Times & competitor info for Thornton House 28 March

WHTG Arena TREC Competition
Thornton House Equestrian, Barmby Moor/Allerthorpe Woods, York, YO42 4DD.

Thank you for entering our Winter TREC competition this weekend – please read the competitor information below and you’ll find the start times at the end. As it is Easter Monday, please give yourself plenty of time to travel.

Directions
The venue post code is YO42 4DD although this is the private house entrance it is NOT the entrance you use to come into the venue. Use the A1079  – coming from either direction turn down Sutton Lane,  (petrol station on junction Pocklington Motor Care) approximately 0.5miles is a left turn towards Thornton (will be signposted with WHTG sign) follow road past woods/car park and venue entrance is immediately on your right through metal gates.

Arrival at the venue
When you arrive, please park sensibly in front of outdoor arena on the concrete – not the grass. If your vehicle is large, it might be an advantage for you to park at the entrance gates & ride down to the school. Please do not leave litter of any kind in the parking area – please bring a rubbish bag, manure bucket & shovel with you.

Times, Arena & Rosettes
Times are at the end of this information. We will do our best to run to time on the day, so please help us by being ready to start – it might be we run early. There is an outdoor arena to warm-up in and there will be a few poles out for your use.  Please keep an eye on how things are running and listen for your number to be called. Number bibs can be collected from a box placed either in the new viewing gallery or by the door on a table.
Please remember to return your competitor bib! You can then collect your competitor rosette.

Refreshments
These will be served during the day – especially at lunchtime – hot food in this weather is always welcome! This will be in the in the room adjacent to the stairs.

Course Walking
The course can be walked from around 9am and also in the lunch break. There is a new viewing gallery so make use of this facility to familiarize yourselves with the course.

Each class will have ten obstacles taken from the following list:
Hedge, corridor, neck reining, footbridge, ditch, low branches, bending, s-bend ridden, ridden immobility, rein back, led s-bend, led corridor, led ditch. A course list will be displayed, please make sure you take time to read it (it’s useful to take a photo of it on your phone to refer to!)

N.B.  Classes 1, 2, 5 & 6 will have the MA first (Control of Paces) before going onto the obstacles. Classes 3a, 3b, 4a, & 4b are obstacles only.

Thornton House Start Times

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Times & competitor info for YRC 20 March

WHTG / BHS Arena TREC  Competition 20th March 2016
Yorkshire Riding Centre, Barolin Farm, Markington, Harrogate HG3 3PE

We’ve had an amazing entry for our Winter TREC competition this weekend – please read the competitor information below and you’ll find the start times at the end.

 Directions
The venue post code is HG3 3PE. In Markington turn left (From the south) onto Westerns Lane and follow it for approx 0.5 mile and then look for the entrance on your right. There will be a TREC sign hopefully..  Caution, the road is quite narrow and bendy.

Arrival at the Venue
When you arrive at YRC, please follow the stewards’ instructions for parking. 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 a 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 secretary in the lean to next to the main arena, before you start, please return these afterwards and then you can pick up your competitor’s rosette.

Refreshments
There will be a caterer, serving hot and cold food, open during the day so hopefully you’ll be well fed and watered! Please remember to bring some cash with you and support them.

Photographer
We have a photographer coming who can print on site. She said she usually charges people: 7 X 5 – £6,  8×6 – £8,  A4 – £12,     JPEG £5   All images of you on a CD £20   A5 montage £20,  A4 montage £25 Both her website and facebook pages are here: www.facebook.com/amygriffithsphotography  www.amysgriffiths.wix.com/photography

Course Walking
The course can be walked in the short break between each class and hopefully from 8.45am on the day. We’ll do a guided course walk, if required, during the lunch break which is before Class 4 the Unaffiliated Starter. Please look at the course plan which will be displayed 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.
Obstacle lists for all classes

Obstacles
The rules for the  obstacles we are using for the competition can be found in the TREC GB rulebook, and will be displayed in the viewing gallery.

Scores, Results and Winter TREC League Scores 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 with your name.

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

START TIMES

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

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Surveys for members & non-members

Welcome to our 2016 survey and prize draw!

Leap into spring with White Horse TREC Group and win yourself up to £20 of vouchers to use on entries, membership or WHTG branded clothing.

We are running a short survey to find out more about how you interact with us and what type of events and training you are interested in.  To take part just click the link below which applies to you – there is a survey for current WHTG members and  another survey for non-members.  To be entered in the prize draw please complete your survey no later than 29 February and include your contact details at the end of the survey.

