We are coming up to a busy time of year for the club, with plenty of training available as well as 2 competitions, both open for entries. Have a look below – we hope to see you soon!
25/26 July Derbyshire Dales competition at Barlow Hunt Kennels, levels 2, 3 and 4 with a POR around beautiful hilly countryside and an excellent all-terrain PTV. Schedule
The organiser Terri would like some more volunteers for judging on either or both days, please email email@example.com if you are able to help.
26/27 September Woodhouse Farm competition in Great Ayton, running all levels over the weekend (level 1 Sunday only). Schedule
Although this competition is a long way to travel for many of our members, those who have competed here previously have never been disappointed by the wonderful riding country and great reception by the hosts. If you can volunteer some time to help this competition run smoothly, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Judge training in Wakefield on 28 June has limited places left, but further courses will be arranged in North Yorks, East Yorks & Derbyshire over the coming months. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to attend.
18 July Evie is running a competition practice day for newcomers and improvers with a guided PTV course walk, 30 minutes schooling time on the PTV course, control of paces and a ~5km practice POR in pairs with tickets and checkpoints, 8 spaces left. Booking form
19 July & 23 August Jane has arranged Arena Cross Country training with Tracey Dillon at Willoughby Lodge Farm, Leicestershire. There are multiple sessions for different levels and cost is £20 per person (WHTG members). It is arena XC on a huge surface and there is a water complex, ditches, steps, banks, and arena XC fences. Tracey is a BE accredited trainer. Booking form
30 August Evie will set up as many PTV obstacles as she can in an arena and around a 1-acre field, and you can either book the course for an hour for schooling (max of 2 people at any one time) or book a 90 minute group lesson with Evie. Booking form
12 September Evie will be running a POR skills day to improve your confidence out on the POR and give you a taste of what to expect at level 3 competitions. Ideal for anyone wanting to move to level 3 at Woodhouse Farm. Booking form will be available in August, save the date.
Non-WHTG events coming up
27 June Liane Robinson has organised a demo & Q&A with Jackie Bennett – details here
28 June TREC Lincolnshire has PTV training & competition at Ingleby Hall Livery Yard – closed for entries but get in touch with them and see whether you can have a late entry or spectate.
5 July Red House Estate in York are hosting PTV training with Evie, details here
25 April was on-foot map skills training, well received by all participants. There is a full report of the day here.
10 May saw the first WHTG arena XC clinic with Tracey Dillon with 7 attendees in two groups, which was a great success. Steph reported: “Emily and I (and the ponies!) thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Under Tracey’s expert instruction we progressed from practicing halts and keeping a straight line to riding steps, water and a small ditch. Great confidence building for both horse and rider. We would love to do it again.” Jane wrote: “A big thank you to Tracey for a great arena XC clinic at the weekend. We had two groups of riders mostly White Horse TREC Group members and this session was all about building confidence and getting the basics right, in particular straightness – it is amazing how hard many of us found it to simply ride our horses in a straight line! We worked on exercises over poles to start with, progressing to banks and steps, ditches and water. Horses and riders all ended the session very happy and we all want to do it again!”
21 June Evie ran an ‘introduction to TREC’ day with 5 members and 1 non-member, most of whom who had never competed before, for a full day’s training including PTV tuition and a guided POR which everyone enjoyed. More photos are available here.
If you have an idea or venue for a training event or competition then please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org