Times and info for English TREC Championships

Please see start times and important information for the English TREC Championships at Prestwold this weekend.


English TREC Championships

Prestwold competitor info please read!

PTV Obstacles

Prestwold POR Times v2

Prestwold PTV Times v2

Venue Plan

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Hot competition at Bulcote TREC!

52 riders packed their sun cream, shorts and smiles and descended on Bulcote Farm in Nottinghamshire this weekend for the first two day WHTG competition this year. Severn Trent Water and farm manager John & Katie Jackson had kindly agreed to let us take over their historic farm for the event. The horses were happy with the corralling field, with knee high grass and plenty of space.  On Saturday morning the Level 4 riders were not the only ones with an early start, as the Level 2 classes used a second map room and set off at the same time but in a different direction around the fishing lakes to the east of the venue.  Level 3 followed soon after, but fortunately did not have to start with a 1:50,000 scale map unlike the Level 4s!  The two longer routes used a mixture of bridlepaths and roads to reach Epperstone where grid references were issued.  After completing this task it was Hoveringham to Gunthorpe, crossing under the road bridge back onto Severn Trent land. After a vet check onto bearings around the fishing lakes, meeting Ruth Saunby from Indiepics on the way who took some stunning photos.  Then the Level 3 and 4 riders joined the Level 2 route, which took riders almost entirely off-road to Stoke Bardolph village and back with some testing tickets on the way.  By late afternoon the sun had come out and riders and helpers made their way to Arkenfield Stables to walk the PTV course and then enjoy hand made pizzas cooked on site by The Peel Wood Fired Kitchen

Sunday morning started off cool but soon warmed up as the MA and PTV got underway thanks to a huge band of volunteer judges. Only a kilometre long, the course made clever use of the permanent features in the Arkenfield paddocks to provide a challenge at all Levels. The ridden ditch, zebra crossing and house jump made interesting entertainment for the spectators, who had a great view from the finish area complete with catering van from The Cottage Kitchen.  Ace scorer Ali Pollard number crunched super efficiently to get the scores displayed despite some reluctant new software. The blazing sun made for a memorable weekend, and there were lots of glowing faces at the prize giving.  Due to the generosity of Severn Trent Water the corralling fees are being donated to the TREC GB International Riders , raising over £500 for their trip to Spain for the 2016 World Championships.  Local rider Jenni French found both the venues and the POR routes and was given a well deserved vote of thanks before the rosettes were handed out.  Technical Delegate Sarah Thurnell enjoyed the event so much she might even run another one at a different venue next year!

Below are examples of all the master maps used, the ones in the map room were photocopied so were identical to each other.  Also information on the tickets and the additional tasks given to the Level 3 and 4 riders. The phase and overall scores for each class are available here too. All prizes were collected, if you left a SAE your individual score sheet and rosette will be posted out this week.  Otherwise these can be collected from Sarah’s horsebox at Keysoe TREC.

Bulcote 2016 Level 4 PTV scoresBulcote 2016 Level 4 POR scoresBulcote 2016 Level 4 overall scoresBulcote 2016 Level 4 MA scoresBulcote 2016 Level 3 PTV scoresBulcote 2016 Level 3 POR scoresBulcote 2016 Level 3 Pairs overall scoresBulcote 2016 Level 3 MA scoresBulcote 2016 Level 3 Individual overall scoresBulcote 2016 Level 2 PTV scoresBulcote 2016 Level 2 POR scoresBulcote 2016 Level 2 Pairs overall scoresBulcote 2016 Level 2 MA scoresBulcote 2016 Level 2 Individual overall scores



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Newsletter inc Bulcote times & Ellerker Schedule

Please help!
All members were emailed on 9 May asking for dates on which they will be able to volunteer to help the club. Thank you to everyone who has replied so far, but please can the remaining few identify the competitions that they will be able to volunteer for – all members are required to provide help for one full day or two half days (which can be organised around competing by judging another level’s PTV). If you can’t personally help then bringing a willing volunteer also counts! You can see the dates available below.
We provide refreshments for all judges, and anyone making a special journey just to judge will be given some cash towards their mileage. Email caroline@white-horse-trec.co.uk with details.

