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).

Judges and PTV training, 11th December at Watt Meadow

We are using a new venue, Watt Meadow in Shareshill, Wolverhampton for a day of judges training and PTV training on Sunday 11th December. The training is only £10 for CTG member, £15 for non-members and the judges training is free for CTG members. For more information and the entry forms please click on the links below:
PTV training
Judges training

Twin Trees Arena TREC 9th October 2016

The start times for our first Arena TREC of the 2016-17 winter season, at Twin Trees, Equestrian Centre, Bedfordshire, are available now. Competitor Information is now also available.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Training events – details and entry forms available

Central TREC Group are offering riders the opportunity to develop their MA and PTV skills and also the chance for members to train as British TREC judges this winter.  For dates, full details and entry forms please visit our Calendar page. We look forward to seeing you!

Winwick full and Score TREC results

Central TREC Group’s last event of the 2016 summer season was much enjoyed by those who attended, the sun shone and over 50 riders had a great weekend in the pretty Northamptonshire countryside. The results from the full and Score TREC competitions are now all available on our Results page.

The club is now gearing up for the forthcoming winter season, which kicks off with our first Arena TREC event at Twin Trees Equestrian Centre on Sunday 9th October. Training is available on the Saturday 8th October (email team@twintrees.net for full details) and we hope to see you over the weekend.

Winwick start times

We are looking forward to our last summer competition of the 2016 season, our full and Score TREC at Winwick this weekend.  The start times are now available for Saturday, Sunday and the Score TREC and the competitors’ information and PTV course plans can be found here.

We are still short of judges so if you know of anyone who might be interested in a convivial day or weekend having a lovely time in the pretty Northamptonshire countryside then please email mary@bankart.co.uk.

2016-17 winter dates announced

The committee has been very busy over the last few weeks booking dates for our arena TREC competitions this winter, and we have been so successful that we will be kept extremely busy running them all over the winter! We have plans for 2 days of mounted PTV training, both with the possibility of unmounted judges’ training alongside, the club AGM (including unmounted navigation training) and an unprecedented 6 arena TREC competitions.

We are returning to 4 previous venues, Milton Keynes Eventing Centre, Low Farm near Wellingborough, Brooksby College and last year’s new venue Gracelands Equestrian Centre near Droitwich.  We are also trying 2 new venues for the first time:

  • Twin Trees Equestrian Centre near Biggleswade is run by CTG members Cath and James Anthony and we are delighted to be working with them in order to add TREC GB affiliated classes to their established arena TREC competitions.
  • Watt Meadow equestrian centre near Cannock Chase is extremely close to the M6 and we are excited to be able to offer their excellent facilities to our members.

The schedule is available on the Calendar page. We have compiled a combined schedule again, as last year, so please check the details of the Entries Secretary carefully. We will try to honour any entry sent to the wrong address but cannot guarantee to do so. We hope to make all the events available to enter via Equo events, please have a look on there if you would like to enter online.

We look forward to seeing you at an event over the winter!

Summer event results available

The Results page contains the full results (phase and overall) for all of our summer events run so far in 2016. Central TREC Group has been continuing to cement its reputation for running enjoyable events that are well organised and give a good level of challenge, which must be why competitors travel from all over the country to take part. Do check out who has been winning and come and have a go yourself next time!

Central also has 36 members competing in the SEIB TREC GB Level 2-4 Championships of Great Britain at Poplar Park in Suffolk this weekend (which means that about a third of the field are members of our club!) and we wish them all the very best of luck.  Hopefully they will ride well and we will have a chance of retaining the NEST Club Challenge trophy, which has been gracing the mantelpiece of Anna, our Chairman, for the last year! Watch this space, and our Facebook page, for updates and results.

Central TREC Group wins inaugural Club Challenge!

20 members of Central TREC Group headed up to Scotland for the first TREC GB Championships of Great Britain, which  was held at Temple near Edinburgh on the 14-16 August.  The event ran very smoothly, despite the heavy rain for most of the Friday, and everyone had a great weekend. The POR took place in the picturesque countryside of the Scottish Borders, the PTV, run over 4km around the venue, was a challenging Championship course which tested horses and riders effectively and the MA proved to be a tough nut to crack!

The club entered two teams in the Equisafety Team class, which incorporated the inaugural NEST Club Challenge.  The teams were:

Central Adventurers: Anna Weston (club chairman, level 4 Individual), Leigh Nixon (level 3 Individual), Helen Martin and Mary Weston (level 3 Pairs), Bev Stevens and Steph Davis (level 3 Pairs), Claire Pollard (level 2 Individual) and Alex Sales and Rachael Wilmot (level 2 Pairs).

Keysoe Central Crusaders: Bain McLeod (level 3 Individual), Heather McLeod (level 2 Individual), Sasha Warrener (level 2 Individual), Sue Squirrell and Lynsey Ellis (level 2 Pairs), Sally Elliott and Julia Ironside (level 2 Pairs) and Natalie Hodgkiss and Julie Allsop (level 2 Pairs).

Central members did fantastically well in their classes, including three wins among their number, and the Central Adventurers won the Team class. Central TREC Group will therefore be the first name on the North East Scotland TREC Club Challenge trophy!

All three Nations Cup teams (England, Scotland and Wales) contained Central members, and in this event England emerged victorious.

Julie Allsop and David Bates organised a fabulous meal for the Sunday night of the Championships which was attended by Central members and also riders and supporters from other TREC clubs from around the country.  It was a brilliant way to round off the weekend and demonstrated how friendly TREC really is!

Latest Updates

Welcome to CTG! Below are our latest updates and you can find out more about us by looking at the pages.

LATEST NEWS! 

Central TREC Group is now a TREC GB Club! TREC GB is the governing body for TREC. Becoming a member of TREC GB enables you to nominate a local TREC club to join and if you choose CTG, you do not have to pay any extra membership fee to us. Two memberships for the price of one!

Our Winter season is under way. The schedules for the competitions are now available on the Calendar page and the results for those which have taken place can be found on the Results page.

Our calendar has all the upcoming events for CTG.

Don’t forget we now have CTG personalised clothing which makes a great present for your TRECcie friends and partners.

 

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