Moulton 4 Start times and competitors’ information

We are looking forward to welcoming lots of riders to the final Arena TREC of the 2023-24 winter season at Moulton on 14th April. Hopefully the sun will shine (well, at least not rain again as I for one am totally fed up with rain) as we are outside again.

Start times are now available. There is a slim chance that they might change a little before the day – please check again on Saturday afternoon just in case. Any update will be uploaded before 6pm on Saturday so you’re totally safe after that.

Competitors’ Information is available too. This includes a list of the obstacles included in the course plans for the day, and has directions and a venue map at the end, so do have a read.

We have enough judges and writers to run the day but any additional help (even if only for one class) would be gratefully received. Help with building the courses from 8am and with clearing away after the Newcomers class at the end of the afternoon would be particularly welcome – please do stay to collect your prizes and consider helping while you do.

Theddingworth summer competition entries open!

The schedule is out and the entries are now open for our first summer competition of the 2024 season, to be held at Mill Farm, Theddingworth (LE17 6QL) on 25th-26th May. There are classes for individuals and pairs at Levels 1 and 2 and we look forward to welcoming you! If you would like to ride in a pair but need a little match-making please post on our Facebook page and we will try to pair people up where we can.

We will need helpers for both Saturday and Sunday, CTG Volunteer Vouchers will be available for those who come for one or both days as well as a delicious supper for those helping on Saturday. Please email theddingworth@trecgroup.co.uk if you can come and help, even for only part of a day.

2023 Annual General Meeting for Central TREC Group

The AGM for the 2022-23 will take place on Sunday 3rd December at the Royal Oak at Walgrave. There will be an opportunity to complete judges’ training and then have some lunch before the AGM itself gets underway. Please click here for the JotForm to register your interest in attending.

The Katie Memorial trophy will be presented at the AGM, to the owner/rider of the horse chosen by the CTG membership as most deserving. Please nominate your chosen horse via the JotForm link above and watch this space for how to vote for your favorite of those nominated.

Moulton 2 start times and competitor information

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our combined training and competition at Moulton this weekend. Hopefully the weather will be kind (as is currently forecast) as we are outside again – please wrap up warmly and plan for wet weather all the same!

Start Times v2 are now available – these have not changed significantly and have also been emailed to all competitors.

Competitor information

Please email any queries up to Saturday lunchtime to moulton@trecgroup.co.uk. After Saturday lunchtime, please call Bev or Mary (mobile numbers are in the Competitors’ Information document).

The winter season has started!

We had a fabulous sunny day at Moulton to kick off our 2023-24 arena TREC season!

The results from the day are now available on our Results page. We look forward to seeing you at our next Moulton event on Sunday 5th November. The schedule and event booking form will be out very soon – watch this space!

Shangton Grange competition results

45 riders and 15 helpers gathered in south Leicestershire this weekend for the summer TREC at Shangton Grange. The sun shone, the ponies behaved (mostly), the views were pretty and the food was universally hailed as delicious so it was a roaring success! We handed out the prizes at 5:30om on Sunday and the placings and phase details are now available on Results page, so head over there to see how you and your friends did!

Louise Jarvis won the prize draw for having read her Competitors’ Information closely enough to have spotted the code (or magic, according to our stalwart tack check judge, Izzy France) word. Be warned, CTG might do something similar in future but if we do the code word might not be at the end of the information, so make sure you read the document properly… Competitors’ Information is a vital piece of the communication process between organisers and riders, so we do hope that they are always read and digested (not just glanced through to see if the directions are at the start of the end…)

Once the last bits of clearing up are done (collecting in ticket punches and checking the toilets have been collected) our attention will turn in earnest to the next event in our summer season – the English Championships at Cannock Chase in July. Entries will open on 1st June so be ready to get yours in – places are sure to go fast! Full details are available on our Calendar page. We would be delighted to hear from anyone who would be able to help or judge for all or part of one or both days, please fill in a Helper Information Form to register your availability (also available on the Calendar page). If there is demand for a session of judges’ training we will look to run one, please email central@trecgroup.co.uk to register your interest.

Winter League 2022-23 – Provisional standings

We are looking forward to seeing lots of members at our competition at Shangton Grange next weekend, and will be giving out the prizes for our 2022-23 Winter League at the Saturday night social. Provisional standings are available here, but please be aware that final results may be different to these. Any queries should be sent to moulton@trecgroup.co.uk by no later than noon on Monday 15th May 2023 (as we need to get the prize glasses engraved).

Central is 10!

On 10th April 2011 an intrepid band of hardy TRECcies gathered at Princethorpe in Warwickshire to do some unmounted POR training followed by an evening meal and a talk from our inaugural Chair, Anna Lea. Central TREC Group was born!

Since that day we have run over 30 summer competitions, including at least one event at Park Farm every year, and 35 arena competitions. We created the Club Challenge for the TREC GB Championships and run training and social events for our members on a range of topics and in venues ranging from pubs to village halls to tents in fields! The summer and winter leagues are hotly contested and we award Milestones to mark the achievements of our members and their horses.

We are hoping to celebrate this milestone for the club as the year progresses, so watch this space for details!

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).