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TREC IRELAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, 2018.
THE FIELD EQUESTRIAN CENTRE, CO LAOIS, SUNDAY JULY 22ND
Sunday, 22nd July dawned bright and clear as riders prepared themselves and their mounts for the TREC Ireland National Championships. The venue was The Field Equestrian Centre at Ballyadams, in Co Laois, with the kind permission of Robert Owens and Kenna Chapman. The Field EC was the perfect setting for the Championships, with its fantastic all-weather cross country course and its surrounding forestry and scenic countryside. Leinster TREC were the hosts and organisers.
As a National Championships, all three phases of TREC were to be included in the competition and Chefs de Piste were Leinster TREC’s Paula Donohoe and Marie Gallagher and Traceurs for the POR were Sheila Fuller and Margaret Lynch. TD for the Championships was Bambi Carroll of Turas TREC.
The day started off with the MA (control of paces). This was laid out on part of the all-weather track, a lovely straight level stretch, but with the challenge of some jump obstacles and water feature alongside! This caused a few swerves and breaks in pace for some but many horses got decent scores here, giving them a good start to the day.
On then to the PTV (Obstacle) part of the competition, with its 16 Obstacles, planned by Paula Donohoe and Marie Gallagher This section started in the grassy paddocks and then continued onto and round the all-weather track. An excellent mixture of Style, Pace and Timed Obstacles meant that both rider and horse skills were challenged appropriately for a Championships. Obstacles included the Hedge, Gate, Shamrock, Water Crossing, S-bend, Mounting, Immobility (Ridden and In Hand), Footbridge and a final gallop to the Tree Trunk for those who wished! Several of the Obstacles also had a related difficulty, such as walking through water, and here riders and their mounts had an opportunity to show the partnership combination which is part of the original test for TREC.
After that test, riders presented their horses for a checkup, then had a welcome break before the afternoon’s challenge of the POR (Orienteering). Levels on the day were 2A, 2 and 1, both Individual and Pairs and there was also a non-Championships class.
So - Hi-Viz gear was put on horses and riders, fly masks, fly spray, fly fringes all attached and all prepared for the hot day and for the Equipment Check. Riders then entered the Maproom, copied their maps and set off on their routes. With the help of Robert Owens, owner of The Field EC with his local knowledge & contacts, the Traceurs Sheila Fuller and Margaret Lynch had managed to put together routes with lots of off-road for all Levels, with some wonderful views, old castle ruins and a walk around a lake. Also to help with the heat, checkpoints were supplied with water for the horses. And as a final surprise and to cool off horses’ legs, the last section of the route for all horses and riders was to enter and walk through a shallow forest stream for the last 250m back to the venue and final checkpoint.
Safely back at the venue, horses could be cooled off at the washbay before a rewarding haynet and rest. From then on, it was the Scorers, Brendan Gavin and Ros Lynch who were the busiest, as they compiled the rider’s results from the various sections, adding points and subtracting penalties to find the winning combinations.
In the meantime, several presentations were made. A raffle took place for all helpers on the day, to thank them for giving so generously of their time. And presentations were made of horse/rider gear to Kirsten and Kayleigh McCormack, who will be representing Ireland at the Young Rider FITE Euromondial Championships in Italy in August this year.
Finally, the Results were out, the Championships places decided and the prize giving could take place. Trophies, rosettes & prizes from TREC Ireland were awarded to all who were placed in each class and a special crystal presentation prize was generously given by sponsor Patricia Foley of Ballyglass Farms to the winners of each class.
All who helped to make the day such a success were gratefully thanked and applauded and finally, tired but happy riders and horses made their way home to all parts of Ireland.
Level 2A Individual – 1, Strandhill Batman (Kirsten McCormack); 2, Robert (Ailbhe Gavin); 3, Gallarus Boy (Rosemarie Bryson).
Level 2A Pairs – 1, Regal Ivy (Celia Taylor) and Boynehall Benny (Sheaffe Monteith); 2, Ballycumber Blue (Katie Elwood) and Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack); 3, Piccolo Boy (Bobbie Ovington) and Polly (Siobhan Wolf); 4, Juno (Trish Young) and Ginger (Sonia Serramia Ruiz).
Level 2 Individual – 1, Ballyclough Nugget (Sheila Winters); 2, Amber Sky (Patrick Byrne).
Level 1 Individual – 1, Coolroe Gold (Diana O’Huid); 2, Kedra Hugo Boss (Liz Burbage); 3, West Joey (Louise Parkes); 4, Trigger (Ellie Horgan).
