Moorhouse Times & Competitor Info

WHTG Winter Indoor TREC 16th November 2019

Thank you to all those who have entered our Winter TREC competition this weekend – please see the attached Moorhouse Arena TREC times Nov 19.

Directions – the venue post code is DN6 7HA. It is located in the village of Moorhouse, just a short drive from the A1. If you are coming from the A1, take the exit at Junction 38, signposted for Wakefield A638. Follow the road into the village of Hampole and take the first left turn onto Hampole Field Lane, which leads to Moorhouse Equestrian Centre. Caution, the road is quite narrow and bendy.

Arrival at the Venue – when you arrive at Moorhouse Arena, please park as close together as possible, with wagons only at the top end. Please do not leave ANYTHING in the car park – hay, haylage, droppings etc. should be taken home with you.

Times, Arena and Rosettes – we’ll do our best to keep to time on the day, so please help us by being ready to start early if required.

There is an indoor warm up with access to the main arena and even a small standing area where you can see into the main arena. Please keep an eye on the competitors before you and listen to the collecting ring steward’s instructions, so we don’t keep our kind volunteer judges waiting unnecessarily. Number bibs can be collected from the warm viewing gallery before you start, please return these afterwards and then you can pick up your competitor’s rosette and scoresheets. If you do not want your rosette there will be a £1 donation to charity made by the club for each rosette not picked up.

Refreshments – the café, serving hot and cold food, will be open during the day so hopefully you’ll be well fed and watered!

Course Walking – the course can be walked in the short break between each class and hopefully from 9.00am on the day. Please look at the course plan and read the judging sheets before this if possible. Any questions please ask. We’re happy to give help and advice on the day and want everyone to have fun. In the affiliated classes the judges can’t help once you start the course.

Obstacles – the majority of the obstacles we are using for the competition can be found in the TREC GB rulebook, and will be displayed in the viewing gallery. Any not in the rulebook will also have a marking scheme available. The course list for each class will be published on Friday 15th November at 5pm.

Photographer – there isn’t an official photographer this time.

Scores, Results and Winter TREC League Scores – these will be displayed as soon as possible. Individual score sheets for every rider and a competitor rosette for the day will be available in the warm viewing gallery at the end of each class, once the scores have been checked. If you cannot stay to collect these and want them posted please leave a SAE with a LARGE LETTER stamp or a £1 coin. If you don’t want your rosette, the club will make a £1 charity donation.

Help would really be appreciated at the end if you are still around to pack up and clear away.

We’re really looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, but if you have to withdraw please let us know by phone as soon as possible. Sheila Tel: 07780 904857.

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Milton results

Here’s the full results from Saturday’s competition, along with a few snaps that the judges managed to get. Thank you very much to all who came out & enjoyed the traditionally atrocious Milton weather!

Huge thanks as always to our judges/helpers & riders who assisted around classes – Caroline Gallichan, Sarah Thurnell, Alison Elmer, Sarah Appleby, Pip’s dad, Ceri Smith, Fiona Newboult, Kate Haydock, Simon Haydock & Ruth O’Keeffe for giving up your time to make this competition run smoothly. 16 competitors declined their rosette in favour of the air ambulance and a further £3 was donated, so £19 will be given to the Notts & Lincs Air Ambulance.

The next club competition is Moorhouse on 16/11, entries close tomorrow Weds 6 November so don’t miss out – click the events page for the schedule.


Basil, don’t move, you’ve got a spider on your forelock!

Jacob & Martha Simpson won a class each riding Indy, who has now got himself a great supply of treats to last until Christmas (although Indy would say it should only last a week)!

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Milton Course Lists & Maps

Fallen branches judging sheet

Obstacle lists & course maps

All but one person entered as a WHTG member, the old membership year finished yesterday – for insurance purposes please ensure you have renewed for this year before attending by sending £15 (£10 for u21s) by bank transfer to:

White Horse TREC 
Account number: 01221213
Sort code: 40-44-12
Reference: Membership

If you can’t do this, please bring cash on the day (either £15 to join until 30 September 2020, or £2 per class for day membership) and give it to Ruth in the cafe area. Evie will then bank transfer it over for you. Thank you!

