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Leinster TREC League Results 2016

Posted by TREC Ireland on November 28, 2016 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)




TRI Equestrian MA/PTV League:

Novice - 1, Cocky (Minna Junnikkala); 2, Woodbine Benjamin (Margo Monaghan); 3, Haise (Marie Gallagher); 4, Polo (Madeleine Kelleher); 5, Dancer (Laura Filan); 6, Frere Jacque (Margaret Lynch).

Intermediate – 1, Foley (Maura Walsh); 2, General’s Daughter (Liz Burbage); 3, Apache (Susanne O’Rourke); 4, Coolroe Gold (Diana O’Huid); 5, Surprise (Paula Donohoe); 6, Choral (Siobhan French).

Open – 1, Ser Kai (Niamh O’Huid); 2, Garnagree Duke (Vicky McMullen); 3, Zaristo (Sheila Fuller); 4, Callie (Lorna O’Neill); 5, Ross ML (Caroline Aragane).

The Field Equestrian Centre POR League:

Level 1 – 1, Woodbine Benjamin (Margo Monaghan); 2, Sali Mali (Trish Young); 3, Frere Jacque (Margaret Lynch); 4, Polo (Madeleine Kelleher); equal 5, Westside Joey (Louise Parkes) and Caspian (Kayleigh McCormack).

Level 2 – 1, Callie (Lorna O’Neill); equal 2, General’s Daughter (Liz Burbage) and Garnagree Duke (Vicky McMullen); equal 4, Apache (Susanne O’Rourke) and Bronte (Natasha O’Rourke); 6, Coolroe Gold (Diana O’Huid).

Level 2X/3 – 1, Gallerus Boy (Rosemarie Bryson); equal 2, Robert (Ailbhe Gavin) and Zee (Tara Creighton); 4, Batman (Kirsten McCormack); equal 5, Quida (Laura Byrne) and Ser Kai (Niamh O’Huid).

Leinster TREC would like to express their sincere gratitude to the very generous sponsors, TRI Equestrian for sponsoring the PTV League 2016 and TheField EquestrianCentre for sponsoring the POR League 2016.

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Leinster TREC Versatile TREC League 2

Posted by TREC Ireland on November 22, 2016 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (0)






Novice – 1, Ross ML (Caroline Aragane); 2, Woodbine Benjamin (Margo Monaghan); 3, Apache (Susanne O’Rourke); 4, Monty’s Mason (Sheaffe Monteith); 5, April Raven (Rachel Harney); 6, Airgead (Sheaffe Monteith).

Open – 1, Eddie (Danielle Herbert); 2, Coco (Laura Corrigan); 3, Callie (Lorna O’Neill); 4, Apache (Susanne O’Rourke); 5, Ross ML (Caroline Aragane); 6, Shannon (Maria Hipple).

Best Dressage (Obedience) – Ross ML (Caroline Aragane).

Best Turned Out – Ross ML (Caroline Aragane).

Most Improved over League – Woodbine Benjamin (Margo Monaghan).


Leinster TREC Versatile TREC League 1

Posted by TREC Ireland on November 9, 2016 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)






Novice – 1, Ross ML (Caroline Aragane); 2, Apache (Susanne O’Rourke); 3, Callie (Lorna O’Neill); 4, Blossom (Lynn Coyle); 5, Eddie (Danielle Herbert); 6, Airgead (Sheaffe Monteith).

Open – 1, Coco (Laura Corrigan); 2, Blossom (Lynn Coyle); 3, Ross ML (Caroline Aragane); 4, Sali Mali (Trish Young); 5, Apache (Susanne O’Rourke); 6, Fluffy (Brandon Hannon).

Best Dressage (Obedience) – Airgead (Sheaffe Monteith).

Best Turned Out – Ross ML (Caroline Aragane).


