I’m Evie, a TREC trainer based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. I run clinics in all aspects of the sport of TREC, for all horses and riders – everyone is welcome! Age, experience and confidence are never a barrier to joining in. Obstacle sessions are great cross-training and life experience for any horse, and very useful for improving the partnership and confidence of horse and rider. If you want to know more about competing, you can read some guides that I wrote for my local club here.
My first taste of TREC was at a level one pairs competition at Escrick, York in 2004. I have competed at level two and three in the UK and Ireland as time and circumstances have allowed, and it’s become my passion! TREC is a great way to build a strong working partnership with any horse, build your confidence out exploring the countryside and you get to ride in some fantastic places.
I trained as a BHS TREC judge in 2005 and am now a TREC GB Judge Trainer. I have organised and scored for many competitions, and attended TREC GB Technical Delegate and Tracer (POR route designer) training so I know the sport inside out and have in depth knowledge of the rules.
I began training other riders for BRCs in 2009, and in 2015 I set up as a freelance coach, insured by SEIB. My aim is to improve the partnership, trust and confidence that horse and handler have throughout a session.
I have trained and competed on some very different horses, and riding them as well as coaching hundreds of others in my training sessions has given me a variety of tools and approaches for different scenarios.