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TREC Ireland

Tourism Related Equestrian Competitions Limited

 The Abbey Cup” 

Sponsored by Winfried Bastian the Abbey Cup is awarded to the leading rider of the competition year.

Bastian is a founding member of TREC Ireland. 

The cup is named after his mare Abbey Pierre who was a force to be reckoned with !

The league runs from October 1st to September 30th each year.



This competition is only open to TREC Ireland members. A rider, who is not a member on the day of a qualifying competition, 

will not receive any points.


Full three phase competitions and the MA/PTV Championships qualify for points towards the league.

Event notifications must confirm that the event is a league qualifier.


                Placing Points                                                                          Bonus Points

6th place            1                                              Level 1                                 0

5th place            2                                              Level 2                                 1

4th place            3                                              Level 2a &Level 3                2

3rd place            4                                              Level 4                                 3

2nd place           5                                             Individuals                             2

1st place            6                                              Attendance                           1

If there are less than 3 riders/pairs in a class, no bonus points will be awarded.

Only half of the placing points and bonus points are awarded for the MA/PTV Championships

The results of every qualifying competition and the league table will be published on the TREC Ireland website.

The Kaspyr Kup

Affiliated TREC Groups Team Perpetual Trophy 

Sponsored by Celie O Rahilly awarded to the best Affiliated Group team at the TREC Ireland Championships.

Rules 2023

  1. To be contested by a team of riders representing their group.  There would be a minimum of 3 riders, maximum of 4 per team.
  2. To be contested at the TREC Ireland Championships annually.  There must be a minimum of two teams competing for the Trophy on the day.
  3. All team members must be TREC Ireland members.
  4. A minimum of one of the team must have competed in at least one 'full' TREC event in 2022, i.e. all three phases of a one ore two day competition, prior to this competition. 
  5. The Affiliated Group must (if eligible in second year of existence) have paid their affiliation fee to TREC Ireland.
  6.  The team can be made up of riders at any level, e.g. all the same level or a mix.
  7. Entry fee per team: €15/€20 or €5 per rider.
  8. Entries, from the Group Secretary, with team details should be submitted on the official entry form by the closing date.
  9. Np rider can represent more than one Affiliated team.
  10. Each Affiliated Group can field as many teams as they wish.
  11. The highest three scores count.
  12. Bonus points will be awarded to riders as follows: Level 4: 30. Level 3 : 20. Level 2 : 10. Level 1 : 0. 
  13. Team riders must be permanently residing in the 32 counties.
  14. Entries to Diana O hUid. 

News & Blog

News & Blog

2019 PTV/MA Championships

Posted by TREC Ireland on August 31, 2019 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (0)




PTV Open Championship – 1, Paddy (Annie O’Neill); 2, Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack); 3, Secret (Anne Laure Guerin); 4, Lackagh Castle (Kayleigh McCormack); 5, Mo (Kate Sheehan).

PTV Intermediate Championship – 1, Cheyenne (Karina McVeigh); 2, Boynehall Benny (Sheaffe Monteith); 3, Apache (Susanne O’Rourke); equal 4, Lackagh Oscar (Kirsten McCormack) and Ballyphillip Gold (Frances Whooley); 6, Rio (Natasha O’Rourke).

PTV Novice Championship – 1, Lexy (Sue Walker); 2, Madam Rouge (Catriona Doran); 3, Rio (Niall O’Rourke); 4, The Mighty Tim (Catherine Bartley); 5, Ballynolin Annie (Sheila Fuller).

MA Championship – 1, Ballyclough Nugget (Sheila Winters); 2, Cheyenne (Karina McVeigh); 3, Paddy (Annie O’Neill); 4, Apache (Suzanne O’Rourke); 5, Lexy (Sue Walker); 6, Madam Rouge (Catriona Doran).


D-TREC Open – 1, Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack); 2, Piccolo Boy (Bobbie Ovington); 3, Lackagh Castle (Kayleigh McCormack); 4, Gallarus Boy (Rosemarie Bryson).


D-TREC Intermediate – 1, Cheyenne (Karina McVeigh); 2, Lackagh Oscar (Kirsten McCormack); 3, Ballyclough Nugget (Sheila Winters); 4, Haise (Marie Gallagher).