If you’re a TREC GB red/blue member for the 2019-20 season please ensure we have your current TREC GB membership number so your results will count for the national league.

Click here for the contact form to send your number to Evie.

Don’t know your number? Log in to TREC GB & click the membership tab, then ‘print card’ & copy the number from the preview screen.

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Milton times & competitor info

We have a full day of competition planned, and I hope you’re all looking forward to it! Please read all the information on this page carefully.

Directions on this link – please park considerately and leave the lorry park as you find it – please bring a shovel or gloves & old feed sack/trug to take home your horse’s manure and dropped hay.

Times – please be prepared to go slightly ahead of your time in case there are any withdrawals on the day.

IMPORTANT – WHTG membership is due on 1/11, if you’ve entered as a member (therefore not paid the day member rates) please ensure you have sent across £15 (£10 for u21s) for your 2019-20 membership before the competition. You can get the bank details from the link on the Join Us page above (they are the same as you used to enter this competition). Being a member means you’re also eligible for the WHTG winter leagues.

TREC GB membership year started on 1/10, if you haven’t yet joined/renewed and want to be eligible for the national winter leagues please ensure you have rejoined as a red or blue member by the competition date & provide us with your current member number.

Rosettes and prizes – Ruth will work hard to get results out quickly, please be patient. Prizes, rosettes and scoresheets will be available for you to collect from the cafe area.
We want to reduce our environmental impact so you can swap your rosette for £1 off at the burger van or sign the sheet for a charity donation of £1 instead – the chosen charity for this event is Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.

Helpers  – we have got some wonderful judges staying all day in the cold to help, if you smile and say thanks it won’t help your marks but it will lift their spirits!

Food – there is a burger van on site so please bring cash, and you can sit in the cafe area or viewing gallery out of the weather. Remember to bring your travel mug for hot drinks to reduce waste.

Spectators – are very welcome, there is a new heated viewing gallery for you to enjoy!

Dogs – please leave your dog at home, or if you must bring them then keep them on a lead at all times.

Important notes

  • We are not using number bibs so please confirm your name on entry. The judges will have their 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 will be displayed at the entrance to the arena but will also be posted on this site on Friday night at 8pm so you have time to learn your courses.  Obstacles are ridden unless specified as led (other than for the in hand class).
  • The livery stable areas are for liveries only.

Things to bear in mind for the classes:

  • The TREC GB rulebook is available here
  • Golden rules for the obstacles are: look for the number cones 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 or crossing your tracks 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, and novice classes will have 5 minutes. Int/open 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 Evie on 07939 471564 or text/ring Ruth on 07929 322163.

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Thornton House cancelled

As of 0715 Saturday morning, Thornton House TREC comp is cancelled due to adverse road conditions in the area.

A new date will be advised ASAP – if you can’t make it we will issue a refund.


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Thornton House Times & Info

Important Competitor Information 
THORNTON HOUSE, (Allerthorpe Woods) Barmby Moor YO42 4DD
SATURDAY 26 October 2019

See also: Arena plan & courses

WHTG kindly thank Lesley & Family for allowing us to use their facilities.

You can walk the course if you arrive prior to your class but remember there is a viewing gallery upstairs.

Directions: You approach Thornton House Equestrian from the A1079 in either direction. At the JET petrol station you come to a cross roads, turn right or left (depending on direction of travel) towards Sutton on Derwent. Travel for about a mile until you see the WHTG yellow roadsign. Follow the signs once you turn off A1079 & NOT your Sat Nav (this will take you to the front of the owners property and there is no access). You can ride out in the local wood behind the Livery Yard but remember it can be wet at certain times.

The day is going to be very busy as you all entered early!! Please ensure you are ready on time and ready to go in earlier if called. We have tried keep your rides as close together as possible so that you are not waiting too long.