Level 1 Pairs – 1, Cedergardim Ocean (Siobhan Ovington) and Teddy (Phillippa Christie); 2, Kleiner Onkel (Ulrike Schweder) and Sherry (Maria Schweder); 3, Apache (Joanne Robb) and Ringo (Lauren Robb).
Non-Championship Pairs – 1, Ballyphilip Gold (Ann Little) and Molly (Elaine Dolan Crowley); 2, Townend Lionheart (Chloe Brophy) and Rizzo (Sophie Crow); 3, Crosskennan Jethro (Ali Shields) and Zuko (Kerry Neill); 4, Maggie (Marissa Elliott) and Riley (Neil Kearns).
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Kilrussane, Knockraha, Co. Cork
23-24 June 2018
Level 3 Individual - 1, Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack); 2, Marty Zee (Bambi Carroll); 3, Winnie (Sandra Schmid);
Level 2A Individual - 1, Piccolo Boy (Bobbie Ovington);
Level 2 Individual - 1, Ballycumber Blue (Katie Ellwood);
Level 2 Pairs - 1, Ballyphillip Gold (Judith Perrin) and Polly (Siobhán Wolf); 2, Shady (Lucy Murphy) and Teddy (Phillippa Christie);
Level 1 Individual - 1, Trigger (Ellie Horgan);
Level 1 Pairs - 1, Kleine Onkel (Ulrike Schweder) and Casanova Kenry (Mags O'Riordan); 2, Walty (Samantha Payne Murphy) and Silver Spring Sia (Mary Creedon); 3, Cedargardim Ocean (Siobhán Ovington) and Lackagh Oscar (Helen McCormack); 4, Rocky (Maria O'Mahony) and Slieve Rushen Warrior (Shirley Squire);
Best POR - Kleine Onkel (Ulrike Schweder) and Casanova Kenry (Mags O'Riordan);
Best MA - Ballyclough Nugget (Sheila Winters);
Best PTV - Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack);
Best Young Rider - Trigger (Ellie Horgan);
West Cork TREC would like to thank our sponsors (Bluegrass Feeds, Dairygold, Equine Partnership, O'Briens Saddlery, Ryall & O'Mahony, Southern Farm & Fuel Supplies, Toymaster Ballincollig, Wolf Physical Therapy & Acupuncture Clinic, Zilco, and anonymous donors) for their generosity and lovely prizes. We would also like to say thank you to the Whooley family for the use of their farm as our venue for the weekend; to the local landowners for allowing us access across their land; to all the competitors and volunteers; and to the event officials Frances Whooley (Traceur), Adèle Connor (Chef de Piste) and Bastian (Technical Delegate).
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West Cork TREC Summer League leg #2
Bantry Bay Pony Trekking, Bantry, Co. Cork.
Novice - Level 1
1st Minty (Delilah Roberts); 2nd Spotty (Anna Sofie Haffner); 3rd Ellie (Sylvi Rigden); 4th Teddy (Karen Hickey); 5th Misty (Victoria Haffner); 6th Molly (Eileen Cronin)
Intermediate - Level 2
1st Flower Power (Bastian); 2nd Molly (Elaine Dolan Crowley); 3rd Teddy (Philippa Christie); 4th Ballyphilip Gold (Frances Whooley); 5th Hazel (Kate Sheehan)
Congratulations to all the competitors for coming to our league event. Thanks to Bantry Bay Pony Trekking for the use of their facilities, to Megan as chef de piste, and to the judges, helpers and spectators for making this such a lovely TREC day out.
Our next event is our Midsummer event, which will be a 2-day, 3-phase event held over the weekend of 23/24 June at a lovely venue in Kilrussane, Glanmire, Cork, just off the M8 motorway. The first day is the POR (orienteering) phase, with routes through rolling countryside, quiet roads, forestry and local bye ways. The second day is for the MA (control of paces) and the PTV (obstacles) phases. Entries are being accepted for the full 2-day event or just a single day (choose either Day 1 or Day 2). Closing date has been extended until Friday 15th June. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the schedule.
We will not be able to run a Summer League event in July, but we shall be back running more events for the Summer League in August and September, so please keep an eye out on our Facebook page for news of upcoming events. We would also like to wish the best of luck to our members who will be travelling to compete in the TREC Ireland National Championships at The Field Equestrian Centre, Monascreeban, Co. Laois on 22nd July 2018.
