Calendar

I run clinics in all aspects of the sport of TREC, for all equines and their humans – everyone is welcome! Age, experience and confidence are never a barrier to joining in, all obstacle sessions are open to ridden equines age 4+ and non-ridden equines of any age. 

Obstacle sessions are great cross-training and life experience, and very useful for improving your partnership and confidence.

Read more about the different types of clinic here

If you want to know more about competing in TREC, you can read some guides that I wrote for my local club here.

1 Feb – Afternoon map skills walk, Brodsworth nr Doncaster £10 – book

We’ll take a steady pace for around 3-4 hours including a refreshment break, so suitable for all & can include bearings/grids practice or just map reading.
If you book all four afternoon map walks it’s just £35. U21s £5.
2 Feb – off

8 Feb – Indoor Arena – Bromley Farm, Penistone & District RC
Learn how to complete a series of mobile TREC obstacles – over, under, around and through in their indoor arena. 60 mins in a group of 3 £30 – book (£25 PDRC members)
9 Feb – Middleton Park Arena TREC WHTG


15 Feb – Indoor Arena – Jodhpurs Tockwith YO26 7QE
Learn how to complete a series of mobile TREC obstacles – over, under, around and through in their indoor arena. 60 mins in a group of 3 £30 – book  one place left

16 Feb – Yard visit – Hinckley

22 Feb – Indoor Arena – Ashday Hall Southowram HX3 9TR

Learn how to complete a series of mobile TREC obstacles – over, under, around and through in their indoor arena. 60 mins in a group of 3 £30 – book 3 places

23 Feb – Indoor Arena – Abbey Farm nr Matlock DE4 2GL
Learn how to complete a series of mobile TREC obstacles – over, under, around and through in their indoor arena. 60 mins in a group of 3 £30 – book 3 places
If you’d like to work solely on gates, the last two sessions of the day at this venue will be semi-private gate-only clinics, with various simulated & portable gates to pinpoint what you need to work on & have the opportunity to practice a wide variety in a calm environment. Just 1 gate place left! £35 – book

29 Feb – WHTG organisers & officials conference
1 Mar – am – Crain Syke liveries
1 Mar – pm – Indoor Arena – Wakefield RDA
Learn how to complete a series of mobile TREC obstacles – over, under, around and through in their indoor arena. 60 mins in a group of 3 £25 – book 1 place left
1 Mar 6pm – Get Into TREC, a demo at Wakefield RDA
£5 if booked in advance or £8 on the door

7 Mar – Afternoon map skills walk, Vicar Water (forest) nr Mansfield £10 – book U21s £5. 
We’ll take a steady pace for around 4 hours including a refreshment break, so suitable for all & can include bearings/grids practice or just map reading.
If you book all four afternoon map walks it’s just £35. U21s £5.
8 Mar – WHTG competition Hazlehead Hall
14 Mar – Yard visit HOSM
14 Mar – Indoor Arena – Oakley Equestrian near Scunthorpe *afternoon only*
Learn how to complete a series of mobile TREC obstacles – over, under, around and through in the indoor arena. 60 mins in a group of 3 £30 – book 5 places left

15 Mar – CPD Train the judge trainer

21 Mar – off RS

22 Mar – off RS

28 Mar POR skills – full day on foot – introduction to orienteering for TREC, Wakefield
10am-4.30pm Aimed at newcomers and level one riders – map room skills, using landmarks to follow your progress on the map, working out your speed. £25 – book 
29 Mar POR skills – full day on foot – intermediate improvers, Wakefield
10am-4.30pm Aimed at those wanting to move up the levels & gain confidence with compass work, grids, bearings, strategy for forests, working out where you are when lost & other challenges you might find at level 2A/3 – worm routes, different scales, aerial photographs, old maps. £30 – book

4 Apr – Afternoon map skills walk, Ilkley (moorland) £10 – book U21s £5. 
We’ll take a steady pace for around 3-4 hours including a refreshment break, so suitable for all & can include bearings/grids practice or just map reading.
If you book all four afternoon map walks it’s just £35. 

