Surveys for members & non-members

Welcome to our 2016 survey and prize draw!

Leap into spring with White Horse TREC Group and win yourself up to £20 of vouchers to use on entries, membership or WHTG branded clothing.

We are running a short survey to find out more about how you interact with us and what type of events and training you are interested in.  To take part just click the link below which applies to you – there is a survey for current WHTG members and  another survey for non-members.  To be entered in the prize draw please complete your survey no later than 29 February and include your contact details at the end of the survey.

WHTG members please use this link

Non-members please use this link

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Results for Arena TREC Moorhouse 13 February

Thank you to Sheila, Dave, Liz, Mick and everyone who judged or helped in any way to make this competition another successful day for WHTG. Class results are below, report & photos to follow when your webmaster has a day off!

Scoresheet MEC 13.2.16class 1
Scoresheet MEC 13.2.16class 2
Scoresheet MEC 13.2.16class 3
Scoresheet MEC 13.2.16class 4
Scoresheet MEC 13.2.16class 5
Scoresheet MEC 13.2.16class 6

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Times & competitor information for Moorhouse

We’ve once again had an amazing entry for our Winter TREC competition this weekend – please see the start times and obstacle lists within 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.

MOORHOUSE PARKINGArrival at the Venue
When you arrive at Moorhouse Arena, please follow the stewards’ instructions for parking, with wagons only at the top end, trailers diagonally along the lane and cars near the entrance. Please do not leave ANYTHING in the car park – hay, haylage, droppings etc. should all be taken home with you.


Times, Arena and Rosettes
Moorhouse Arena TREC start times
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.

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

Course Walking 
The course can be walked in the short break between each class and hopefully from 8.45am on the day. We’ll do a guided course walk, if required, during the lunch break which is before Class 4 the Unaffiliated Starter. 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
Rules and obstacle lists for all classes
The obstacles we are using for the competition can be found in the TREC GB rulebook,  and will be displayed in the viewing gallery.

Scores, Results and Winter 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.

Help would really be appreciated at the end if you are still around to pack up and clear away.

We’re really looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, but if you have to withdraw please let us know by phone as soon as possible. Sheila Tel: 07780 904857.

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Askham Bryan results and newsletter

Askham Bryan Arena TREC was a very successful event, with very well supported starter and newcomers classes – it was great to see lots of new faces and some hot competition! Well done to everyone who came and had a go, we hope to see you at another event soon. Thank you to everyone who helped with course building, judging, scoring, poo picking and taking the course down – we couldn’t do it without you!

Overall Results

More Arena TREC
Moorhouse 13 Feb entries are now closed and a waiting list is in operation.
Markington 20 March is already 75% full, get your entries in soon.
Schedule here Parental consent form
Enter online here
NEW DATE Easter Monday 28 March Thornton House, Allerthorpe, York.
Schedule here Parental consent form
Enter online here

Full refunds will be given (apart from processing fees) for withdrawals before the closing date.

Summer competitions
Four of our six summer dates and venues are now confirmed, with others soon to follow, and we are really pleased to have a full season catering for all levels and spread throughout our region. Your committee will be working really hard to put great events on, so please let the organisers know early if you will be judging or bringing a helper. 
17 April
Level 1 starter competition, Lincoln
4-5 June
Level 2, 3, 4, Bulcote, Nottinghamshire. Qualifier for 2016 GB Championships.
25/26 June Level 2, 3 & either 4 or 1 depending on demand, Prestwold. Qualifier for 2016 GB Championships.
Date TBC June/July Level 1, Great Ayton, North Yorkshire
7 August Level 1, Brough, East Yorkshire
Date TBC August/September Level 1 & 2 (one day), Ilkley, West Yorkshire

If you enjoy our events, why not join WHTG? We will be implementing priority booking for members this year as our events are very popular with a wide audience now that we have online booking. £22 gets you a discount on all entry fees, as well as subsidised training. Click Join Us at the top for details, or you can join as an ‘extra’ with your next equo entry.

Breaking news!
There will be an affiliated level one championship this year on the August Bank Holiday weekend at Lincomb Equestrian, Lincomb, Nr Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 9RB. More details to follow.

Training
Dates for first aid, judge, POR, PTV, and ‘have a go’ training are all now on the events page.

