AFFILIATED TO TREC GB
Beacons Equestrian, Llandyfan, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire.
SY18 2TY by kind permission of the Jenner family
DATE: Sunday 19th February 2017
TREC is a friendly and relaxed sport, so come along and find out what you’ve been missing!
All classes are open to Members and Non Members of Red Kite TREC Group (and TREC GB) – but only paid up members will have their scores to count in the Red Kite TREC Group and TREC GB Winter Leagues.
Entries must be received by Tuesday 14th February and will be limited.
Please enter early! (If full, a waiting list will be kept) Entries to: Chris Paine, Cott Farm, Martletwy, Narberth, Pembrokeshire. SA67 8AB mobile: 07788 747523. Email
Don’t hibernate this winter – join in the fun!
Classes may be run in any order.
1TREC GBOpen (Affiliated)
2TREC GB Intermediate (Affiliated)
3TREC GBNovice Horse (Affiliated)
4TREC GB Novice Rider (Affiliated)
All Classes : Red Kite TREC Group members £7, non-members £9
Open to all horses and riders. PTV obstacles equivalent to Level 3/4
Horse and rider combination not to have been placed 1st in two or more INTERMEDIATE classes, or to have won an Open class at WINTER TREC competitions prior to 1st October 2016. PTV obstacles equivalent to Level 2/3
- NOVICE HORSE
Open to HORSES that have not been placed 1st in two or more NEWCOMER classes, or to have won an Intermediate or an Open class at WINTER TREC Competitions prior to 1st October 2016. PTV obstacles equivalent to Level 1
- NOVICE RIDER
Open to RIDERS that have not been placed 1st in two or more NEWCOMER classes, orto have won an Intermediate or an Open class at WINTER TREC Competitions prior to 1st October 2016. PTV obstacles equivalent to Level 1
Each of the league classes 1-4 (above) will have their own TREC GB national league.
League points will be awarded depending on finishing position: 10 points for 1st down to 1 point for 10th place.
The highest four scores will be counted for the league.In the event of equal positions TOTAL actual PTV scores (from all 4 events) will be taken into account.
How do I take part?
The competition is open to all. Complete the entry form and return with your cheque to arrive no later than Tuesday 14th February. Or send your form by email and your entry fee by bank transfer. All start times for classes will be sent by e-mail. If you have not received these by the Thursday before the competition, please contact Chris Paine. Then just come along on the day and enjoy!
There will be two parts to the competition:
- Control of Paces Phase
When it’s your turn, you will canter as slowly as possible along a measured track (probably around the edge of the arena) and then walk back the same distance as fast as possible. The slower you canter and faster you walk, the more points you’ll get. You then go straight onto the PTV obstacle course.
- PTV Obstacle Phase
A simple course of TEN straightforward obstacles, simulated to represent those you might meet out hacking, to test riding skills, and the training and handiness of your horse or pony. Suitable for ALL levels of rider, and every kind of horse or pony, these might include: a footbridge, bending poles, leading, a small jump, mounting, opening and closing a gate, rein-back, riding through a corridor of poles on the ground or an S- bend. The obstacles must be tackled in order within a time limit, and all obstacles are optional. You get points for completing each obstacle, plus bonus points for style, with a maximum of ten points on offer for each obstacle. If you want to miss an obstacle you must stop and inform the judge before bypassing it. Examples of obstacles can be found in the TREC GB Rulebook, along with an explanation of the way each obstacle is judged. Some obstacles will be adapted for use in an arena. Extra information will be displayed on the day, along with a course plan.
How are the placings decided?
The winner of each class will be the rider with the highest combined score from the PTV and the Walk/Canter phases. In the event of equality the highest score from PTV will take precedence. You will receive an individual score sheet to take home with you.
What do we wear?
There is no dress code. However, the safety standards are explained in the TREC GB Rulebook 3.11.4. There are regulations on the safety requirements of riding hats and suitable, safe riding footwear is required. Body protectors are only compulsory where fixed obstacles are used on the PTV. There will NOT be any fixed obstacles so body protectors are optional.
All TREC competitions rely on the support of volunteer judges and helpers.
Can you or anyone coming with you lend a hand? Please telephone Chris on 07788 747523 or e-mail if you can assist us with judging/stewarding/scoring on the day.
No experience necessary – we are grateful for all offers of help and you will learn lots from the inside!
We provide all judges with lunch and drinks.
ENTRY FORM: PLEASE ENCLOSE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO Red Kite TREC GroupAND SEND WITH SIGNED ENTRIES TO: Chris Paine, Cott Farm, Martletwy, Narberth, Pembrokeshire. SA67 8AB
Alternatively, email your form to Chris Paine and pay by bank transfer:Sort Code 40-34-02(HSBC), Account 91431668. Please use your surname and competition date as a reference.
You must have renewed your membership (due 01/12/2016) to be eligible for members’ entry rates.
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SIGNED:If the competitor is under 16 a parent or guardian must sign. A parental consent form must also be sent for any riders under 16.
GENERAL RULES & CONDITIONS
Placingwill be decided with the rider gaining the highest combined score from the PTV and Control of Paces phases taking the first prize. In the event of equality the highest score from PTV will take precedence.
RULES AS PER THE TREC GB RULEBOOK AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM
1. Competitions are open to all horses and ponies providing that they are a minimum of 4yrs of age.
2. Riders any age, juniors may ride horses and seniors may ride ponies.
3. No rider will be permitted to start any phase of the event unless wearing a hard hat, which meets current standard recommended by the BHS (PAS 015,or ASTMF 1163 and bearing kite mark or SEI) that is properly fitted and fastened with a chinstrap. See below***
4. Riders may choose to wear a body protector during any phase of the competition. If worn, Beta 3 standard is strongly recommended.
5. Tack & dress informal but safe. Riders must wear suitable riding footwear.
6. Standing Martingales and other fixed reins are forbidden. If a running martingale is used, horse must be led from headcollar and leadrope for led PTV obstacles.
7. Whips must not exceed 75cms. Spurs, if worn, must be rounded, not exceeding 3.5cms in length and pointed downwards.
8. The judges and officials decision is final and must be complied with at all times. Un- corrected error on PTV course will result in a ZERO score for the PTV.
Elimination may result for any of the following reasons: Excessive use of whip, Abusive language, Dangerous riding,
9. No horse or pony may compete more than once in any affiliated class.
***PLEASE NOTE THAT HATS THAT ARE STANDARD EN 1384ONLY CAN NO LONGER BE USED IN A TREC COMPETITION. Hats as stated above are acceptable.