5 Apr – Indoor Arena TREC or gates Ivanhoe Equestrian, LE65 2UG
*horse must have had a flu booster within 6m of this event*
Learn how to complete a series of mobile TREC obstacles – over, under, around and through in their indoor arena. 60 mins in a group of 3 £30 – book
If you’d like to work solely on gates, the last two sessions of the day at this venue will be semi-private gate-only clinics, with various simulated & portable gates to pinpoint what you need to work on & have the opportunity to practice a wide variety in a calm environment. £35 – book

11 Apr – outdoor arena & super spooky TREC or gates – Ingleby Hall Livery LN1 2PQ
The sessions will be standard TREC first, then gates, then super spooky TREC but session times depend on how many people book each option. If windy, the super spooky sessions will take place in the smaller indoor arena for safety. 
TREC £30, super spooky TREC or gates £35 

18 Apr – outdoor arena – Southbank Equestrian, Sussex more details TBC
19 Apr – outdoor arena – Model Farm, Shillington SG5 3NA
Learn how to complete a series of mobile TREC obstacles – over, under, around and through in a large outdoor arena. 90 mins in a group of 4 £35 – book (includes lunch)
If you’d like to work on gates, the last session of the day at this venue will be a gate-only clinic, with various simulated & portable gates to pinpoint what you need to work on & have the opportunity to practice a wide variety in a calm environment. £35 – book
25 Apr – Outdoors – Wakefield

This purpose built TREC training field is a great venue to ride mobile obstacles along some testing terrain obstacles – they have a staircase, sunken road, bridge & small logs to tackle. £35pp, choose your session – private 45 mins, semi private 1 hour, group of 3 90mins or group of 4 for 2 hours. £35 – book

26 Apr – Young Rider training day, Wakefield
A day devoted to the next generation of TREC riders – chance for them to meet like-minded young people & make friends that they can meet up with at competitions. Obstacle sessions & activities for all ages/levels.
Tell me what you want to know about/practise, and I’ll do my best to incorporate it! 
A: novice/nervous/newcomers (lead rein welcome) – taster session on the obstacles & chat about the other phases to bolster enthusiasm to try TREC, perhaps starting with winter competitions. £20
B: those who have been to training before & want to start competing – group obstacle & control of paces training, practice map copying, short on foot map reading practice, chat about what to expect at competitions. £35
C: those who are already competing & want to improve/aim for international teams – private or semi private obstacle & control of paces training. £35
Book – please state experience/confidence on the form
Requests already received:
how to set up a corral. 

2 May – Outdoor Arena – Long Lover Livery, Halifax HX3 7TJ
Learn how to complete a series of mobile TREC obstacles – over, under, around and through in the sheltered outdoor arena. 60 mins in a group of 3 £25 – book (liveries £20)

3 May – available
8-10 May Keysoe & Three Shires Camp
16-17 May available
23 May – not available
24 May – level one competition West Yorkshire
30 May – available
31 May Outdoor CHAPS obstacle training
90 minute training sessions with a few mobile obstacles and all the fabulous terrain & agility obstacles on the playground. After your session you’ll then be able to stay on the playground for a further 30 minutes playtime! Why not make a day of it, bring lunch and go for a hack too? £40 – book

6 June Outdoor Guisborough TREC training 
All my obstacles will be set out in an undulating field so you can practice your ups & downs on the banks as well as the usual over/under/around/through with my mobile obstacles. £30 – book

7 June Outdoor Ingleby TREC training, LN1 2PQ
Train on the purpose built level one TREC course with small steps, ditch, water & the full range of mobile obstacles. £30 – book

13 June Outdoor XC & TREC obstacle training, Carr Farm Wykeham YO13 9QR 
The mobile obstacles will be set out around the fantastic XC course with ditches, bank, steps & water to train on the full range of PTV obstacles. 90 mins in a group of 4. £35 – book

14 June Yard Visit JF nr Sheffield
20-21 June off Harwood Dale competition N Yorkshire
27-28 June Wakefield camp
Training in all phases of TREC at a fantastic facility – private obstacle tuition, small group control of paces practice, on foot map reading practice & accompanied map reading hack in threes, free time for further obstacle practice plus mini competition. Full details. £25 deposit due on booking, remaining £125 due by 1 June book here 1 place left

4 Jul – Outdoor at National Forest RC Showground, Ticknall Derbyshire
The morning will be a series of clinics in small groups for one hour, the afternoon will be a competition run along the lines of dressage – a set course of obstacles & control of paces for you to complete at a time slot. 
5 Jul – Outdoor XC at Caistor EC, Lincolnshire
These sessions build confidence, trust and partnership as you navigate a range of mobile obstacles that you have to go over, under, around and through in amongst the terrain obstacles such as water crossing out on the cross country course.
Groups of 4 for 90 minutes each, maximum 20 places available.
Book via Kate at Caistor kate@caistorequestriancentre.com, call the centre on 01472 859341 or message the Caistor Equestrian Centre Page on FB. Payment will be required in advance to confirm your place.

11 Jul – available
12 Jul – camp from 12 noon
18/19 Jul – available (Oasby competition)
25-26 July TBC CHAPS camp

31 July-1 August L2/3/4 championships, Chilham Castle, Kent
22-23 August L1 championships, Widmerpool, Notts
30 August Ingleby day camp

10 October – TD conference