Aldham Mill photos

Photographs from the indoor competition at Aldham Mill on Sunday are now available to view at

As this is the first time Sam has covered a TREC event, he is offering an introductory price of just £3 per image for social media copies (usually £5) if you order by emailing – a great price!


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Aldham Mill Results

A hundred, thousand thank yous to our fantastic helpers today – Ruth, Angela, Claire, Rachel, David, Andy and all the riders & spectators who helped with course building, stewarding, poo picking, gate opening and course clearing. It made today a pleasure to run and meant we were able to leave the venue at 4.15!

mindWe don’t yet have a final figure for the overall amount raised for Mind, but it is in the region of £180 – thank you to Ruth for baking lots of lovely buns and to everyone who rode and donated. The 2kg of Hilton Herballs, kindly donated by Hilton Herbs, was won by Jane Maddison who guessed closest to the total number of treats in the tub.

Photographer was – photos will be up by the end of this week so please check back then.

Affiliated results
Unaffiliated results

Class 1 in hand was won by Kirsty Collinson with her youngster Earnwell Comet at his first ever TREC competition. Class 2 unaffiliated starter was won by Emily Ferguson and Cumbria Black Kareem who tied on points with Christine Freear and Bluebank Ringo, but Kareem had one more 10-point obstacle to his name! Sarah Appleby and Kernow Sasparilla (Monkey to his friends) aced both the TREC GB novice rider and TREC GB novice horse classes so will be moving up to intermediate next year. Take your own line was won by Fiona Newboult on Prince with a great score of 141 in 4 minutes. The winner of the TREC GB intermediate was Ian Macalindin with Cleo who he has only been riding for a year and the TREC GB open class was won by Anne Howkins on Coals Dee Olena, a very effective Western partnership.

Well done to all riders, hope you had a great day! Our next competitions are 19 February at Thornton House nr York (enter here) and 5 March at Golden Valley EC nr Alfreton (entries will open soon).

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Aldham Mill Times & competitor information


Start times
Directions to S73 8EG – just put in your starting point

Parking – please park according to the venue map above,  and leave the hard standing as you find it – please bring a shovel or gloves & old feed sack/trug to take home your horse’s manure.

Helpers – due to a lack of volunteers we are running this event with the bare minimum of help – Ruth & Rachel will be judging all day, Claire will be doing all the adding up and Evie will be doing everything else – prizegiving, answering questions and running the fundraising. If you have some time spare between classes, please offer to steward the warm-up arena or get some refreshments for the judges. Your assistance in swapping flags around between the starter & novice at 10.55, or TYOL & intermediate at 14.45, or clearing the arena at the end of the day would be greatly appreciated too!

Cafe – the owners have kindly agreed to open the cafe for this event so please bring some cash with you to support it, it is in the building on the left as you are walking between the car park and the arena. Presentation of rosettes & scoresheets will take place in here approximately 15 minutes after the end of each class and there’ll be a few fun activities to win prizes & raise a bit more money for MIND while you wait.

Queries – please direct all queries to Evie, not to Ruth & Rachel the marvellous judges or Claire the wonderful, but unhorsey, adder-upper. If you have problems on the day or need to withdraw please call 07939 471564.

Important notes

  • We are not using number bibs so please tell the judges your name on entry.
  • Competitors & spectators are not permitted in the livery stable areas.
  • 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.
  • When entering/exiting the warm up please pass left to left on the lane.
  • No more than 5 horses in the warm up arena at once.
  • 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.
  • All profits from this event will go to Mind, the mental  health charity.
  • Hilton Herbs have kindly sponsored one of the prizes, and there are lots of tasty herballs on offer!

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, but all classes are based on a simple figure of 8 shape.
  • 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 (novice) or proceed to the walk (int/open). If you have started an obstacle when the time is up you will be allowed to finish it.
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Happy New Year 2017!

No need to hibernate, the club has lots of great events arranged but we need your entries! Our fun map reading on foot with pub lunch on 22 January but will be cancelled if we do not receive more entries by 15 January, just £5 for WHTG members. The Arena TREC competitions at Aldham Mill and Thornton House are accepting entries via EQUO and post. Now is the time to prepare for the new season, please email if you have any questions or comments!


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Moorhouse results

Thanks to everyone who came to our December arena TREC competition at Moorhouse, results available now whtg-moorhouse-dec2016-results

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Start times and schedules are ready!

Start times are now available for Moorhouse Arena TREC Competition on 17 December. Moorhouse start times here   We have also added the schedule for the Thornton House Arena TREC competition on 19 February.  Don’t forget entries are still open for the Aldham Mill competition in January, see our Events page for details. As always the organisers would welcome offers of help at these events, please don’t be shy and do volunteer to lend a hand, the schedules contain the contact details for each date.

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Black Friday sale and 2017 new events!

WHTG are having a clothing sale in the style of Black Friday!  25% off all current stocks of club clothing, smart black with the WHTG logo embroidered. Pick up from Moorhouse Arena TREC if ordered by 9 December.  Limited stocks, order now via EQUO WHTG Clothing & Membership Sale, don’t miss out!  You can also renew or buy WHTG membership using the same link, just click on the Extras tab.

Moorhouse Arena TREC competition on 17 December is filling up fast, entries close soon so don’t delay if you haven’t already sent yours! The club has arranged several exciting events for early 2017, see our Events page for full details.  Aldham Mill Arena TREC has been rearranged to 29 January and entries are still open.  February sees us returning to the popular Thornton House Farm in North Yorkshire, and we move to Derbyshire to a fabulous new venue on 5 March for Arena TREC at Golden Valley Equestrian Centre.  In addition there are several training dates planned too.

The annual TREC GB Award will be presented in January, with WHTG nominated in several categories. Please vote for Bulcote and Prestwold!  Voting closes 19 December so please visit the TREC GB website to register your vote today.

Our AGM was held in the cosy snug of the Kings Arms, with positive reports from our Treasurer Joy and secretary Caroline.  Outgoing Chair Evie O’Keeffe swapped roles with Vice-Chair Sarah Thurnell, who returns to the hot seat after a few years behind the scenes. There were lots of great suggestions from members for 2017, and the club is looking forward to a successful year, supported by our wonderful volunteers and loyal members.  If you have any feedback or suggestions please do get in touch by emailing  We also have a club page on Facebook and Twitter, so don’t be shy please contact us!



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