Cannock Chase English Championships Results – 22-23 July 2023

We had a fabulous weekend (albeit a little soggy on Saturday) at our Cannock Chase competition which was also the English Championships. Jackie and Lynne did a fantastic job organising the competition and found a wonderful new venue. Thank you to them and to all the judges, volunteers and competitors; we couldn’t have done it without you!

The results are now available and pictures are available to buy from the brilliant Indie Pics here.

We received this lovely message from the venue owner, which we wanted to share with you:

“Thank you to Jackie, her team and competitors for being wonderful, low-maintenance guests as promised, for leaving the site spotless and for an interesting insight into trec and all it involves. They were a pleasure to host…you would be welcomed back.”

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 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 by no later than noon on Monday 15th May 2023 (as we need to get the prize glasses engraved).

Shangton Grange – L1 & L2 TREC – 20-21 May 2023

Our first full TREC of the season is on 20-21 May 2023, running levels 1 and 2. The countryside is beautiful and it’ll be a great way to start our summer season!

Please click here for the schedule.

We have secured our local (and EXCELLENT) wood-fired pizza man, Jonnie from the Wood-Fired Pizza Shack, to come and join us for the Sunday so hopefully lots of people will enjoy his delicious food – I can personally vouch that it’s fabulous! Our lovely PTV judges will be provided with some pizza for their lunch and he will be ready and willing to cook pizzas for riders, helpers and spectators too.

The pizza van is scheduled to be in a nearby village on the Friday night but Jonnie has offered to send a driver over if anyone would like to order food for their arrival night. Full details will follow nearer the time, the plan is that anyone wanting food will order it directly from Jonnie (and pay him online or by phone) and he will send one combined order over on Friday night at a pre-arranged time. Please do consider ordering from Jonnie on Friday and/or Sunday – he offers great local food. The menu will be uploaded here shortly.

Moulton Arena TREC Winter Series 2022-2023

We can’t quite believe that it’s almost time to start our 2022-2023 Winter Series!

Once again, we are holding all our competitions at the fabulous Moulton College in Northamptonshire. There are a variety of classes suitable for all levels and experience. Please visit our specific Moulton event page for all the details.

Arena TREC is a fantastic way to learn more about TREC and have a go at the obstacles. If you’d like to come and see what it’s all about before entering or would like to come and help at a competition, please email us at

Park Farm 3 – English Championships – Results and Thank You!

We had a brilliant weekend hosting the 2021 English TREC Championships jointly with Keysoe & Three Shires TREC Club on 28 and 29 August at Park Farm. Thank you so much to everyone who competed, helped and organised. It was a fantastic event and great to be out competing once again and catching up with fellow TRECcies.

The results are now available on our Results page.

Ruth from IndiePics captured amazing photos once again – these can be viewed and ordered directly here.

We’d also like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors for the English Championships who provided vouchers and items for the competitors’ goody bags. The sponsors were chosen specifically with TREC riders in mind and we hope you and your four-legged friends enjoy sampling the products and spending the vouchers:

It seems hard to believe that our next event now is our first Arena TREC of the Winter season at Moulton on 2 October. The schedule will be available shortly and please keep an eye on our Facebook page and this website for further updates.

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 (or email the Treasurer directly via