D-TREC Novice – 1, Ballyphillip Gold (Frances Whooley); 2, Lexy (Sue Walker); 3, The Mighty Tim (Catherine Bartley); 4, Dernahatten Grey Mist (Cora Halloran); 5, Molly (Elaine Dolan Crowley); Ballynolin Annie (Sheila Fuller).


SPEED TREC Open – 1, Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack); 2, Paddy (Annie O’Neill); 3, Mo (Kate Sheehan); 4, Lackagh Castle (Kayleigh McCormack); 5, Piccolo Boy (Bobbie Ovington).


SPEED TREC Intermediate – 1, Cheyenne (Karina McVeigh); 2, Apache (Susanne O’Rourke); 3, Ballyphillip Gold (Frances Whooley); 4, Ballyclough Nugget (Sheila Winters); 5, Amber Sky (Patrick Byrne); 6, Molly (Elaine Dolan Crowley).


Non-Championships PTV Intermediate – 1, Haise (Marie Gallagher); 2, Surprise (Paula Donohoe).


Non-Championships PTV Novice – 1, Dernahatten Grey Mist (Cora Halloran).


PTV Team Championships – 1, Leinster TREC; 2, Midlands TREC; 3, West Cork TREC.

Loughway Stud Leinster TREC D-TREC

Posted by TREC Ireland on July 29, 2019 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)




Open - 1, Haise (Marie Gallagher); 2, Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack); 3, Gallarus Boy (Rosemarie Bryson); 4, Piccolo Boy (Bobbie Ovington); 5, Lackagh Castle (Kayleigh McCormack); 6, Aria (Sheila Fuller).

Novice - 1, Rio (Niall O’Rourke); 2, Apache (Natasha O’Rourke); 3, Peanut (Ciara Connolly); 4, Kinnaveelish Socks (Margaret Lynch); 5, Madam Rouge (Catriona Doran); 6, The Mighty Tim (Catherine Bartley).

Open H/C - 1, Whisper (Mary-Kate Willie).

Novice H/C - 1, Piccolo Boy (Bobbie Ovington).

Best Dressage - Haise (Marie Gallagher).

Best Turned Out - Peanut (Ciara Connelly).

Loughway Stud Open League - 1, Haise (Marie Gallagher); 2, Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack); 3, Piccolo Boy (Bobbie Ovington); 4, Lackagh Castle (Kayleigh McCormack); 5, Aria (Sheila Fuller); 6, Gallarus Boy (Rosemarie Bryson).

Loughway Stud Novice League - 1, Rio (Niall O’Rourke); 2, Wilson (Judi Goor); 3, Lexy (Sue Walker); 4, Madam Rouge (Catriona Doran); 5, The Mighty Tim (Catherine Bartley); 6, Tango (Tina Fagg).

Loughway Stud Most Improved - Madam Rouge (Catriona Doran).

Loughway Stud Newcomer - Willow (Chloe Kelly).

Leinster TREC D-TREC

Posted by TREC Ireland on July 15, 2019 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)





1, Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack);

2, Haise (Marie Gallagher);

3, Boynehall Bennie (Sheaffe Monteith);

4, Piccolo Boy (Bobbie Ovington);

5, Lackagh Castle (Kayleigh McCormack);

6, Aria (Sheila Fuller).


1, Apache (Susanne O’Rourke);

2, Rio (Niall O’Rourke);

3, Wilson (Judi Goor);

4, Lexi (Sue Walker);

5, Tango (Tina Fagg);

6, Charlie (Sarah Spain).

Open H/C - 1, Wilson (Judi Goor).

Novice H/C – 1, Boynehall Bennie (Sheaffe Monteith).

Best Dressage – Wilson (Judi Goor).

Best Turned Out – Piccolo Boy (Bobbie Ovington) and Sandy (Heather Jaynes).

West Cork TREC PTV

Posted by TREC Ireland on April 29, 2019 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

PTV competition (Winter League Leg #6)

Bantry Bay Pony Trekking

28th April 2019:

Level 1 NOVICE

1, Luna (Sylvi Rigden); 2, Lucy (Richard Creedon); 3, Cody (Aoife O'Shea); 4, Sia (Mary Creedon); 5, Tilly (Roisin Whooley); 6 (tied), Ellie (Klervi Colas) and Rocky (Maria O'Mahony); 8 Paris II (Sally T); 9, Apachi (Margaret Manning).


