Central TREC Group is delighted that the Covid-19 situation has improved sufficiently that we are able to start planning and running events again! We have a range of activities for the next few weeks and look forward to seeing you at one (or more) of them soon. Full details can be found on our Calendar page. To whet your appetite, the headlines are:
- 25th & 26th July, Mounted POR training ride at Dimlicote Farm, Great Bowden, near Market Harborough, LE16 7FN.
- Early August (if we can agree a venue), Mounted PTV training.
- Saturday 29th August, Central TREC Group Grassroots Series, Park Farm, near Stanford on Avon, NN6 6JR.
All our events will be run according to the social distancing guidance issued by TREC GB and we ask that anyone who has symptoms of Covid-19 not to attend (as rider, helper or judge). Withdrawals for this reason will give a full refund.
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 email@example.com (or email the Treasurer directly via firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
The times and competitors information for our next Arena TREC are now available on the links below – see you on Sunday!
The results of our Gracelands Arena TREC on 24 November are now available.
Thank you to all our organisers, judges, helpers and competitors! We hope you had a great day. We have another competition at Gracelands on Sunday 22 March and entries are open now!
The provisional standings for the Central TREC Group 2019 Summer League are now available. Please check them to make sure that all your results have been included and, for those in the top 6 in each league, that your name is spelled correctly.
The league placings are calculated on the member’s best 3 placings at any affiliated TREC GB 3-phase competitions in 2019, with 10 points awarded for a 1st place, 9 for a 2nd, 8 for a 3rd and so on. Individual and pair riders are included in the same league, so it doesn’t matter who a pair had ridden with (even if they were not a member of CTG). Ties on points are split by looking at second day scores.
Any queries or corrections should be sent to email@example.com by no later than Sunday 10th November. Prizes will be presented to the top 6 in each league at our AGM on Sunday 17th November, so we hope to see lots of you there! If you are unable to attend please arrange for someone else to collect your prize as they are difficult to post.
Central TREC Group will hold their Annual General Meeting on Sunday 17th November, which will be followed by the presentation of the CTG Summer League prizes for 2019 and the Chairman’s Award, Katy Memorial Award and Phantom Flyer Memorial Trophy.
AGM invitation and booking form Online booking form – click here
Please vote in the Katy Memorial Award poll (details below). The Summer League standings will be available shortly (hopefully before 30th October), so please check that all your results are included once they have been posted.
The committee work tirelessly to run the club and support all organisers and trainers in providing events for our members to enjoy. If you are interested in joining our happy band please let us know before the AGM, if possible, though volunteers at the meeting are also welcome. Do contact any committee member if you would like further information about what being on the committee involves.
The AGM is open to all, though only CTG members in the 2018-19 year will be able to vote. Apologies for absence should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 15th November please.
Please can members take a look at the nominees for the Katy Memorial Trophy (CTG Horse of the Year) and vote for the horse of their choice. One vote per member. Details of the nominees and voting form are available on our calendar page. A direct link to the voting form is available here. Voting closes on 15 November and the winner will be announced at our AGM on 17th November.
Our membership form for 2019-2020 is now available! You can submit the form online or via email – more information can be found on our Join Now page and we look forward to seeing returning and new members over the course of the year!