Askham Bryan Results

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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.

GENERAL RULES & CONDITIONS
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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New Arena TREC added to calendar!

Due to the popularity of our Arena TREC competitions this winter we have added an extra date to the calendar.  Thanks to the Bean family there will be a new competition at Thornton House on 25 March.  Limited entries.  Please see our Events page for further details.  Helpers always welcome.

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Results from Milton

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Milton results summary

Thank you to our super judges and helpers Caroline, Ruth, Sue & Hazel for giving up their day to help at our Arena competition. Thanks also to everyone who answered a question, explained how it works or pointed someone in the right direction – I am immensely proud of how friendly our sport is.

Thanks also to the intermediate & open riders for clearing the course so efficiently while I got the last few scores out. I love organising competitions for such a fabulous bunch of horses and humans.

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One of the highlights of the day was the new unaffiliated Bonus Accumulator class, which saw riders choosing between carrying a drink around the whole course or going bareback, then completing some extra challenges as well as the standard obstacles. These included hugging your horse in the immobility, reciting the alphabet backwards in the s-bend and halting to do ‘heads, shoulders, knees and toes’ between two corridors! It was great to see everyone entering into the fun spirit of the class.  Sarah Thurnell and Wooda topped the PTV table and got every bonus point on offer to win the class – a great achievement when riding one-handed!

 

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Start times & important info for Milton

We have a full day of competition planned, and I hope you’re all looking forward to it! Please read all the information on this page carefully.

Directions on this link
Please park considerately and leave the lorry park as you find it – please bring a shovel or gloves & old feed sack/trug to take home your horse’s manure and dropped hay.

Start times – please be ready to go slightly ahead of your time in case there are any withdrawals on the day.

Rosettes and prizes – Evie will work hard to get results out quickly. Prizes, rosettes and scoresheets will be available for you to collect from the heated viewing gallery.

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

Food – there is a burger van on site so please bring cash, and you can sit in the cafe area or viewing gallery out of the weather.

Spectators – are very welcome, there is a new heated viewing gallery for you to enjoy!

Important notes

  • We are not using number bibs so please confirm your name on entry. The judges will have their pre-printed score sheets arranged in starting order so please don’t swap unless it’s unavoidable!
  • No more than 5 horses in the warm up arena at once please. Pass left to left and if you are walking please come off the track. There will be 4 poles set out in the warm up area for you – see Evie’s homework page for how you can use them.
  • 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.
  • Course maps and obstacle lists including accumulator instructions and scoring guidance for the double u alley will be displayed at the entrance to the arena but are also available here.  Obstacles are ridden unless specified as led (other than for the in hand class) & arrows will be added for clarity on the displayed ones.
  • The livery stable areas are for liveries only

Things to bear in mind for the classes:

  • The TREC GB rulebook is available here
  • 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 accumulator 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.

If you need to withdraw on the day please ring Evie on 07939 471564 or Ruth on 07929 322163.

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Thornton House Results & Milton Entries Open

Thank you to all of you who came on Sunday 3 December 2017 to Thornton. Results are available here.
It was a very nice, relaxed competition despite us running a little late but everyone had
a good time and we had some lovely comments. So many of you said what a fantastic venue and everyone was so friendly.
As always thanks so much to our judges – we have already been in touch with them all – also thanks to Lesley Dexter & family for allowing us to use their facilities. Thanks to Chris who catered for us all – it was great and she looked after our judges really well!
Rosettes that were not collected have been posted out to you all and should be with you soon – Christmas post permitting.
Thanks to our photographer Phil Davies, photographs will be available soon on this link
but please contact Phil Davies phil@phildaviesphoto.co.uk if you have any questions.
Entries opened on Wednesday for Milton Arena TREC nr Worksop and we already have 41 class entries so please enter quickly if you would like a place. You can enter on Equo or download & print the Schedule.
Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a good TREC season during 2018.
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