Level 4 2016 GB TREC Champion
You don’t need to own a horse to compete in TREC. I rode hired ponies and horses for several seasons, and now have my own handsome Welsh Section D, Eldrick Redoubt, aka Cricket. The challenge of the orienteering day (POR) is what I really love, and Cricket likes the second day obstacles (PTV). However, his wonderful Welsh Cob enthusiasm means our scores are usually fairly rubbish !
This year, 2016, down in the plains of Suffolk, we managed to win the British Championships at the top level 4 – which was quite a coup as the British team were out in force, AND we didn’t attempt any of the jumps on the PTV course. There’s another great thing about TREC – any obstacle you don’t fancy – you just leave it out, and obviously score zero for it. To compensate you must brush up on the other sections. We also scooped the Summer League title for Level 4 for good measure.
To top his season, Cricket went with the British team to Segovia just north of Madrid in Spain for Lynn Davies from Wales to compete in the World Championships, her horse having gone lame. Temperatures of 38˚c are not what a dark Scottish Welsh Cob is used to ! But they coped and completed…. sound and happy….result !