2015 committee announced

Following this year’s well-attended AGM the committee members who will be taking the club forward in 2015 are:

Chairperson: Paula Bean
Treasurer: Joy Bradley
Secretary: Caroline Ashmore
Vice Chair & Webmaster: Evie O’Keeffe
Training: Ruth O’Keeffe
Dave Rogerson
Fiona Thurnell
Jane O’Shea
Marion Hayes
Marie Metcalfe
Sarah Thurnell

The minutes and accounts will be made available to members as soon as possible.

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Moorhouse Arena TREC 16th November 2014 Results

Results now available. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a great success.
Moorhouse November results

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Arena TREC Moorhouse 16 Nov info & times

We’ve had an amazing entry for our Arena TREC competition this weekend – please see the start times and read all 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.

Arrival at the Venue
When you arrive at Moorhouse Arena, please follow the stewards’ instructions for parking, 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.

Local Hack
We have been very fortunate in being able to sort out a short hack of about 4 and a half miles (mini POR) and you can either try copying the route, as you would at a summer TREC competition, or have a pre marked map. There will not be a charge for this but any voluntary contributions would be welcome towards supporting TREC GB. Please do not go out on the hack after 2.00pm, as we need to ensure that everyone gets back to the venue safely before dark. Please also carry a mobile phone or ensure you are accompanied by someone with a phone, so you can telephone back to the venue, in case of an emergency.

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

Help
We would also really appreciate any help you can offer us with judging and stewarding when you are not riding, even half an hour would be good.

Course Walking
The course can be walked in the short break between each class, with the exception of classes 1 and 2. We’ll do a guided course walk, if required, before Class 4 the Unaffiliated Restricted. 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
The obstacles we are using for the competition can be found in the TREC GB rulebook, which is available free from the TREC GB website (see right) and will be chosen from this list: Low Branches, Hedge, Bending, Rein Back, Footbridge, Corridor, S-Bend, Immobility, Ditch. All obstacles are OPTIONAL just stop at the obstacle you don’t wish to attempt and tell the relevant judge that you want to bypass it.

Scores, Results and Arena 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.

Please note that TREC GB have changed their criteria for the RS-TOR TREC GB Winter Series Points league since the schedule was published. You must join TREC GB no later than the day of the competition (before or after your class) for that score to be counted for the overall league. This does not affect the placings on the day. More details here: http://www.trecgb.com/WinterSeries.html

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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Renewals due, AGM & WHTG affiliates to TREC GB

Following the recent members’ vote regarding White Horse Trec Group becoming a member club affiliated to TREC GB, the new governing body for the sport of TREC in this country, I have pleasure in confirming that the vote was in favour of the club joining TREC GB.

Our application and payment have been made and we have received confirmation from TREC GB that we are now part of the organisation.

Membership subscriptions are now due and fees for 2015 are frozen at £22 per member. We regret we can longer offer a discount to a second member at the same address, membership will now be on a purely individual basis. If you are a joint member and currently pay by Standing Order you will need to amend this with your bank to cover two memberships at £22 each. Membership forms and details on how to renew can be found via the ‘Join Us’ page of the club website.

Joining TREC GB as a Red or Blue member? Remember to nominate White Horse TREC Group as your preferred club when you join TREC GB, to receive £10 refund from White Horse TREC Group. 2015 WHTG members will receive a cheque for £10 from WHTG once the payment has been received from TREC GB. This makes your WHTG membership only £12 when you also join TREC GB!

AGM

The White Horse TREC Group AGM will take place on Sunday 23rd November 2014. Meet at 1pm for 1.30pm start.  Walton Village Hall, School Lane, Walton, Wakefield WF2 6PA. Refreshments will be provided. 
 
Please email caroline@white-horse-trec.co.uk ASAP to confirm if you will be attending the AGM, so that we can order sufficient refreshments.

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Arena TREC at Milton EC 1 Nov results

Milton Arena TREC 1 Nov 2014 Results

White Horse TREC Group kicked off the Arena TREC season in spooky style this weekend with a popular day of competition at Milton EC Worksop.  With judges (and the bending poles) wearing witches’ hats, cobwebs and bats covering the Low Branches and pumpkins and carrots to tempt ponies out of the Immobility, riders had their skills tested to the max.  Classes included RS-Tor TREC GB Winter Series sections as well as Pairs featuring family duos and some ponies doing a double shift.  The organisers would like to thank our fabulous judges Amanda, Evie, Caroline, Sue, Jane, Holly and Fiona as well as the many riders who helped set up the course, judge in between riding and pack up at the end of the day.

These photographs were taken by Alex Sales between her classes – thanks Alex!

MONSTERS!

MONSTERS! The ditch is only 2″ high…

S-bend led, a tricky obstacle.

S-bend led, a tricky obstacle.

Brightly coloured poles with carrots at the base proved distracting for some!

Brightly coloured poles with carrots at the base proved distracting for some!

Cobwebs, spiders and bats, oh my!

Cobwebs, spiders and bats, oh my!

Bewitched bending poles!

Bewitched bending poles!

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WHTG Winter League

As the nights draw in and horses and ponies start to get a little more woolly, attention turns to Winter TREC events. Building on the popularity over a number of years of Winter TREC competitions run indoors comprising PTV obstacles and Control of Paces, this year we are delighted to introduce a Winter League especially for WHTG club members.

This new competition is open to WHTG members only. Prizes will be awarded to the horse/rider combinations scoring the highest percentages at Winter competitions in the series running from 1 November 2014 to 31 March 2015.

The two highest percentage scores will be added together to count, these can be from any individual class at any of the eligible events. There will also be a separate Pairs section for the Pairs class percentages. If sufficient entries there will be additional prizes for the highest placed Restricted rider (Open to rider any age who has not won any Winter TREC class before 1st October 2014 and has never competed at the BHS TREC GB Championships.) and the highest placed Junior aged under 16 years.

All riders must be WHTG members on the 31st March 2015 for their scores to count. For members to be eligible for prizes they must have helped out at one of the eligible competitions, so please make sure that this is noted by the organiser and passed on to the League co-ordinator Sarah Thurnell. This can be for part of a day e.g. judging a class you’re not riding in.

Eligible events:
1 November Milton Equestrian Centre, Worksop, Notts 
16 November Moorhouse Equestrian Centre, Doncaster, South Yorks in association with Ackworth & District Riding Club 
29 November Kenwick, Louth, Lincs (in association with LINCS TREC)
14 February Derby College EC, Derbyshire
28 February Moorhouse Equestrian Centre, Doncaster, South Yorks in association with Ackworth & District Riding Club

Schedules will be posted on the events page as they are published.

We hope to have more dates for January to March. If you know of a suitable venue with sufficient parking and a nice indoor arena please let us know on info@white-horse-trec.co.uk

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