TREC GB Special Awards 2021 Voting now Open!

Congratulations to all finalists in the TREC GB Special Awards 2021 categories. The finalists for each category are listed below along with the reason they were nominated. To vote, please click on the voting button at the bottom of this page.

Voting for the Best TREC GB Photo of 2020/2021 will commence on Tuesday 21st December.

Please note: only current TREC GB members are eligible to vote for the Special Awards 2021.

1. Best Summer Venue 2020/2021

National Championships, BrynllewlynGreat atmosphere, great views, showers & a snack bar on site!
Park FarmLovely venue, super organisation, varied terrain, smiling judges (who were well fed by Keysoe!)
RiddlesworthShowers! Hot water! Gorgeous catering barn. Cute area for PTV with little hills and wooded areas. Lovely POR. Hosts were super helpful ensuring the water butt was replenished and muck trailer changed. Just made to feel very welcome by the venue.
TugfordPlenty of corralling space & grass cover, beautiful views, friendly hosts, well organised, varied terrain for PTV.
Wernham FarmBeautiful ride in stunning countryside, plenty of space for corralling & friendly team organising.

2. Best Summer POR 2020/2021

BarnetbyStunning scenery with mixed terrain, woods, farmland, coastline & open hills with very little road work – fantastic route!
National Championships, Brynllewlyn Great riding, technical & challenging but not impossible – a championship level POR with lovely scenery
TugfordLovely routes with plenty of beautiful views – quiet country lanes, bridleways, woodland and special permissions made for superb route.
Wernham FarmStunning breath taking views, good challenges and very well explained checkpoint/ticket guidance circulated. Galloping across the ridgeway and jumping the hunt jumps is a memory that will stay with me for ever

3. Best Summer PTV 2020/2021

National Championships, Brynllewlyn A wonderfully & imaginatively developed course for all levels making the best use of the land and natural obstacles as well as those built into the cross-country course – particularly the S-Bend in the water with a canoe!
OasbyFabulous long and bowling course with a good variety of interesting obstacles.
Park FarmBrilliant course with a good variety of inviting obstacles, making the best use of the long and flowing track – fabulous to ride!
TugfordGreat use of recently cropped fields. Great variety of obstacles for all levels, including 3 separate bending variations. Great Cloverleaf, opposite direction to the normal ones. Lovely natural ups and downs and great views from the top field.

4. Best Saturday Night 2020/2021

National Championships, BrynllewlynAbsolutely fabulous, really hearty food – and plenty of it. Just what you need at the end of a long day.
Park FarmThe ladies from KTS did an amazing job of producing excellent home cook beef stew, chicken stew and vegetable and halloumi stew for competitors and judges alike. There was plenty to go round. Plates were licked clean and many went up for seconds. All the food was hot and tasty.
TugfordLocally made food, great choice of homemade salads to go with the main and desserts after.
WernhamGood homemade food all fresh veg and plenty to go around

5. Best Winter Venue 2019/2020 or 2020/2021

Cheltenham RDAThis is a fantastic large arena with a great surface and large outdoor warm up on the beautiful Cheltenham racecourse. It has a viewing gallery, plenty of parking and lovely staff who will always help.
GracelandsMassive outdoor arena meant competition could run at this venue during some covid restrictions
Grange, OkehamptonOwners are really helpful. Plenty of parking, stables on site if needed. Lovely indoor arena. Indoor and outdoor warm up space
LRAC KenwickLarge car park all on hardstanding, large indoor arena, big enough for the obstacles and a collecting area, great surface, very large outdoor arena available for warm up
Lower HaddonVery helpful owner. Hard standing for parking and viewing area indoors
Moulton CollegeThis venue was new to CTG in 2020. It allows warm up, competition, spectating and scoring all in one huge arena. The 60 x 40 arena can be split to give a large completion space and good warm up allowing us to make use of a wide range of obstacles large and small.
Sands Farm, West SussexGreat indoor warm up and different course each time. Friendly, great judges & easy to get to.
WalfordThe Venue is great; it has a very large warm up arena and a large indoor arena too. With enough space for horses to stand in, when the weather is extreme. Lovely toilets and an indoor viewing area too
WHW Penny FarmLovely venue with a fantastic cafe full of homemade food, friendly staff (who give our TREC club great rates) and do brilliant work rehabilitating horses (who you can wander around the site and meet in between classes, while munching cake :-).
Willow FarmBrilliantly organised event and one every month in the winter. Tina Coburn and helpers kept going whenever they could. Always cheerful and always varied courses

6. Best Volunteer 2020/2021

Andi & Dave ChappellDrive around the country helping at many TREC competitions throughout the year. Always friendly and helpful, calm and reassuring at Checkpoints and very precise in judging PTV – they turn up everywhere and are happy to take on anything asked of them!
Cath CromartyAlways there, always positive. She does so much for TREC and is so encouraging to newcomers
Helen CurleyWorks super hard, looks after and respects competitors, judges and other team members. Always appreciates the time/effort others have put in. Brilliant organiser
Jenny SnowdonJenny genuinely cares about the sport, always volunteering to judge and teach and run judging courses, travelling many miles to do so.

7. Unsung Hero 2020/2021

Boris Komarychyn (Husband of Bev Stevens)Boris a non-horsey, non TREC person. He happily rode the whole of the routes for Tugford, Welsh Championships on his bike with the TD. Despite ruining many inner tubes on hedge cuttings during the week, he refused to accept any money to refund him his costs for new ones. He happily received a few bottles of Lucozade.
Cath CromartyCath works tirelessly to promote TREC, running & supporting competitions & training as well as being instrumental in ensuring that the working groups with which she is involved keep on track & get their work done. Went out of her way to make sure first timers were encouraged into the sport at the Welsh nationals / all the first timers I spoke to will definitely be returning to TREC!
Christine HarlingChristine quietly gets on with all tasks needed, going above and beyond, for example staying with organisers at the end of events to ensure all is tidy etc. Christine is also our main scorer and technical wiz she stayed up till past 12am doing the POR scoring for Wernham on her birthday! missing out on Saturday eve festivities.
Dave CromartyFor sitting out in all weathers, voluntarily, taking fantastic photos at events. Any photo proceeds are donated to charity. I`m sure he gets dragged round by his wife Cath, but he always has a smile on his face and a nice word to say. A lovely chap!

8. Best Judges Hospitality 2020/2021

BarnetbyCleanest loos, excellent catering for lunch and dinner and tea and cake after judging. Clear directions and good CP positions! clear concise information provided before the event, everybody set out in good time, excellent quality food and plenty available, competitor “thank yous” passed on to all helpers after the event
Sands Farm, DevizesBest lunch ever. Refreshments were AMAZING! Volunteers and competitors’ enjoyment was at the forefront here with amazing lunch packs from local cafe in amazing flavours and with Haribo and carrots for the competitors too. Delicious lunch! Good briefing from officials. All very calm and well organised.
TugfordI had lots of emails telling me exactly what I was going to do and when, which as usual is always best. Offered as much food as I wanted to take to my CP and road crossing. Endless drinks as needed and a Bacon butty for Sunday morning as well as a packed lunch and a little thank you gift of a stainless-steel eating tool.
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