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Special Awards 2021 – Results

Special Awards 2021 – Results

Congratulations to all nominees, runners up and winners in the TREC GB Special Awards 2021 which recognises the work of our Organisers, TDs, Traceurs, PTV course designers, Judges & Volunteers in running TREC events across the country. The results were very close this year and the full list of finalists, runners up and winners can be found below.

The full list of nominations can be found here:

1. Best Summer TREC Venue

Winner: Tugford

Runner Up: National Championships

Finalists:

  • National Championships
  • Park Farm
  • Riddlesworth
  • Tugford
  • Wernham Farm

2. Best Summer TREC POR

Winner: Tugford

Runner Up: Wernham Farm

Finalists:

  • Barnetby
  • National Championships
  • Tugford
  • Wernham Farm

3. Best Summer TREC PTV

Winner: National Championships

Runner Up: Tugford

Finalists:

  • National Championships
  • Oasby
  • Park Farm
  • Tugford

4. Best Saturday Night

Winner: National Championships

Runner Up: Park Farm

Finalists:

  • National Championships
  • Park Farm
  • Tugford
  • Wernham Farm

5. Best Winter Venue

Winner: Cheltenham RDA

Runner Up: Willow Farm

Finalists:

  • Cheltenham RDA
  • Gracelands
  • The Grange, Okehampton
  • LRAC Kenwick
  • Lower Haddon
  • Moulton College
  • Sands Farm, Sussex
  • Walford College
  • World Horse Welfare Penny Farm
  • Willow Farm

6. Best Judges Hospitality

Winner: Tugford

Runner Up: Sands Farm, Devizes

Finalists:

  • Barnetby
  • Sands Farm, Devizes
  • Tugford

7. Best TREC Photo

Winner: Did someone say beach? Photo by Mandy Thomas Photography & submitted by Lesley Lewis

Runner Up: The sheer joy of riding – Photo by Sarah-Jane Bullock & submitted by Karen Butt

Finalists:

  • Learning to read the map on the hoof – photo taken & submitted by Cath Cromarty
  • Last minute route checking – photo taken & submitted by Dave Cromarty
  • The sheer joy of riding – photo taken by Sarah-Jane Bullock & submitted by Karen Butt
  • Sunset over a clean corralling field – photo taken & submitted by Sarah Kelsey
  • Can sheep take part? – photo taken & submitted by Chris Paine
  • How low can you go? – photo taken by Helen Barnes & submitted by Helen Curley
  • Just chillin’ – photo taken & submitted by Cilla Claxton
  • Simply the best – photo taken by IndiePics & submitted by Judith Fisher
  • Did someone say beach? – photo taken by Mandy Thomas Photography & submitted by Lesley Lewis
  • Parting ways – photo taken by Nigel Goddard & submitted by Kay Ford

8. Best Volunteer

Winner: Helen Curley

Runner Up: Andi & Dave Chappell

Finalists:

  • Andi & Dave Chappell
  • Cath Cromarty
  • Helen Curley
  • Jenny Snowdon

9. Unsung Hero

Winner: Christine Harling

Runner Up: Dave Cromarty

Finalists:

  • Boris Komarychyn (husband of Bev Stevens)
  • Cath Cromarty
  • Christine Harling
  • Dave Cromarty
TREC Adventure

TREC Adventure

TREC GB are pleased to introduce a new online challenge – TREC Adventure.

Get ready to solve online puzzles as a TREC Competitor to navigate your way through our competition to earn your place on our leader board.

Why not team up with some fellow TRECcies, family or friends and have a virtual social evening?

We’ll send you everything you need to host & take part in the TREC Adventure. Click on the button below to sign up.

There is a small cost involved to take part in the TREC Adventure, £7 for 1-2 people, £14 for 3-4 and £21 for 5 or more.

We hope you join us in our Adventure!

Awards Nominations & Awards Evening 2021

Awards Nominations & Awards Evening 2021

TREC GB are pleased to announce that our Virtual Awards Evening will be held on Saturday 15th January via Zoom and we would like to invite you all to dig out your most glamourous tops & backgrounds and join us for an evening celebrating our achievements over the last 2 years.

Whilst there has been no Summer League for the past two years, we do have other awards to make and as part of these, to celebrate our wonderful organisers, volunteers and venues, TREC GB would like to invite nominations for any person or event for each of the following categories. Please respond by Tuesday 14th December. Voting will then commence via the website on Friday 17th December for successful finalists.

The categories are:

  1. Best 2020 or 2021 Summer Competition Venue
  2. Best 2020 or 2021 Summer POR
  3. Best 2020 or 2021 Summer PTV
  4. Best 2020 or 2021 Saturday Night Meal
  5. Best 2020 or 2021 Winter Competition Venue 
  6. Best Volunteer for 2020 or 2021
  7. Unsung Hero
  8. 2020 or 2021 Competition with best hospitality for judges
  9. Best 2020 or 2021 TREC Photo of the Year

Please take a moment to nominate via the website so we can reward organisers and volunteers for all of their hard work.
All nominations will be acknowledged on the website after the Virtual Awards Evening.

