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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

Christmas Greetings

Christmas Greetings

What a year of unexpected twists and turns. This time last year, coronavirus was a ‘distant’ threat and the words ‘social distancing’, ‘lockdown’ and ‘furlough’ (among many others) had yet to enter daily use.

Covid-19 has had an impact on every one of us – whether personally, through work or through people we know – and normal life and hobbies have been seriously altered or cancelled.

But we are now in the shortest days of the year and there is new light, with new beginnings on the horizon. There is positive news about vaccine development and with that, new hope of some return of normality – even if sometime next Spring.
At TREC GB, we have:
  • Amy and Caroline dealing with all the admin tasks
  • plans for new and different Summer competitions (in case a ‘normal’ Summer is not possible)
  • hope for the return of Competitions, Championships and International Competitions (even if they are not as we knew them)
  • hope that socialising will not have to remain so distant.
More details will follow in our Newsletter which is planned for early in the New Year.
 
And if you feel your cup is half empty – then it’s time for a refill!

Wishing you all a Very Happy Christmas and a Hopeful New Year
From
Dave and his band of merry helpers
 
Covid-19 Guidance 03 December 2020 – Wales

Covid-19 Guidance 03 December 2020 – Wales

The First Minister, Mark Drakeford, has announced new Travel Restrictions between Wales and areas of the UK with high rates of coronavirus.

From 6pm on Friday 04th December travel will not be permitted to and from tier three areas in England; level three and four in Scotland and the whole of Northern Ireland, which is currently in lockdown.

Travel from Wales to Tier 2 areas in England is permitted.

Further information can be found here (https://gov.wales/first-minister-announces-latest-coronavirus-travel-restrictions )

Covid-19 Update 27th November 2020

Covid-19 Update 27th November 2020

COVID-19 Guidance 27th November 2020

 

 

England:

 

The Prime Minister has announced that England will come out of the month long Lockdown from Wednesday 2nd December.

 

An updated system of Local Restriction Tiers has been published that detail what is possible within the three tiers.

 

Government guidance that organised outdoor sport can continue in all tiers, means that TREC GB events can resume across England as long as tier specific rules, restrictions and previous TREC GB guidance for England, issued on 24th August 2020, are followed. (Please click here to view)

 

This means that we can continue to run events in the same way as we did before the recent lockdown as long as the travel restrictions specific to each tier are followed.

 

These are detailed below

 

Tier 1 Medium Alert

 

  1. If you live in a tier 1 area, you can travel to a tier 2 area to take part in a TREC GB event as long as the rules for that area are followed. You should avoid travel to an event in a tier 3 area. You can travel through a tier 3 area as part of a longer journey.

 

 

Tier 2 High Alert

 

  1. You can continue to travel to venues to take part in TREC GB events but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible.

 

  1. if you live in a tier 2 area and travel to a tier 1 area to take part in an event you must continue to follow the tier 2 rules when you travel to a tier 1 area. You should avoid travel to an event in a tier 3 area. You can travel through a tier 3 area as part of a longer journey.

 

 

Tier 3 Very High Alert

 

  1. You can continue to travel to venues to take part in TREC GB events but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible.

 

  1. If you live in a tier 3 area, you should avoid travel to events in other parts of the UK, including other tier 3 areas.

 

 

Stay safe, respect the guidance and enjoy TREC competitions again.

 

Dave

 

Dave Rogerson,

Chair of

TREC GB

dave.rogerson@trecgb.com

 

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