The Annual General Meeting of Leinster TREC members was held on Sunday, 22nd November, 2015 at Kildare Maze, Prosperous, in Co Kildare.
The Meeting was well attended with 22 members present.
The Chairperson’s report reminded members of the many and varied Leinster TREC activities which had taken place during 2015. Leinster TREC held 19 events during this year, starting in the middle of February and continuing right through until December, when our first Christmas dinner was planned. Events included a PTV (Obstacle)/CoP League, POR (Orienteering) League, a One Day (3-phase) Medley, Versatile TREC League, Obstacle/CoP Training, Judges POR Training, TD training and rider’s Maproom Skills practice sessions. We also hosted the very first TREC Ireland National PTV/MA Championships at Punchestown.
Leinster TREC was fortunate in 2014 to receive Sponsorship for several of the competitions – TRI Equestrian sponsored both our PTV/CoP League and the 3-Phase Event, Claire Molloy Ceramics sponsored the Medley and Feaha Moore of Loughway Stud sponsored the Versatile TREC League, for which they were sincerely thanked.
The Chairperson also reminded members of the many excellent results and top placings achieved by Leinster TREC members at National Competitions throughout Ireland over the year and also that 5 of our members had qualified to travel to Scotland to compete in the very first TREC GB Championships.
The Chairperson then ended by thanking most sincerely all the members and volunteers plus landowners and Yard proprietors, who had helped throughout the year to make the running of competitions and other activities such a success for everyone.
The Election of Officers for 2015 then took place, duly proposed and seconded:
Chairpersons (joint): Ailbhe Gavin; Sheila Fuller
Secretary: Celia Taylor
Treasurer: Rosemarie Bryson
Committee: Catherine Bartley, Paula Donohoe, Trish Young, plus new members Lorna O’Neill and Margaret Lynch.
The Meeting was then closed, after which Prizes and Presentations took place.
Leinster TREC POR League 2015 – Placings.
Level 1: 1st= Michelle McCormack, Margaret Lynch,
3rd= Susanne O’Rourke, Natasha O’Rourke
5th Margo Monaghan
6th Louise Parkes
Level 2: 1st Liz Burbage
2nd Vicky McMullan
3rd Trish Young
4th Kayleigh McCormack
5th= Louise Parkhill, Sophie Sauveroche
Level 2A/X: 1st Rosemarie Bryson
2nd Lorna O’Neill
3rd Celia Taylor
4th= Niamh O’Huid, Sheaffe Monteith
6th Diana O’Huid
TRI EQUESTRIAN PTV/MA League, 2015 – Placings
OPEN 1st Celia Taylor
2nd Diana O’Huid
3rd Ailbhe Gavin
4th Louise Parkhill
5th Rosemarie Bryson
6th Sheila Fuller
NOVICE 1st Margaret Lynch
2nd Susanne O’Rourke
3rd Liz Burbage
4th Margo Monaghan
5th Natasha O’Rourke
6th Marie Gallagher
VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR Toni Rust, Michelle Chambers, Clare Fay, Eileen Carr.
RIDER OF THE YEAR Susanne O’Rourke.
After the AGM, a Fun Treasure Hunt took place through the Kildare Maze, organised by the owners. Groups of 6 adults and children set off excitedly to hunt down and answer the questions on the hidden clue cards. The winners with the most correct answers in the fastest time were the Yellow team! Well done to them!
Everyone then returned to the meeting room to enjoy endless Pizzas, sandwiches, tea and coffee - a fitting end to a most enjoyable non-horsy day!
Photos from the AGM and Christmas party can be found on our Facebook page.