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SUNDAY, APRIL 29TH
Level 3 Individual – 1, Carlanstown Kid (Kayeigh McCormack); 2, April Raven (Rachel Harney); 3, Riley (Sonia Serramia Ruis); 4, Ross ML (Caroline Aragane); 5, Gallarus Boy (Rosemarie Bryson); 6, Piccolo Boy (Bobbie Ovington).
Level 3 Pairs – equal 1, Boynehall Benny (Sheaffe Monteith) and Regal Ivy (Celia Taylor) and Duck Quack (Keelan McCarthy) and Floss (Anna McCarthy).
Level 2 Pairs- 1, Apache (Susanne O’Rourke) and Rio (Natasha O’Rourke).
Level 1 Individual - 1, Haize (Marie Gallagher); 2, Song of Sixpence (Pauline Crosby).
Level 1 Pairs – 1, Kleiner Onkel (Ulrike Schweder) and Sherry (Pawel Suchocki) 2, Dan (Laura Filan) and Sparky (Eithne O’Kelly); 3, Cedergardim Ocean (Siobhan Ovington) and Lackagh Oscar (Helen McCormack).
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West Cork TREC Winter League
Leg 6 - PTV competition
Venue: Bantry Bay Pony Trekking, Hollyhill, Bantry, Co. Cork
A bright and airy new indoor arena was the perfect setting for the final leg of our winter league. We had a very good turnout, and were delighted to welcome some new faces to our competition. The day was dry too, a welcome change to the recent deluges, and riders were grateful to be able to stay dry while warming up in an outdoor arena and waiting for their turn.
Not everything went to plan though. A flat tyre on the horsebox at the yard delayed the chef de piste and company. Attempts to pump the tyre were unsuccessful so they had to unhitch and change boxes before setting off on their 40 mile journey to the event. Thanks to some quick thinking and modern technology, they were able to send a photo of the course layout ahead before they left Castletownbere so that members could begin building the course while they were still en route.
Once the course was complete, another 15 mins was allowed for the riders to walk the course. There were 8 obstacles to be done twice to make it up to a course of 16 obstacles. The order for the day was Level 3 (Advanced), Level 1 (Novice), Level 2 (Intermediate).
The first Level 3 rider was called down from the practice arena, and it immediately became obvious the course was not as innocent as it looked. The spacing and positioning of some of the obstacles meant the riders had to be smart about their approach to the next obstacle, especially if they wanted to negotiate it at the higher gaits. The second obstacle was the ridden corridor but a short approach meant many didn't attempt the canter needed to get full marks. The fifth obstacle, the one-handed figure of eight tripped up some riders, and a few were caught out for not releasing the reins before the horse's front feet passed the entrance cones. The in-hand footbridge was another obstacle giving trouble - while some horses trustingly followed their rider across, others were perhaps not quite so willing.
There were 22 entries in total across the 3 classes, though some of these were repeat rounds and marked out of competition accordingly. The results were announced about 15-20 mins after the last rider had completed the course, and rosettes for 1st to 3rd places for each level were handed out.
We would like to extend a huge thanks to Georgia Shiels and Bantry Bay Pony Trekking for the use of their lovely new arena, set very nicely on the hill overlooking the pond and cross-country course. We gratefully thank Bastian who, although was not able to attend the competition, transported some of the obstacles we needed to the venue the day beforehand. Last but not least, our thanks to the judges, competitors and all who attended making this a lovely day.
Level 1 Novice
1st Shelly (Norma Steele); 2nd Misty (Victoria Haffner); 3rd Paddy (Julie O'Neill); 4th Ellie (Sylvi Rigden); 5th Spotty (Anna Sofie Haffner); joint 6th Sia (Mary Creedon) and Oatie (Christina Doyle); 8th Clyde (Wayne Brealey); 9th The Dark Raider (Anna Polly)
Level 2 Intermediate
1st Pepper (Shana van Bellinghen); 2nd Paris II (Siobhán Wolf); 3rd Molly (Elaine Dolan Crowley); 4th Grace (Shirley Squire); 5th Ballyphilip Gold (Frances Whooley)
Level 3 Advanced
1st Paddy (Annie O'Neill); 2nd Winnie (Sandra Schmid); 3rd Hazel (Kate Sheehan); 4th Hazel (Lorea O'Sullivan)
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LEINSTER TREC MA/PTV/Speed TREC
SUNDAY, APRIL 8TH
Level 3 MA/PTV - 1, Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack) 173; 2, Callie (Lorna O’Neill) 122; 3, Gallarus Boy (Rosemarie Bryson) 121; 4, Ross ML (Caroline Aragane) 104.