West Cork TREC Speed TREC

Posted by TREC Ireland on October 17, 2016 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Novice class:

1st Casey ridden by Millie O'Sullivn

2nd Blue ridden by Lorea O'Sullivan

3rd Blue ridden by Kate Sheehan


Intermediate class:

1st Bailey ridden by Sara Gems

2nd Serendipity of Orange ridden by Johanna Connor

3rd Jester ridden by Sue Parfitt


We had 14 riders 4 of whom were doing their first trec event. 6 were young riders who are getting very involved. Weather was awful so many thanks to the helpers out in the rain and cold! Luckily the competition was held indoors!

Leinster TREC POR League 16th October 2016

Posted by TREC Ireland on October 17, 2016 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)





Level 2 Pairs – 1, Coolroe Gold (Diana O’Huid) and Flash (Lorna O’Neill); 2, General’s Daughter (Liz Burbage) and Garnagree Duke (Vicky McMullen); 3, Bronte (Natasha O’Rourke) and Apache (Susanne O’Rourke).

Level 1 Pairs – 1, Woodbine Benjamin (Margo Monaghan) and Polo (Madeleine Kelleher); 2, Hugh de Lacy (Liisa Rantamaki) and Happy Gilmore (Minna Junnikkala); 3, Ziggy (Eva Murray) and (on foot) Kate Murray.


TRI Equestrian Leinster TREC PTV/ MA 9th October

Posted by TREC Ireland on October 12, 2016 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)





Open – 1, Ser Kai (Niamh O’Huid); 2, Garnagree Duke (Vicky McMullen).

Intermediate – 1, Shakespeare (Maura Walsh); 2, Cocky (Louise Parkhill); 3, Apache (Susanne O’Rourke); 4, Coolroe Gold (Diana O’Huid); 5, General’s Daughter (Liz Burbage); 6, Bronte (Natasha O’Rourke).

Novice - 1, Cocky (Minna Junnikkala); 2, Haise (Marie Gallagher); 3, April Raven (Rachel Harney); 4, Penny (Alice Murphy); 5, Woodbine Benjamin (Margo Monaghan); 6, Hugo (Liisa Rantamaki).


PTV and MA Championships 2016 Results

Posted by TREC Ireland on September 20, 2016 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

A huge well done to everybody who took part at the PTV and MA Championships at Deerpark Equestrian on Sunday 18th September.

Many thanks go to all the groups who sponsored classes, Turas Trec Kerry Trec Leinster TREC West Cork Trec Midlands Trec and ThreeCounties Trec. Orchard Equestrian and PC Megabits for the sponsorship too! A big thank you to all involved on the day, Adrian J. Flynn, Karen Murphy and Bastian for the D-TREC as well our Dressage Judge, Elaine Neary for Speed TREC and Karen Nicholson for being TD for MA and PTV. Felicity Lyons and everybody at Deerpark of course!!

Michael Murphy took brilliant photos on the day as well, so thank you! A big thank you to Winfried Bastian who sponsors, and runs the Rider of the Year League, aka the 'Abbey Cup', which was also presented on the day, to Kayleigh McKormack.

Results were as follows:




PTV Open Championship – 1, Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack); 2, Mighty Mouse (Amanda Sheridan); 3, Casper (Annie O’Neill); 4, Batman (Kirsten McCormack); 5, Callie (Lorna O’Neill); 6, Marty Zee (Bambi Carroll).

PTV Intermediate Championship – 1, Shalamar Black Velvet (Jacinta Kinkade); 2, Apache (Susanne O’Rourke); 3, Surprise (Paula Donohoe); 4, Ballycumber Blue (Katie Elwood); 5, Tennessee Ted (Rachel Woollett); 6, Shakespeare (Maura Walsh).

PTV Novice Championship – 1, Monty’s Mason (Sheaffe Monteith); 2, Woodbine Benjamin (Margo Monaghan); 3, Haize (Marie Gallagher); 4, Polo (Madeleine Kelleher); 5, Sali Mali (Patricia Young); Casey (Millie O’Sullivan).