1, Paris II (Siobhan Wolf); 2, Cookie (Judith Perrin); 3 Kal (Frances Whooley); 4 Shelley (Norma Steele); 5 Nugget (Sheila Winters); 6 Kavanaugh (Margaret Buckley); 7, Miley (Dave Finn)


1, Cookie (Judith Perrin); 2, Paris II (Siobhan Wolf)

We were very grateful to all who came to help set up the course at the start, and those who lent a hand with judging. Special thanks to Fiona Thurnell, an experienced judge with TREC GB, who joined us for the day to help out and judge at our local league event. Thanks also to Megan, Jill, & Adèle, all our competitors, and to Georgia & Bantry Bay Pony Trekking for the use of their facilities.

West Cork TREC PTV

Posted by TREC Ireland on February 18, 2019 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (0)

West Cork TREC PTV Competition (Leg #4, Winter League)

Caherdaniel, Bantry, Co. Cork.

February 17th 2019

Level 3, Advanced class - 1, Paddy (Annie O'Neill); 2, Lily (Patricia Kindler); 3, Molly (Elaine Dolan Crowley)

Level 2, Intermediate class - 1, Molly (Elaine Dolan Crowley); 2, Ballyphillip Gold (Frances Whooley); 3, Goleen (Marlina Posthuma Quirke); 4, Lily (Patricia Kindler); 5, Flower Power (Marlina Posthuma Quirke)

Level 1, Novice class - 1, Casper (Eimear Sheehan); 2, Paddy (Julie O'Neill); 3, Paddy (Sophie O'Sullivan); 4, Apachi (Margaret Manning); 5, Casper (Carla Rodriguez); 6, Casper (Zoe Higgins); 7, Tom (Adèle Connor)

We would like to thank Shirley Squire for taking on the role of Chef de Piste and designing the course, Bastian as Technical Delegate, and all our competitors, judges, helpers and spectators. Special thanks to Pat and Zora for the use of their facility.

Kerry TREC PTV and Speed TREC

Posted by TREC Ireland on January 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Kerry Trec Ptv and Speed Trec Competition 19 Jan 2019


1st Paris 2/ Siobhan Wolf 131

2nd Nugget/ Sheila Winters 129

3rd Penny/ Maunza Heidtke 117

4th Molly / Elaine Dolan Crowley 106

5th Polly / Frances Whooley 92

6th=. Merlin / Elaine Waters 56

6th=. Mikaela / Bridget Sheeran 56


1st Miley / Dave Finn 177

2nd Teddy / Phillippa Christie 174

3rd Jack / Claire Bunn 150

4th Skye / Liam Coughlan 149

5th Shelly / Norma Steele 139

6th Tom / Adele Connor 89


1st Molly / Elaine Dolan Crowley 2.03

2nd Nugget / Sheila Winters 2.06

3rd Penny / Maunza Heidtke 2.10

4th Paris 2 / Siobhan Wolf 2.24

5th Mikaela / Bridget Sheeran 2.32

6th Merlin/ Elaine Waters 2.38

7th Polly / Frances Whooley 2.49

West Cork TREC Winter Speed TREC November 12th 2018

Posted by TREC Ireland on November 12, 2018 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Level 3 - Advanced

1st - Paddy (Annie O'Neill)

Level 2 - Intermediate

1st - Molly (Elaine Dolan Crowley); 2nd - Paris II (Siobhán Wolf); 3rd - Diego (Niamh O'Carroll); 4th - Flower Power (Marlina Posthuma Quirke); 5th - Goleen (Marlina Posthuma Quirke); 6th Lady (Tinso); 7th - Mikaela (Bridget Sheeran); 8th - Polly (Frances Whooley);

Not placed (out of competition) - Goleen (Bastian); Flower Power (Bastian)

Level 1 - Novice

1st - Clyde (Wayne Brealey);

Not placed - Frank (Linda Brealey)

We would like to thank our judges and helpers for their time today, and all our competitors, especially those waiting outside who got caught in the heavy downpours. Special thanks to Pippa for designing her first course, to our Technical Delegate Bastian, and also to Zora and Pat for the use of their indoor arena and facilities.