Change to Hat Standards

Change to Hat Standards

To ensure riders are wearing the most up to date riding hats and to give plenty of notice, please note that from the 31st December 2022, the following hat standards will no longer be accepted. This is due to the age of hats made to these standards:

  1. PAS O15 1998
  2. SNELL 2001
  3. SEI ASTM 95

These hat standards will be removed from the Rulebook in Spring 2022, when it is next printed.
The list of Current hat standards can be found at: https://trecgb.com/rules/rulebook/ Page 60

TREC GB of behalf of the
Rules Working Group

Autumn TRECathlon Challenge 2021

Autumn TRECathlon Challenge 2021

Following the success of our Spring Challenge, TREC GB are introducing a new Autumn Challenge which has been inspired by the Olympics and Paralympics, with a little help from the Pony Club Tetrathlon.

The Challenge will be over a shorter time period than the Spring Challenge – between Friday 22nd October and Sunday 7th November. This will allow for other commitments and to take advantage of the best weather opportunity.

The Challenge is FREE to TREC GB members; non-members can join the fun for an entry fee of £7.50.

How does it work?

You can choose a level which is comfortable for you or train to achieve something a little more difficult. And if you only wish to do one section, why not put together a ‘tag team’ to complete the Challenge between you?

Again, there are mounted and unmounted challenges, to allow everyone to take part.

  1. Based on a Triathlon / Tetrathlon format, pick a variation from three sections and a level from each which represents an achievable, but stretching challenge for you.
SectionOptionsChallenge Distance (km)
WaterSwimming 0.511.52
 Kayaking1234
 Rowing1234
 SUP1234
 Sailing1234
MountedRiding10202530
 Cycling 1020 25 30 
FootWalking 5101520
 Running1235
OtherPilates    
 Yoga    
 Shooting    
 Fencing    
  1. You can choose your own distances, but we will also give special awards for:
  • ‘Sprint’ TRECathlon – 400m swim, 20km ride and 5km walk
  • ‘Iron Maiden’ TRECathlon – 1,500m swim, 30km ride and 10km walk (Individual or teams)
  1. Then, for a bit of extra fun, why not add a bonus challenge? This can be anything related to any of the sections – or something completely different!
  2. Post your Challenges to the TREC GB Events Facebook page and start to prepare – let us know what you are planning and what ‘training’ you are doing.

Join us on our Facebook Group, introduce yourself and your horse, if you have one, and the challenge level you have selected. The Facebook Group is there to help you with motivation and encouragement towards your goals – your own support team from fellow Treccies!

As you progress through the challenges, keep a record of them on our Tracker sheet and, when completed, send it in to admin@trecgb.com.

Everyone who completes the Challenge will receive a Certificate and those who complete the ‘Sprint’ or ‘Iron Maiden’ Challenge over a single day, will receive a commemorative rosette.

Do I need a horse?

No! Anybody can take part whether they ride/own a horse or not.

When does the Autumn Halloween TRECathlon Challenge run?

The Challenge will be over a shorter time period than the Spring Challenge – between Friday 22nd October and Sunday 7th November. Aim to complete your Challenge over 1 or 2 days between 22nd October and 7th November – and post the evidence of what you have achieved.

Welcome Moonrakers & South TREC Club

Welcome Moonrakers & South TREC Club

TREC GB are pleased to welcome Moonraker and South TREC Club as a probationary TREC Club from 1st October 2021.

Moonraker and South TREC Club is based in South Wiltshire and will also be developing TREC in Hampshire.

As a probationary club, over the next twelve months, Moonraker and South will need to meet all the criteria for TREC Clubs as given in the document ‘TREC GB and its Affiliated Clubs’ (link), before being confirmed as an Affiliated TREC Club.

As well as providing additional TREC in South Wiltshire, the formation of Moonraker and South will bring new opportunities to an area of England that has not been active in recent years and we wish the new club every success.

Kind Regards

Admin

On behalf of TREC GB

New Winter Series Sponsors 2021-22

New Winter Series Sponsors 2021-22

TREC GB are pleased to announce that we have a new sponsor for the 2021 / 2022 Winter Series. ‘The Profiles Range’ and Equi-vation have kindly sponsored the series.

The Profiles Range are producers of British made ornamental metal works inspired by the Countryside. (House Signs, Weather Vanes and fantastic Gift Ideas)

www.animalbrackets.co.uk

Equi-vation produce storage solutions for your yard. (Feed Bins, Tack Lockers, Trunks and Stable Name Plates).

www.equivation.com

TREC GB Members: Login to the Members area and go to Member Discounts to receive a special offer code for both companies.

Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Policy adopted and TREC GB Designated Safeguarding Lead Appointed

At its meeting of the 18th August the TREC GB Board of Trustees agreed to adopt an updated Safeguarding Policy which recognises that all members have a responsibility for safeguarding. The policy has been published on the TREC GB Safeguarding page

In addition, the Trustees are pleased to announce that Trish Donnelly has been appointed as TREC GB’s Designated Safeguarding Lead. If you have any Safeguarding concerns you can contact Trish by email safeguarding@trecgb.com.

National Championships 2021 Results

National Championships 2021 Results

Congratulations to all competitors who competed in the TREC GB National Championships 2021. It was fantastic to see everyone enjoying the beautiful scenery in Wales and acheiving personal bests on the PTV course (who knew the S-Bend could be so tricky?).

Overall Results are now available here. Detailed results to follow as soon as possible.

A huge thank you to the organising team and the army of volunteers, without whom we would not have been able to run the competition.

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