The TREC Ireland National PTV/MA Championships are to be held in Punchestown, Co. Kildare. This promises to be a fantastic event with a wide variety of competitions and extremely generous sponsors.
The X-TREC class is kindly being sponsored by the Institute of Natural Medicine Ireland (INMI). The INMI is a new and dynamic provider of natural medicine training courses, including Acupuncture, Chinese Tuina Therapy, and Herbal medicine. They have a busy clinic located in Castleknock, Dublin 15. They help you achieve your potential in health and wellness and help align your pelvis and spine also helping you become more connected in your riding. They are offering the following prizes for the INMI X-TREC Competition:
- Natural Calendula skin healing balm for horse wounds & nicks
- Rubisalve muscle balm for aches and pains
- Famous foot-soak recipe for tired feet
- plus some surprise samples
- Natural Calendula skin healing balm for horse wounds and nicks
- Famous foot-soak recipe for tired feet
- Calendula horse skin healing balm
All products provided are supplied and made courtesy of Ashford Natural Health Care and in association with Doug Murphy who is our residential herbal medicine expert and nutrional therapist.
They are also offering a 20% discount on first treatment for members of Trec Ireland.
For further information, check their website, www.inmi.ie, or facebook page https://www.facebook.com/INMI-192536320930784/timeline/
Uisce Saddlery are very kindly sponsoring the team class. The winning team over the 3 PTV Championship classes will win beauiful hand-stitched browbands.
Elaine Waters, of Uisce Saddlery, is a qualified bridle and harness maker, specialising in custom-made, hand-stitched bridles, belts and leatherwork. All bridles are hand-cut and hand-stitched using the best quality English bridle leather and metalwork. Each piece is made to order, allowing her to cater to your individual requirements. She has a particular love for celtic and baroque designs.
This year Elaine opened a shop in Dingle where you can see her at work and admire her beautiful designs. In 2009, at the RDS National Craft Awards, Elaine was the winner in the Leatherwork Category.
You can see all the wonderful things she has to offer on her website http://www.uiscesaddlery.com/
The Versatile TREC competition is being generously sponsored by Tara Equestrian.
Tara Equestrian is a very successful business run by Eugene Reid in the Kilcullen Industrial Estate, Kilcullen, Co Kildare. Eugene makes rugs to order, so an exact fit is ensured for your horse. His rugs are of a high quality and are very durable. Every type of rug is available. Tara Equestrian also specialises in rug wash and repair, tack repairs, and zips can be repaired or replaced in boots and chaps. Tara Equestrian has a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Tara-equestrian-kilcullen-27756703… or https://www.facebook.com/tara.equestrian) and Eugene can be contacted on 086 8451697 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eugene is offering the following prizes for the Open, Novice and Junior Versatile TREC:
1st prize: Light Turnout Rug
2nd prize: Fleece Rug
3rd prize: Tara Equestrian Voucher
The Field Equestrian Centre are very kindly sponsoring the Non-Championship PTV classes.
The Field Equestrian Centre, situated in Ballyadams, Co. Laois, is a fantastic venue with some of the best x-country facilitates in the country. It is currently open for schooling sessions, and with such a huge range of obstacles, and such great facilities they have a continuous flow of horse and riders coming in daily. From some of Ireland's best known event riders to Pony Clubs to endurance riders, this facility is suited to all types of riders from all disciplines and has become a huge success.
Robert Owens, from The Field Equestrian Centre, is providing vouchers for Frontier Saddlery to top placed competitors in the three PTV classes, and in addition to these generous prizes he is also giving vouchers for use of his incredible x-country course.
You can visit their Facebook page to get a taste of what they have to offer and see many recognisable names who keep returning to school at this great place!
There are also 4 fantastic perpetual trophies which will be awarded to the winners of each of the Championship classes.
Open PTV: The Coolroe Gold Perpetual Trophy (sponsored by Leinster TREC)
Intermediate PTV: The Fastnet Perpetual Trophy (sponsored by West Cork TREC)
Novice PTV: The Tara Perpetual Shield (sponsored by Kerry TREC)
MA: The McSwiggan Perpetual Trophy (sponsored by Turas TREC)
As well as this, prizes for Champion and Reserve Champion in each of these classes have been sponsored by TheField EquestrianCentre, Ballinagappa House Stables, Saoirse Saddleryand Quinns of Baltinglass Ltd. The Champion will receive an embroidered cooler, and the Reserve Champion will receive a saddlecloth.
Please find the event schedule as follows:
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