MA Championship – 1, Marty Zee (Bambi Carroll); 2, Batman (Kirsten McCormack); 3, Shalamar Black Velvet (Jacinta Kincade); 4, Tennessee Ted (Rachel Woollett); 5, Polo (Madeleine Kelleher); 6, General’s Daughter (Liz Burbage).

D-TREC Open – 1, Batman (Kirsten McCormack); 2, Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack); 3, Ser Kai (Niamh O’Huid); 4, Marty Zee (Bambi Carroll); 5, Mighty Mouse (Amanda Sheridan).

D-TREC Intermediate – Shalamar Black Velvet (Jacinta Kinkade); 2, Casper (Annie O’Neill); 3, Surprise (Paula Donohoe); 4, Ruben (Felicity Lyons); 5, Gladys (Jane Capener); 6, Carrickavoher Charlie (Ryan Brooks).

D-TREC Novice – 1, Woodbine Benjamin (Margo Monaghan); 2, Sali Mali (Patricia Young); 3, Haize (Marie Gallagher); 4, Monty’s Mason (Sheaffe Monteith); 5, Baskin (Fergal Trayers); 6, Polo (Madeleine Kelleher).

SPEED TREC Open – 1, Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack); Mighty Mouse (Amanda Sheridan); 3, Marty Zee (Bambi Carroll); 4, Ser Kai (Niamh O’Huid); 5, Tenaja Sioux (Mary Elliott); 6, Callie (Lorna O’Neill).

SPEED TREC Intermediate – 1, Shakespeare (Maura Walsh); 2, Carrickavoher Charlie (Ryan Brooks); 3, Ballycumber Blue (Katie Ellwood); 4, Apache (Susanne O’Rourke);, 5, Coolroe Gold (Diana O’Huid); Tennessee Ted (Rachel Woollett).

PTV Intermediate (Non-Championship) – 1, Coolroe Gold (Diana O’Huid); 2, Robin de banc (Emma O’Sullivan).

PTV Novice (Non-Championship) – 1, Harry (Sue Moles).

Teams – 1, Midlands TREC: Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack) & Batman (Kirsten McCormack) & Tennessee Ted (Rachel Wollett).

Abbey Cup (Rider of the Year) – 1, Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack); 2, Batman (Kirsten McCormack); 3, Mighty Mouse (Amanda Sheridan); 4, Leith Pimpernel (Mairead Moynihan); 5, Woodbine Benjamin (Margo Monaghan); 6, Haize (Marie Gallagher).

West Cork TREC 10.9.16 Results

Posted by TREC Ireland on September 13, 2016 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

West Cork Trec 3 phase one day event, Lios Lara Riding Stables, Castletownbere Sat 10th Sept

L2 Pairs

1 Johanna Connor Dippy

Millie Casey

2 Jane Capaner Gladys

Lucy Murphy Winston

3 Shirley Squire Comanche

Kate Sheehan Camper

World Championships, Segovia, Spain

Posted by TREC Ireland on September 6, 2016 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The FITE World Championships for Senior and Young riders took place in Segovia, Spain from the 1st to 3rd of September 2016. Kirsten McCormack with her horse Strand Hill Batman represented TREC Ireland in the Young Rider section, doing so for the second time after also being selected for the team in Italy, 2014. Kirsten's mother Helen was the Irish Chef d'Equipe with International Judges Adrian Flynn, Mairead Moynihan and Gwen Bastian also representing Ireland at the event. Luckily, TREC GB was able to arrange a space on their lorry for Batman so he travelled in great company and style! 

Even with the high temperatures and barren landscape the venue was spectacular, with a number of arenas, cafes and facilities. Riders were able to practice their MA, go for many hacks to familiarise themselves with the maps and with ample wash bays were able to keep horses cool. Kirsten's sister Kayleigh, who is also on the Young Rider Development squad with her pony Caspian, was well familiar with both TREC and Batman and acted as groom, with dad John keeping everybody's spirits up and taking many photos. 

