Category: Elections

Helen Wain

Helen Wain

Why I want to be a member of the TREC GB Board of Trustees

I started competing in 2001. Since then I’ve been a very enthusiastic encourager for other people to compete in TREC. I help run BTG as training officer and help organise arena and summer competitions within our club.

I earn my bread and butter as a freelance riding coach. I’ve volunteered at all levels in many positions and enjoy helping those starting out as volunteers as well as those competing.

Apparently I have a calm ‘head’ and will be the first to admit if I make a mistake. I really value the work of TREC GB and the need to listen to the clubs they represent.

TREC Experience

  • Competed at all levels over the last 22 years on several horses.
  • Training officer for BTG
  • Event organised
  • Traceur
  • TD
Mary Bray

Mary Bray

Why I want to be a member of the TREC GB Board of Trustees

I have been involved in the horse world for most of my life having evented and showjumped. I was a Pony Club DC for fourteen years. I would like to give something back, especially to TREC GB, as I have found TREC later in life and found it the most fantastic sport. I have worked in Government and Local Government and I have been a Pony Club Instructor, Swimming Instructor and Running Coach.

TREC Experience

  • I have competed at all levels individually, and Level 1 pairs.
  • I am a fully qualified judge, trainee TD and Traceur.
  • I try to volunteer whenever I am not competing myself.
Philippa Ingleby

Philippa Ingleby

Why I want to be a member of the TREC GB Board of Trustees

I recognise the huge amount of time that of all the event organisers and volunteers give to enable TREC events to run. I hope that being a Trustee would be a way that I can also contribute to supporting the running of TREC GB.

I am a Chartered Accountant, and I currently work in Internal Audit for a large Insurance broker. I have strong skills in finance, accounting, governance, controls, risk and insurance. I have a working understanding of TREC GB as an organisation. I am an active competitor. I would hope to bring value to TREC GB and to be able to give something back to the Sport.

I am a relatively new member and competitor, but have been an active participant in the last 18 months. I have energy, drive and focus.

TREC Experience

  • Summer TREC Level 1 & 2
  • Intermediate / Open Intermediate in Winter TREC
  • Nationals Level 1 – 4th in Newcomers
  • 3rd Level 1 Summer League Nationally
  • 2nd in South East Summer League Level 1
  • 6th in Beryl Hare Memorial League
Molly Whyatt Watts

Molly Whyatt Watts

Why I want to be a member of the TREC GB Board of Trustees

I have enjoyed TREC for many years and I now feel this is the right time to offer my skills and experience for the benefit of TREC GB by standing for election as a Trustee.

I enjoy working as part of a team and through my farming and catering businesses have experience in management, accounting and regulation. I also have experience in retail management, project management and quantity surveying and am a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

I have acted as Chair of Lawrenny Community Shop, which is run as a Community Interest Company. This has many similarities to the Charity Commission requirements for TREC GB, so this gives me some insight as what is needed.

I am also a qualified instructor (BHS AII), have First Aid at Work and Food Hygiene qualifications.

The last year has been difficult for many organisations, including TREC GB and will be for a while to come and I wish to play my part in helping TREC GB through this and developing TREC for the future generations to enjoy

TREC Experience

I first started TREC in 2003 and have competed at all levels, but mostly at Level 3 pairs. Above all, I enjoy the POR, with it’s riding out and navigation challenges and the social side of competitions.

I am a TREC GB judge, Technical Delegate, Organiser, Trainer of Judges, a member of the Training Working Group and am actively involved with my local TREC Club and regularly help to plan and run events.

Alex Robinson

Alex Robinson

Why I want to be a member of the TREC GB Board of Trustees

Having been a member of TREC GB since its inception, I am keen to support the interests of the charity to grow and improve our sport throughout the UK. Through studying for a degree in Equine Science, I have a strong understanding of contemporary issues faced by the equestrian industry and aim to work to support TREC in working through and around them, having previously created documents for TREC GB around topical issues such as Rider Weight and Social Licence to Operate. I am especially aware of the need to be proactive in responding to welfare concerns and am eager to support TREC GB in their work to place horse welfare at the forefront of our sport.

I have a keen interest in accessibility, and a strong understanding of health and safety, having previously served as the Health and Safety student representative for 2 years at university. Through my current role as a Student Ambassador for Hartpury University, I have gained experience working as a team and an ability to think on my feet to respond to issues and concerns as they arise.

TREC Experience

  • Competed in TREC since 2008.
  • Competed at Levels 1-4, both as a pair and as an individual.
  • Most recently competing at L3 pairs with my mother, with some L2As.
  • Currently L2A National Pairs Champions and L3 Welsh and English Pairs Champions.
  • Current L3 Pairs League Champions.
  • Represented TREC GB as a Young Rider at 2 European and 2 World Championships between 2016 and 2019.
  • Recently became a member of the Scoring and Technology Working Group
Helen Curley

Helen Curley

Why I want to be a member of the TREC GB Board of Trustees

I have been involved in TREC since 2016 and am a member of several working groups for TREC GB. I love to support this sport especially the newcomers whether that’s judging, teaching or offering encouragement to try events etc.  I would love to see the sport grow in the UK at a national and international level to be especially more accessible for children. I have a professional background in working for charities and the building sector. My current full-time role combines these two and I am able to navigate the government schemes to help the most vulnerable people in society. I have skills in project management and managing budgets worth many millions of pounds. I head up a team to deliver 2 of the charity’s largest projects and work with stakeholders at a local, national and government department level lobbying for change where necessary. As part of this organisation I am also a member of the health and safety committee and policy subgroup. I enjoy working as part of a team and encouraging people to achieve the goals they set out to do.

TREC Experience

I am an experienced map reader and came to know TREC through my BHS volunteering and access work and TREC ticked all the equestrian sport boxes that I enjoy. I have not competed since 2018 and do not currently have a riding horse. I am currently Chair of Wessex TREC and I have been part of the committee since 2017 and enjoy all aspects of organising events alongside our team of volunteers. I am most often seen running around behind the scenes making sure all things are running smoothly or organising and leading orienteering events for the club. I am also a qualified judge and safeguarding officer and a member of the winter working group and rules working group