Author: Amy Ransley

National Championships Update

National Championships Update

TREC GB has issued an update statement regarding the TREC GB National Championships 2023, which includes changes to the format of the Championships and how the remaining places will be filled.

You can read the full statement here:

TREC GB apologises that some members may be disappointed; however the safety and enjoyment of all people at the event – including competitors, volunteers and organisers is paramount. We hope you will understand the difficult decisions we have had to make.

National Championships 2023 Entries Paused

National Championships 2023 Entries Paused

We’re very sorry but we have had to temporarily pause entries to the National Championships 2023.

Please complete the form below and we will be in touch very soon,

National Championships 2023 Entries Now Open

National Championships 2023 Entries Now Open

Entries for the TREC GB Championships 2022 at Bibury Farm, Bibury, Gloucestershire GL7 5PB on 18th – 20th August 2023 are now OPEN.
The Schedule and online entry are available via the following link:

 Entries open 10am on Thursday 22nd June and close at 10pm on Wednesday 2nd August 2023, unless already full.

Commemorative Clothing
National Championships 2023 commemorative clothing will also be available to order via the TREC GB website from 10am on Thursday 22nd June until 12pm on Monday 24th July 2023. All polo shirts and hoodies will have the TREC GB logo embroidered on the front and the names of all horses competing in the Championships on the back.

NEW FOR 2023: Commemorative Baseball Caps available with TREC GB logo and National Championships 2023 embroidered on the front.
All clothing orders for the TREC GB National Championships 2023 MUST be received by 12pm on Monday 24th July 2023 due to the lead time of obtaining stock by the clothing company.

As you know we cannot run our events without the help of our volunteers. If you are not competing this year and have some time available we would love to hear from you. You can sign up to volunteer at the TREC GB National Championships by following the link 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information.

Hope you can make it and we look forward to seeing you there.

Final results for the Dengie Winter Series League 2022-2023

Final results for the Dengie Winter Series League 2022-2023

Congratulations to all top 10 Placegetters in the Dengie Winter League 2022-23. This year’s league was hotly contested across the country, with results being very close for the top 10 in each league.

The top 10 for each league are:

NewcomersJulie TaylorCuffstown Hill TopperCHAMPION
 Debbie HarrisAchnacarry Machair Mist3rd
 Chris BrooksCrannmore Lad4th
 Amy BoalerTyan Razzmatazz5th
 Kirsty SpreadburyQuinn6th
 Harriet Sullivan RobertsShanbally Joe7th
 Alex BaldwinJuno8th
 Phillipa InglebyFerdinand Piccolo9th
 Alice TeareBlue10th
Novice HorseAnne WarnerSunnyCHAMPION
 Amy BoalerTyan RazzmatazzRESERVE CHAMPION
 Vicki HoldenTuffy3rd
 Debbie HarrisAchnacarry Macnair4th
 Emille LongSpace Bound5th
 Amanda GlasspoleMinnismoor Post Haste6th
 Phillipa InglebyFerdinand Piccolo7th
 Fiona DillonHugo8th
 Willa MuirGypsy Rose9th
 Kirsty SpreadburyQuinn10th
IntermediateCaroline PittCalicoCHAMPION
 Kim LeneyJumping Jack Flash3rd
 Karen CarrollThornville Star4th
 Maria StandenAngelina5th
 Helen DuckmantonSpot6th
 Rachel RansonHarry7th
 Gizzy MillerMo Stor Priggle8th
 Laura MckayIndigo Blue9th
 Suzie ClaguePembroke Double Diamond10th
Open IntermediateCatherine GreeningWelland CrystalCHAMPION
 Chrissie UpchurchDennis the Menace3rd
 Nichola PeaceAusdan Sularis4th
 Suzanne BostockMia Rose5th
 Lel BenyonFadagosa6th
 Kim LeneyJumping Jack Flash7th
 Claire BagshawCrannmore Lad8th
 Maria StandenAngelina9th
 Bella CravenColin10th
OpenCatherine GreeningWelland CrystalCHAMPION
 Anne WarnerSunny3rd
 Claire BagshawCrannmore Lad4th
 Nichola PeaceMarike (Inca)5th
 Chrissie UpchurchDennis the Menace6th
 Suzanne BostockMia Rose7th
 Lel BenyonFadagosa8th
 Karen CarrollThornville Star9th
 Bella CravenColin10th

TREC GB would like to thank our sponsors, Dengie Horse Feeds, for their support of the Winter League this year.

Rosettes for the top 10 in each league will be in the post as soon as possible.

