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Queen's Riding Club - Competitions


Our main competitions are the tetrathlon, which takes place in the middle of November, and the intervarsities, which take place during the last weekend in February.

Tetrathlon

The tetrathlon consists of four phases - running, swimming, shooting, and show jumping. Teams consist of two males and two females, with the best three total scores counting.

Requirements

  Female Male
Running 1500m 3000m
Swimming 3 minutes 4 minutes
Shooting Air rifles - no experience required
Show jumping Maximum 3 feet

Intervarsities

This consists of three events - show jumping, dressage, and prix caprilli. Separate teams are entered in each event, with each team consisting of three members. Competitors are only allowed to compete on one team, although they may also compete as an individual in another event.

Show Jumping

First round fences are about 3 feet in height. Competitors are judged mainly on style, although faults are taken into account. Riders are judged against others riding the same horse, with the best going through to the next round.

Dressage

First round test is at approximately preliminary level. The three riders on a team all ride the test at the same time, in the same arena, one behind the other. Riders are judged against others riding the same horse, with the best going through to the next round.
Sample 1st round dressage test

Prix Caprilli

This is an equitation test aimed at less experienced riders. It consists of a basic dressage test with several small jumps, and all three riders on a team all ride the test at the same time, in the same arena, one behind the other. There is only one round.
Sample prix caprilli test

Other Competitions

There is also the chance for experienced riders to represent Ireland on student teams. Anyone interested is asked to submit a CV containing relevant equestrian experience (competitions etc.).


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