2020-21 Winter Series schedule released!

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.

Park Farm results available

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.

Mounted training for autumn 2020

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

Park Farm provisional results

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!

Park Farm competitor information

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

Competitor information

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 entries@trecgroup.co.uk and it will be re-sent to you. The briefings will be recorded so anyone who can’t attend should email entries@trecgroup.co.uk 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 central@trecgroup.co.uk. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

August TREC events now open for entries!

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!

CTG joins the Online Shopping Age!

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 central@trecgroup.co.uk (or email the Treasurer directly via helen.martin@trecgroup.co.uk).

Summer League 2019 – Provisional standings

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 central@trecgroup.co.uk 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.

CTG Annual General Meeting 2019

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

AGM Agenda

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 chairman@trecgroup.co.uk by Friday 15th November please.

Great Bowden TREC training

The times and information for the Great Bowden training this weekend have been emailed out to those who have entered. If you have entered but have not received an email, please check your Spam folder to make sure it’s not hidden itself in there and if not email central@trecgroup.co.uk to request a copy.

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday or Sunday.