The full results for the leagues can be viewed here.

Natiional Championships 2023 Sponsorship

Natiional Championships 2023 Sponsorship

TREC GB are pleased to announce the Level 2 – 4 Championship Classes at the National Championships 2023 will be kindly sponsored by Smart Saddles.

The SMART saddle range, winner of the coveted Queen’s Award for Innovation 2021, was developed in a quest to design the perfect saddle to improve equine welfare and performance.

A huge THANK YOU to Smart Saddles for their continued support of our Championships and TREC GB.

TREC GB are pleased to announce the Grassroots Championship Classes at the National Championships 2023 will be kindly sponsored by Leucillin

Healthy skin makes a happy & healthy pet! Leucillin keeps skin clean, clear & healthy, it tackles infection; irritation, dry, itchy, flaky or smelly skin.

Leucillin, The Must Have Solution For All Pet Owners. Healthy Skin makes for a Happy and Healthy Pet.

A huge THANK YOU to Leucillin for their continued support of our Championships and TREC GB.

Coronation TREC Quest 2023

Coronation TREC Quest 2023

TREC GB Coronation Quest

Following the success of last year’s Quest, TREC GB are launching a new TREC GB Coronation Quest for all TRECcies, which will run alongside all our usual summer activities.

This time we have a mixture of repeat challenges from last year with some new ones for this year. And we have listened to your feedback from last year and launching our Coronation Quest earlier in the year, to give you loads of time to complete the Quest!

This Challenge is primarily about taking part and achieving – completion is a bonus!

The format is based around TREC Bingo which was developed by Gina King, who has kindly allowed us to use her material, with some elements of Hoof hunt too.

The challenges are designed so that everyone can take part, whether on foot or mounted. Some require a horse, but most of these (all if you are imaginative) can be achieved whether mounted or leading. An we had some great examples of imaginative interpretation last year!

The TREC GB Summer Quest challenge opens on Monday 1st May 2023 and closes on Sunday 3rd September 2023

Joining our Coronation Quest

All you have to do is to purchase the Coronation Quest Challenge from the TREC GB shop.

You will receive three cards to complete, full instructions, plus an invitation to join a Facebook Group dedicated to this Challenge.

On the Facebook page you will need to set up 3 Albums, in which you will post your photos/videos.

More instructions will be on the Facebook page.

Completing the Quest

Each card has 20 squares to complete and each one focuses on a different TREC theme. All you have to do is to complete the task or find the object listed in each Grid square and post a photo on the Facebook group that must include the challenge (the square reference), and include a part of either you or the horse. You can complete the challenges in any order, within and between cards, as you wish.

The Challenge entry is for one person – and can be completed with whichever horse (or horses) you wish – or even without for some squares!

This year’s TREC themes are: TREC POR, TREC PTV Obstacles / Challenges and TREC MA plus random finds!

When you have completed a full card, post a photo of it to the Facebook Group.

At the end of the Challenge, rosettes will be awarded depending on the number of cards you have completed.

International Riders Senior Rider Selection Criteria 2022-2024

International Riders Senior Rider Selection Criteria 2022-2024

The International Riders’ Working Group would like to inform all Registered Riders, Development Group members and those who may be aspiring to ride internationally for TREC GB, that the Selection Criteria has now been reviewed for the FITE TREC Championships in 2024.

The selection criteria has now been published and is available to view, along with the Senior Riders Application Form and Competition Report Template in the International Riders Document Area:

Click here for International Riders Documents Area

The criteria for Junior Duo and Young Riders seeking to qualify for the 2023 FITE Championships will remain unchanged.

Trustee Elections 2023

Trustee Elections 2023

Would you like to become one of the TREC GB Trustees? Do you have the skills and experience to help develop TREC GB?
It is now three years since TREC GB introduced their new Constitution and so we need to hold elections for new Trustees. We are seeking up to 6 more Trustees to join the Board of Trustees. Trustees are elected for a period of three years after which they must either stand down or seek re-election.
There are a number of points that you must consider if you would like to stand for the Board.

