Want to join in with TREC but have no transport? Work weekends? Can’t get childcare? Now you can! Build one (or more!) of the courses below at home, get someone to film you riding it, and upload your video anywhere it can be shared eg facebook, dropbox, youtube. Send me the link to firstname.lastname@example.org on facebook messenger, and I’ll reply with payment details when I’ve checked that I can see the video. I will send your score & feedback within 7 days of payment. Submitting your video is confirming you agree with the rules.
There are options for everyone!
Four pole challenge – taster class – £5
Watch the demonstration here
1. Corridor A (walk, trot or canter), 2. Rein back in B, 3. Corridor C (walk, trot or canter), 4. Ridden immobility in A (10 seconds), 5. Neck reining one handed (walk), 6. S-bend (walk).
Winter league – £7 per class
I will publish at least one course each month for you to have a go at, with a captioned video and diagram to help you set it up. The obstacles will just require basic school equipment such as poles, wings and cones.
Course 1 – rope gate, figure eight (w/t/c), ‘u’ bend, corridor (w/t/c), immobility, mount from block. Demonstration video, arena setup diagram
Course 2 – bending (w/t/c), rein back, s bend (walk), neck reining (walk), led immobility, led corridor (walk/trot). Demonstration video, arena setup diagram
Course 3 – supersize s-bend (w/t/c), ridden immobility, shamrock (w/t/c), corridor (w/t/c), neck reining (walk), side pass. Demonstration video, arena setup diagram
Course 4 – corridor (w/t/c), immobility, corridor (w/t/c), rein back, jump (height of your choice), figure eight(w/t/c). Demo & diagram will be released by 1 Feb.
Course 5 – mount from block, awkward rein back, side pass, ‘low branches’ (w/t/c), neck reining, water/footbridge. Demo & diagram will be released by 1 Mar.
All courses will remain open for submissions until the end of March, so you can do one at a time or do them all together in March!
All entries submitted up to 31 March 2018 will go into a league, with the three best scores for each combination being added together to find an overall winter winner, as well as prizes being awarded for the best scores on each course (subject to entries). Rosettes & prizes will be posted out to the top combinations.