Parking – please park according to the venue signs, and leave the hard standing as you find it i.e. clear up after your horse. If you have a large vehicle you might prefer to park where you turn into the premises before the gate.

Thank you to our helpers – PLEASE REMEMBER WE CANNOT RUN ANY COMPETITION WITHOUT OTHERS ASSISTING. Kathryn will be scoring in the morning, collecting sheets and working out the scores – also doing the prize giving, answering questions etc.

Café –the hot food area for this event will be open so please bring some cash with you to support it, it is in the building on the left as you walk up the stairs to the viewing area. Presentation of rosettes & score sheets will take place in here approximately 15 minutes after the end of each class

Queries – please direct all queries to Kathryn, not to our judges. If you have to withdraw please phone Paula on 07951019965.

The obstacle sheet layout will be on the table where you will collect your bibs. You can read up about the obstacles on the TREC GB rulebook

Important notes

▪ We are using number bibs so please ensure you DON’T go home with them. Remember to pick them up from the table provided before going to viewing gallery.

▪ Competitors & spectators are not permitted in the livery stable areas. Steps to the viewing gallery are marked.

▪ When walking/riding between car park and arena please be aware of moving vehicles, both horseboxes arriving/leaving and liveries in their cars may cross your path.

▪ Please use green (novice/young) or red (kicker) tail ribbons as appropriate for your horse, and please give plenty of space to any horse wearing a ribbon.

▪ Start times, course maps and obstacle lists will be displayed at the entrance to the arena.

▪ We have the use of the outdoor arena to warm up – please ride sensibly.

Things to bear in mind for the classes:

▪ The TREC GB rulebook is available to download for free here

▪ Competitors in the affiliated classes cannot be given any assistance by the judges on the course.

▪ 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 before an obstacle counts as an effectiveness fault.

▪ Red flags on your right & white flags on your left.

▪ For all affiliated classes, the start of the timed PTV (obstacles) section is the end of the paces corridor.

▪ 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.


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Bishop Wilton results (updated)

Wow, what a fantastic day was had by all! It’s been wonderful to hear & read so much lovely feedback about the routes, course & organisation with special thanks to Marie’s family for looking after our judges so well alongside doing the catering in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. We’ll update you on the amount raised when we can.

Well done team WHTG – Marie, Joy, Peter, Paula and all helpers who gave up their time to make the competition run perfectly. It was also great to see so many members who were not riding there to help – thank you all.

Paula Dowson & Gillian Newey even came all the way over from the Isle of Man – they really enjoyed themselves, and rode to the pub in Millington on Saturday (in the rain), tied their horses up in the car park and went in for a brandy!! This is the TREC social adventure spirit in action, brilliant to see & we hope they’ve inspired you to travel further.

Thank you again to all our generous sponsors for the prizes which were very well received – if we have enough people on the organising teams in future we’ll definitely look to do food hampers again:
Westminster Controls
Guppy’s Chocolates
Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil
J Stringer & Sons Porridge Oats
Yorkshire Orchards
Brewtown Tours

Andrew Ray stepped in at the last minute as our usual event photographer couldn’t make it, please support his first foray into TREC photography (he usually does endurance), you can view & buy images here.

Here are the results as announced on the day, but due to an error in the scoring programme it has since been decided to jointly award 1st place to both Ina West and Kathryn Rollinson at Level 2 Individual – well done both! One ticket that disappeared overnight needs to be removed as everyone got 30 penalties erroneously so your scores will all go up.

If you haven’t already thanked the organisers, please feel free to send your comments to & – kind words in the aftermath of so much work do make a big difference to how soon organisers run another one!

Remember you can also give feedback to TREC GB on any event you’ve ridden at via (this doesn’t get sent to organisers but is used by TREC GB to evaluate competitions, share learning points & identify training requirements).

The next WHTG event will be at Ingleby LN1 2PQ on 6 October, a winter series competition held in their large outdoor arena in aid of St Barnabas Hospice, with the possibility of additional classes on the grass obstacle course/mini POR subject to weather/ground conditions & judge availability.  Schedule will be out in early August so keep the date free.

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