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Covid-19 Update – Indoor Schools

Covid-19 Update – Indoor Schools

Currently all TREC insured events, including Winter Series Arena Competitions, must take place out of doors.

TREC GB wishes to remind all Organisers that they must comply with this guidance for their insurance to be effective.

It has been confirmed that in England, fully enclosed indoor riding schools are considered ‘indoors’, and their use is not currently permitted for ‘Organised Sporting Events’.

To be classed as ‘outdoors’ more than 50%of the wall area must be ‘open to the elements’ and these arenas may be used without restriction.

The current situation is expected to remain in place until 12th April at the earliest.

Chris

Chris Paine

Chair of TREC GB

New Equitoolz Modules now available

New Equitoolz Modules now available

TREC GB have developed two further free information assignments, entitled ‘Competition Levels’ and ‘TREC Overseas and International’, to encourage riders to compete in TREC and motivate them to go further.

‘Competition Levels’, including an article from the Isle of Man, gives an overview of the levels within TREC and is intended to provide information which we hope will encourage everyone to go further within our great sport.

‘TREC Overseas and International’ gives a more detailed insight on everything you need to know to prepare for a TREC competition abroad and hopefully encourage riders to achieve the ultimate in competing as an International Rider.

Both modules are available to members and non-members of TREC GB.

Please follow the link below to the Equitoolz site to access the TREC GB modules and so much more.

Equitoolz also offer free courses on the following, with more being added all of the time.

  • BETA body protector information
  • Emergency removal of horseshoes
  • First aid
  • Horse first aid
  • Parasite control
  • Safeguarding awareness
  • Road Safety
COVID-19 Update 26th February 2021

COVID-19 Update 26th February 2021

The Prime Minister’s statement of 22nd February gives a clear indication of how ‘lockdown’ is expected to be eased in England over the coming months.

The National Governments in Scotland, Wales and IOM are all following a similar pathway, but with slightly different priorities and timescales.

TREC GB welcomes the key, positive message that in England, from 29th March, formally organised outdoor sports can restart and will not be subject to limits on numbers. However, these must follow Covid secure procedures and guidance issued by the sport’s national governing body. Limited, local travel will be allowed.

This is for ‘sport’ only – including TREC, and social meetings will only be permitted outdoors. These must be limited to two households, or up to six people from different households. This principle must be applied to ‘warm up areas’, course walks and other social interactions as previously.

In England, limited overnight stays are expected to be allowed from 12th April.

The 17th May holds out the prospect of ‘outdoor’ gatherings of up to 30 people and fewer travel restrictions – which should allow more ‘normal’ full TREC competitions to be held.

Providing progress against the virus continues and the ‘four tests’ (in England) continue to be met, we can look forward to further loosening of restrictions.

In Scotland, restrictions may be eased from the end of April and a return to ‘levels’ is expected.

In Wales, a further announcement is expected on 12th March.

The IOM has no restrictions – other than travel to IOM from other countries is not permitted.

We believe that the Prime Minister’s statement gives us reasonable optimism that we can return to full summer TREC competitions this year – although this may not be at exactly the same time for different nations.

We will issue further guidance once we have more information, but for now TREC GB

  • Welcomes applications from Clubs for training and other events
  • Encourages Clubs to plan and hold whatever form of event / competition they feel best suits their circumstances and their members
  • Will update the ‘Framework’ and other Covid related documents for Clubs, to ensure these reflect the current situation.

We still have a long way to go before this pandemic is fully controlled, so please stay safe and take care.

But for now, it feels as if the light at the end of the tunnel is suddenly brighter and closer and we will be able to unlock ‘TREC’ this summer.

Chris

Christine Paine,
Chair of TREC GB
chris.paine@trecgb.com

The Great TREC GB Spring Challenge 2021

The Great TREC GB Spring Challenge 2021

As we move forwards towards Spring, the days get warmer and longer and we begin to think of our preparations towards potential Summer Competitions. TREC GB would like to invite you to join our Spring Challenge.

The Great TREC GB Spring Challenge provides a range of challenges, both ridden and non-ridden, horsey and non-horsey to help to motivate you in these times of uncertainty.  The Spring Challenge has also been designed to work with our Affiliated TREC Clubs so that any events they have put on in the Challenge period will be eligible and can be included in your goals.

How does it work?

The Great TREC GB Spring Challenge has 4 challenge levels which can be completed either ridden or walking/running/cycling (for those who don’t or can’t ride):

Level 1: Hack out (or walk/run/cycle) for at least 1 hour per week

Level 2: Hack out (or walk/run/cycle) for at least 2 hours per week

Level 3: Hack out (or walk/run/cycle) for at least 3 hours per week

Level 4: Hack out (or walk/run/cycle) for at least 4 hours per week

Select the level you wish to do and commit to that number of hours per week throughout the challenge.

In addition to the basic levels above, we invite you to select 10 challenges from the Challenges list to be completed over the 10 weeks of the Spring Challenge. If you wish to choose more challenges, you are more than welcome to!

