Here are the top frequently asked question's (FAQ's)
1. What is TREC
TREC (Tourism Related Equestrian Competitions)Is an equestrian discipline which was originally developed in France in the 1970s to improve the skills of trekking guides and horses. It grew from there and is now a sport enjoyed by thousands of riders throughout Europe, Canada, America and more recently Japan. FITE (Federation Internationale de Tourisme Equestre) is the international governing body for TREC.
2. What are (A) COP, (B) PTV & (C) POR
(A) COP/MA, Maitrise des Allures (MA) is the Control of Paces phase. In this section the riders are asked to show control over their horse's paces. Competitors have to walk and canter along a 150m corridor that is 2 - 4m wide. Time is used to calculate the marks awarded with the highest marks awarded for the slowest canter and the fastest walk. Marks for each are out of 30, giving a total of 60 marks for this phase.
(B) PTV, Parcours en Terrain Varie (Obstacle course) is the cross country element of TREC. The course is generally between 1k and 5km long and consists of 16 obstacles which test the skill and partnership of horse and rider. Obstacles may be mounted or led and include a range of the skills needed to negotiate riding in open terrain such as crossing water, drops, logs etc.
3. Who can do "TREC"
Anyone can do TREC providing they have a horse and are able to ride on their own.
4. How can I join "ThreeCounties Trec"
You can contact us on the About/Contact us page and or download the form.