Harwood Dale Results & Thankyous

Harwood_Dale_2021 Results

Thank you to all our competitors, volunteer  judges, Dave Rogerson  TD, Katie Morgan  Traceur, Peter Bean PTV and Joy Bradley  Scorer for helping to make this competition such a success.

When we first approached the landowners almost two years ago, The Cook Family, at Burgate Farm in Harwood Dale were always positive about us using their land and area for this competition.

I think one memory many of us will carry is turning up on Friday morning to put tents up etc to find that the previous  night 350 dairy cows had been in the field – yes cows had performed as they do and muck was scattered around most areas!! But onwards we went and most riders will have taken some of this memory home!!

Katie had done an amazing job to find so many different routes around the area for all the levels, travelling over 1,000 miles to do so – 12 visits to the areas in the two years of first attempting to do this competition.  We couldn’t have done it without her amazing skills and patience.

Peter looked at the PTV Area and started to design a good, natural, challenging PTV. It gave riders a challenge and it’s always pleasing to see them ‘having ago’ and having a lot of fun.

Dave was on hand to come over to check routes on the trusty Rusty, perhaps three times made arrangement and three time Covid emerged – but a few weeks ago he came, camped in Andy’s field and checked what Katie had set out.

Joy was such a help with taking the entries and scoring on a program that takes a bit of understanding –one that we weren’t prepared to undertake with bringing it all together

So a team was formed.

The landowners were quite wary about having ‘campers’ on their land and wrote to say ask me ‘what happens with human rubbish’ – well what a compliment we received yesterday when visiting the site after the event – “Well we were expecting rubbish in the field but not one item was found – absolutely amazing” so for me, as Chair, thank you all for doing what Treccies do so well.

As so many of you know, a full level competition take so much organizing and with Covid still around we asked everyone to be aware of everything that we have learnt over the last 18 months. 

Enjoy the summer events everyone and good luck to you all at the various Championships.

Paula Bean

Organiser & Chair of WHTG.



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Harwood Dale – Times & Competitor Information

Please find the competitor information & times below.  Please read through the information carefully as it contains very specific instructions regarding the map room, tack check & competitor briefings (for those who are new to the sport or a bit rusty we would advise either downloading it to your phone or printing it off so you have it for reference). As stated in the directions if you are planning to arrive on Friday evening we would advise allowing extra time for your journey (especially if the weather forecast is anywhere near as good as this weekend) as the roads tend to get busy with people heading to the coast for the weekend.

Harwood Dale Comp Info Final

Harwood Dale Times Final

All being well restrictions should have been relaxed by the date of the competition but Covid has not gone away so we would like to ask that competitors remain mindful of this especially when it comes to things like coral / lorry spacing. (& if we do manage to got some provisional POR results out on Sunday please do not all crowd around them at once or we will have to take them down again).  There will be no overall results on the day & no prizegiving as we still need to adhere to Covid guidelines.

There will be a presentation of rosettes from the WHTG members winter league on the Saturday evening.

For anyone who needs it the TREC rulebook & notes on rule changes & temporary obstacles that may be used can be found HERE

Good luck & have fun everyone!




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Members Winter League Results

Please find below the final confirmed results for the Winter League after all queries had been looked into / new members added. Thankyou very much to Sheila for sorting these out & adding everything up.

Well done to all our members who took part this year. Thankyou for bearing with us when we had to reschedule & alter plans (sometimes several times over) & for braving the elements when everything had to take place outdoors. Also a huge thankyou to all our organisers & helpers for making it possible to run any events at all.

We will once again be arranging online vouchers for the winners. We are also planning on doing a presentation of rosettes at Harwood Dale. We hope to see as many of you as possible of you there & we are still in need of a few more helpers so any offers would be gratefully received & much appreciated.

WHTG Winter League placings (1)

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Stapleton Results

We had a very successful if rather damp Bank Holiday Monday at Stapleton. Well done to all competitors , especially those in the later classes who had the worst of the rain to deal with. Please find the results below. 

Results for Stapleton

As Sheila has already said Thankyou very much to all judges & helpers, especially those helped to put everything away so speedily at the end of the day meaning we actually finished early for once!  Also massive Thankyou to Katie Carr for letting us use Stapleton Park as a venue slightly at the last minute when Covid once again thwarted plans for indoor competitions.  We hope to be back again in the future. 

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Stapleton Course Plans

Please find below the course plan for the PTV field & obstacle lists for all classes. Looking at the weather forecast we may all be needing our waterproofs in the afternoon! But what else can we expect from the British Weather on a Bank Holiday Monday? Good luck everyone!

Stapleton May 2021 PTV plan

Stapleton obstacles May 2021

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Harwood Dale Open for Entries

Harwood Dale is now open entries!

We anticipate this event to be quite popular so would advise getting your entries in early to avoid disappointment. Head over to the Events page for the schedule. 


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Times for Stapleton

Please find below directions to the venue, times & competitor information.