Nottinghamshire POR

Bulcote TREC L2/3/4 on 4/5 June Start Times and competitor info and directions (please read before setting off).
Prestwold TREC L1/2/3/4 on 25/26 June is expected to fill up quickly – if you are intending to enter then please do so now – online entry is easy with Equo, and the schedule is here. Withdrawals before the closing date will be refunded.
Ellerker TREC L1 on 7 August is now open for entries – unaffiliated class is available alongside a qualifier for the championships which will be near Worcester on 27/28 August. Schedule here, enter easily online with Equo. Withdrawals before the closing date will be refunded.
Tadcaster PTV/MA on 4 September – save the date
Ilkley L1/2 on 18 September – save the date

19 June NON-WHTG event, Ivesley Equestrian Centre, Nr Durham Kathryn Rollinson PTV clinic book here
31 July
newcomers map reading training on foot with Evie at Brodsworth (just off junction 38 of A1).
Chance to get to grips with a 1:25000 map, and walk round a level 1 style route on foot within a group. Will take approximately 3 hours at a very steady pace as there is lots of stopping to discuss the map, which will be provided. Ideal preparation for Ellerker & Ilkley level 1 TRECs. Minimum of 10 participants required for this training to go ahead, bring a friend and your compass! £10 for WHTG members, £15 for non-members, email evie@white-horse-trec.co.uk to book.
Tracey Dillon arena XC will continue from July, once Jane has got Prestwold out of the way – dates to follow.

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6 August NON-WHTG event, Evie O’Keeffe PTV training at CHAPS nr Collingham, Newark, with both mobile & fixed TREC obstacles, booking form available soon. See more photos from the previous training which was attended by several WHTG members, on Evie’s facebook page.
TBC in August: PTV training incorporating natural & XC obstacles at Thornton Lodge nr York and Hopton Horse Centre West Yorkshire.
If you would like to organise your own training, contact:
Evie O’Keeffe http://www.trec-training.uk (Yorkshire & Midlands)
Kathryn Rollinson (North Yorkshire) highlaithes@icloud.com

Redwings Strangles Survey open until 8 June

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June competitions open for entries NOW

The schedules are available now for our June affiliated competitions at both Bulcote and Prestwold and entries are open! Don’t hang about, both events are sure to be popular and entries are limited.  You can enter online using Equo or download the schedule from our Events page if you prefer real paper and a stamp.  Both competitions feature Saturday night social events not to be missed and fantastic off road riding.

Nottinghamshire POR

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17 April Ingleby Results

Thank you to everyone who entered this friendly starter competition, it was great to have so many people trying out our sport for the first time and having fun! Huge thanks to the landowners, yard managers and judges who made the day possible.

Newcomer winnersNewcomers Individual
1st Catriona Moon
2nd Christine Freear
3rd Amy Hutton
4th Mary McDaniel
5th Beth Davis

Newcomers Pairs
1st Judith Fisher & Jo Fisher
2nd Gail Bail & Karen Waters
3rd Sharon Murphy & Samantha Fletcher
4th John Arnold & Jo Arnold
5th Denise Parker & Lance Parker
6th Pamela Fromm & Karen Carroll

rachel2Open Individual
1st Rachel Glossop
2nd Kirsty Collinson
3rd Joy Bradley
4th Fiona Newboult

Open Pairs
1st Caroline Ashmore & Sue Hemshall
2nd Vicky Rothwell & Molly Rothwell

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WHTG Newsletter including 28 March results

Spring is here at last, allegedly, although tell that to my horses who are in 300g rugs & getting rained on! The arena TREC season has drawn to a close after 5 very well attended competitions and we are looking forward to our busiest summer in a long time, with plenty going on for members at all levels.

Prize draw winners
Our ‘leap into spring’ survey draw winners, chosen at random from a list of all who gave their details are:
WHTG members: 1 Fiona Newboult £20, 2 Dawn Phythian £10, 3 Sheila Rogerson £5
Non-members: 1 Nicola Manning £20, 2 Sal Ingham £10, 3 Mary Bray £5
Vouchers for money off WHTG entries/clothing will be posted out to the winners, to be used by 30 September 2016. They are transferable if you do not live in the area, but we hope to see you at one of our events this summer!

