It’s a record win for Caistor’s Alexander

Equestrian star Alexander Bowman with his rosettes, cups and plaques recently won.  (Lin)
Equestrian star Alexander Bowman with his rosettes, cups and plaques recently won. (Lin)

A Caistor athlete has 
become the first English 
rider to win the Irish International Tetrathlon Championship - something that has potentially put him into the record books.

Alexander Bowman represented the Brocklesby Branch of the Pony Club at the event, held in Co Limerick, and also captained the winning England Team.

“There have been four Tetrathlon Championships this year and I have won three of them and was reserve Champion at the fourth,” said the 21-year-old.

“As far as we know, this is a record for a British rider.”

Alex, who finished on 4,596 points, added: “Our Irish hosts gave us a fabulous welcome.

“The cross-country course caused a few surprises but not for me this time.

“Gutless, owned by John Flood, went well and turned like a dream at the tricky 19abc combination.”

Tetrathlon comprises four disciplines - shooting, swimming, riding and running.

Alex is now continuing to pursue his dream of 
being part of Team GB’s Modern Pentathlon squad 
for the Rio Olympics in 2016 - the disciplines of the Tetrathlon, with the addition of fencing.