Despite some atrocious weather, the Kelly Marks ‘Perfect Partners’ TREC competition organised by the BHS Wiltshire Committee at Pewsey Vale Riding Centre saw not only a high number of entries from as far afield as Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire but an equally large number of volunteer judges and stewards turned out to ensure all competitors enjoyed a safe and successful event.
BHS TREC is a fun equestrian sport for all abilities and it’s the official sport of the BHS. It aims to develop the skills a horse and rider need while out hacking, with three phases testing the riders ability at orienteering, negotiating obstacles and basic flatwork. And it caters for all levels of rider from beginners to experts so BHS TREC is a sport for everyone.
The Kelly Marks series focuses on the Control of Paces and the Obstacle Course so there’s no need to be an expert at map reading (and no chance of getting lost either) but like all TREC events it relies heavily on a large number of helpers to act as obstacle judges, be time keepers, do the scoring or just steward to make sure that everyone has a great day out.
Wiltshire was well represented in the winning stakes with Kelly Reilly from Pewsey on ‘Flame’ placed first in the Newcomers class with a very commendable score of 73%. Pewsey featured again in the Intermediate class with Tacye Ashford-Brown on ‘Blue’ winning with a score of 71% and in the Open class, Zara Lawlor from Bampton in Oxfordshire riding ‘Sensible Sam’ topped the day with a score of 87.5%.
The BHS Wiltshire Committee will be holding a further TREC competition on the 16th June at White Horse Liveries, Alton Marnes with Level 1 and 2 Pairs and Individual Classes – see www.bhs.org.uk for details. But remember no BHS TREC event could take place without the help of numerous volunteers. Their dedication and contribution to the sport is invaluable and volunteering is also a great way to find out more about BHS TREC. If you would like to help at our next event then just contact Charles Irvine (07982 075 922) – you’ll find a very warm welcome from the team at BHS Wiltshire.