There were fantastic results for the 18 Leinster TREC members who took part at the TREC Ireland National PTV and MA Championships held recently at Punchestown Racecourse.
This was a brilliant event with up to 180 competition rounds being ridden by Treccies from all over Ireland, including representatives from Donegal TREC, Three Counties TREC, Turas TREC, Kerry TREC, Midlands TREC and West Cork TREC as well as our Leinster contingent. There were also many local riders taking part in their first TREC event and they really enjoyed their introduction to our sport.
Here is a list of placings for some of our Leinster TREC members. Congratulations to each and every one of you and, indeed, to all our other members who took part in this very competitive event!
Open PTV Championships: 3rd: Vicky McMullan on Garnagree Duke; 9th: Ailbhe Gavin on Robert; 10th: Maura Walsh on Shakespeare
Intermediate PTV Championships: 8th: Sheila Fuller on Zaristo; 9th: Caroline Aragane on Ross ML
Novice PTV Championships: 1st: Susanne O'Rourke on Apache; 2nd: Margo Monaghan on Ben; 3rd: Liz Burbage on General's Daughter; 8th: Liisa Rantamaki on Hugh de Lacy
PTV Teams: 2nd: Team BLACK Susanne/Rosemarie/Sheila/Lorna; Joint 3rd: Team RED: Margo/Vicky/Marie
MA Championships: 5th: Maura Walsh on Shakespeare; 7th: Caroline Aragane on Ross ML
Intermediate PTV: 3rd: Paula Donohoe on Surprise
Novice PTV: 1st: Natasha O'Rourke on Bronte; 4th: Catherine Bartley on The Mighty Tim
Novice X TREC: 2nd: Rosemarie Bryson on Tiko; 3rd: Susanne O'Rourke on Apache
Open Versatile TREC: 4th: Sheila Fuller on Zaristo; 5th: Caroline Aragane on Ross ML
Novice Versatile TREC: 1st: Margo Monaghan on Ben; 4th: Margaret Lynch on Frere Jacque; 6th: Catherine Bartley on The Mighty Tim
Intro Versatile TREC: 3rd: Margaret Lynch on Frere Jacque
I hope you've all seen your names in The Irish Field and in Ireland's Horse Review. There has also been great coverage on Facebook with hundreds and hundreds of fantastic photos, most of them taken by our two official photographers on the day, William Blayney and Mike Murphy. Huge thanks are due to them.
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