Team Ireland was completed by Noreen Hennessy, Amanda Sheridan and Elaine Neary who all came over to support the Irish and see what would be in store at future events.

Batman passed the vetting on Thursday morning with flying colours, and a great low heart rate. The language barrier proved a little confusing at the equipment check when shoes and nails were requested - of course the 'hoof boot' and ' farriers tools' is what was meant! The opening ceremony took place inside the beautiful town of Segovia, due to it being a 10km round trip on horseback, the decision was made not to put Batman through this the night before a World Championship POR! 

The POR was tricky and included grid references and very difficult terrain, as well as being incredibly hot. A lengthy thunder storm did cool horses and riders down however, and TREC GB as well as Team McCormack greeted Kirsten and Batman at the finish - some 10km away from the venue. Again, Batman sailed through the vetting and everybody was set for the MA and PTV on Friday morning. Beautifully turned out with a Shamrock adorning his quarters, Batman cantered a full 30 points and achieved a very respectable 13 points for the walk, in a very scary arena (10 judges with parasols, chairs and potted plants) to achieve 43 out of 60 points.

On to the PTV, which was full of jumps, perfectly suited for most Irish horses and riders, but this combination in particular! A group of non Irish Batman fans followed the combination around to watch the jumps, and were astounded at the control exhibited  from the Path Crossing to a difficult S-Bend, followed straight by a gallop - some 'wows' of admiration were overheard.

Finishing on a score of 111, her combined score put Kirsten into 16th place in the Young Rider Individual section, a fantastic result for a superb rider and horse, the true definition of what TREC is all about: horse and rider coming together to bring out the best in each other. 

Well done Kirsten, you have done yourself, your family, country and organisation extremely proud. We look foward to seeing what you can do on home turf next year! 

Leinster TREC POR League Results

Posted by TREC Ireland on August 30, 2016 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)





Level 2X Individual – 1, Gallerus Boy (Rosemarie Bryson).

Level 2X Pairs – 1, Napoleon (Niamh O’Huid) and Quida (Laura Byrne).

Level 2 Pairs – 1, Apache (Suzanne O’Rourke) and Bronte (Natasha O’Rourke); 2, General’s Daughter (Liz Burbage) and Garnagree Duke (Vicky McMullen); 3, Coolroe Gold (Diana O’Huid) and Callie (Lorna O’Neill); 4, Surprise (Paula Donohoe) and Haize (Marie Gallagher).

Level 1 Individual – 1, Sali Mali (Trish Young).

Level 1 Pairs – 1, April Raven (Rachel Harney) and Trekerwys Sweet William (Naomi Tamblyn); 2, Blue (Fiona Healy ) and Oreo (Alison Whittaker); 3, Trino (Siobhan Maher) and Pasha (Ulla Seppanen); 4, Poppy (Caitriona Scanlan) and Megan (Zoie Blackmore) and Apatchy (Laura McKidd); 5, Polo (Madeleine Kelliher) and Ben (Margo Monaghan).


TREC Ireland Open Championships Results

Posted by TREC Ireland on August 15, 2016 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Gain Feeds Level 1 Pairs - 1, Woodbine Benjamin (Margo Monaghan) & Ballyhaise (Marie Gallagher); 2, Ballyphilip Gold (Frances Whooley) & Molly (Elaine Dolan Crowley); 3, Cherokee Blossom (Siobhan Ovington) & Amber Sky (Patrick Byrne); 4, Cheyenne River Sioux (Emily Gardiner) & Horse (Carmel O’Callaghan); 5, Brownie (Anne O’Riordan) & Lady Shareef Clover (Beverley Mulryan).

Quinns Level 1 Individual – 1, Zaristo (Sheila Fuller); 2, The Mighty Tim (Catherine Bartley).