We are not allowing spectators at this event but if you are bringing a driver / helper with you please make sure you have filled in a COVID-19 contact info form for them and returned this before Sunday evening. 

Please read the Competitor Information carefully as obviously there are a few things different to normal due to Covid restrictions. As at Thornton we are are encouraging competitors to ARRIVE, COMPETE & LEAVE.  There will be no results on the day (they will be emailed out to all competitors after the event along with scoresheets) & if you would like any rosettes posting please bring a SAE with a large letter stamp on. 

Stapleton Site Plan (1)

Address for the venue is STAPLETON PARK ESTATE, DARRINGTON, PONTEFRACT WEST YORKS, WF8 3DD.  Please follow the route indicated on the map after coming off the A1 at Darrington (Valley Rd/ Bank Wood Rd) which may differ from your Sat Nav. 

Stapleton Route to Venue Map (1)

Please find the times below

Stapleton times 3.5.21

Course plans & obstacle lists will be to follow on Sunday morning.

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Thornton House Results

Our first event of 2021 was held at Thornton House Farm by kind permission of the Dexter family. This fabulous venue is easily accessible from the A1079 and we were delighted that we were welcomed back after many previous TREC competitions and camps which have been held here.

2021 saw a new organiser for this winter series event, Marie Spillane who has been competing in TREC for a number of years and is fortunate to live only a few miles from the venue.

We were very grateful to the owners in allowing us to set up on the Saturday evening once a full day of dressage competition had been completed. Huge thank you to everyone who helped to set up: Sam Askew; Lucy; Lizzie & Isla Murdoch; Anne & Bill Bradley; Marie, Dave & Alana Spillane. Special mention to Sam as she had been helping to run the dressage all day and still found time to help us.

The competition started at 9.30am and we had a fabulous team of helpers throughout the day. We are very grateful for their help judging and stewarding which enabled the day to run very smoothly and mostly to time! TREC competitions cannot run without the support of our helpers who are prepared to give up their time to help.

In the morning we had Sam Askew as warm up steward, Duncan North and Kirsty Collinson judging PTV, Anne Bradley judging MA, Lizzie Murdoch on the exit gate and judging MA, Isla Murdoch timing and arena party. In order for the same judges to be used for each competitor with the split times, the novice TYOL was judged by Marie Spillane and Lizzie Murdoch and the lead rein/in hand was judged by Lizzie Murdoch and Anne Bradley. In the afternoon we had Linda Gibson as warm up steward, Tina Negri and Joy Bradley judging the PTV, Liz Crowther judging MA, Jane Chivers on the exit gate and judging MA. We also had Bill Bradley as car park steward all day to assist in view of parking being limited.  Dave and Alana Spillane made sure our helpers were kept happy with water and snacks!

Thankfully, we were blessed with good weather having made the decision to continue to run everything outdoors when we could have switched back to indoors after a last minute rule change regarding use of indoor schools. We felt that this was the safest environment for judges and riders given the current situation with COVID-19. The dry weather meant we could do the MA/control of paces on grass, helping prepare competitors for the summer season and giving us more room in the arena for lots of different obstacles. We managed to incorporate some of the local temporary obstacles – ridden L, teardrop, L shaped reinback, sidepass and turnabout box.

We have already received lots of praise from competitors for this event and it was fantastic to see so many young competitors enjoying their rounds (and showing the rest of us how it should be done!).

We finished the day slightly ahead of the scheduled time and with lots of helpers, the trailer was packed up by 4.30pm!

Please find the results below

Thornton Results

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Thornton House Course Plan & Obstacle Lists

Please find below the course plan & obstacle lists for Sunday. Good luck everyone & just one last reminder that everything will be taking place outdoors. Fingers crossed for plenty of sunshine & that it stays dry for everyone.

Please remember that results will NOT be given on the day (they will be emailed out) & if you would like any rosettes posting please bring with you a stamp addressed large letter envelope. Please read the competitor information carefully to make sure you have understood all the guidelines which will make the day run smoother for everyone 🙂

Course planObstacle Lists for all classes


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Thornton House Times & Information

Please find all paperwork relating to Sunday’s event below:

Please aim to ARRIVE, COMPETE, LEAVE and keep the number of people accompanying you to a minimum. Spectators are not allowed so strictly helpers/drivers only. If you are bringing anyone with you, we MUST have this form filled out & returned with their contact details before Saturday evening.  

covid-19-contact-info thornton

Please read the competitor information carefully as obviously this event is being run slightly differently to normal & with extra precautions in place including a one-way system. Please respect & adhere to them. 

Competitor Information-Thornton April 2021

Thornton times

Thornton Venue map

Directions to Thornton House Farm

Obstacle lists and course plan to follow.  

The current TREC GB rulebook containing the majority of obstacles used is available:  


Please note that due to Covid / social distancing TREC GB have authorised the use of some temporary local obstacles to replace those that aren’t appropriate to use at the moment, some of which are included at Thornton. https://trecgb.com/wp-content/uploads/local_TREC_obstacles-version2.pdf 

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