What is Trec?
TREC was bought to the UK by the BHS in 1998 and has expanded into a popular and accessible equestrian activity.
Developed from the expertise required of horse and rider while out hacking, it is designed to test navigational competence, control of horse’s paces and ability to tackle a variety of obstacles.
These skills are tested over three phases – orienteering on horseback (POR), control of paces (CoP) and cross-country/obstacle course (PTV).
Competitions are run across four levels, catering for beginners through to those at international level. The British Horse Society run two leagues the BHS TREC League which runs from March to October and the Kelly Marks ‘Perfect Partners’ Winter Series which runs from October to March.
This friendly sport is a great way to give confidence to both you and your horse, while having fun. Why not give it a go?
For more information contact the BHS Competitions Department on 02476 840817.