West Cork TREC PTV Competition (Leg #4, Summer League 2018) 14th October 2018

Posted by TREC Ireland on October 14, 2018 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

West Cork TREC PTV Competition (Leg #4, Summer League 2018.)

Bantry Bay Pony Trekking, Hollyhill, Bantry, Co. Cork

14 October 2018

Sunday 14th October 2018 was the final leg of West Cork TREC’s Summer League. Less than a week after the country had got a battering from Storm Callum and subsequent days of wet and miserable weather, the dawn broke to reveal a calm and dry day, with morning sunshine promising some reasonably warm conditions for a day in mid-October (although the wind started to pick up in the early afternoon, and occasionally blew a little on the bitter side).

The first of the horseboxes began arriving at Bantry Bay Pony Trekking Centre shortly before 10.45am, followed by another and another, with the yard quickly filling up. Riders, judges and helpers began to move obstacles into their place around the arena, spacing out slalom poles, setting up the s-bend, jump, footbridge and the other obstacles, under the instruction from the chef-de-piste and the technical delegate.

The start of the actual competition was delayed, during which time the chef-de-piste gave a course walk and explanation of obstacles which was of great benefit for competitors who were new or inexperienced in TREC PTV obstacles.

After judges and assistants were allocated their obstacles, the first competitor entered the arena and we were off… The first two obstacles, the ridden corridor and slalom, were fast and some of the riders managed to get a nice canter through both. Control was required immediately after the slalom as the rider had to slow to a walk to negotiate the footbridge. Around the corner from the footbridge was the reinback, with some riders cantering from a standstill out of the reinback to pop over a jump. Skill and control was required here to gather the horse again for mounted immobility without passing through or beyond the circle. A knotted rope strung between 2 jump stands sufficed for a gate next. The method required to open the gate, move the horse through and close the gate again without letting go is more or less the same whether it be a rope or solid gate. However, this was a strange and new design for many of our equines and their riders to face, and was not without some refusals. The ridden S-Bend was next, with the rider dismounting to do the next three obstacles in-hand. The last of these three was the in-hand gate – without the previous drama as all the horses and ponies followed their riders quite happily through. Mounting from the offside was next, some riders having to think really hard about which foot to raise up to the stirrup. Once mounted, the rider took a diagonal line across the arena over the fake ditch, another obstacle newly introduced to our group’s indoor repertoire of obstacles, and it was not without a few problems. Riders had to turn sharply after the ditch to get back to the footbridge for a second time, followed by both the slalom and ridden corridor again, allowing for a quick turn of speed through to the finish line.

There was a break after the intermediate level riders had finished, allowing those judging to go and get their horses ready, and those who had just completed their competition had to put their horses away so they could judge the novice riders. The course was the same for both levels, though heights and widths of certain obstacles are adjusted to reduce the level of difficulty.

Once the last rider had finished their round, the course was dismantled and put away – many hands make light work as the saying goes. Shortly afterwards, the scorer announced the results, and rosettes were handed out accordingly. Group photographs were taken, and a steady rumble of horseboxes heading home commenced.

We hope everyone enjoyed the day and we would like to thank Bantry Bay Pony Trekking for the use of their lovely indoor arena, we are very grateful to be able to use their facility. We would especially like to thank Siobhán Wolf for taking on the role of course designer (chef de piste) for the first time and for challenging our riders, Bastian for being our technical delegate, and Jill as organiser/scorer.


Level 2, Intermediate class - 1, Flower Power (Marlina Posthuma Quirke); 2, Teddy (Phillippa Christie); 3, Cookie (Judith Perrin); 4, Molly (Elaine Dolan Crowley); 5, Paris II (Siobhán Wolf); 6, Polly (Frances Whooley);

Level 1, Novice class - 1, Ellie (Sylvi Rigden); 2, Minty (Delilah Roberts); 3, Girl (Majella O'Shea); 4, Génie (Solenn Méleu); 5, Lucy Lucky (Richard Creedon); 6, Tom (Adèle Connor);

National PTV and MA Championships

Posted by TREC Ireland on October 4, 2018 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)





PTV Open Championship – 1, Paddy (Annie O’Neill); 2, Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack); 3, Templebready Poppy (Lorea O’Sullivan); 4, Strandhill Batman (Kirsten McCormack); 5, Lackagh Oscar (Kirsten McCormack); 6, April Raven (Rachel Harney).

