If you are new to TREC, there are many ways to get started. Contact your local group or visit our calendar for details of upcoming events. You do not need to be a member to take part, temporary membership is available for each event.
For TREC, you can use the same tack as your horse is normally ridden in, including western and bitless. Standing martingales are not permitted however. The same tack must be used for each phase. There is also some specialised equipment for TREC. The equipment list can be found in the download section.
TREC Ireland membership covers your insurance for all TREC Ireland and TREC Ireland affiliated Group events. It also gives you a 20% discount of entries at all the TREC Ireland competitions and training sessions, such as the National Championships or Judges Training.
TREC Ireland currently offers the following membership options:
1. Full Adult membership - €80.
2. Under 21 membership - €45.
3. Family/Couple membership - €120, includes two adults (over 21) & 3 children (under 21).
4. Adult Non Rider membership - €20
5. Under 16 Non Rider membership - €20
NB: From February 2016, you can pay your membership in two instalments of 40 euros, each instalment to be no more than 4 months apart. Please contact our membership secretary for more information by emailing Adele, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NB: For those members of affiliated groups that pay an affiliation fee they may receive a discount on their TREC Ireland membership - please see the membership form v8 for more details (direct link in pink below).