VBandz Level 2 Pairs – 1, Coolroe Gold (Diana O’Huid) & Callie (Lorna O’Neill); 2, Apache (Susanne O’Rourke) & Bronte (Natasha O’Rourke); 3, Gladys (Jane Capener) & Shady (Jenni Andrew); 4, Roos (Zoe Mortimer) & Coolhenry Hanna (Bobbie Ovington); 5, Piccolo (Katy Martin) & Ballyclough Nugget (Sheila Winters).

Claire Molloy Ceramics Level 2 Individual – 1, Chester (Fionnuala Solomon); 2, Shannon (Finian Carroll); 3, Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack); 4, Carrickavoher Charlie (Ryan Brooks); 5, Gallerus Boy (Rosemarie Bryson); 6, Sali Mali (Trish Young).

The Field Equestrian Centre Level 3 Pairs – 1, Johnny (Cassie O’Connell) & Ballymaclune Harry Leggs (Dede Clune); 2, Abbey (Amanda Sheridan) & Clooncarne Double C (Aoibhionn Reynolds); 3, Rushams Golden Breeze (Antje Keller) & Callaighstown (Elizabeth Keane).

Lady Chapel Stores Level 3 Individual – 1, Wooda (Sarah Thurnell); 2, Batman (Kirsten McCormack; 3, Garnagree Duke (Vicky McMullen).

Saoirse Saddlery Level 4 – 1, Flicka (Mairead Moynihan); 2, Marty Zee (Bambi Carroll).

Equine Therapies Veteran Horse Class - Zaristo (Sheila Fuller). Brendan Doyle Traditional Irish-Bred Horse Class – Woodbine Benjamin (Margo Monaghan).

Brian Geissel Photography Team Class – 1, Coolroe Gold (Diana O’Huid) & Callie (Lorna O’Neill) & The Mighty Tim (Catherine Bartley) & Zaristo (Sheila Fuller).

Orla O’Reilly Memorial Shield (Best Newcomer) – Carrickavoher Charlie (Ryan Brooks).

West Cork Trec Summer League PTV Sun Aug 14th

Posted by TREC Ireland on August 15, 2016 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

West Cork Trec Summer League PTV Sun Aug 14th

Bantry Pony Trekking

1st Winston Elli Horgan

2nd Kal Frances Whooley

3rd Molly Elaine Dolan Crowley

Level 2

1st Bailey Sara Gems

2nd Gladys Jane Capener

3rd Jester Sue Parfitt


1st Flower Power Bastian

Report Lullymore EC 17.7.16

Posted by TREC Ireland on July 19, 2016 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Many thanks to Celia Taylor for this report:

Sunday 17 July saw the third leg of the TRI Equestrian/Leinster TREC MA/PTV League. The competition was held at Lullymore Equestrian near Rathangan, Co Kildare. A really ideal venue for TREC as there is an all-weather cross country track with plenty of TREC type obstacles such as water-crossing, bank, step-ups, drops, logs and other challenges. Previous events at Lullymore have been held in snow and torrential rain, but Sunday was a beautiful sunny day which added greatly to event. The Lullymore personnel were incredibly helpful, especially in clearing the track for us to assemble our obstacles.


Nineteen riders participated on the day. Sadly just one Open rider, Vicky McMullen, who, along with her mum, Liz Burbage, is preparing to travel to the UK for the TREC UK British Championships. Vicky and Garnagree Duke had a great round and found it useful practice for the Brits.


There was stronger competition in the Intermediate section which saw slightly lower fences and slightly wider corridors, but was otherwise much the same as the Open. Maura Walsh achieved a remarkable First and Second on two different horses, Shakespeare and Foaly. Third was Siobhan French (Choral), Liz Burbage was fourth on The General’s Daughter, Johanna Gilligan and Foaly were fifth, and sixth place went to Susanne O’Rourke and Apache.


Errors of course made a big difference to the placings in the Novice section. Several experienced competitors were caught out by the twists and turns of the course, designed by Paula Donhoe and Celia Taylor. Margo Monaghan did a picture-perfect round on Ben to win, followed by Karina Kerrigan on Sinatra (second) and Jean Robinson, also riding Sinatra. Heather Egan was fifth on Brasso and Emma Robinson sixth on Fletch.