New hat standards
As you will no doubt be aware, new hat standards came into force for most equestrian disciplines in January this year. Our insurers SEIB recommend that all riders wear hats to the current standards.
Please see this very useful guide by BRC for 2016 BRC Hat Tagging – the second page shows you what to look for in your hat. Riders at Ingleby – hats will be checked before starting the competition and anyone who does not have a hat to 2016 standards will not be allowed to compete.

Fundraising for the GB TREC Team 
Great work by Dave Rogerson (TREC Team GB Chef d’Equipe) and his dedicated troop of helpers at Markington on 20th March saw a total of £418.68 raised to help the British TREC team get their horses over to Spain for the 2016 World TREC Championships on 1-3 September. Team members are going to be actively fundraising at most of our competitions this year with activities such as guided course walks, raffles, cake stalls and catering – please support them where you can.

isla thorntonCompetition results
It was a very wet morning on Easter Monday at Thornton House TREC Competition but that didn’t put the majority of competitors off and we were pleased with all the positive comments we received. Thanks to our judges and helpers – without you we couldn’t go ahead.
Thornton House Results 28 March 2016

Summer competitions & volunteers
We have an incredibly busy season planned, and with each two-day event calling on around 30 judges and helpers we really need everyone to provide help for one full day (or two halves) through the summer – this can include building the PTV the afternoon before, or judging another level’s PTV/paces if you are riding. If we don’t get enough help, events simply can’t go ahead. We will be emailing all members this month to ask which date(s) you will be available, so please have a look at the list below and identify your helping dates along with your competitions. Anyone who makes a special journey to help out (unfortunately not those who are competing or travelling with competitors) will be given cash towards their mileage, and we always look after our judges well with refreshments. 

17 April We have just four competitor places left for competitors at our starter competition at Ingleby Hall Livery Yard, a very accessible venue near Lincoln – ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 8TH. This will be a lovely friendly, low-key event with plenty of help from all the judges. The obstacles and paces will be in a large outdoor arena, there will be no map room and the orienteering phase will be ~8km around fields, with the possibility of some quiet road work. You can enter on equo here.
Evie needs three more judges from around 10am-3pm, please come along if you are available. You don’t need to have attended a judging course or have any experience as a full briefing will be given on the day. If you are able to help, please email evie@white-horse-trec.co.uk

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Wooda out with Sarah planning the POR for Bulcote

4-5 June 2016 Bulcote TREC Competition, Bulcote, Nottinghamshire
*Help will be needed on 3 June afternoon to build the PTV course*
25-26 June 2016 English TREC Championships, Prestwold Hall, Loughborough
7 August 2016 TREC Competition, Brough, East Yorkshire
4 September PTV & MA competition, Tadcaster
17 or 18 September TBC TREC Competition, Ilkley, West Yorkshre

We have plenty of training listed on the events page, with more dates for map reading training in York and Doncaster yet to be finalised.
Sunday 10 April arena XC, Notts/Leics border
30 April PTV training, Wakefield
Sunday 8 May April arena XC, Notts/Leics border

Guy Robertson – we had hoped to be able to book a WHTG training clinic with Guy for something a little different for our members, but he is just too busy with other clinics within the UK and abroad as you can see from his website, so instead we would like to get a group together to see one of his demonstrations.
Friday 6 May, Rockwood Equestrian, Wakefield, demonstration 6.30-8.30pm entry is £10 on the door, but WHTG will subsidise members’ entry by £5 – contact evie@white-horse-trec.co.uk to join in.

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Results from Yorkshire Riding Centre Arena TREC

Thank you once again to our wonderful band of organisers, helpers and judges for putting on a fantastic day which raised lots of money for the TREC GB International Squad – the final amount will be confirmed in the next newsletter. We had lots of support from new TREC-ies, and hope to see you all at our outdoor events through the summer.
Photographer Amy Griffiths was at the event, you can find her at:www.facebook.com/amygriffithsphotography or www.amysgriffiths.wix.com/photography

Affiliated newcomers
Affiliated newcomers elite
Affiliated intermediate
Affiliated open

Take Your Own Line
In hand

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