WHTG members please use this link

Non-members please use this link

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Results for Arena TREC Moorhouse 13 February

Thank you to Sheila, Dave, Liz, Mick and everyone who judged or helped in any way to make this competition another successful day for WHTG. Class results are below, report & photos to follow when your webmaster has a day off!

Scoresheet MEC 13.2.16class 1
Scoresheet MEC 13.2.16class 2
Scoresheet MEC 13.2.16class 3
Scoresheet MEC 13.2.16class 4
Scoresheet MEC 13.2.16class 5
Scoresheet MEC 13.2.16class 6

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Times & competitor information for Moorhouse

We’ve once again had an amazing entry for our Winter TREC competition this weekend – please see the start times and obstacle lists within the information below.

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.

MOORHOUSE PARKINGArrival at the Venue
When you arrive at Moorhouse Arena, please follow the stewards’ instructions for parking, with wagons only at the top end, trailers diagonally along the lane and cars near the entrance. Please do not leave ANYTHING in the car park – hay, haylage, droppings etc. should all be taken home with you.


Times, Arena and Rosettes
Moorhouse Arena TREC start times
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.

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 8.45am on the day. We’ll do a guided course walk, if required, during the lunch break which is before Class 4 the Unaffiliated Starter. 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.

Obstacles
Rules and obstacle lists for all classes
The obstacles we are using for the competition can be found in the TREC GB rulebook,  and will be displayed in the viewing gallery.

Scores, Results and Winter TREC League Scores 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.

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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Askham Bryan results and newsletter

Askham Bryan Arena TREC was a very successful event, with very well supported starter and newcomers classes – it was great to see lots of new faces and some hot competition! Well done to everyone who came and had a go, we hope to see you at another event soon. Thank you to everyone who helped with course building, judging, scoring, poo picking and taking the course down – we couldn’t do it without you!

Overall Results

More Arena TREC
Moorhouse 13 Feb entries are now closed and a waiting list is in operation.
Markington 20 March is already 75% full, get your entries in soon.
Schedule here Parental consent form
Enter online here
NEW DATE Easter Monday 28 March Thornton House, Allerthorpe, York.
Schedule here Parental consent form
Enter online here

Full refunds will be given (apart from processing fees) for withdrawals before the closing date.

Summer competitions
Four of our six summer dates and venues are now confirmed, with others soon to follow, and we are really pleased to have a full season catering for all levels and spread throughout our region. Your committee will be working really hard to put great events on, so please let the organisers know early if you will be judging or bringing a helper. 
17 April
Level 1 starter competition, Lincoln
4-5 June
Level 2, 3, 4, Bulcote, Nottinghamshire. Qualifier for 2016 GB Championships.
25/26 June Level 2, 3 & either 4 or 1 depending on demand, Prestwold. Qualifier for 2016 GB Championships.
Date TBC June/July Level 1, Great Ayton, North Yorkshire
7 August Level 1, Brough, East Yorkshire
Date TBC August/September Level 1 & 2 (one day), Ilkley, West Yorkshire

If you enjoy our events, why not join WHTG? We will be implementing priority booking for members this year as our events are very popular with a wide audience now that we have online booking. £22 gets you a discount on all entry fees, as well as subsidised training. Click Join Us at the top for details, or you can join as an ‘extra’ with your next equo entry.

Breaking news!
There will be an affiliated level one championship this year on the August Bank Holiday weekend at Lincomb Equestrian, Lincomb, Nr Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 9RB. More details to follow.

Training
Dates for first aid, judge, POR, PTV, and ‘have a go’ training are all now on the events page.

Freelance TREC Trainers
Two club members have taken out SEIB instructors insurance and offer TREC training on a freelance basis:
Evie O’Keeffe
Evie has been competing at level 2 and 3 for over 10 years along with judging and organising competitions, and loves training TREC riders from complete newcomers to level 3s. Take a look at www.trec-training.uk for prices & availability, contact evie@trec-training.uk or 07939 471564 to book.
Kathryn Rollinson
TREC Training can be carried out in the North East (North Yorkshire upwards) by Kathryn Rollinson, International TREC Rider. Kathryn has successfully been teaching TREC for some time and would be willing to help where it is most needed.  Fully insured and a member of TREC GB please do not hesitate to contact Kathryn on 0792133964 or direct to highlaithes@icloud.com for full details.