The day was rounded off with the presentation of rosettes and lovely prizes sponsored by TRI Equestrian.


As always there were many helpers and judges, both riding and non-riding, much appreciated by the organisers, and this ensured that the event ran on time, and was good fun for all.


Results Lullymore 17.7.16

Posted by TREC Ireland on July 19, 2016 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)





Open – 1, Garnagree Duke (Vicky McMullen).

Intermediate – 1, Shakespeare (Maura Walsh); 2, Foaly (Maura Walsh); 3, Choral (Siobhan French); 4, The General’s Daughter (Liz Burbage); 5, Foaly (Johanna Gilligan); 6, Apache (Suzanne O’Rourke).

Novice – 1, Ben (Margo Monaghan); 2, Sinatra (Karina Kerrigan); 3, Sinatra (Jean Robertson); 4, Brasso (Heather Egan); 5, Fletch (Emma Robinson).


More thank yous - Nationals!

Posted by TREC Ireland on July 15, 2016 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

We noted the omission of two important thank yous in the National Championship report - so a massive thank you to Adele Connor, our event secretary, as well as Geraldine Hourihane, who very kindly sponsored a beautiful bell presented to Jenni and Martah Norton of Bantry Pony Trekking. 

National Championships 2016 Report

Posted by TREC Ireland on July 10, 2016 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

West Cork TREC was the host for the 2016 TREC Ireland National Championships. Held by kind permission of at Bantry Pony Trekking in the beautiful setting of Coomanore South, riders from Kerry, Leinster, Clare and Leitrim took part in a challenging three phase event. There were 53 entries across the two days, most of whom competed on both days.

It is always a delight to see newcomers enter the competition, and this year was no exception. We introduced a special Level 1 Class for Under 16s, which allowed 7 of our U16 riders to enter their first three phase competition by going out in 2 groups with an adult rider accompanying each group as a non-competing supervisor. From the moment the horse boxes started rolling in to Bantry on Friday, the TREC camaraderie was evident, with the experienced always willing to help the inexperienced set up corralling equipment and tents. Friends greeted each other enthusiastically, and new friendships were formed before the weekend was out. The TREC groups are dotted around the country, and for some it is a long way to West Cork, so we thank all those who made the trip.

Traceur Bastian’s route took riders over bogs, on quiet country lanes and due to the generosity of many local farmers, across some wonderful fields, tracks and past beauty points such as Lough Bofina and Kealkill’s stone circle. West Cork TREC would like to extend a very warm thank you to all the land owners, without whom the true beauty of the area could not have been shown. The team at Bantry Pony Trekking provided a wonderful meal, with riders consulting that day’s scores and analyzing the route and checkpoint locations, figuring out where they may have lost precious points.

Sunday dawned with beautiful clear skies and sunshine and started early with a vet check for all horses. The Chilean vet declared all horses fit to compete, and the first riders started with the MA, (Control of Paces). The 150m corridor proved a decider in scores, with Sheila Winters scoring a fantastic 53 out of 60 to win top points in this phase. The obstacle course (PTV) built by Chef de Piste Bastian was next, a worthy Championship course with tight angles, jumps and tricky combinations. The undulating ground and hills had the beautiful Bantry Bay as a background with the sun shining down. Newcomer Lorea O’Sullivan, a young rider with the team from Lios Lara Riding Stables took first place in the PTV with a superb score of 148 out of 160 points.

