Revised Times for Moorhouse

Attention all competitors! There have been a couple of last minute withdrawals so please find the revised times below. Please check to see if your time has been altered as these are the times we will be planning to run to on the day. The wind is forecast to have dropped by tomorrow & fingers crossed it should be a dry day (but likely rather cold!)

Moorhouse Arena TREC times NOV 21

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Course plans for Moorhouse

All competitors should have received their times & competitor information by email but please find the course plans for tomorrow below.

Moorhouse Nov 2021 PTV plan all classes

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Results for Hazlehead

Thank you to Emma at Hazlehead for welcoming us to their lovely venue again, we had a super day and it was fab to see several liveries trying their hand at TREC.

Alongside Evie who was the judge for the day were the fabulous team of Liane, Judith, Anna, Caroline, Claire O’D, Rebecca, Sheila and Claire P who helped keep everything running smoothly. Thank you to all who helped in any capacity, the course was cleared away in record time!

Results are available here – well done everyone!

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Hazlehead course plans

  • COURSE PLANS
    Starter class: as you’re new to this I’ve done a talk round for you!

    *ALL COMPETITORS*
    – please save a screenshot of the course plan for your courses to your phone so you can learn it and check before you go in, we will not be having a noticeboard.
  • Obstacle judging
    Rulebook pages for bending, corridor, jump, s bend, footbridge, water, mount from block, neck rein, rein back, ridden immobility
    Rulebook pages for bramble tangle, led rein back, weave, L rein back around a corner, ridden L corridor, park your horse
    Rulebook pages for led stepping stones and infinity loop (starter and in hand classes only)

TOP TIPS!

  • Look for the numbers on the flags to do them in the right order – if you lose track just come back to walk or stop for a few seconds to get your bearings.
  • Keep red flag on your right and white on your left.
  • Try to avoid refusals. Stopping to let your horse look isn’t a refusal unless they step back.
  • Don’t change pace or stop in the middle.
  • Don’t knock any part of the obstacle. 
  • If it’s a compulsory walk obstacle then make sure you correct any jogging. 
  • Choose your pace before the start flags and stick to it until your horse’s back feet are out of the finish flags.
  • Competitors in the unaffiliated classes in hand & starter may ask for assistance from the judges if required eg which obstacle is next. The only assistance allowed in affiliated classes is help getting back on your horse (a mounting block will be provided).
  • If your horse wears a martingale you must lead using headcollar & rope, not the reins.
  • Everything is optional but if you want to miss an obstacle out you must go up to it in the course order, halt and tell the judge that you won’t be attempting it.
  • Circling at any point on the course counts as an effectiveness fault at the next obstacle, but you can cross your tracks and ride through the path of other obstacles on your way round as long as you don’t go through the start flags for another obstacle.
  • Doing an obstacle from the wrong direction or in the wrong order will be an error of course so elimination (though we will let you finish your round) – look for the flags and numbers & if you get lost in an affiliated class where the judge can’t help you just come back to walk/halt and look around for the next number.
  • The start of the timed PTV (obstacles) section is the end of the paces corridor so you need to go straight to obstacle 1, and classes 1/2 will have 5 minutes. Affiliated classes have 4.5 minutes. Take your own line novice is 4 mins, TYOL open is 3 mins.
  • If you are struggling to complete an obstacle, move on to the next otherwise you risk running out of time.
  • If you run out of time before completing all the obstacles, the judge will shout ‘time’ and you should then leave the arena. If you have started an obstacle when the time is up you will be allowed to finish it.

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Times & info for Hazlehead on Sunday 21/11/21

I hope you’re all looking forward to Sunday! Please read all the information on this page carefully.

Directions – the address for the venue is Hazlehead Hall Equestrian, Lee Croft, Sheffield, S36 9NN. This link will get you accurate directions – sat nav may take you past the entrance. The gates will be open all day.

Parking – please park as close as you can reasonably & safely manage, there’s plenty of hardstanding. Please bring a poop scoop/gloves and clear up after your horse both in the horsebox park and in the warmup arena. Horses must not be left unattended tied outside horseboxes.

Times (click here)please check on this site for any amendments on Saturday night, and be prepared to go slightly ahead of your time in case there are any withdrawals on the day. To help us run to time, please start your control of paces as soon as the judges are ready – there’s no time for everyone to stroll round the arena first!

TREC GB membership year started on 1/10, if you want to be eligible for the national winter leagues please ensure you have joined or renewed as a red or blue member by the competition date & provide us with your current member number.

Covid – please sanitise your hands on entry to the indoor areas, and avoid gathering in the indoor areas.

Helpers  – we have got some wonderful judges giving up their Sunday to help, if you smile and say thanks it won’t help your marks but it will lift their spirits!

Food – we don’t have a caterer, so bring a drink and some sandwiches if you’re here a while!

hh venue plan

Toilets & viewing area are inside the spectator entrance. If you don’t have time to walk the course then viewing the course from here is a good way to work out where you’re going to go.

Spectators – please don’t enter the arenas unless you’re helping out a competitor in class 1/2/3. Please keep all children under close supervision and for safety please do not take pushchairs/prams near any horse areas.

