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! The ditch is only 2″ high…
S-bend led, a tricky obstacle.
Brightly coloured poles with carrots at the base proved distracting for some!
Cobwebs, spiders and bats, oh my!
Bewitched bending poles!
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.
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 email@example.com