Ivesley times & competitor info

Please read all of the Ivesley competitor information carefully and thoroughly.

Here are your start times – we hope all horses, riders and helpers have an enjoyable weekend!

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Ingleby entries open & BRC events

Ingleby level one summer TREC on Sunday 8th July – entries are now open.
Schedule here. Enter via Equo – limited to just thirty places so please get your entry in!
We need lots of helpers! 
Map room steward, tack check steward, checkpoint judges, PTV & control of paces judges, scorer – please email ruth@white-horse-trec.co.uk to volunteer. Due to the limited entries it will not be a long day and you will be well fed.
Priority to WHTG members until 1 June.

BRC qualifiers
Team and Individual entries are invited from WHTG members for the following Riding Club Area Qualifiers being held at Arena UK near Grantham.
NAMES ARE NEEDED BY THURSDAY 17th MAY as the club has to make entries to Head Office in advance.
Join in and represent WHTG in a fun, supportive team atmosphere!

10th June Show Jumping
Classes from 70cm upwards
Junior and Senior
Team and Individual

17th June Dressage and Dressage to Music
Prelim upwards
Junior and Senior
Team and Individual

If you are interested or have any questions PLEASE EMAIL ASAP so we can include you.
Phone enquiries: 07803 703395
Show Jumping: sarah@white-horse-trec.co.uk
Dressage: fiona@white-horse-trec.co.uk

The club pays part of the entry fees for the qualifier competition.
Horses MUST have an up to date vaccination record.
If you qualify for the finals WHTG will pay the championship entry fees.

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Thornton House Results

Well we booked the weather and had a good day.  It’s always busy but that is down to you, our competitors.  Lots of new and excited riders – always good to see.  Thank you all for supporting us – event though it was ‘an additional event’ it was full.

We had lots of volunteers so thank you all so much – you know who you are – you have no idea how it makes you feel when you all come forward – those we didn’t ask – we will get you next time!!

yaa picOur ‘Dexter” Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity Obstacle raised £50 – absolutely brilliant – again thanks everyone.  This has been sent to YAA with a letter and photo of Lesley Dexter taking part.

We will keep you updated if we find a new route around Thornton for a full competition but we have three affiliated WHTG TREC competitions this year:
26/27 May Ivesley Equestrian, 8 July Ingleby Hall, 5 August Ellerker – see the ‘Events’ page for more details. Other clubs have events within travelling distance too – see the TREC GB website for the full list.

Thornton Results 25 March 2018

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Times & Competitor Info for Thornton

COMPETITOR INFORMATION – THORNTON HOUSE, (Allerthorpe Woods) Barmby Moor YO42 4DD 25th March 2018

White Horse TREC kindly thank Lesley & Family for allowing us to use their facilities.

You can walk the course if you arrive prior to your class but remember there is a viewing gallery upstairs.

Times for Thornton 25 March 2018

Directions:  You approach Thornton House Equestrian from the A1079 in either direction.  Follow the signs once you turn off  A1079 & NOT  your Sat Nav (this will take you to the front of the owners property and there is no access). You can ride out in the local wood behind the Livery Yard but remember it is very wet at the present time.

The day is going to be very busy as we have a good entry. Please ensure you are ready on time and ready to go in earlier if called.  We have tried to keep the times within the ‘day-light’ so there is no lunch break as such although there will be changes in judges to allow them a break.  Thank you.

We will all be over-seeing the actual competition in the Arena with Kathryn also undertaking a number of jobs and Paula will ensure you are where you should be!!

Parking – please park according to the venue signs, and leave the hard standing as you find it i.e. clear up after your horse.  If you have a large vehicle you might prefer to park where you turn into the premises before the gate.

HELPERS REQUIRED.  If you can spare some time, please ask Peter, Kathryn or Paula  PLEASE REMEMBER WE CANNOT RUN ANY COMPETITION WITHOUT OTHERS ASSISTING. Kathryn will be collecting sheets and working out the scores-also doing the prize giving, answering questions etc. If you have some time spare between classes, please offer to steward the warm-up arena or get some refreshments for the judges. See Paula if you have.

We have some experienced judges to help us, but never enough and appreciate everyone for giving up there time.

