Newsletter including Ellerker info

How is it August already?

The English Championships at Prestwold at the end of June were a great success despite the traditional British weather making an appearance! Thank you to Jane & team for putting on such a great competition for riders of all levels, with stunning routes and a testing but enjoyable PTV. The extra challenge provided by the fun run next door certainly had an effect on the MA scores!

The introductory POR training on foot, held on 31 July, was well attended with 6 complete newbies to TREC which was great – hopefully all will be seen at future events.

On the same weekend several club members made the journey down to Suffolk for the TREC GB Championships – well done to Fiona Thurnell, Jane O’Shea, Alex Sales, Liz & Mick Payne, Tina Negri & Amanda Royle, Vicky & Molly Rothwell, Sheila Roberts, Alex Robinson, Sarah Thurnell, Sheila Rogerson & Liane Robinson.
You can view the overall results here – well done all.

Good luck to the members who have qualified for the inaugural level 1 TREC GB Championships being held nr Worcester at the end of this month.

We would love to feature some of this season’s riders in our next newsletter so please email with an event report and your photos if you would like 5 minutes of fame!

Competition updates
Unfortunately for circumstances outside the organisers’ control the September competitions have both been postponed.

4 Sept Tadcaster PTV/MA only competition has been postponed but Evie is trying to re-arrange a date for this year.
18 Sept Ilkley has been postponed to 2017

Other events

14 August – PTV training, Hopton Horse Centre, Mirfield West Yorkshire
Evie has booked a cross country field at this new venue, with inclines, water, small ditches and a bank to play on as well as the mobile obstacles. Lots of places left, come and join us!
Booking form & more details
Bookings received: Karen, Jill

2 October – Hollingley Farm Charity Fun Ride, Ilkley
All proceeds to Hope Pastures and the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association
The ride will start at Hollingley Farm, Denton near Ilkley over land not normally accessible to horse riders. The ride will be off road, incorporating farm land, moorland and wooded paths. We are lucky to have such lovely riding on our doorstep and wish to share it with other riders for a small fee to raise funds for Hope Pastures and UWFRA. The ride is suitable for all ages and abilities. Free parking and refreshments/BBQ on site, plus the chance to have a go at TREC obstacles with Evie O’Keeffe TREC Trainer.
This will be a great day out with a lovely ride and chance to play with some of the obstacles on grass, and a great chance to see what the riding in this area is like, ready for the postponed competition next year! £20 to book. To register, or for more information, please ring 07943 532151 or email

Next year

The committee is starting to look ahead both to the arena TREC season and next year. We know of several great venues but competitions need organisers. Would you like to help organise an event? For a full summer competition you get to go out riding in lovely areas to set the routes, and can even be the one to test-ride the PTV to set the time allowed! Help available from experienced organisers. Contact or 07939 471564 if you would like to get involved.

And now the bit you have all been waiting for – Ellerker details

We have got a great entry of 34, with a lot of people giving a full summer TREC a go for the first time – good luck everyone! If you are able to lend a hand please email

Ellerker Start Times
Competitor information
PTV talk roundEllerker Trec Site Plan

PTV Course


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