POR training – Entries now open!

The entries for our first POR-based event of the 2022 season are now open! We are returning to the lovely cross country course at Home Farm, Alconbury (very easy access from the A1) on Sunday 15th May. Come along and enjoy a nice ride, with a friend or two if you like. The schedule is available here.

A variety of different training opportunities are available, including bearings at 2 different levels of difficulty (you need to choose one), a navigation task with some treasure hunt type clues to assess how well you have followed it and a 7km practice ride that has been pre-checked for suitability.

Entries may be made via the shop and will be open until 6th May. Any queries can be sent to entries@trecgroup.co.uk.

Do also look on the Calendar page for the link to the date-choosing Doodle poll for our Winter Series Awards Evening – it would be great to be able to gather to celebrate our Arena TREC competitors (both human and equine) and congratulate those who have won awards!

2021 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting for Central TREC Group is being held via Zoom on Thursday 4th November, starting at 7:30pm. Please email membership@trecgroup.co.uk if you would like to receive dial in details or a link to the recording.

The accounts for 2020-21 will be presented and Sarah Wynn, our Chair, will report on the year.

Elections for the 2021-22 committee will also take place, if you are interested in joining the committee (please rest assured that you don’t need to have any particular level of experience, we are always delighted to have input from all members, no matter the level they ride at – if they ride at all) please email membership@trecgroup.co.uk.

Long Drove Applied Dressage / TREC Training 1st August 2021

Central are going back to Long Drove Dressage Centre for another of our popular Applied Dressage TREC training sessions on 1st August! Come and join us to improve your PTV and MA skills with the help of Tara Osborn and Sarah Wynn.

More details and entry form

Online entry form [please note that the online entry form does not take payment, please click on Store above to pay via our online shop]

Park Farm 2 Provisional Scores

Our ace scorer Alice has been working like a trojan since the riders started crossing the finish lines at Park Farm and is delighted to have released provisional scores less than 4 hours after the last pair finished the POR! Please find provisional phase results below.

Level 1 POR provisional scores MA provisional scores PTV provisional scores

Level 2 POR provisional scores MA provisional scores PTV provisional scores

Please send any queries to parkfarm@trecgroup.co.uk giving full details of the rider(s), phase and query.

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).