Café/Hot Food –the hot food area for this event will be open so please bring some cash with you to support it, it is in the building on the left as you walk up the stairs to the viewing area. Presentation of rosettes & score sheets will take place in here approximately 15 minutes after the end of each class


Queries – please direct all queries to Kathryn, not to our judges.  If you have to withdraw please phone Paula on 07951019965.

OBSTACLES:  Please note that Obstacle No 8 is an obstacle with a purpose because we would like to support The Dexter Family in collecting for Yorkshire Air Ambulance-a Charity which is very much close to their hearts at the moment.  We cannot do this without your help – so by helping us, we also help The Dexter Family and a very worthwhile Charity -YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE – don’t forget to bring your change. THANK YOU.

The obstacle list is here– save it to your phone for last minute revision!
You will find copies for each class adjacent to where you collect your bibs.  You can read up about the obstacles on the TREC GB Website.

Important notes

  • We are using number bibs so please ensure you DON’T go home with them. Remember to pick them up on a table provided before going to viewing gallery.
  • Competitors & spectators are not permitted in the livery stable areas. Steps to the viewing gallery are marked.
  • When walking/riding between car park and arena please be aware of moving vehicles, both horseboxes arriving/leaving and liveries in their cars may cross your path.
  • Please use green (novice/young) or red (kicker) tail ribbons as appropriate for your horse, and please give plenty of space to any horse wearing a ribbon.
  • Start times, course maps and obstacle lists will be displayed at the entrance to the arena.
  • We have the use of the outdoor arena to warm up – please ride sensibly.
  • Things to bear in mind for the classes:
  • The TREC GB rulebook is available to download for free here
  • Competitors in the affiliated classes cannot be given any assistance by the judges on the course.
  • If you want to miss an obstacle out you must ride up to it, halt and tell the judge that you won’t be attempting it.
  • Circling at any point before an obstacle counts as an effectiveness fault.
  • Red flags on your right & white flags on your left.
  • For all affiliated classes, the start of the timed PTV (obstacles) section is the end of the paces corridor.
  • If you are struggling to complete an obstacle, move on to the next otherwise you risk running out of time.
  • If you run out of time before completing all the obstacles, the judges will shout ‘time’ and you should then leave the arena.
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Askham Bryan Results


Thank you to our army of helpers who made yesterday run so smoothly! It’s been lovely to see your positive feedback on facebook. Dawn, Rachel and Kirsty worked incredibly hard on this event, their first as organisers, and it was a resounding success.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, The Blue Barn (Otley), we were able to give prizes to third place in all classes.

The results are available here. Well done to everyone, especially anyone who gave it a go for the first time!

DSC_0498One great new addition was our ‘Defend Roman York’ special obstacle, which saw riders collecting a ‘spear’ from a barrel and accurately throwing it at shields while riding through a corridor (in walk). Lots of fun was had, and only a few 10s given!

There were lots of last minute changes made after withdrawals, so if you managed to secure any extra rounds please send payment by bank transfer ASAP.

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Times & Info for Askham Bryan

Premier Garage Services and TREC GB Winter Arena TREC Series 2017/18
Askham Bryan Equine College, York, YO23 3FR on 11th March 2018
Extra sponsorship has been gratefully received for this event from The Blue Barn, Otley.

Directions – Google maps will generate directions for you. There is easy access off the A64 from both directions. Take Askham Fields lane off the first roundabout, and the entrance to the car park is on the left in approximately 250m. There is ample parking, please park sensibly to allow other space. You must remove all hay and droppings from the carpark, please do not leave this to the organisers at the end of the day!

On arrival please go to the arena and collect your number bib.
Please ensure all your information is correct on the sign in sheet before you sign, add in your TREC GB membership number and check for any alterations to your times (amended 8:20pm on 10/3). NB for competitors under 16 a parent/guardian must sign the sheet, and a parental consent form must be filled in if not already done.

The course map, obstacle lists and times will be displayed near the sign in sheet. Top tip – take a photo of the ones for your classes on your phone so you can keep having a look!
The course maps/obstacle lists, rules for take your own line and talk round for the starter class are here

Course walking – the course will be available to walk from 9am and in the breaks between the classes. Please do not try to walk the course during the competition.

