Category: Hall of Fame

Joy Taylor

For being there for everybody right from the start of TREC. She has worked tirelessly since the inception of TREC, competing,
training, judging, TD and running competitions. Never afraid to stand up and be counted she travels many miles each year to give everyone enjoyment.

Sue Squirrell

Sue is a founding member of Keysoe & Three Shires TREC Club and is instrumental in organising Keysoe & Three Shires events, training and taking care of the club kit.  She has helped and encouraged many of our members in the sport.

Diane Richmond

Diane Richmond is a small lady with a big heart. Back in 2005 she organised for Rob Jones to come up to Osbaldeston Equestrian Centre in Lancashire and do a talk and demo about TREC.


In 2006 she organised a camp at Cartmel Racecourse in Cumbria, by 2007 this was the first official Bowland TREC Group camp. Until a couple of years ago she was a driving force behind BTG suggesting and helping organise summer competitions, training and every year the summer camp at Cartmel.


She stepped down from her committee roles a couple of years ago but still encourages her young mentee along with the local pony club members to find out about and take part in TREC. Without Diane initiating and encouraging, the sport of TREC would not be so strong and well represented in the North.

Daniel Nolan

Daniel took up TREC in the early 2000s and was soon riding for the British team, which he continued to do for a good number of years. He was always up for everything, and if you ever saw anyone riding a horse in fancy dress, or in jeans, it would be Daniel!

Daniel died very suddenly at the age of 41 from a brain tumour in October 2018. TREC GB set up a bursary in his name the following year.

Heather Lucas

Heather was very active in the BHS and introduced TREC to the West Midlands and helped form Mercia TREC Club. For many years Heather organised competitions, navigation training and competed in TREC too. She is best remembered for being the life and soul of parties at TREC weekends.


She died suddenly, aged 52, whilst tending to her horse Clueso.


She is fondly remembered and an annual games event is held in Cluesos name.

David Hay-Thorburn

David is a World TREC Champion, partnered by Brenfield Mairi, a horse he rescued from the knacker’s yard. David is well known as the person who introduced the sport of TREC to Scotland and was the driving force in the early days to help set up all the competitions in Scotland. He is a huge enthusiast for the sport and has introduced so many people to each other through the sport.

David is a fun, sociable, capable and supportive person. His equestrian knowledge and powers are second to none but he remains absolutely humble and true to himself and all around him. A true gent with people and animals.