Scottish Girls Tetrathlon Team Win Gold At The International Team Competition

The Scottish Tetrathlon team made up of Scots Amelia Craig (14, Stewartry Pony Club & Castle Douglas High School, Dumfriesshire), Poppy Drysdale (17, Stewartry Pony Club & Dollar Academy, Clackmannanshire), Olivia Burns (16, Lanark & Renfrewshire Pony Club & St Columbus School, Glasgow), Ellen Erskine (20, East Down Pony Club & Loughborough University) and Becky Storer (17, Wokingham Pony Club & Wellington College) won the ‘UK International Tetrathlon’ at the Regaional 100 Tetrathlon competition at ‘Aylesford Lodge,’ Shoby, Melton Mowbry and ‘Bingham Leisure Centre, Notts.’ The cross country ride proved tricky with some questions at the off set doubles and the triple water jump whilst the running course was hilly and challenging.

However, the girls rode well and all nearly within the times gaining good points. The running course was hilly and asked a few questions whilst the shoot and swim gave the team good scores. It was a close run contest with Scotland’s joint final score of 15838 giving the girls a gold medal, just beating England at 15776. The Irish team were third with 15373 and Wales came fourth with a score of 13778.


This competition is set to come to Scotland in 2019 which will be a great boost for the Borders as it is to be held in Kelso at Hendersyde. Sloan Smith, Chair of Scottish Tetrathlon said, ‘We are privileged to be able to host this event next year and it is such a great accolade to have our Scottish girls’ names on the 2018 trophy! It was indeed a proud moment in our Scottish Tetrathlon history.’