WINTER 2018/19 NEWSLETTER
Please see the latest newsletter below – lots of information on events and training for the forthcoming months:
The AGM was held on 29th September 2018 and the draft minutes are available below:
SAVE THE DATE
After the success of the 2018 Trec Camp at Bucklebury, we are holding another camp in the same location in 2019. Camp will be over the weekend of 18/19th May so save the date and further information will be released nearer the time.
Following the Stowell Park Trec in June, the owners of the estate Lord & Lady Vestey asked for the venue fees to be donated to charity. £500 was donated to Wiltshire Air Ambulance and £500 to St John’s Ambulance.
WESSEX TREC MERCHANDISE
Polo Shirts, Hoodies, Sweatshirts and Tote Bags are available with the Wessex Trec logo on Prices are as follows:
Polo shirt £15
Tote Bag £4
Postage and Packing is £2.95
The range comes in a variety of colours: bright yellow, pale yellow, red, bright red, mid blue, bright blue, sky blue, purple, pale pink, bright pink, orange, khaki, bright green, mid green, mint green, olive, lilac, chocolate, burgundy, black and white.
The above are available from Helen Littlejohns on the Facebook page ‘Well Collar’d & Tarka’s Home Embroidery’ – she has the logo master so can add it to whatever product you would like.
Wessex Trec Camp held in April 2018 at Bucklebury Equestrian was a great success, lots of fun doing MA, PTV and POR practices, talks, a horse agility demo, yoga and a quiz – all rounded off with yummy home made food and most importantly lots of fun and laughter! Thank you to all involved.
Did you know you can gain a stunning rosette for your Wessex “POR miles”? You just have to enter your distances (kilometres!) on the form below and send it back to Christine Harling once you have done 50, then 100 etc
Wessex Trec in the News
The Oxleaze Trec in July was featured in the Southern Horse Magazine – see link below:
and also in the Wilts and Glos Standard – see link below:
Horse riders test their orienteering skills on the Ridgeway
In perfect riding weather, nineteen riders tested their map reading skills on 22nd April using the Ridgeway and the connecting rights of way between West Ilsley, Compton and Churn. The event, starting from Bury Down car park and organized by Wessex Trec, covered 14 or 20 km to be ridden at 7 or 7.5 kph with riders collecting ‘tickets’ along the way to ensure the correct route was taken. All returned safe, well and happy with one rider pair completing within 3 minutes of the optimal time. One quote was ‘This was the most fantastic ride ever! We had such fun’. Funds raised will go towards maintenance of the Ridgeway National Trail. Many pictures from the day can be found on the Wessex Trec Facebook page.
New Wessex Trec Rosettes
The first new Wessex Trec rosettes were handed out at the Wickstead Arena Trec Competition on 12th March 2017. The first person to receive one was the winner of the starter class Gwen Bailey and her lovely horse Zac
A TREC Oscar award for our Bibury Farm TREC!
Great news to discover that Bibury Farm was one of the 4 finalists in the category “Best Summer POR” at the recent TREC Oscars. The winner of this category was Poplar Park, the 2016 National Championship course, so really gratifying for our one-day TREC to be a finalist in that company!
It wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of landowner Nick, TD team of Alison and Simon, all the volunteers who judged on the phase – and of course all the TREC GB members who voted for Bibury Farm – thankyou all!
Work has already started on planning the PORs and PTVs for our two 2017 summer TRECs; our Wessex Downs TREC will be on 3rd and 4th June (when we hope to be able to offer Ls 1, 2, 2A & 3) and our Cotswold TREC (Ls 1 & 2) on 8th and 9th July. Schedules will be out later in the Spring.