Riders and volunteers alike basked in the sunshine at the National Forest TREC competition on 19-20th May, and all enjoyed a well-organised competition in beautiful surroundings. Thanks go to Jackie and Lynne for their tireless efforts in setting a great POR and challenging MA and PTV courses, not to mention keeping competitors and judges very well fed! The Young Riders judged willingly all weekend and there were all manner of interesting fund raising activities for the International teams – Liane ran an excellent quiz alongside the Saturday night social and there was an honesty tombola and Guess the Weight of the Cake competition.
The results of the TREC competition are available on the Results page, well done to all the winners and those who picked up qualification cards for the GB Championships later in the summer.
Preparations are continuing apace for our competition on Anglesey in late June and we are hoping that a good number make the journey out of our usual area – we are keen to promote TREC on the island of Anglesey so some friendly Central faces to help the atmosphere and encourage new competitors will be very welcome.
The competition will take the usual format (POR on Saturday, social event and meal on Saturday night, MA and PTV on Sunday). We have been asked if we would run a Level 2A and are considering doing so. Entries will be taken from 1st June, and we hope to be trialling TREC GB’s own online entry system, TREC ENTRY, with this event.
Places can be reserved now by emailing email@example.com. Please send your name (and the name of your pair, if appropriate) and the level you wish to ride at. If you are interested in Level 2 or 2A then please state if you would like to ride at 2 only, 2A only or either 2 or 2A if only one of those levels is offered. For anyone unfamiliar with the distinction, levels 2 and 2A have exactly the same MA and PTV but a 2A POR can be slightly more technical and may include grid reference and/or bearings section(s). The length is the same at 15-25km.
Full details of the location, etc, can be found on the Calendar page.
The results from the competition at Park Farm over Bank Holiday weekend are now available on our Results page.
Many thanks to all our valiant helpers, who we were pleased to find needed sun cream more than waterproofs on the day! We couldn’t have done it without you, so huge thanks to you all.
This event is now full to competitive entries and a waiting list is being held. We’re still short of helpers though so if you’ve been unable to get an entry then please consider supporting the event by offering some of your time. No previous judging experience necessary and you’ll be well fed and looked after.
As previously published, we have an enormous number of entries for Park Farm this year. Because of this we have had to dramatically change our timetable, which is below.
We are putting on an extra dinner, on Saturday, for those competitors who wish to partake. The cost will be £10, please let me know numbers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also we have not had much uptake for the Sunday night dinner, and Claire is a bit worried that, as we are using on line entries for the first time, some may have been missed. Please let us know if you have booked or would like to book, we don’t want anyone to go hungry.
Performance Equestrian are bringing their stand for both days, for anyone who wants to update some of their kit.
Park Farm 2018 – revised timetable
5pm Venue open for ONLY for those Levels 3 & 4 who have a long journey. Please email email@example.com if you wish to arrive on Friday.
12 pm Venue open
3 pm Start of PTV and MA for Levels 3 & 4
5.30 pm Tack check for Levels 3 & 4 and night time
6 pm Map room for Levels 3 & 4 and night time
7 pm Dinner for those competitors who wish to partake and Saturday helpers
9.30 Start of POR for Levels 3 & 4 and night time
9 am Map room for Levels 1 and 2. Levels 2A, 3 & 4 to follow in that order
9.50 am First Level 2 competitor on POR. Levels 2A, 3 & 4 to follow in that order
10.00 am First Level 1 competitor on POR
4 pm approx. Level 1 prize giving. Provisional results will be published within an hour of the last competitor completing and there will be 30 mins for queries. The prize giving will happen on completion of that query period.
7.30 pm Dinner and results for Levels 2, 3 & 4. Followed by prize giving. There will also be the CTG Winter series awards presentation.
Leave the venue by 10.30 am. The Chasers Cross Country course is open and can be booked with Park Farm, if you consider your horse has not already had enough exercise for one weekend…
We look forward to seeing you!
Central TREC Group are holding an Equine Specific First Aid course on Sunday 29th April in Wellesbourne near Warwick. The course covers all aspects of emergency first aid and leads to a nationally recognised FAA Level 3 qualification. Places are available to all CTG members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for full details and to book a space.
We are also hoping to hold a Judges’ training course on 9th or 10th June, watch this space for venue and timings. This course leads to qualification as a TREC GB probationary judge and is free to all CTG members (riding and supporter members).
The results in the Central TREC Group Winter League 2017-18 have now been worked out, well done to all our members who have competed over the winter.
The league is based on placings gained by CTG members our arena TREC events, with 1st gaining 10 points, 2nd 9 points and so on down to 10th place gaining 1 point. The best 3 results count for each rider/ pair in each league. Any ties are split as follows:
- One higher placing beats 2 lower placings
- If the points were gained from the same number of classes, the total score for each counting class is totalled and the highest total wins.
- If the riders/pairs are still tied, the number of riders beaten is worked out and the rider/pair who beat the largest number of other riders wins.
The Frank Trophy is awarded to the CTG member gaining the highest PTV score in a TREC GB league class at any CTG arena TREC.
Riders and pairs who are 1st to 3rd in each league will receive engraved glasses and the Frank trophy is a silver salver, kindly presented last year by Bella Craven. The prizes will be presented at Park Farm so we hope to see lots of you there!
We have had a bumper crop of entries for the Park Farm competition which opens our 2018 summer season – nearly 100 riders are heading to Stanford on Avon for the Bank Holiday weekend! Thank you to all those who have offered to judge or are bringing judges so that the event can take place. Claire is busy figuring out the logistics and timings to get everything in (and finish before 8pm on the Sunday!) so please watch this space and your email inbox for any amendments to the plan.
This competition includes a night-time POR, so there are increased requirements for visibility for this section. Riders competing at night will need to have high-viz on their torso, which MUST include reflective strips/ material. Riders are strongly encouraged to wear light(s), this could be a head torch or torch on the body for example.
Horses must have high-viz equipment too, which must include reflectives visible from the front (such as a neck strap) and a light visible from the back (eg a flashing tail guard or similar).
To help riders with meeting these requirements, and as part of TREC GB’s sponsorship from V-Bandz this year, we have been offered a 15% discount by V-Bandz on their flashing products. This is available via their website, www.v-bandz.co.uk, until Monday 30th April. To take advantage of this discount, select your item(s) from the V-Bandz website and use the voucher code central. Please also put your CTG / TREC GB membership number(s) into the Customer Comments box during the checkout process. [Products can be purchased from other categories, but the discount will only be applied to the flashing items.]
Entries for this competition are closed, but riders (and volunteers) are welcome to request meal tickets for the Sunday night or corralling if they have not already done so. Please email email@example.com to request these extras. Details of how to pay via BACS transfer or PayPal may be found on the schedule.
In contrast to wintry Willicote, the sun shone on our final Arena TREC of the 2017-18 winter season at Gracelands Equestrian Centre! The results are now available on the Results page and the placings in the 2017-18 Central TREC Group Winter League will be published shortly. Thanks go, as ever, to our valiant judges and helpers for making the day possible.
We hope to see you all at our Winter League presentation of awards, at Park Farm on Saturday 4th May.
The Mini Beast could not stop the fun at Willicote over the weekend as competitors and judges braved the conditions to participate in our third Arena TREC of the 2017/18 winter season. Defrosting was aided by soup and a heated shed, great preparation for the approaching outdoor TREC season! Results are now available on the results page or via this link.