The date for the Central TREC Group AGM has been changed to Sunday 29th November.
The meeting will start at 7:30pm, via Zoom.
Members will shortly receive a CTG newsletter with a link to a form to complete in order to request the log in details (so that we don’t get Zoom-bombed!) If you don’t get the newsletter or there is a problem with the form please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address to request dial in details.
The meeting papers (Agenda, Minutes of last year’s AGM, financial statements) will be sent via email to all 2019-20 and 2020-21 members by no later than Thursday 26th November.
Please dial in if you are a member – CTG seeks to offer members events and opportunities that they would like to see and this is one of the best chances in the year to let the committee know what those are! The meeting should last no longer than an hour.
The schedule and online entry form for our CTG Winter Series are now available on the Calendar page. We are very excited to have secured 4 dates at Moulton College Equestrian Centre using their fabulous indoor school and hope to see as many of you there as the current Covid-19 regulations will allow.
Our event dates are:
Sunday 11 October 2020
Sunday 15 November 2020
Sunday 10 January 2021
Sunday 28 February 2021
These competitions will all count towards the Central TREC Group Winter Series League, which this year will also include the 2 events which ran in the 2019-20 season. Placings achieved by riders who are CTG members no later than 48 hours after the competition concerned will count towards the League. Please note that both riders in a pair must be CTG members in order for placings to count in the Pairs League.
Central members will also be vying to win the coveted Frank trophy, awarded to the horse achieving the highest PTV score in any TREC GB class over the 2 seasons.
The final results for Park Farm are now available on the Results page. Thank you to Claire and Alice for producing the scores so efficiently and making my job as Technical Delegate so easy.
The queries sent in have been checked through and answers sent to those who had raised them. Thank you to everyone who came to the event, riders and judges alike, as you all helped to make the day run smoothly.
Our mounted POR training at Dimilcote Farm, Great Bowden (LE16 7FN) is happening again in September, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th, and we really hope to see lots of you there.
We are also returning to the popular Long Drove Equestrian Centre for another day of Applied Dressage training with Tara Osborn on Sunday 25th October.
The online forms for entries are on our Calendar page and you can pay directly or via our online shop.
Dimlicote Full details and entry form Online entry form
Long Drove Full details and entry form Online entry form
The provisional results for our competition at Park Farm can be accessed here.
Level 1 POR scores MA scores PTV scores
Level 1A POR scores MA scores PTV scores
Please use this online form to submit any queries (one form per query please, as it makes it easier to track them and make sure they’re all answered). Query outcomes will be notified to the email address you put on the form, so please check it carefully!
The deadline for any queries is Friday 11th September at 4pm. Final scores and placings will be published over the weekend 11th-13th September (the TD is working on Saturday and competing on Sunday so we can’t be certain exactly when they will go up).
Many thanks to everyone who came last weekend, our judges were brilliant and all our riders were as patient, flexible and good-humoured as we could have wished – and the rain didn’t start until the last rider was doing their PTV, so that was even better!
Central TREC Group is delighted to be hosting the first SEIB Summer Series competition of the 2020 season – it is very late in the year to be saying so but at long last lockdown has eased enough that we can get out competing again! The competitor information and start times for Saturday’s competition are available below and on our Calendar page.
The current Covid-19 situation will mean a number of changes to the ‘normal’ way that competitions run but we hope and trust that everyone will bear with us so that we can enjoy ourselves safely. Please arrive as close to your start time as you dare and depart promptly once you have finished so that we can minimise the risks to everyone, especially given the distances that some are travelling to be with us. All competitors and volunteers are asked to comply with all social distancing guidelines so that we can keep competing on into the autumn – if we take liberties now then future competitions may be cancelled.
Competitor start times
We are holding briefings for competitors and volunteers via Zoom on Thursday 27th August, the time of the riders’ briefing is in the competitor information (8pm) and the judges’ one will preceded it by an hour (ie 7pm). If any rider or judge has not received a Zoom invitation by 4pm on Thursday please email email@example.com and it will be re-sent to you. The briefings will be recorded so anyone who can’t attend should email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a link to the recording.
All paperwork will be quarantined for 72 hours after the event and scoring will then be done, together with the checking needed for any competition’s scores. Provisional results will therefore be released on or after Sunday 6th September on this website, please don’t ask for results before then. There will be time given for checking and queries before the scores are finalised. We will try to give further information about why particular scores were given but may not be able to – remember that the query process is merely there to ensure that scores have been entered into the computer correctly. No scores awarded by judges will be altered later except by the Technical Delegate.
Please send any questions that you have about the event or the Covid-19 precautions that we have put in place to email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
We have 2 new events planned for this month, which are both open for entries.
- Sunday 23rd August Mounted PTV training with Jane Hussel at Milton Keynes Eventing Centre, Hanslope, near Milton Keynes
- Saturday 29th August Park Farm Level 1 and 1A competition at Park Farm, Stanford on Avon
Full details are available on our Calendar page and can be paid for via our online shop – we suggest you enter soon as places are limited at both!
The CTG committee has been working away behind the scenes during lockdown, and we are pleased to announce that we now have an online shop! We are now able to offer membership, club clothing, equipment and entry to our events directly from this website. Payments will be processed via PayPal, though payments can be made by credit or debit card without setting up a PayPal account if you prefer not to.
Some of the products will appear to be free on the main store page, though we are afraid to say that once you select your options (which classes you wish to enter, for example, or which piece of clothing you would like to order) the price will change to reflect that.
We hope that this will be a convenient way for our members and other interested riders to enter our events, and it should also reduce the admin burden for our hard-working Entries Secretaries and Treasurer. We have also reviewed our financial systems and have decided to introduce an admin surcharge for cheque payments. Any payment made by cheque will be increased by £2.50, to reflect the additional time and effort required to prepare cheques for the bank and pay them in. If this causes a problem please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org (or email the Treasurer directly via email@example.com).
Unfortunately due to Covid-19, our summer season competitions are on hold for the foreseeable future. However, we have been busy working away behind the scenes to bring you the next best thing…CTG’s Virtual Season! Please visit our dedicated page to find out all about it.
We look forward to seeing your efforts and seeing you and your horses when it is safe to do so again. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy the challenge and that you, your families and 4-legged friends stay safe and take care.
Following the announcement from TREC GB on Wednesday 18 March and in line with current government guidance with relation to COVID-19, we are sad to announce that the following events will not be going ahead as planned. We will email competitors to organise refunds or transfers.
- Milton Keynes Arena TREC on 22 March 2020 – cancelled
- Salcey Forest POR Training (originally scheduled for 29 March 2020) – postponed. We will look for a new date and aim to run later in the season.
- Brigstock Summer TREC – cancelled. Entries had not yet opened for this event, and we will look to what we can do about running another higher level event later in the season once there is greater clarity over Covid-19
- Park Farm GrassRoutes in May – TBC. We will provide further updates as the position becomes clearer on this one.
We will endeavour to still put on as many events as we can this year and in the meantime, we hope that you and all your families keep safe.