PTV Intermediate Championship – 1, Shalamar Black Velvet (Jacinta Kinkade); 2, Ross ML (Caroline Aragane); 3, Regal Ivy (Celia Taylor); 4, Ballyclough Nugget (Sheila Winters); 5, Flower Power Diamond (Marlina Posthuma Quirke); 6, Apache (Susanne O’Rourke).

PTV Novice Championship – 1, Rio (Natasha O’Rourke); 2, Lackagh Castle (Kayleigh McCormack); 3, Molly (Elaine Dolan Crowley); 4, Zaristo (Sheila Fuller).

MA Championship – 1, Strandhill Batman (Kirsten McCormack); 2, Ross ML (Caroline Aragane); 3, Ballyclough Nugget (Sheila Winters); 4, Templebready Poppy (Lorea O’Sullivan); 5, Paddy (Annie O’Neill); equal 6, Apache (Suzanne O’Rourke) and Molly (Elaine Dolan Crowley).

D-TREC Open – 1, Robert (Ailbhe Gavin); 2, Lackagh Oscar (Kirsten McCormack); 3, Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack).

D-TREC Intermediate – 1, Cheyenne (Karina McVeigh); 2, Shalamar Black Velvet (Jacinta Kinkade); 3, Boynehall Benny (Sheaffe Monteith); 4, Ballyclough Nugget (Sheila Winters); 5, Regal Ivy (Celia Taylor); 6, Flower Power Diamond (Winfried Bastian).

D-TREC Novice – 1, Zaristo (Sheila Fuller); 2, Molly (Elaine Dolan Crowley).

SPEED TREC Open – 1, Templebready Poppy (Lorea O’Sullivan); 2, Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack); 3, Robert (Ailbhe Gavin); 4, Paddy (Annie O’Neill); 5, April Raven (Rachel Harney).

SPEED TREC Intermediate – 1, Shalamar Black Velvet (Jacinta Kinkade); 2, Cheyenne (Karina McVeigh); 3, Apache (Susanne O’Rourke); 4, Paris II (Siobhan Wolf); 5, Ballyclough Nugget (Sheila Winters); 6, Ballyphilip Gold (Francis Whooley).

Non-Championships PTV Intermediate – 1, Cheyenne (Karina McVeigh).

Non-Championships PTV Novice – 1, Rio (Niall O’Rourke); 2, Bella (Colette Gaffey); 3, Song of Sixpence (Pauline Crosby).

Team PTV Championships – 1, Midlands TREC; 2, Leinster TREC A; equal 3, Leinster TREC B and West Cork TREC A.

Championships Postponed

Posted by TREC Ireland on September 26, 2017 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the MA/PTV Championships due to take place in Ballindenisk next Sunday the 1st October, have been postponed.

Alternatives are being looked into....more detail to follow soon.

PTV and MA Championships

Posted by TREC Ireland on March 28, 2017 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The 2017 PTV and MA Championships are to be held on the 1st of October at Ballindenisk, Watergrass Hill, Cork. The event is being hosted by West Cork TREC, event secretary is Adele Connor ([email protected]), and the flyer is available to download and print in the downloads section (under Event Downloads, Upcoming events). 

This competition will include PTV and MA Championship classes, as well as D-TREC and Speed TREC.

Leinster TREC PTV & MA League at Boswell EC

Posted by TREC Ireland on March 1, 2016 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to Sheila Fuller for the report, Sheila was also the TD on the day AND won the Open class, congratulations! 





After a long, wet winter and a recent obstacle Practice Session, Leinster TREC riders were eagerly anticipating the first outing of the TRI Equestrian-sponsored PTV/MA league. This was held in the large arena at Boswell EC, which provided plenty of space for a wide variety of PTV obstacles as well as a 50m MA corridor.