Freelance TREC Trainers
Two club members have taken out SEIB instructors insurance and offer TREC training on a freelance basis:
Evie O’Keeffe
Evie has been competing at level 2 and 3 for over 10 years along with judging and organising competitions, and loves training TREC riders from complete newcomers to level 3s. Take a look at www.trec-training.uk for prices & availability, contact evie@trec-training.uk or 07939 471564 to book.
Kathryn Rollinson
TREC Training can be carried out in the North East (North Yorkshire upwards) by Kathryn Rollinson, International TREC Rider. Kathryn has successfully been teaching TREC for some time and would be willing to help where it is most needed.  Fully insured and a member of TREC GB please do not hesitate to contact Kathryn on 0792133964 or direct to highlaithes@icloud.com for full details.

Endurance GB
Endurance GB allow BRC members to join for free as ‘club’ members:
http://endurancegb.co.uk/main/Joining/Club-Membership
Club membership allows you to enter EGB group pleasure rides at members rates as an individual, which is great to get you out and about between TREC competitions. It also enables you to join a BRC team of 3-6 people at any 30-42km Graded Ride without having to register your horse (no individuals – the organiser must be notified of the intention to enter a team by the WHTG team manager Ruth). Graded rides must be completed at between 8 and 15kph. You do not have to go round the ride together, as long as 3 people out of the team attend. Speed and heart rate on finishing determine your grade and points, the top team in each region is awarded a place at the final which will take place at the Lions Tail Ride on 17/18 September.

If you would be interested in forming a WHTG team (we can have several teams if lots of people are interested) please join EBG as a club member then email ruth@white-horse-trec.co.uk with your club membership number and the counties/areas/specific rides you would be willing to compete in. If you want to join EGB as a club member and do not know your WHTG membership number, please contact caroline@white-horse-trec.co.uk

More to come…

Subsidised non-TREC training for WHTG members, dates TBC
Guy Robertson clinic, York
Sue Hobson indoor jumping for PTV, Moorhouse, Doncaster
Tracey Dillon arena XC, Leicestershire
Equi-pilates clinic, Leicestershire

TREC training, dates TBC
We will try to organise dates and venues to link in with each of the competitions, so that members and newcomers can brush up on their skills beforehand.

TREC socials, dates TBC
Depending on the competition & training calendar, we will try to fill some empty weekends with a Sunday morning social ride, finishing at a pub for lunch. If you know of somewhere suitable, please let us know!

Survey
Members – please email caroline@white-horse-trec.co.uk with your up to date address & phone number. We will be sending round a survey for our members in February with a prize draw entry for completing it, so need to make sure we can get in touch with everyone.

We hope there will be something for all of our members this year, no matter what you want to achieve with your horse. If you know of a suitable venue for a WHTG training or social event, please get in touch with a committee member. Happy TREC-ing!

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Happy new year!

Welcome to 2016, I hope you have all had a peaceful Christmas and are looking forward to a busy year. Will it ever stop raining? Even if it doesn’t, we have plenty of indoor events planned so get your diaries out and entries in!

Askham Bryan Arena TREC on 23 January is now full. If you want to go on the waiting list please email evie@white-horse-trec.co.uk with the classes you want to do, and Evie will contact you to arrange payment if space becomes available.

All judges who make a special journey to the venue in order to help will be given a cash payment towards their mileage. Unfortunately we cannot offer this to those who also ride, or come in the same vehicle as riders, but refreshments will be provided for everyone.  To volunteer, please email evie@white-horse-trec.co.uk

Moorhouse EC Arena TREC 13 February schedule is now available, you can enter online here. We anticipate that entries will be full well in advance of the closing date so please enter early.

Markington Arena TREC 20 March – schedule will be out around 7 February, so make a note to check the website.

Subsidised training for WHTG members
We have unmounted and mounted sessions planned in February. Depending on El Nino, we will get mounted and unmounted POR training, and PTV/paces training dates booked in for March/April, as well as more subsidised jumping lessons around the area.

