Tetrathlon Success for Katie and Serena
On Saturday, 1 and Sunday, 2 June 2019 Katie and Serena were selected to represent the Central England Pony Club Team at the Junior Regional International Tetrathlon Competition at Morton Morrell, Agricultural College.
The Tetrathlon included 150 boys and girls from across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales competing in events within four disciplines; shooting, swimming, running and cross country riding.
Both Katie and Serena completed the four phases and rode exceptionally well over a British Eventing Course which was both physically and technically challenging. The girls were strong competitors and equally effective team members proven by the win of fourth place for Katie’s team.
Serena achieved personal bests in the first three events and was one of only a few who completed a clear round across the cross country course on a horse she had never before ridden – sadly due to the last minute change of mount Serena’s clear round was not counted within the competition. Both Katie and Serena fully earned their place in the Central England squad and were excellent ambassadors for Pony Club and Rendcomb College.
Competitor and Year 10 student, Serena said: "It was such a wonderful weekend where memories where made. I loved representing central England and it was great fun spending time with the teams from all across the country. The support I was given was unreal and I was determined to do my personal best. The cross country course was very challenging, and I did not know what to expect on such a technical course. The minute I finished the course I could not stop smiling! I was so happy to produce a clear round; especially since only 20% of the competitors went clear. I was also very pleased with the other phases as I achieved personal bests. Overall it was a wonderful experience of which I enjoyed every minute!"