Endurance GB
Endurance GB allow BRC members to join for free as ‘club’ members:
http://endurancegb.co.uk/main/Joining/Club-Membership
Club membership allows you to enter EGB group pleasure rides at members rates as an individual, which is great to get you out and about between TREC competitions. It also enables you to join a BRC team of 3-6 people at any 30-42km Graded Ride without having to register your horse (no individuals – the organiser must be notified of the intention to enter a team by the WHTG team manager Ruth). Graded rides must be completed at between 8 and 15kph. You do not have to go round the ride together, as long as 3 people out of the team attend. Speed and heart rate on finishing determine your grade and points, the top team in each region is awarded a place at the final which will take place at the Lions Tail Ride on 17/18 September.

If you would be interested in forming a WHTG team (we can have several teams if lots of people are interested) please join EBG as a club member then email ruth@white-horse-trec.co.uk with your club membership number and the counties/areas/specific rides you would be willing to compete in. If you want to join EGB as a club member and do not know your WHTG membership number, please contact caroline@white-horse-trec.co.uk

More to come…

Subsidised non-TREC training for WHTG members, dates TBC
Guy Robertson clinic, York
Sue Hobson indoor jumping for PTV, Moorhouse, Doncaster
Tracey Dillon arena XC, Leicestershire
Equi-pilates clinic, Leicestershire

TREC training, dates TBC
We will try to organise dates and venues to link in with each of the competitions, so that members and newcomers can brush up on their skills beforehand.

TREC socials, dates TBC
Depending on the competition & training calendar, we will try to fill some empty weekends with a Sunday morning social ride, finishing at a pub for lunch. If you know of somewhere suitable, please let us know!

Survey
Members – please email caroline@white-horse-trec.co.uk with your up to date address & phone number. We will be sending round a survey for our members in February with a prize draw entry for completing it, so need to make sure we can get in touch with everyone.

We hope there will be something for all of our members this year, no matter what you want to achieve with your horse. If you know of a suitable venue for a WHTG training or social event, please get in touch with a committee member. Happy TREC-ing!

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Happy new year!

Welcome to 2016, I hope you have all had a peaceful Christmas and are looking forward to a busy year. Will it ever stop raining? Even if it doesn’t, we have plenty of indoor events planned so get your diaries out and entries in!

Askham Bryan Arena TREC on 23 January is now full. If you want to go on the waiting list please email evie@white-horse-trec.co.uk with the classes you want to do, and Evie will contact you to arrange payment if space becomes available.

All judges who make a special journey to the venue in order to help will be given a cash payment towards their mileage. Unfortunately we cannot offer this to those who also ride, or come in the same vehicle as riders, but refreshments will be provided for everyone.  To volunteer, please email evie@white-horse-trec.co.uk

Moorhouse EC Arena TREC 13 February schedule is now available, you can enter online here. We anticipate that entries will be full well in advance of the closing date so please enter early.

Markington Arena TREC 20 March – schedule will be out around 7 February, so make a note to check the website.

Subsidised training for WHTG members
We have unmounted and mounted sessions planned in February. Depending on El Nino, we will get mounted and unmounted POR training, and PTV/paces training dates booked in for March/April, as well as more subsidised jumping lessons around the area.

Sunday 7 February 2016 TREC GB Judge Training
FREE OF CHARGE TO WHTG MEMBERS & their family members who judge for the club.
Wakefield WF2 6AS More details & booking form

20 February 2016 Emergency First Aid Training for Judges and Riders     FREE OF CHARGE TO ALL WHTG MEMBERS.
What would you do if your pairs partner fell off and was unconscious?  Your friend chokes on their meal at the evening BBQ?  Your relative gets kicked while tacking up your horse?  Don’t panic, come and learn what to do next!  One day course with an experienced Paramedic leading to a certificate valid for 3 years.  Suitable as a refresher or a first course.  9am to 3pm.  Clowne Community Centre, Clowne, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S43 4PL.  Booking essential please contact sarah@white-horse-trec.co.uk or Tel 07803 703395

Indoor XC training with Sue Hobson at Moorhouse EC, Nr Doncaster on 27 February, sessions from 1pm. WHTG members have priority entries until 15 January, then any remaining spaces will be open to Ackworth & District RC, who are kindly allowing us to use their indoor XC jumps. £5 per person subsidy for WHTG members; only £10 for an hour’s jumping tuition in groups of 3. Booking form – please book early!

Discussions are also being held with a trainer to run sessions at Allerthorpe in conjunction with Ebor Vale RC, and outdoor arena XC sessions with Tracey Dillon in Leicestershire will continue in the spring.

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