Level 2 MA/PTV - 1, Cheyenne (Karina McVey) 190; 2, April Raven (Rachel Harney) 185; 3, Boynehall Benny (Sheaffe Monteith) 165; 4, Apache (Natasha O’Rourke) 144; 5, Ballycumber Blue (Katie Ellwood) 142; 6, Lackagh Oscar (Kirsten McCormack) 130.
Level 1 MA/PTV - 1, Arabella Baby Blue (Robyn Caterall) 181; 2, Sinatra (Karina Kerrigan) 165; 3, Kleiner Onkel (Ulrike Schweder) 150; 4, Freelancer (Louise Parkes) 148; 5, Dan (Laura Filan) 142: 6, Rio (Niall O’Rourke) 130.
Level 3 Speed TREC – 1, Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack).
Level 2 Speed TREC – 1, April Raven (Rachel Harney); 2, Lackagh Oscar (Kirsten McCormack); 3, Cheyenne (Karina McVeigh); 4, Ballycumber Blue (Katie Ellwood); 5, Boynehall Benny (Sheaffe Monteith); 6, Regal Ivy (Celia Taylor).
Best Overall MA – Cheyenne (Karina McVeigh).
Best Overall PTV – April Raven (Rachel Harney).
Best Overall Speed TREC – Carlanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack).
|Posted by TREC Ireland on March 29, 2018 at 9:15 AM||comments (0)|
TREC NORTH 2 PHASE PTV & MA
24th March 2018
Ali's Place, Tobermore, Co Derry
1, Arabella (ROBYN CATTERALL) 156
2, Rizzo ( SOPHIE CROW) 127
3=, Townend Lionheart (CHLOE BROPHY) 123 & Tabs (JENNIFER HAMILL) 123
5, Summer (KIM FIELDS) 116
6, Bella J (AVA STUBBS) 106
7, Blue (KIM MURPHY) 100
8, Molly (LYNDSAY BARNETT) 93
9, Arrab (RIO MCDONNELL) 84
|Posted by TREC Ireland on March 29, 2018 at 9:10 AM||comments (0)|
On Saturday, 24 th March, in lovely sunny Spring weather, Leinster TREC held a ridden POR training day. This was part of a series designed to assist riders at Level 2 who wish to either improve their skills at that level or progress to Level 3 competition. TREC trainer Bambi Carroll, a Level 4 International rider, travelled to Coolmine EC in Co Dublin to give the benefits of her experience & skills to the riders.
The day started with each rider measuring their horse’s stride number, over a distance of 50 metres, in both walk and trot. This is essential for knowing how far to travel if asked: ‘On a Bearing of 185° ride for a distance of 75 metres’. Riders then continued with a series of different Bearings routes laid out throughout the acres of the equestrian centre. Riders had the opportunity to try to follow the detailed instructions for each set of Bearings, learning how to sit on the back of a moving horse while using their compass at the same time. It was a great opportunity in a training environment to be able to take time to return and repeat a step, if any rider was unsure of their accuracy.
After the morning spent on Bearings, riders and horses returned to the venue for a welcome break. Bambi then started the afternoon session with theory practice on maps in the venue’s conference centre. Riders were given lots of hints and tips and then were asked to copy map routes within a given time and also to check their ability to locate gridpoints on a map.
The day then ended with riders and horses heading out from the equestrian centre on a short route to put into practice all the skills they had learned. Similar to a competition day, they were given a map and instruction sheet with a set of Gridpoints to mark on it before leaving the venue and riding to each point in turn, using their compasses and looking for tickets to write down on the way. All riders and horses completed this part very successfully and the day ended on a high note.
Leinster TREC are very grateful to Bambi for giving her time and expertise for the benefit of all the riders who gained enormously from the whole day.
|Posted by TREC Ireland on March 22, 2018 at 4:50 AM||comments (0)|
WEST CORK TREC WINTER LEAGUE LEG 5
SUNDAY, MARCH 11TH
Level 1 - Novice
1st Paddy (Julie O'Neill); 2nd Winnie (Bethany Gouldsmith); 3rd Teddy (Pippa Christie); 4th Rocky (Maria Mahony); 5th Sam (Catherine Devlin); 6th Pearl (Anna Polly)
Level 2 - Intermediate
1st Flower Power (Marlina Posthuma Quirke); 2nd Molly (Elaine Dolan Crowley); 3rd Grace (Shirley Squire); 4th Ballyphilip Gold (Frances Whooley); 5th Lady (Agustin Rodriguez Villanueva);
Level 3 - Advanced
1st Templebready Poppy (Lorea O'Sullivan); 2nd Paddy (Annie O'Neill); 3rd Cornflake (Martha Norton); 4th Flora (Sandra Schmid); 5th Shady (Lucy Murphy)
Many thanks to the riders, to chef de piste Annie for the lovely course, and all the judges, helpers and spectators. Special thanks to Pat and Zora for the use of the arena.
