Solution Saddles Grassroots Level 1 Championships 2022

The Grassroots Level 1 Championships 2022, kindly sponsored by Smart Saddles, was held on Friday 22nd July to Sunday 24th July at Forty Foot Farm, Souldrop, Bedfordshire by kind permission of Nigel & Monica Russell.

Thank you to all who attended the Smart Saddles Grassroots Championships, either as a competitor, volunteer or specatator, we hope you all had an enjoyable weekend at this competition. TREC GB are pleased to announce the winners are:

Newcomers Individual Champion 2022:Lucy Wild
Newcomers Pairs Champions 2022:Hannah Groombridge & Lydia Thomas
Intermediate Individual Champion 2022:Kathleen Botting
Intermediate Pairs Champions 2022:Catherine Greening & Jo Taylor
Advanced Individual Champion 2022:Nichola Peace
Advanced Pairs Champions 2022:Sue Squirrell & Lynsey Ellis
Veteran Horse Champion 2022:Sian Griffiths & Barbara
Non-Championships Open Individual Winner:Chrissie Upchurch
Non-Championships Open Pairs Winners:Zara Lawlor & Ann Maisel
Team Challenge 2022:Wessex Alfreds Burnt Buns – Catherine Greening, Zara Lawlor, Jo Taylor, Nichola Peace

Please click the links below for the full results from this Championships.

The Solution Saddles TREC GB Grassroots Championships 2022 schedule is now available:

Qualification Criteria

Level 1, 2, 2A, 3 and 4 classes at affiliated TREC GB competitions run by TREC GB member clubs will be qualifying classes, unless the organiser has opted out of qualifier status (in which case it will be clearly stated in the schedule). Only open unrestricted classes will qualify for championships and league points.

Qualifying Period

For the Grassroots Championship competitions qualifying period will run from 10th August 2019 to 03rd July 2022. Entries close 04th July 2022, however, late entries from qualifying competitions on the 09/10th July will be allowed to enter by Tuesday 12th July (clothing/merchandise orders will close 04th July to allow time to process)

Qualification Criteria

Grassroots – Competitors who rode at Level 2 and above at the National Championships in 2019 or 2021 may not compete in the Championship classes at the Grassroots Championships 2022.

Pairs – As a qualification for pairs, you must ride with one of the person(s) you have qualified with. You can only ride with that person(s) in the pairs class at each level that you qualified in.

The 2021 National Championships will carry the same qualifier criteria as all other competitions, for the following year’s (2022) Championships.

Grassroots riders: Riders must be Red or Blue tier members at the time of entering the championships.

The qualification criteria for the TREC GB Grassroots Championships 2022 has changed slightly to the following:

  • For classes with up to 10 individuals/pairs, competitors placed 1st to 5th will qualify.
  • For classes with 11 or more individuals/pairs, competitors placed 1st to 7th will qualify.
  • This will be backdated to include those qualifying competitions from Summer 2019, including the Championships.
  • Qualification will roll down if the persons placed 1st to 5th (or 1st to 7th) have already qualified.

Example –   GREAT FARM COMPETITION – 8 starters Level 1

1st place George (TREC GB member – not already qualified)
2nd place Fred (TREC GB member – already qualified)
3rd place Bill (non member) 
4th place Henry (TREC GB member – not already qualified)
5th place Chris (TREC GB member – already qualified)
6th place Richard (TREC GB member -not already qualified)
7th place Tom (TREC GB member -not already qualified)
8th place James (TREC GB member -not already qualified)

Under the 2022 rules
George, Bill, Henry, Richard, and Tom would ALL qualify for the TREC GB National Championships for 2022.

Please contact  if you need further information.