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Congratulations Fionnuala & Chester!

Posted by TREC Ireland on September 7, 2017 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Fionnuala and her pony, Chester in coming 22nd at the Young Riders Championship and for representing Ireland so well in France. Behind every successful rider is a great team and many congratulations also to her chef d’Equipe, Adele Connor, and her support team of Megan and mum, Ruth and everyone who helped Fionnuala.


There are some super photographs posted to the TREC Ireland facebook page on Fionnuala and the whole competition. https://www.facebook.com/trec.ireland



Our very own at the TREC Young Riders European Championships!

Posted by TREC Ireland on August 31, 2017 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (1)

Shouting out the best of luck to Fionnuala Solomon and her pony Chester from Ballydehob, West Cork. They are representing us in the TREC Young Riders European Championships which are taking place in France from 31 August to 2 September.

Fionnuala and Chester, her chef d’Equipe, Adele Connor, and her support team of Megan and mum, Ruth started their journey to France last weekend.

We wish them every success.



TREC Ireland in Eersel - Kayleigh McCormack represents Ireland

Posted by TREC Ireland on April 24, 2017 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Many thanks to Helen McCormack for this report:

Midlands Trec and Ireland Young Riders panel member Kayleigh McCormack made the trip from Athlone to PCK Eersel in the Netherlands for the latest leg of The European Cup at the end of April. Riding a local Halfinger called Merlijn, she spent the days prior to the first stage of the competition getting used to her mount and familiar with the locality which forms part of a National Park.


As she had just turned 16, the local club organised a rider to shadow Kayleigh and Saturday 22nd April saw her face 32km cross country through the extensive woodlands where good use was made of the vast network of tracks and trails, both man made and left by the local deer and wild boar population. Having found every ticket and checkpoint she was very pleased with her performance on the day, particularly taking into account the fact that the local maps were very different in format to those found at home.


Day 2 saw almost 80 riders from 9 countries face firstly the MA section, followed almost immediately by the PTV at the riding centre where a very good selection of obstacles and tasks challenged both horse and rider.


Kayleigh finished in top sport in the Level 3 pairs category and the weekend will be long remembered for the bitter cold of the wind, and the genuine warmth of the welcome from the local riders and organisers (and in particular the Peters family and Vera De Boer). There were also many new friendships made with the other visiting competitors and this gave a taste of what can be expected at this summers Trec Young Riders European Championships being hosted by Trec Ireland in, Gurteen, Tipperary.

Fundraising Hack for Kirsten McCormack

Posted by TREC Ireland on July 10, 2016 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

National Championships Schedule

Posted by TREC Ireland on May 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The schedule for this year's National Championships, hosted by West Cork TREC, is now available to view and download from the Downloads section HERE 

Volunteers needed!

Posted by TREC Ireland on May 3, 2016 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

TREC Ireland is hosting the 2017 European Young Rider Championships at Gurteen Agricultural College from the 24th to 26th August 2017. We are now looking for volunteers in the organisation leading up to the event. As this is quite a large event, with a lot of International competitors, we have a lot of roles to fill! 

If you would like to help in the run up to the competition, please email Adrian Flynn, Chairman of TREC Ireland and Project Manager for the Championships, at chairman@trecireland.com. 

***Attention Young Riders!!***

Posted by TREC Ireland on March 15, 2015 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)


TREC Ireland is hosting the Young Riders European Championship in 2017 (you must be aged between 16 and 21 on the day of the competition, which is scheduled for the first weekend September-TBC).

Because it is on home ground and because we will be eligible to field more than one Team in 2017, we are asking everyone who has expressed an interest in the last year or two with regard to the TREC Ireland Young Riders Panel to get in touch.

TREC is quite a young sport in Ireland, but it is growing rapidly with lots of training days and competitions now being held across the country. As well as this, two new regions were formed in 2014 which will all help towards making training and competitions more accessible to our members.

Now that the brighter evenings are coming our way, it is time to start thinking about the coming year and making plans, but also keeping in mind that the next two years can act as training and schooling with the end goal being success for Ireland in 2017.

In order to do this, the committee would like to get an idea of how many young riders may be interested in training and competing between now and 2017.

If you are interested, please contact pro@trecireland.com or Helen McCormack at 3 Orwell Grove, Baylough, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. If you have any queries regarding the young riders panel, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

The Open Championships will take place in Quin, Co. Clare in May and they will be followed later in the year by the National Championship. Training dates and competitions details can be found on the TREC Ireland website www.trecireland.com.