  • You will be expected to have a good working knowledge of British TREC.
  • You should read and be familiar with TREC GB’s Constitution.
    TREC GB Constitution v2.0
  • You will be expected to attend, by phone or computer, conference calls that last about 2 hours. A conference call will usually be held each month.
  • You will be expected to become a member of at least one TREC GB Working Group.
  • You will have to sign a declaration to say that you are not barred for any reason from becoming a Trustee.
  • You will have to sign up to the TREC GB Code of Conduct for Trustees on an annual basis.
    TREC GB Trustees Purpose, Expectations and Conduct (annual Commitment) v2.1
  • Should you decide to stand down from being a Trustee, the remaining Trustees will expect you to inform them before you make your decision public elsewhere.
  • You must live either within Great Britain or on the Isle of Man – ie the countries within which TREC GB is the governing body for the sport of TREC.
  • You must never have been the subject of any disciplinary action within TREC GB including official removal from or suspension from any committee or sub-committee or in terms of your membership.

As a TREC GB Trustee, there are many things that you must do, including ensuring that:-

  • TREC GB is carrying out its purpose for the public benefit. You need to know what it can & can’t do, whether it’s fulfilling its purpose & whether it is actually making a difference.
  • Both you & TREC GB are complying with TREC GB’s governing document & the law. So you will need to be familiar with TREC GB’s Constitution & any laws that apply to TREC GB. You will also need to ensure that returns are made to the Charity Commission (CC) correctly & on time & that the CC is kept up to date with appropriate changes.
  • You act in TREC GB’s best interests by making informed & balanced decisions, recognising & dealing with conflicts of interest, being prepared to question, challenge & accept majority decisions, and to re-examine previously made decisions to ensure the continued best interests of TREC GB .
  • You act with reasonable care & skill, using your own skills & experience. Know when you need to take advice, seek it & act upon it. Ensure that you prepare for meetings. Be prepared in case something goes wrong.
  • TREC GB is accountable by meeting all its legal accounting & reporting requirements, showing that it complies with the law in an effective manner, is accountable to its members, volunteers & Affiliated Clubs & that they, in turn, are accountable to the TREC GB Board.

The requirements for being a Trustee are outlined in various documents available by the following links from the Charity Commission. Please ensure that you have read them.
The essential details:
The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do – GOV.UK (
The Government’s “5 minute guides”:
Charity Commission guidance – GOV.UK (
You must not act as a Trustee if you are disqualified unless authorised to do so by a waiver from the Charity Commission. The reasons for disqualification are shown in the disqualifying reasons table and include:

  • being bankrupt or having an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA)
  • having an unspent conviction for certain offences (including any that involve dishonesty or deception)
  • being on the sex offenders’ register

Automatic disqualification guidance:
Automatic disqualification guidance for charities – GOV.UK (

In addition to completing the Application form, including asking one other TREC GB member to propose your nomination and another to second their proposal, you will need to complete the Declaration form confirming that you are not ineligible to become a TREC GB trustee.

Board of Trustees Application Form

Board of Trustees Declaration Form

Please note that TREC GB has taken out Trustee Insurance so there is no financial risk to being a Trustee.
However, there are exclusions, including not covering you:-

  • for any liability arising from or connected with the giving of professional advice or service whether or not for remuneration or any act, error or omission relating thereto,
  • for any intentional dishonest or fraudulent act or omission or any wilful breach that you commit of any statute, rule or law.

Please note that all nominations must have been received by TREC GB Admin ( by midnight on Monday 20th February 2023.
Thank you,
on behalf of TREC GB Trustees

<strong> International Riders Selection Criteria Review January 2023</strong>

 International Riders Selection Criteria Review January 2023

The International Riders’ Working Group would like to inform all Registered Riders, Development Group members and those who may be aspiring to ride internationally for TREC GB, that the Selection Criteria are currently being reviewed for the FITE TREC Championships in 2024.

There will be significant changes, particularly for Senior Riders, who will begin qualification during the 2023 Summer Series.

The criteria for Junior Duo and Young Riders seeking to qualify for the 2023 FITE Championships will remain unchanged.

Once final details have been confirmed and the Selection Criteria documents updated, they will be published on the TREC GB website in the International Riders section and on the current Facebook pages. This will be during February 2023.

Jupiter’s Gold (Moley)

owned by Bob Cripps

Moley is 28 years young and is now fully retired.

In his TREC career he won the English L2 individual Championship in 2005 in Wiltshire, followed by a couple of years off recovering from a significant wound. We gradually built back his strength and in 2012 he won the L2 individual British Championship in Scotland. This was followed two years later in 2014 where we paired with Katie Holmes and the wonderful Fenn, to win the L2 pairs at the British Championship in Oxfordshire. Moley is such a kind and gentle soul, he adored TREC and was “renowned” for his ability to gallop the low branches and a super-fast PTV. In 2008 we were invited to participate in a TREC demonstration at Windsor Horse Show where he regaled the crowd with his fun loving antics.