Be sure to get familiar with the most recent PTV Data sheets from TREC Ireland! These sheets give you all the information you need to know on the 39 different obstacles.
For organisers, this information is vital when designing courses and building obstacles.
For riders, this information is invaluable to help you get top marks in your obstacles.
Any changes from the last version have been highlighted throughout the document. Happy reading!
Leinster TREC had a beautiful summery day for their POR competition on Sunday 22nd March at the popular venue of Ballinagappa House Stables in Clane, Co Kildare. This was the first leg of the eagerly-anticipated annual Leinster TREC POR League and the organisers breathed a sigh of relief when the day dawned bright and sunny.
There was a phenomenal entry of 32 riders over three levels: 1, 2 and 2X.
The 2X riders started off with a bit of a shock in the maproom when their maps were taken and they were given bearings instructions. This brought them across the venue's lush pastures and thence on to quiet country lanes followed by forestry and bog tracks.
Levels 1 and 2 got to enjoy the picturesque lanes of the Ballinagappa area as well as the same forestry and bog tracks.
All riders returned with big smiles and full of enthusiasm for the next TREC competition. Huge thanks are due, as ever, to the organisers and volunteers.
Four seasons in one day is not an exaggeration! Sunday 1st March saw Leinster Treccies battling wind, rain, sleet and snow, until finally the sun came out when the competition was finished! Every helper turned up and every rider rode. This was a great start to the TRI Equestrian Leinster TREC PTV/MA League (there are four legs) which was held in Lullymore Equestrian Centre, Rathangan, Co. Kildare.
Twelve riders took part in a challenging Open class, to include hedge jumps followed by water crossings (in walk!) and tight turns from canter corridors into rein backs. Fourteen riders too part in an easy-going Novice class, which was perfect for the start of the season and for the newcomers to TREC.
Lullymore EC is a super venue for this type of event, with an indoor barn keeping everyone dry during the warm-up, a show jumping arena where the 100m MA (control of paces) took place and a fantastic all-weather derby arena allowing for many natural obstacles. Our sponsors, TRI Equestrian, gave generously with beautiful branded saddle pads for first place and hats, neck warmers, ear muffs and gloves keeping winners of second and third places warm.
Looking forward to a great season with Leinster TREC.
Leinster TREC are thrilled to announce a new sponsor for the 3-Phase Medley competition coming up in May this year. 'Claire Molloy Horse Hair Ceramics' have generously agreed to sponsor this first-time event to be held in Kildare. Claire produces beautiful work to include vases, jewellery and ornaments, infused with delicate strands of horse hair. Personalised pieces can include hair from your very own favourite equine!
Claire will be donating some of her fabulous work as prizes for the Medley. Check out her full range of pieces on her website. Thank you Claire!
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