The provisional scores are available now for the Bulcote competition held on 21 March, along with a map showing the location of tickets and checkpoints to assist with reading the scores. You may find it helpful to read the document which explains how each ticket was used at each Level:
Bulcote TREC 2015 competition POR explanation
Bulcote L1 map
Bulcote L2 map part 1
Bulcote L2 map part 2
On the PTV all the Level 2 riders completed the course in well under the time allowed and incurred no time penalties. To simplify scoring, times for all these riders have been entered as 9 minutes. Level 1 riders have had their actual time taken entered.
Bulcote scores COP 1i Bulcote scores COP 1p Bulcote scores COP 2ai Bulcote scores COP 2ap Bulcote scores COP 2bp
Bulcote scores POR 1i Bulcote scores POR 1p Bulcote scores POR 2ai Bulcote scores POR 2ap Bulcote scores POR 2bp
Bulcote scores PTV 1i Bulcote scores PTV 1p Bulcote scores PTV 2ai Bulcote scores PTV 2ap Bulcote scores PTV 2bp
If you have any queries which could affect affect the overall results, please email firstname.lastname@example.org no later then 9pm on Wednesday 25 March so these can be checked before the scores are finalised. Rosettes and individual scoresheets will then be sent out by post.
Have a look at the training on offer over the next few months:
25 April – Woodlands, grids and bearings, West Yorkshire – Details and booking form *price for non-members now reduced to £15*
10 May – Arena XC, Leicestershire – Booking form
21 June – TREC skills for newcomers, West Yorkshire – Booking form
Young riders <21 – please apply to the training fund to assist with training costs.
The scorers have been busy inputting the scores for all phases of the Bulcote TREC competition we ran yesterday. The POR and CoP scores are complete and being checked, with the PTV scores to follow. Due to the scorer having to work a night shift at her (paid) job tonight, the completed scores will be published on Monday pm. Deadline for queries which affect the placings will then be 9pm on Wednesday.
The organisers would like to pass on their heartfelt thanks to the wonderful cheerful judges who braved the chilly wind to make the competition run smoothly. It was lovely to see so many smiling riders and happy horses arriving back into the venue at the end of the POR.
After four competitions the final placings in the first WHTG Winter league have been decided. Marie Spillane and former racehorse Price of Love dominated the individual section throughout the season, with Alex Wells and her own Thoroughbred mare Toffee taking reserve champion. Native ponies filled the next two places, with Kathryn Bean on Highland pony Tower Harry just heading Kirsty Collinson on her Dales Lummas Oscar.
In fifth place overall and the Restricted Champion, Sue Denny Paulucci riding Robin who has been shared by the whole family at the winter events. Sixth place was taken by Sarah Thurnell on her veteran Welsh pony Brilyn Bashful Barney. Lisa Worsley and Maverick took seventh place overall and were Reserve Champion in the Restricted section.
Trophies and rosettes will be given out at a later date.
WHTG Winter League FINAL standings March 2015
Brightly coloured poles with carrots at the base proved distracting for some!
New TREC club
Two of the WHTG family – Caroline Forrester and Jane Scott – are branching out to create a new TREC club for Lincolnshire and we hope that you will support them and their events. Their first meeting is being held on 14 March at
The Jessop Room, Leasingham Village Hall, NG34 8LB
Young riders <21 – please apply to the training fund to assist with training costs
Saturday 14 March 2015 at 2pm
A guided walk (on foot) with basic map reading, ideal for newcomers to the sport including those who have entered Bulcote TREC on 21st March.
Silsden, Near Keighley, West Yorkshire.
Details and booking form
Saturday 28 March 2015
TREC newcomers & improvers training day
Details and booking form (update: this event is now fully booked).
Saturday 25 April 2015
On foot grids, bearings and woodlands training – brush up on the techniques required for successful navigation in woodland, and have a go at some grids and bearings so you that you know what to expect at levels 3 & 4
Details and booking form
More to come
We are planning some cross-country training in Leicestershire in May, and further ‘newcomers & improvers’ days in Wakefield on 21 June (note change from 20th), 18 July & 30 August, plus more on-foot navigation training on 12 September.
Negotiations are also underway for a level 1 competition and more training in York in the Summer. Watch this space!
Once again we had a great turnout for this competition and it was great to see so many happy combinations who improved with successive rounds in the arena. Thank you to Sheila, Dave, Evie, Ruth, Erin, Paula, Geoff, Sue, Fiona & Ina for all your help organising, setting up, judging and taking down the course.
Well done everyone!
The schedule and entry form are available now for our first full TREC competition of 2015. The Bulcote event takes place on 21 March using the lovely off road riding near Nottingham provided by Severn Trent Water and includes classes for Pairs and Individuals. Level 1 is suitable for first times and novices, with the longer (20km) Level 2 class ideal for those with some previous TREC experience. There is also a Level 2a class over the same distance, with the added challenge of sections using grid references and/or bearings to help those considering moving up to Level 3 later in the season. The organisers would also love to hear from anyone not riding who can spare a half or full day to help out with stewarding or judging at this popular event. A fun start to the season for everyone!
Bulcote schedule HERE