Dot started out 8 years ago in level 1 with her lovely big horse Max. Fast forward 8 years and Dot has just returned from the Trec World Championships in Segovia in Spain, where she came 13th with her her horse Wahiki. This is the third time she has been selected to ride for Team GB: "It was a complete honour to be competing for my country and as well as the GB flag, we had the stables festooned with Scottish bunting. I would love to see more Scottish riders trying for Team GB and I know we have the talent. It takes hard work and dedication and a bit of luck too."
South of Scotland TREC
South of Scotland TREC is a new affiliated club launched to promote TREC generally and in south Scotland specifically. Those involved are experienced competitors, both national and international, who are able to bring a wealth of knowledge to the new club.
It is our aim to encourage new members from the South of Scotland to come along and enjoy this sociable sport we have found so rewarding and challenging.
This winter we are running Arena TREC competitions at Kelburn, in North Ayrshire; and at Hyndshawland in South Lanarkshire, which will combine to give an overall SoS TREC winter league. Summer competitions are yet to be agreed, but there are ample opportunities and venues across our broad region. The team at SoS TREC have already organised many summer competitions at all four levels of TREC, including the Scottish Championships.
Training is being organised for the PTV obstacles, for the Control of Paces, plus map reading and compass work. Hyndshawland and Kelburn are wonderful venues for training in every aspect of TREC, including the orienteering. Amongst those offering training, we have a member of the British team, fresh back from the World Championships in Spain, and the current British Champion. There are other trainers waiting in the wings eager to help.
Dot Still - The Chairman
Sheila Watson - The Treasurer
TREC is a very inclusive sport, where everyone helps out in all aspects. That may be sharing orienteering techniques, advice with riding skills, moving equipment, aiding your competitor, making tea, scoring, judging, manning checkpoints, etc. There are a million jobs to do even if you don’t ride a horse. Your committee are all here to help and hopefully show you what an enjoyable rewarding sport TREC can be, at whatever level suits you.
Sheila has been competing since 2005 when she did two summer competitions, was absolutely hooked and has never looked back. We have been the length and breadth of Britain, over to Ireland, and to Germany. The spectacular countryside and places we visit to compete, and the access arranged for us to ride are just PHENOMENAL !
Iva Czepczorova - The Media
Sonya Anne Perry