Category: Hall of Fame

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.

Lois Eyre

Lois was on the BHS Access team for Gloucestershire, where she worked to keep bridleways and other routes open organising working parties etc. and she introduced the majority of Wessex TREC members to TREC through volunteering. She was instrumental in setting up Wessex TREC in 2014 and has worked tirelessly since in organising and traceuring many events around their 3 counties. She has also competed with her mare Lakin specialising in the POR phase. Wessex are celebrating her achievement with a 10:10 competition close to her house in Wiltshire.

Geoff Bligh

Geoff was the South Wales Rep when TREC GB was first formed. When the Tankey Lake committee was disbanded after the sale of Tankey Lake, Geoff suggested that their ‘emergency’ fund be donated to TREC GB to help TREC Clubs with unexpected difficulties.

Geoff was an early enthusiast of TREC and instrumental in introducing it to South Wales with his connections with Cimla and Tankey Lake. He worked tirelessly with the BHS Cymru SW Region Committee to promote TREC in our region and was also part of the Tankey Lake TREC Committee which held many great TRECs based on the beautiful Gower Peninsula. Many of the founder members of Red Kite TREC Group were introduced to TREC by Geoff and we are indebted to him.

Geoff was the South Wales Rep when TREC GB was first formed and when the Tankey Lake committee was disbanded after the sale of Tankey Lake, Geoff suggested that their ‘emergency’ fund be donated to TREC GB to help TREC Clubs with unexpected difficulties.

A true ambassador for TREC.