Scottish Tetrathlon has picked up the Club of the Year Award at the 2018 HorseScotland National Equestrian Awards, recognising the club’s outstanding contribution to the development of its Members.
Scottish Tetrathlon, which operates as a Pony Club Branch, beat off stiff competition from Aberdeen Riding Club, Central Junior Academy and Tayside Dressage Group to take the title at the Annual Awards Dinner, where the equestrian community come together to celebrate Scottish equestrianism.
Tetrathlon comprises shooting, swimming, riding and running, and the sport is unique to The Pony Club. It has a wide appeal throughout the UK; with Scottish Tetrathlon having over 150 Members who have represented their country and their Pony Clubs in championships at all levels throughout the UK and Ireland.
Regularly achieving podium places, Scottish Tetrathlon Members receive opportunities to train and compete thanks to the hard work and dedication of the committee of Volunteers who work tirelessly to support and develop them.
Members do not just improve their sporting skills through these opportunities, they also learn to work with others in a team, compete for personal bests and develop their ability to win graciously or lose well; skills which will prove useful in all aspects of their lives.
Sloan Smith, Chairman of Scottish Tetrathlon, said: “Tetrathlon creates a very special bond, and those involved remain friends for life. You don’t need to be the best to take part; we’re proud that so many strive to reach their own personal goals and we celebrate each and every achievement.”
Talking about the number of Scottish Tetrathletes who have gone on to represent Scotland and Great Britain, Sloan continued: “Tetrathlon can open doors to a number of sports including Modern Pentathlon, Shooting, Eventing, Triathlon and even Extreme Triathlons.”