THE Irish Pony Club announced Audi Naas came on board as the title sponsor of this weekend’s National Tetrathlon Championships.

Top National Hunt jockey Rachael Blackmore, took time out from her busy schedule to attend the launch of the Championships at the Audi Naas dealership. Rachael, a past member of Tipperary Pony Club, attended many Pony Club events and competitions with her beloved pony Bubbles.

This Tetrathlon competition consists of four disciplines – riding, swimming, running and shooting – and has been a huge success in recent years.

Last weekend, the Senior Boys and Senior Girls teams both won their respective competitions at the Regional Championships held in Somerset, beating teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (see Margie McLoone’s reports on page 88).

The Audi Naas National Tetrathlon Championships will be held over two days. Today (Saturday) sees the swimming and shooting take place at the National Sports Campus in Abbotstown and tomorrow (Sunday, August 14th) the riding and run phases will be hosted at Punchestown racecourse.

The presentation of prizes will also take place at Punchestown on Sunday evening.

Chairman of IPC Tetrathlon, John Flood stated: “We are delighted to have Audi Naas on board as the title sponsor of the National Tetrathlon Championships 2022, and a big ‘thank you’ to Rachael for attending the launch.”

Audi Naas General Manager, Jackie Stafford remarked: “We are proud to get involved with the Irish Pony Club and sponsor the National Tetrathlon Championships. Best of luck to all involved this weekend.”