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Results West Cork TREC Winter League (Leg 4)
Sunday 18th February 2018
Cashelane Stud, Durrus, Co. Cork
1st Pearl (Anna Polly); 2nd Sia (Mary Creedon); 3rd Derrivara Isabella (Christina Doyle); 4th Chess (Catherine Devlin)
1st Paris II (Siobhán Wolf); 2nd Grace (Shirley Squire); 3rd Flower Power (Marlina Posthuma Quirke); 4th Molly (Elaine Dolan Crowley)
1st Paddy (Annie O'Neill); 2nd Templebready Poppy (Lorea O'Sullivan)
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In March, we are starting with D TREC @ Loughway Stud on the 4th. This is a mixture of dressage movements and obstacles with rosettes and prizes sponsored by Feaha Moore of Loughway Stud. Entry form, Poster and Tests will be sent out shortly. Suitable for all levels.
On 11th March - an event taught by International TREC riders. It will consist of on foot off road and bearings training in Punchestown and surrounding area. This will be for people who have some level 2a/3 experience and also those looking to move up. Time will be allowed at the start to teach people how to follow the map using their compass, how to measure distances and also how to complete a bearings section.
All of the above, followed on the 24th March with POR training from Bambi Carroll, another International TREC rider.This is for those L2 riders who wish to advance to L3 and also for those L2 riders who wish to enhance their skills.
Details will be circulated before the events.
|Posted by TREC Ireland on January 30, 2018 at 4:15 AM||comments (0)|
WINTER PTV LEAGUE
BALLINAGAPPA HOUSE STABLES
SUNDAY, JANUARY 28TH
Open - 1, Bob (Ailbhe Gavin); 2, Caspian (Kayleigh McCormack); 3, Gallarus Boy (Rosemarie Bryson); 4, Haise (Marie Gallagher); 5, Regal Ivy (Celia Taylor); 6, April Raven (Rachel Harney)
Novice – 1, Gloria (Rachel Woollett); 2, Kleiner Onkel (Ulrike Schweder); 3, Boynehall Benny (Sheaffe Monteith); Equal 4, Sinatra (Karina Kerrigan) and Oscar (Kirsten McCormack); 5, Dan (Laura Filan); 6, Kinnaveeilish Socks (Margaret Lynch)
Top Score PTV – 1, April Raven (Rachel Harney); 2, Bob (Ailbhe Gavin); 3, Caspian (Kayleigh McCormack); 4, Gallarus Boy (Rosemarie Bryson); 5, Regal Ivy (Celia Taylor)
Accumulator PTV – 1, Freelancer (Louise Parkes); 2, Oscar (Kirsten McCormack); 3, Gloria (Rachel Woollett); 4, Dan (Laura Filan); 5, Rushaun Milly (Eileen Maguire); 6, Sinatra (Karina Kerrigan)
Open PTV League Final – 1, Caspian (Kayleigh McCormack); 2, Gallarus Boy (Rosemarie Bryson); 3, Bob (Ailbhe Gavin); 4, Haise (Marie Gallagher); 5, Regal Ivy (Celia Taylor); 6, April Raven (Rachel Harney)
Novice PTV League Final – 1, Kleiner Onkel (Ulrike Schweder); 2, Oscar (Kirsten McCormack); 3, Boynehall Benny (Sheaffe Monteith); 4, Rio (Natasha O’Rourke); 5, Sinatra (Karina Kerrigan); 6, Dan (Niamh Fitzpatrick)
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WEST CORK TREC WINTER LEAGUE
SUNDAY, January 21ST
Level 1 - NOVICE
1st - Pearl (Anna Polly); 2nd - Paddy (Julie O'Neill); 3rd - Mikaela (Bridget Sheeran); 4th - Lady (Tinso)
Level 2 - INTERMEDIATE
1st - Molly (Elaine Dolan-Crowley); 2nd - Paris II (Siobhan Wolf); 3rd - Ballyphilip Gold (Frances Whooley); 4th - Kildavan Cookie (Judith Perrin)
Level 3 - ADVANCED
1st - Paddy (Annie O'Neill); 2nd - Hazel (Kate Sheehan); 3rd - Templebready Poppy (Lorea O'Sullivan)
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