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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
 Cycling 1020 25 30 
FootWalking 5101520
  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

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


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)

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

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

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.

National Championships 2021 Schedule now available

National Championships 2021 Schedule now available

The TREC GB National Championships 2021 at Brynllewelyn, Llanllwni, Pencader Carmarthenshire, SA39 9ED schedule is now available via the following link:

Entry is Online only.

Entry opens on Thursday 1st July 2021 at 10am for individuals and established pairs. Entry opens on Monday 12th July 2021 at 10am for non-established pairs.

Entries close  at midnight on Tuesday 20th July 2021 or earlier if the event is already full – although, in this case, a waiting list will be held.

From the relevant date, please follow this link:

You all know that TREC events cannot run without the generous help of our supporters and we require Judges and Volunteers to help at this event.

All helpers will be provided with a packed lunch on the days they are helping and volunteers who help on both days will be provided with a Saturday Evening Meal. 

If you have time to spare and are available to help at the Championships, this would be much appreciated. If so, please fill in the form on the link below. This will help greatly in the planning of the event and food orders.

Please contact us if you require further information.

We hope you can join us and look forward to seeing you there.

Night Sections at TREC GB Events

Night Sections at TREC GB Events

Unfortunately, due to potential insurance issues, we have had to request that the night section at Wernham Farm on the 28th May 2021 does not run. We recognise that this is disappointing for both the organising team at Wessex and for the Level 3 competitors who were due to ride.

However, until these insurance issues have been resolved, we will not be able to allow any night sections at TREC GB events.

We will of course keep you informed of progress.

TREC GB Trustees

National Championships Qualification Criteria

National Championships Qualification Criteria

National Championships Qualification Criteria have now been published.

For 2021, we are pleased to announce that the National Championships will be run as an ‘open’ Championships with limited entry criteria.

Our aim is to allow as many TREC GB members as possible to compete, without compromising safety on the orienteering section but taking into account that very few competitions were held in 2020.

Please use this link to read full details: National Championships 2021


Grassroots Championship 2021 Announcement

Grassroots Championship 2021 Announcement

Unfortunately, TREC GB will not be able to hold a Grassroots Championship in 2021.

We know this is very disappointing but the provisional arrangements that had been in place could not be confirmed due to Covid-19 and we have been unable to arrange a suitable replacement.

However, we have agreed that, for 2021, Level 1 riders will be welcome to enter the National Championships as part of a pair with a Level 2 (or above) rider, so they will still have the opportunity to experience a championship competition. The National Championship Qualification announcement gives full details of how this will work.

We hope to be able to run a Grassroots Championship in 2022.

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