Modern Pentathlon is a 5 phase Olympic sport consisting of Fencing, Swimming, Riding, Shooting and Running. A complete sport, on the physical side – Swimming & Running are the basic disciplines; on the mental side – Shooting requires stress control and a precise technique; on the intellectual side – Fencing requires adaptability and intelligence; Riding an unknown horse requires a mix of adaptability, self-control and courage.

Pentathlon Ireland is affiliated to Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) and Ireland’s leading Pentathlon athlete’s Arthur Lanigan-O’Keefe (ranked 4th in the Senior World Cup ranking) and Natalia Coyle (ranked 14th in the Senior World Cup ranking) with both athletes winning medals in world cup events in the summer of 2018.