The course was a clever mixture of fast and slow obstacles, both Ridden and In Hand, and was a very well planned start to the season. One of the favourite obstacles and generally well done was the Mounted Immobility, with good TREC horses standing stock still in the marked circle, fascinated at the activity in the Working Hunter class in a nearby arena! The Tree Trunk and Hedge Obstacles were also generally well done and the One-Handed Figure of Eight – a relatively new TREC obstacle – was challenging but generally a great success.


As often happens on TREC courses, the two main ‘bogey’ obstacles were the S-bend and the Gate. The S-bend seems straightforward and easy, but oh so often one hears that little ‘tap’ as the edge is knocked over! And the Ridden Gate also provides a constant challenge, so easy to open from horseback but so hard to close despite all the leg-yielding training!


And the most surprising problem obstacle of the day proved to be the model life-sized cow beside the entrance to the arena! You would like to think that TREC horses and ponies would need to be used to livestock, but to most people’s amusement (though not the rider’s) several decided it was a monster in waiting. However, all got past it safely and continued on to complete their rounds in style.


Many thanks to the owners of Boswell Equestrian for the use of their lovely facilities and congratulations and thanks to the two organisers, Celia Taylor and Margaret Lynch, for a most successful and fun competition.



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

Intermediate – 1, The General’s Daughter (Liz Burbage); 2, Solo (Diana O’Huid); 3, Surprise (Paula Donohoe).

Novice – 1, Polo (Madeleine Kelleher); 2, Fletch (Emma Robinson); 3, Ben (Margo Monaghan); 4, Brasso (Heather Egan); 5, Dandy (Fiona Lee); 6, Sparkle (Sheaffe Monteith).


October Sun for TREC Ireland PTV/MA Championships

Posted by TREC Ireland on October 14, 2015 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

There was an air of excitement as the dawn mist lifted over the Punchestown Racecourse, competitors signed in and began to warm up, judges took their positions along the various courses and arenas. At 8.30am, the first horse left the starter to tackle the 2km course. The Chef de Piste made excellent use of natural obstacles, cross country fences and strategic placement of portable obstacles, to provide a course which challenged horse and rider schooling and focus. The Open Championship went to West Cork’s Annie O’Neill and her reliable partner Templebready Poppy with clubmate Johanna Connor and Serendipity of Orange winning the Intermediate Championship. The Novice PTV Championship was won by Leinster TREC’s Susanne O’Rourke with Apache. Champion and reserve champion at each level were presented with rugs and numnahs, the Open kindly sponsored by Ballinagappa House Stables, Intermediate sponsored by The Field Equestrian Centre and Novice sponsored by Quinn’s of Baltinglass.


After the long gallops on the PTV track, the MA (Control of Paces) Championship required focus and engagement as riders cantered and then walked the 150m corridor, with the slowest canters and fastest walks gaining the highest marks. There was no grade distinction within the MA with riders from level 1 through to level 4 pitting their skills against each other. Erin Begley’s Darcy rose to the top to secure the MA Championships for the Turas TREC group. Champion and reserve champion were presented with a rug and numnah respectively, kindly sponsored by Saoirse Saddlery.


After a lunch break, the course was set for the X-TREC Championships. X-TREC combines cross country with PTV for a fast paced challenge of jumping and accuracy.

Annie O’Neill secured the top spot on the Open track and another rosette for the West Cork haul, while the Novice went to Midlands TREC’s Katie Elwood.


Punchestown’s sand arena housed the Versatile TREC classes, Open, Novice, Intro and Junior. Versatile TREC is ridden in the same format as a dressage test and combines PTV (obstacles) with an obedience test. Both Versatile judges commented on the high standard of riding in this class, evident with scores upward of 70% in each class. Representing the North/West TREC group, Cheyenne ridden by Karina McVeigh produced an effortless test to secure the Open Championship. Leinster TREC’s Margo Monaghan and Ben won the Novice Championship while Annie O’Neill won the Intro class.


TREC Ireland wish to thank all who made this event possible, Punchestown Racecourse for the use of world class facilities. Thank you to the very generous sponsors; The Field Equestrian Centre, Tara Equestrian, Institute of Natural Medicine Ireland, Uisce Saddlery, Ballinagappa House Stables, Saoirse Saddlery and Quinn’s of Baltinglass. Volunteers are key to hosting TREC events and the army of judges and stewards assembled for the championship was a collection any sporting organisation could be very proud of.