Winners came from all groups and counties in Ireland, with a variety of breeds of horses and ponies. In the Level 1 it was mother son combination Anne Marie and Ciaran Cronin that took the red ribbon, with Anne Marie also taking home the coveted Grangeclare Cup for her overall highest Level 1 scores. In Level 2 pairs, another mother child combination, Liz Burbage and Vicky McMullan took 1st place, with Liz also winning Best Coloured horse and the Level 2 Grangeclare Cup. In the Individuals two Clare based riders fought it out for the win, with Kate Ryan Brouwer beating Finian Carroll to take home the red rosette. Mairead Moynihan maintained her overnight lead to win the Level 3 individual class, as well as the Level 3 highest overall score to win the Grangeclare Cup. In the Pairs class, Dede Clune and Kayleigh McCormack beat new to Level 3 Young Riders Fionnuala Solomon and Yasmin Roo Joyce- Nightingale. Kayleigh also had the highest PTV score in the Level 3, with a fantastic score of 139, a brilliant result for the Young Rider from Midlands TREC. Young Riders were extremely well represented at the event, with local rider Amanda Kelleher scoring the highest PTV in the Level 1 at her first three phase event. Lorea O’Sullivan won the U16 class, trained well by former International Young Rider, Annie O’Neill, and competing her pony, Poppy. Second was Ellie Horgan, team Bantry Pony Treeking, followed in third by Kate Sheehan. Another Young Rider Ryan Brooks from Three Counties TREC (Leitrim), who competed at his first TREC event and had a very impressive 30 points in the MA.

West Cork TREC and TREC Ireland would like to express their sincere thanks to our sponsors (Mother Bee, Bantry Pet & Equine Shop, O'Brien's Saddlery, Orchard Equestrian, KK Kennels, Brick Oven Bantry, West Carbery Pony Club, Castlemore Riding School, AIB Skibbereen, Jenni & Martha Norton, Megan Lynch & family, Julie & Annie O'Neill) to our competitors, judges & helpers and all our officials, especially the Traceurs (Bastian and Ian Squire, TD Gwen Bastian (Assistant TD Fiona Bastian) with a marvellous team at the venue (Karen Murphy, Sheila Fuller), the “men” (John Enright, Greg Owens and Jonathan Pheysey) for the smooth road crossings, Ros Lynch and Jill Davies for scoring, to everyone who supplied the food at the BBQ on Saturday to Berry for the refreshments on Sunday to those who loaned us equipment (line marker Bunratty UFC, tables & chairs Mealagh Valley Community Hall) to sponsors who donated consumables for the competitors and landowners (Drinagh Eurospar Skibbereen, Brosnan's Centra Schull).

Special thanks must of course go to Bantry Pony Trekking for hosting the competition at their venue, and lastly but not least, to Bastian who has been such a driving force in both West Cork TREC and TREC Ireland for many years. Below you will find a list of the winners, more detailed results can be found on our Results page. We hope you all enjoyed our event, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. 

National Championships 2016 Results

Posted by TREC Ireland on July 4, 2016 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Please note that the full results are avilable to download in PDF format in the Downloads section HERE. Many thanks to the sponsors, and congratulations and well done to all the riders! 

L3 Individual – 1, Leith Pimpernel (Mairead Moynihan); 2, Abbey (Amanda Sheridan); 3, Flora (Sandra Schmid).

L3 Pairs – 1, Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack) and Harry Legs (Dede Clune); 2, Chester (Fionnuala Solomon) and Coco ( Yasmin Roo Joyce-Nightingale).

L2 Individual – 1, Shannon (Finian Carrol); 2, Daithi (Kate Ryan Brouwer).

L2 Pairs – 1, Garnagree Duke (Vicky McMullen) and The General’s Daughter (Liz Burbage); 2, Piccolo (Katy Martin) and Paris 2 (Siobhan Wolf); 3, Shady (Diana O’hUid) and Winston (Niamh O’hUid).

L1 Individual – 1, Brownie (Anne O’Riordan).

L1 Pairs – 1, Mac (Anne-Marie Cronin) & Tinkerbell (Ciaran Cronin); 2, Frere Jacque (Margaret Lynch) and Woodbine Benjamin (Margo Monaghan); 3, Roos (Zoe Mortimer) and Hanna (Bobbie Ovington).

L1 Groups (Under 16’s) – 1, Poppy (Lorea O’Sullivan); 2, Blue (Kate Sheehan); 3, Henry (Ellie Horgan).