Warm up – The warm up area will be indoors adjacent to the competition. Please make sure you are in the warm up area at least 5 minutes before your class. No more than 4 horses in the warm up area at once.

Helpers – we have got some wonderful judges staying all day in the cold to help, please smile and say thanks!

Dogs must be kept on leads and handled by adults at all times.
Competitors and spectators under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Food – there is a café on site for refreshments, they are opening specially for us so please do bring cash to support them.

Results – will be out as soon as possible after every class, please allow at least 20 minutes for the scorer to do their thing without interruptions. If you are unable to stay, please make arrangements for someone else to collect your scoresheet, rosette and any prizes, or leave a large SAE (with a large letter stamp!). Prizes will not be posted.

After your last class please remember to return your number bib! 

For emergencies or withdrawals on the day please call Dawn 07814 208964 or Rachel 07841 635357

Things to bear in mind for the classes:

  • The TREC GB rulebook is available here and any ‘invented’ obstacles will have rules clearly displayed on the day.
  • Golden rules for the obstacles are: keep red flag on your right and white on your left, try to avoid refusals, don’t change pace, don’t stop in the middle, don’t touch any part of the obstacle. If it’s a compulsory walk obstacle then make sure you correct any jogging. Choose your pace before the flags and stick to it.
  • Competitors in the unaffiliated classes starter, in hand and take your own line may ask for assistance from the judges if required.
  • The only assistance allowed in affiliated classes is help getting back on your horse  (a mounting block will be provided).
  • Everything is optional but if you want to miss an obstacle out you must ride up to it, halt and tell the judge that you won’t be attempting it.
  • Circling or crossing your tracks at any point on the course counts as an effectiveness fault at the next obstacle.
  • For all classes, the start of the timed PTV (obstacles) section is the end of the paces corridor, and you will have five minutes.
  • If you are struggling to complete an obstacle, move on to the next otherwise you risk running out of time.
  • If you run out of time before completing all the obstacles, the judges will shout ‘time’ and you should then leave the arena. If you have started an obstacle when the time is up you will be allowed to finish it.

Placings will be decided with the rider gaining the highest combined score from the PTV and Control of Paces phases taking the first prize.
In the event of equality the highest score from PTV will take precedence.
Obstacle rules as per the TREC GB rulebook which is available for free here.
1. Competitions are open to all horses and ponies providing that they are a minimum of 4yrs of age in 2018.
2. Riders any age, juniors may ride horses and seniors may ride ponies.
3. No rider will be permitted to start any phase of the event unless wearing a hard hat, which meets current standard recommended by the BHS e.g. PAS 015,or ASTMF 1163 and bearing kite mark or SEI that is properly fitted and fastened with a chinstrap. See below***
4. Riders may choose to wear a body protector during any phase of the competition. If worn, Beta 3 standard is strongly recommended.
5. Tack & dress informal but safe. Riders must wear suitable riding footwear.
6. Standing Martingales and other fixed reins are forbidden. If a running martingale is used, horse must be led from head collar and lead rope for led PTV obstacles.
7. Whips must not exceed 75cms. Spurs, if worn, must be rounded, not exceeding 3.5cms in length and pointed downwards.
8. The judges and official’s decision is final and must be complied with at all times. Uncorrected error on PTV course will result in a ZERO score for the PTV. Elimination may result for any of the following reasons: Excessive use of whip, Abusive language, Dangerous riding,
9. No horse or pony may compete more than once in any affiliated class.
***PLEASE NOTE THAT HATS THAT ARE STANDARD EN 1384 ONLY CAN NO LONGER BE USED IN A TREC COMPETITION. Hats as stated above are acceptable. Check the rulebook for full list.


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New schedules available on Events page!

We have added the schedules for our joint Arena TREC competition with TREC Lincolnshire on 25 March to our Events page.  Entries are also now open for our first summer TREC of 2018, being held at the lovely venue of Ivesley Equestrian in Co Durham.  There are classes suitable for everyone from newcomers at Level 1 right up to the elite Level 4 class.  The top riders in each class can qualify for the national championships, but all welcome at whichever Level you choose.  If this is your first affiliated competition you  may like to enter the pairs class and do your map reading with a friend.  Helpers are always needed and will be well fed and watered, with a Saturday evening meal available for those making a full weekend of it.


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