Important notes

  • We are not using number bibs so please confirm your name on entry if Evie hasn’t met you before.
    Evie will have pre-printed score sheets arranged in starting order so please don’t swap unless it’s unavoidable!
  • No more than 4 horses in the warm up arena at once please. Pass left to left and if you are walking please come off the track.
  • Please use green (novice/young) or red (kicker) tail ribbons as appropriate for your horse, and give plenty of space to any horse wearing a ribbon.
  • Course maps and obstacle lists including scoring guidance for non standard obstacles & screenshots of the rulebook pages for the standard obstacles will be posted on this site on Saturday night at 5pm so you have time to learn your courses. Save screenshots to your phone!  Obstacles are ridden unless specified as led (other than for the in hand class).
  • For biosecurity reasons please do not go near the resident horses, and make sure any family/friends you bring stay away from them too. Don’t handle anyone else’s horse or let yours touch noses with another.

Things to bear in mind for the classes:

  • The TREC GB rulebook is available here
  • Golden rules for the obstacles are: look for the numbers on the flags to do them in the right order, keep red flag on your right and white on your left, try to avoid refusals, don’t change pace, don’t stop in the middle, don’t touch any part of the obstacle. If it’s a compulsory walk obstacle then make sure you correct any jogging. Choose your pace before the start flags and stick to it until your horse’s back feet are out of the finish flags.
  • Competitors in the unaffiliated classes in hand & starter may ask for assistance from the judges if required eg which obstacle is next.
  • If your horse wears a martingale you must lead using headcollar & rope, not the reins.
  • The only assistance allowed in affiliated classes is help getting back on your horse  (a mounting block will be provided).
  • Everything is optional but if you want to miss an obstacle out you must ride up to it, halt and tell the judge that you won’t be attempting it.
  • Circling at any point on the course counts as an effectiveness fault at the next obstacle.
  • Doing an obstacle from the wrong direction or in the wrong order will be an error of course so elimination (though we will let you finish your round) – look for the flags and numbers & if you get lost come back to walk/halt and look around for the next number.
  • The start of the timed PTV (obstacles) section is the end of the paces corridor so you need to go straight to obstacle 1, and classes 1/2 will have 5 minutes. Affiliated classes have 4.5 minutes. Take your own line novice is 4 mins, TYOL open is 3 mins.
  • If you are struggling to complete an obstacle, move on to the next otherwise you risk running out of time.
  • If you run out of time before completing all the obstacles, the judges will shout ‘time’ and you should then leave the arena. If you have started an obstacle when the time is up you will be allowed to finish it.

If you need to withdraw on the day please text/ring – Evie will email the number to all competitors on Thursday.

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Thornton House Results & Photos

THORNTON RESULT FOR WHTG WEBSITE

What a great day we had at Thornton House Arena Event on 31st October 2021- as we always do.
Despite the terrible weather in the morning, we were pleased to see so many of you
enjoying the ‘scary’ course designed by Kathryn – very different – but it proved to be
a good ride for you all.

Thank you to our judges (I feel like a Strictly introduction coming on) who came and helped.
Big thanks to you all and you know who you are – without such help our competitions just
wouldn’t happen.

Thank you also to our Fancy Dress & best pumpkin Judge Tania who had a very difficult task
of choosing the winners:  Fancy Dress1st places went to Pippa Rollinson & Alana Spillane  –
a split decision and best pumpkin went to Dave Spillane with Zoe Morton taking 2nd place.

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Obstacle lists & course plan for Thornton House

Please find the course plan (not to scale!) & obstacle lists for Sunday including the data sheet for our “witches broom” obstacle. Unfortunately we are having technical issues in getting the course plan to display at the correct size when sent via email which is causing the writing to blur. There will be a course plan pinned up on Sunday which I am assured IS the correct size & readable.

Apologies that these haven’t appeared on the Facebook page when they were supposed to. I THINK I’ve sorted the connection issues now!

Obstacle List Thornton October 2021

Witches Broom Obstacle

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Times & Information for Thornton House

Please find below the times & competitor information for Thornton House Winter Series Event.

Please read all the information carefully to ensure that you arrive at the venue via the correct gate & don’t go into any parts of the yard which are for liveries only. 

Results / rosettes will (barring disaster) be available on the day so please remember to bring a  large letter stamp addressed envelope if you will require them to be posted.

We have a good entry & are expecting this to be quite  busy day.  Please be ready to enter the arena at your allotted time & be aware that if we are running ahead of time the gate steward may call you in early.

Also don’t forget prizes will be awarded for the best pumpkins (don’t forget to label them with your name) & fancy dress! 

Competitor Information 31 October 2021-Thornton1

Thornton times October

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Reminder re Membership Fees & AGM

Just a slightly belated reminder that membership fees for next year are due on 30th September which might catch some people out slightly with membership for last year rolling over due to Covid & us altering the renewal date to be more in line with TREC GB’s membership year.

If you want to continue to take advantage of benefits such as reduced entry fees for WHTG competitions & training, WHTG newsletters & automatic entry into our winter league then please fill out the form on this page & send a bank transfer as payment. All we ask in return is half a day of volunteering at a Winter event & a full day in Summer (this can be fulfilled by bringing a helper with you) to ensure we have enough volunteers to be able to run our events.

Also please don’t forget our AGM will be at 8pm on 21st October & will be held via Zoom so there’s no travelling involved (although this sadly does mean people will have to provide their own snacks!) The AGM is be invite only due to the nature of Zoom so please email paula@white-horse-trec.co.uk to receive an invite. We are also seeking new members for the committee, especially from the South of our region who are currently under-represented. We are looking for people passionate about the sport who want to help keep their local club running & maybe bring some brilliant new ideas to the table. Please contact Paula if you are interested / would like any more information.

The schedule for Thornton Winter Series on 31st October is already available & more information about the other Winter Series events will follow shortly (we are hoping to run at least one event a month on average but awaiting confirmation of dates & venues)

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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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