Finally, on behalf of each of the riders thank you to the members of Leinster TREC who, as hosts of the event, spent months preparing, coordinating and organising. The proficiency of the hosts and the red carpet welcome made the TREC Ireland PTV/MA Championships 2015 an event that we will remember for many years to come.










Open PTV Championships - 1, Templebready Poppy (Annie O’Neill); 2, Strandhill Batman (Kirsten McCormack); 3, Garnagree Duke (Vicky McMullan); 4, Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack); 5, Darcy (Erin Begley); 6, Johnny (Cassie O’Connell).


Intermediate PTV Championships - 1, Serendipity of Orange (Johanna Connor); 2, Cupcake (Amanda Sheridan); 3, Gladys (Jane Capener); 4, Bay Gypsy Lady (Brenda Brown Buckley); 5, Cheyenne (Karina McVeigh); 6, Coco (Yasmin Roo Joyce Nightingale).


Novice PTV Championships- 1, Apache ( Susanne O’Rourke); 2, Ben (Margo Monaghan); 3, General’s Daughter (Liz Burbage); 4, Bailey (Sara Gems); 5, Shannon (Finian Carroll); 6, Archie (Mags Crawford).


Uisce Saddlery PTV Team Championships - 1, West Cork TREC Team 1 : Templebready Poppy (Annie O’Neill, ), Serendipity Of Orange (Johanna Connor), Bailey (Sara Gems), Winston (Martha Norton);

2, Leinster TREC Black: Apache (Susanne O’Rourke), Tiko (Rosemarie Bryson), Zaristo (Sheila Fuller), Callie (Lorna O’Neill);


3, Divided between West Cork Team Two: Gladys (Jane Capener), Coco (Yasmin Roo Joyce Nightingale), Flora (Sandra Schmid), Hector (Jenni Norton) and Leinster TREC Red: Ben (Margo Monaghan), Garnagree Duke (Vicky McMullen), Haise (Marie Gallagher).


MA Championships - 1, Darcy (Erin Begley); 2, Marty Zee (Bambi Carroll); 3, Strandhill Batman (Kirsten McCormack); 4, Cheyenne (Karina McVeigh); 5, Shakespeare (Maura Walsh); 6, Johnny (Cassie O’Connell).


The Field Equestrian Centre Open PTV - 1, Sullane Lady (Mairead Moynihan); 2,

Winterdown Rebecca (Nicola Corcoran).


The Field Equestrian Centre Intermediate PTV - 1, Ballycomber Blue (Katie Elwood); 2, Grace (Shirley Squire); 3, Surprise (Paula Donohoe); 4, Ballyclough Nugget (Sheila Winters).


The Field Equestrian Centre Novice PTV - 1, Bronte (Natasha O’Rourke); 2, Winterdown Cruise (Justine Greer); 3,Dougal (Sean Heavey); 4,The Mighty Tim (Catherine Bartley); 5, Michaela (Bridget Sheeran); 5, Shanbo Harvest Dun (Aimee Heavey).


Institute of Natural Medicine Ireland Open X-TREC - 1, Templebready Poppy (Annie

O’Neill); 2, Darcy (Erin Begley); 3, Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack); 4, Sullane Lady (Mairead Moynihan); 5, Marty Zee (Bambi Carroll); 6, Kiwi (Mayah Sammon).


Institute of Natural Medicine Ireland Novice X-TREC - 1, Ballycomber Blue (Katie Elwood); 2, Tiko (Rosemarie Bryson); 3, Apache (Susanne O’Rourke); 4, Johnny (Cassie O’Connell); 5, Shanbo Harvest Dun (Aimee Heavey); 6, Flora (Sandra Schmid).


Tara Equestrian Open Versatile TREC – 1, Cheyenne (Karina McVeigh); 2, Marty Zee (Bambi Carroll); 3, Strandhill Batman (Kirsten McCormack); 4, Zaristo (Sheila Fuller); 5, Ross ML (Caroline Aragane); 6, Jodi (Bidina McCabe).


Tara Equestrian Novice Versatile TREC - 1, Ben (Margo Monaghan); 2, Bailey (Sara Gems); 3, Good Girl Pumpkin (Megan McAvoy); 4, Frere Jacque (Margaret Lynch); 5, Winterdown Cruise (Justine Greer); 6, The Mighty Tim (Catherine Bartley).