Sunday 7 February 2016 TREC GB Judge Training
FREE OF CHARGE TO WHTG MEMBERS & their family members who judge for the club.
Wakefield WF2 6AS More details & booking form

20 February 2016 Emergency First Aid Training for Judges and Riders     FREE OF CHARGE TO ALL WHTG MEMBERS.
What would you do if your pairs partner fell off and was unconscious?  Your friend chokes on their meal at the evening BBQ?  Your relative gets kicked while tacking up your horse?  Don’t panic, come and learn what to do next!  One day course with an experienced Paramedic leading to a certificate valid for 3 years.  Suitable as a refresher or a first course.  9am to 3pm.  Clowne Community Centre, Clowne, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S43 4PL.  Booking essential please contact sarah@white-horse-trec.co.uk or Tel 07803 703395

Indoor XC training with Sue Hobson at Moorhouse EC, Nr Doncaster on 27 February, sessions from 1pm. WHTG members have priority entries until 15 January, then any remaining spaces will be open to Ackworth & District RC, who are kindly allowing us to use their indoor XC jumps. £5 per person subsidy for WHTG members; only £10 for an hour’s jumping tuition in groups of 3. Booking form – please book early!

Discussions are also being held with a trainer to run sessions at Allerthorpe in conjunction with Ebor Vale RC, and outdoor arena XC sessions with Tracey Dillon in Leicestershire will continue in the spring.

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Smiling in the rain at Milton Arena TREC

The weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of all the happy riders at our first Arena TREC this winter.  After a bright and breezy start the rain lashed down outside, but there were plenty of sparkling performances inside the arena.  A huge thanks to all the judges who gave up their Saturday to help us run this event, and the riders who set up the course and cleared it away afterwards.  It was a hectic 12 hour day for the organisers but worth it to see all the cheerful riders enjoying their horses and ponies and having a great time.  Next competition is 23 January at Askham Bryan near York, please enter early as likely to be full before closing date!  Entries open in December (look out for schedule published on our Events page in approx 10 days), and you can enter instantly using our Equo online system and guarantee your place.  #EquoEvents #EnterCompeteRepeat #ItsShowtime

Milton Results

 
Erin Scott on Sooti 1st Starter class and 2nd TREC GB Newcomers

Erin Scott on Sooti 1st Starter class and 2nd TREC GB Newcomers

 

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AGM Update

Another year, another AGM!

Firstly committee news – we are delighted to welcome Rachel Glossop and Dawn Phythian on to the WHTG committee. Fiona Thurnell and Marion Hayes stood down; the club would like to thank them for their contributions over a number of years. Paula Bean stood down from her role as chair, but will remain on the committee.

Your committee for 2016 is:
Chair: Evie O’Keeffe
Vice-chair: Sarah Thurnell
Secretary: Caroline Ashmore
Treasurer: Joy Bradley
Dave Rogerson
Ruth O’Keeffe
Paula Bean
Rachel Glossop
Dawn Phythian
Jane O’Shea
Marie Spillane

The focus for 2016 will be on level 1 & 2 competitions to encourage the large number of enthusiastic new TRECies who attended WHTG training this year to get out competing. So far we have five level 1/2 venues and organisers pencilled in throughout our area, with dates to be announced early next year. We will also run at least one level 2/3/4 qualifier, but will make more details available next year. These competitions are very demanding on organisers’ time and energy, so if you would like to get some experience behind the scenes please offer to help – your local organiser will be very grateful and you will still be able to compete as long as you haven’t been involved with setting the POR or seen the maps.

Offers of help are always gratefully received for things like taking entries, building the PTV course, drafting risk assessments, sorting out clipboards, putting out/collecting in road signs, and if you don’t intend to compete then helping to set a really good POR route is great fun.

If you have fantastic local off road riding and a venue that could be suitable for a great TREC competition (including winter competitions) but don’t want the scary title of ‘organiser’ please get in touch with Evie by email evie@white-horse-trec.co.uk with details, and we will try to pair you with an experienced organiser to get an event off the ground.

Where possible, we will also organise local training to tie in with each event to raise the profile of TREC in the area.

We will run ‘intro’ Level 1B classes with short MA, pre-drawn POR maps and lots of help from the judges, alongside standard level 1 classes. We will also offer level 2A classes alongside level 2, because many experienced level 2 riders and/or horses are unable to complete the level 3 POR distance.

Following on from the success of the subsidised Tracey Dillon arena XC/gridwork clinic series in Leicestershire, committee members in different geographical areas will organise similar regular clinics around the area, which will also be subsidised for WHTG members.

A discussion was had about the club’s affiliation to both British Riding Clubs and TREC GB – the respective costs and insurance policies will be examined and compared in detail. Once the committee has had sight of this detail we will consult members about which affiliation the club should retain.

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