Best PTV – Poppy (Lorea O’Sullivan).

Best MA – Ballyclough Nugget (Sheila Winters).

Best Young Rider Level 1 – Maple Syrup (Amanda Kelleher).

Grangeclare Cup for Overall Best TREC Ireland member: Level 3 – Leith Pimpernel (Mairead Moynihan). Level 2 – The General’s Daughter (Liz Burbage). Level 1 - Mac (Anne-Marie Cronin).

Results Coolmine EC 26.6.16

Posted by TREC Ireland on June 28, 2016 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)





Level 3 Individual – 1, Batman (Kirsten McCormack); 2, Abbey (Amanda Sheridan); 3, Gallerus Boy (Rosemarie Bryson).

Level 3 Pairs – 1, Zee (Tara Creighton) and Bob (Ailbhe Gavin).

Level 2 Pairs – 1, Garnagree Duke (Vicky McMullan) and The General’s Daughter (Liz Burbage); 2, Surprise (Paula Donohoe) and Haise (Marie Gallagher); 3, Kitty (Louise McCormack) and Bruce (Robert Farrelly).

Level 1 Individual – 1, Caspian (Kayleigh McCormack).

Level 1 Pairs – 1, Fletch (Emma Robinson) and Horse (Marie Ralph); 2, Frere Jacque (Margaret Lynch) and Ben (Margo Monaghan).


Three Counties TREC Results 29th May 2016

Posted by TREC Ireland on May 31, 2016 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Finally - after a great weekend of training and a mini competition teamed up with the fab weather at a brilliant venue - we give the results!

Including for the first time - Speed Trec!


Level 4

1st Amanda Sheridan ( Abbey )

2nd Aoibhinn Reynolds ( Cupcake )

Joint 3rd Kirsten & Kayleigh McCormack ( Batman and Caspian )


Level 2

1st Rachel Woolett ( Ted )

2nd Diana O'Huid ( Jake )

3rd Antje Keller ( Maddie )

4th Susanne O'Rourke ( Apache )

5th Niamh OHuid ( Ruben )

6th Natasha O'Rourke ( Bronte )


Level 1

1st Cara Gilheany ( Cain )

2nd Ryan Brooks ( Charlie )

3rd Mairead Dooner ( Molly )

4th Susanne Moles ( Harry )

5th Felicity Lyons ( June )


Speed Trec

Level 4

1st Kayleigh McCormack ( Caspian )

2nd Amanda Sheridan ( Abbey )

3rd Aoibhinn Reynolds ( Cupcake )


Level 2

1st Diana O'Huid ( Jake )

2nd Susanne O'Rourke ( Apache )

3rd Natasha O'Rourke ( Bronte )

4th Rachel Woolett ( Ted )

5th Niamh OHuid ( Ruben )

6th Antje Keller ( Maddie )


Well done to everyone who took part in the training and were unable to participate in the competitions!

Turas TREC POR Results 22.05.16

Posted by TREC Ireland on May 23, 2016 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Turas TREC Training POR, Killenena, Co Clare

May 22nd,2016

Level 2x Pairs; 1st Sioux(Mary Elliot) and Beau(Kieran Browne), 2nd Ebony(Karen Nicholson) and Penny(Maunza Heidkte), 3rd Johnny(Cassie O’Connell) and Daithe(Kate Ryan)

Level 2x Ind; 1st Leith Pimpernell(Mairead Moynihan), 2nd Shannon(Finian Carroll)

Level 1 Pairs; 1st Fitzy(Hannah Clune) and Harry Legs(Deirdre Clune), 2nd Aramis(Francis Whooley) and Molly(Elaine Dolan Crowley), 3rd Deelish Molly(Sarah Whelan) and Diamond(Audrey Kelleher), 4th Dancer(Hilary Bassford) and Biscuit(Amba Kennedy), 5th Igle Piggle(Jasmine Last) and Clover( Polly Last)