-12 on the 1st of January of the current year. However, new older Pony Club members may participate Hors Concours to gain valuable competition experience. Irish Pony Club D+ test standard is recommended for this competition.
The Minimus Championships are a team competition where members from branches form a team of three/four for the competition. Individual trophies are awarded to boys and girls for the best overall winners and the best in the disciplines of running and swimming.


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. Junior boys and girls shoot using an air rifle of .177 calibre at a 10m. air rifle target lying in a prone position. Scores from all four phases are added together to arrive at an individual score for each member. The best three individual scores are calculated to arrive at a team score.