Tara Equestrian Intro Versatile TREC - 1, Templebready Poppy (Annie O’Neill); 2, Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack); 3, Frere Jacque (Margaret Lynch); 4, Krusty (Kayleigh McCormack); Bailey (Sara Gems); 6, Molly (Penny Kelly).










TRI Equestrian Leinster TREC PTV/MA league

Posted by TREC Ireland on September 28, 2015 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)





Open – 1, Regal Ivy (Celia Taylor); 2, Surprise (Paula Donohoe); 3, Zaristo (Sheila Fuller); 4, Tiko (Rosemarie Bryson); 5, Prada (Sophie Sauveroche); 6, Garnagree Duke (Vicky McMullan).

Novice – 1, Bronte (Natasha O’Rourke); 2, General’s Daughter (Liz Burbage); 3, Apache (Susanne O’Rourke); 4, Ben (Margo Monaghan); 5, Heidi (Ciara Montgomery); 6, Dolly (Cliona Lynagh).


Updated downloads

Posted by TREC Ireland on May 25, 2015 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The downloads section of the website has been updated, to include new categories and the most up to date sheets for PTV, guidelines for judging and more. 

If you are an event organiser, the 'Administration' tab will be your friend, as well as 'Rules', which contains the rulebook, and the 4 sets of guidelines for judging and stewarding. 

Riders and judges please note that the newest PTV data and score sheets (as of March 2015) are now online, and a separate set has been issued for the two ditch obstacles - in hand and ridden, to reflect changes from April 2015. 


Posted by TREC Ireland on February 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

On Sunday, 15th February, eager riders and their mounts headed for Kingsdale Stud near Derrinturn, Co Kildare for a chance to brush up their PTV skills in readiness for the year ahead.

Thanks to owner Padraic O’Neill, we had both the large outdoor arena and the Derby Field Obstacles available for practice, and he had even organised the sun to shine for the day! With so much space, a total of 14 different TREC obstacles were laid out, many of which could be done as Led Obstacles also. They included Mounting, One-Handed Figure of Eight, Low Branches, Slalom, Tree Trunk, Ditch, S-bend, Water Crossing, Path Crossing, Drop and Step-Up.

As the first group headed out, on-foot helper Rosemarie Bryson went with them, accompanied by experienced rider Diana O’Huid. An experienced Judge, Rosemarie was able to tell the riders what was required at each Obstacle while Diana rode them to demonstrate how it should be done. With many newcomers on the day, as well as riders who had come along for a refresher, this formula worked well. Other groups were also accompanied on-foot, by Karen Reilly and Catherine Bartley who are both International riders, and with Niamh O’Huid (Level 3 TREC rider) mounted to demonstrate the Obstacles.

The last group of the day were 3 Junior Participants mounted on ponies, who were trying TREC for the first time. Accompanied by Catherine on foot, they had a great time either trying to get the ponies to stand (Immobility) or go (Water Crossing) and enjoyed ducking down to do the Low Branches!

As always with TREC, the challenges of the variety of Obstacles made for an interesting and fun day, and the smiles on everyone’s faces on finishing their practice said it all.

Our PTV/MA League starts on Sunday, 1st March and we have plenty more practice and training sessions organised throughout the year, so we look forward to meeting everyone again soon.


West Cork PTV Results 18 January 2015

Posted by TREC Ireland on January 23, 2015 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

It was a cold and icy day today for the first event of the year, PTV and MA in West Cork.  


Novice class:

1st : Roo Joyce, 2nd : Megan Davies, 3rd : Maeve O'Shea, 3rd : Bridget Sheeran,

Level 2:

1st : Bastian, 2nd : Sandra Schmid, 3rd :Jane Capener. 4th : Sue Parfitt, 5th : Judith Faunch, 6th : Shirley Squire


Control of Paces :

1st : JaneCapener, 2nd : Shirley Squire, 3rd :Sandra Schmid, 4th : Bastian, 5th : Roo Joyce, 6th : Sue Parfitt


Well done to all the competitors many who had never done the COP before!  The West Cork group would like to extend their thanks to  Jenni and

Chris for the use of their venue!