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 challenge@trecgb.com. All completed Tracker sheets will be entered into a free prize draw for a selection of lucky dip prizes.

Do I need a horse?

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

When does the Great TREC GB Spring Challenge run?

The Great TREC GB Spring Challenge runs from Saturday 27th February to Monday 3rd May 2021.

How much does it cost?

The Great TREC GB Spring Challenge is free to members and £7.50 for non-members.

Ok sounds good, how do I sign up?

To join us, click on the link below to sign up via our Shop and we will send you the Tasks List, Tracker sheet and a link to the Facebook Group to join.

 

Cancellation of the World Championships in Germany

Cancellation of the World Championships in Germany

Following an email received from FITE on the 11th February cancelling the 2021 TREC World Championships that had been due to take place in Westershain, Germany, a number of points are worth noting:-

  1. It was the German Organisers that cancelled the Championships not FITE.
    FITE were just relayed the message to all NETOs.
  2. FITE still have a declared intention to hold the World Championships this year, if at all possible, and have asked if any NETO is in a position to offer to organise the Championships and to let FITE know as soon as they can.
  3. Whilst it is unlikely that any other country will be able to host the Championships at such short notice, it remains a possibility. Whether individual countries will be allowed to attend is another question for each nation.
  4. At this stage the IRWG will continue to prepare for competing at the Championships.

Dave Rogerson

Chair International Riders’ Working Group

Chris Paine elected as new TREC GB Chair

Chris Paine elected as new TREC GB Chair

TREC GB Trustees have unanimously elected Chris Paine as the new Chair of TREC GB. Chris will take up the role immediately to provide continuity following the resignation of Dave Rogerson.

Chris says: “I am honoured by the support of my fellow Trustees. Together we will work as a team to steer TREC GB, and our sport, out of the Coronavirus lockdown and, as soon as conditions allow, to resume our normal programme of competitions and training.”

Resignation message from Dave Rogerson

Resignation message from Dave Rogerson

Dear member,

Over the last few weeks I have been carefully considering the totality of my involvement in TREC.

My thoughts considered what I enjoy most beyond competing, time taken up at Affiliated Club level, work as a TD, Organiser and with and on behalf of the International Riders as well as a member of the various TREC groups including the Trustees

I also reflected on impact and effective use of my personal time and considered what in recent times I haven’t done that I also enjoy.

It is therefore with regret that I have to announce that I have retired as the Chair of TREC GB and as a Trustee.

Moving forward I would like to source another horse to compete regularly again at L3, complete projects already started and return to the pleasures of family life and private reading.

Regarding my involvement in TREC I will continue to support WHTG, a group I have been a member of since its inception in 2002, and continue as a committee member to support other members of the committee.

I will continue to enjoy being a TD, Judge, Chef d’Equipe and Chair of the International Riders Working Group and will support and attend related training.

I thank all TREC GB members for their support to the organisation, and as a member I will always continue to support TREC in a positive and friendly way in the years ahead.

Thanks

Dave Rogerson

TREC GB Trustee Announcement

TREC GB Trustee Announcement

TREC GB are pleased to announce the following:

Winter Series Extension.

The Trustees have agreed to extend The Winter Series to 3rd May 2021 at the earliest and will consider delaying the closing date further as more ‘up to date’ information becomes available.

TREC GB National Championships 2021 – Save the Date!

Please save the weekend of 6/7/8th August 2021; keep this free for the TREC GB National Championships which will be held in Wales at

Brynllewelyn, Llanllwni, Pencader, Carmarthenshire, SA39 9ED.
A super venue with lovely open riding and a rolling PTV course.

Of course, this has to be provisional and full details cannot be confirmed until nearer the time, when we know more about the Covid situation and Government restrictions, but TREC GB is pleased to announce that we have a plan in place.

Want to find out how to get started in TREC? FREE Information Modules now available

Want to find out how to get started in TREC? FREE Information Modules now available

TREC GB have developed two free information modules, entitled ‘Welcome to TREC’ and ‘Starting your TREC Adventure’, to help newcomers get started in TREC in collaboration with Equitoolz.

‘Welcome to TREC’ gives an overview of TREC and is intended to provide information which we hope will encourage everyone to try our great sport. ‘Starting your TREC Adventure’ gives a more detailed insight on everything you need to know to prepare for a TREC competition. Both modules are available to both members and non-members of TREC GB.

For those new to TREC we suggest you start with the Welcome to TREC module first. Further TREC modules will be available to TREC GB members soon.

Please follow the link below to the ‘New’ Equitoolz site, to access the TREC GB modules and so much more.

Equitoolz also offer free courses on the following, with more being added all of the time.

  • BETA body protector information
  • Emergency removal of horseshoes
  • First aid
  • Horse first aid
  • Parasite control
  • Safeguarding awareness
  • Riding safely on the roads.

Click here to access the TREC GB modules on the Equitoolz website

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