Mounted PTV training July 2nd

We are holding a mounted PTV training event, focusing on fixed obstacles, at Alconbury, Cambridgeshire on Sunday 2nd July. For full details and the booking form please go to our Calendar page. Places are limited and it is likely to be a popular event, so get your entry in quickly!

Park Farm results

We had a lovely day on Bank Holiday Monday with lots of smiley faces seen! The results are now available on the Results page, and well done to all our winners.

CTG Winter League results

The results are in, the points have been counted and verified, and this year’s winners are… listed in the 2016-17 Winter League results [please note that this is v2 of the results as there was a mistake in the original list]. Well done to the winners in all our categories and we look forward to seeing you at our presentation event.

We are going to present the prizes for this year’s league at our CTG Social at 7:30pm on Sunday 30th April at Park Farm, Stanford on Avon. It’s the night before our Park Farm TREC competition, which opens the 2017 summer season, and we will be holding the social at the venue.

A fish and chip supper is also available at a cost of £5/head.  If you would like to join in with the supper please email central@trecgroup.co.uk giving the number of meals requested and what meal choice you would like (the options are: fish & chips; sausage & chips with mushy peas; chicken & mushroom pie and chips; omelette (plain or mushroom) with chips & peas [V]). Please bring a chair and your own drink(s), plate and cutlery, unless you would rather eat your food out of the paper.  Payment in advance (by BACS or PayPal – details in the schedule itself) is much appreciated. If you would rather just come for the social event and presentation then you are very welcome, just bring your chair (and any drinks you would like!)

Results for Gracelands Arena TREC

The results for our last Arena TREC of the 2016-17 season are now available on the Results page. Well done to all the winners!

The results for the Central TREC Group 2016-17 Winter League will be available shortly – watch this space for news!

Park Farm Schedule – Now Available!

The hotly anticipated schedule for our Park Farm competition on Monday 1 May is now available. We are running a level 1 and 2A competition at this fantastic venue. We look forward to seeing you there!

Results for Low Farm and Brooksby Arena TRECs

Well the sun didn’t exactly shine on Brooksby today, but it didn’t rain as much as was forecast so we were all grateful for that! All our riders had a great time and went home smiling, which is the main aim of our events. Huge thanks go to all our helpers, without whom none of it would be possible.

The results for both Brooksby and our Low Farm competition 2 weeks ago are available on the Results page.

We have one more Arena TREC left of this winter season at Gracelands in 2 weeks’ time (19th March). Entries for Gracelands close on Wednesday 8th March so if you haven’t booked your slot yet please send your form in as soon as possible. We are also a little short of helpers for Gracelands so if you, or anyone you know, are available that day we would be extremely grateful for your time, even if you only have an hour or two to spare.  Volunteer vouchers are given to judges and we promise to keep you fed and watered too! Email central@trecgroup.co.uk if you can offer any help.

Milton Keynes Arena TREC Results

The results for our Milton Keynes Arena TREC are now available. The top score results will follow shortly. Thank you to all our competitors and helpers for another great competition!

Looking forward to 2017!

Happy New Year to all Central TREC Group’s members and friends!  We hope you have had a fabulous festive season and been able to enjoy some time with your ponies as well as your family and friends.

Now that 2017 has arrived, it is time to look forward to the spring events! Entries are already coming in for our remaining Arena TRECs of the season, so get yours in soon to make sure you get a place. If you want your placings to count towards the CTG winter league make sure you have renewed your club membership (either via TREC GB or directly with us).

Entries are also coming in thick and fast for our TREC Camp in April at Dudgeley Farm, Shropshire, so if you want to join us please get your form in as soon as you can.  Full details can be found on our Calendar page.

We look forward to seeing you at a Central TREC Group event in 2017!!

Membership update

The new membership year for Central TREC Group (and TREC GB) started on 1st October, so if any members haven’t renewed yet please do so!

– If you wish to be a TREC GB and Central member then do join via the TREC GB website – click on Join TREC GB in the pale blue bar at the top of the website, www.trecgb.com – and nominate Central TREC Group. Central then gets £10 automatically which means you get all the benefits of CTG membership until 30th Sep 2017!

– Those members who have already renewed should have received an email from Mary Weston, our Membership Secretary, welcoming you to the club for another year. If you have not received your welcome email please send an email to central@trecgroup.co.uk so that we can update our records.

AGM – Sunday 13th November

Following the CTG AGM there are a few highlights to share with you.  We were blessed by the weather and enjoyed a sunny and clear morning of navigation training at Burton Dassett Country Park.  Thanks are definitely due to Claire Pollard for setting some testing grids and bearings to help us polish up our skills.

After wending our way back to the Wharf Inn, we enjoyed delicious roast dinners and generous desserts followed by a talk from Daniel Nolan about his adventures and experiences in Segovia at the World Championships earlier this year.  Seeing the maps and the aerial photos of the tickets and checkpoints was definitely illuminating for those of us who do not ride at level 4!

We swiftly moved on to the “business” part of the day and the AGM ran smoothly.  Everyone present expressed thanks to Anna Weston, who has decided to step down as our chairman after 5 years (but will remain a member of the committee).  Anna first came up with the idea of starting the Club and with her enthusiasm and dedication soon gathered like-minded people together to bring CTG into existence.  Four members of the committee retired by rotation but all wished to stand again and were duly re-elected, and Bev Abbott was welcomed as a new committee member.  Members also received reports from the Chairman and Treasurer about the status of the club at the end of the 2015-16 year, both of which reflected the excellent position that Central TREC Group is in going forward.

The other main part of the day was the presentation of awards for 2015-16.  The CTG Summer League awards for 2015 were presented, and the full list of winners will be available on our Results page very shortly.

In additions, the following trophies were awarded:

Katy Memorial Award (awarded to the best horse belonging to a CTG member, as voted by the members) – Thomas, owned and ridden by Julie Allsop

Phantom Flyer Memorial Award (awarded to the CTG member who achieved the slowest MA canter at a CTG event in the 2015 summer season) – Casey, owned and ridden by Mary Weston

Chairman’s Award (awarded by the Chairman to the CTG member in their opinion most deserving of it) – Claire Pollard, without whom the CTG Calendar page would be significantly less busy!

During the committee meeting following the AGM Sarah Wynn was unanimously elected our new chairman.  Trish and Helen remain in their existing roles as Secretary and Treasurer respectively.

Our committee now comprises:

Chairman – Sarah Wynn (re-elected to the committee after retiring by rotation).

Treasurer – Helen Martin

Secretary – Trish Donnelly (re-elected to the committee after retiring by rotation)

Membership Secretary – Mary Weston

Merchandising & Clothing Co-ordinator – Sally Elliott

Webmaster – Siobhan Mills (re-elected to the committee after retiring by rotation)

Facebook Co-ordinator – Sarah Wynn

Publicity Officer – Julia Ironside

Training Officer – Claire Pollard

Committee members – Neill Elliott, Sarah Pollard, Alice Pollard, Anna Weston (re-elected to the committee after retiring by rotation), Bev Abbott (newly elected).