Volvo at Joe Duffy sponsors Irish Pony Club National Tetrathlon 2020

August 22nd - 23rd, Killossery Lodge Stud

Volvo at Joe Duffy is pleased to announce our sponsorship of the Irish Pony Club National Tetrathlon 2020 for the second year running. A Tetrathlon is a challenging four phase competition requiring practical horsemanship and general athletic ability involving running, riding, swimming and shooting. The tetrathlon will take place over two days on 22nd-23rd August at Killossery Lodge Stud, Swords, Co. Dublin. Ken Rooney, Sales Manager at Joe Duffy commented:

"Volvo at Joe Duffy is delighted to sponsor The National Tetrathlon 2020 and show our support for the work of the Irish Pony Club (IPC) again this year. As a voluntary youth organisation, the IPC is a valuable outlet for young people and their mental health, particularly during these challenging times. We’d like to wish all participants of the Tetrathlon every success and we’re delighted to support this exciting event. Volvo at Joe Duffy is a natural fit with the IPC with our powerful range of XC60 & XC90 SUV’s - perfect for towing ponies!"

Phases of the Volvo at Joe Duffy Irish Pony Club National Tetrathlon 2020:

• 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 10m. air rifle target lying in a prone position.

• Riding phase: Competitors are required to complete a show jumping or cross country course including a number of fences (jumps) under timed conditions depending on age and athletic ability.

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.