Welsh TREC Championships
Levels 2, 2A, 3 & 4 TREC GB Affiliated Qualifying Competition
25/26 July 2017
After what had been a week of sunshine in Wales, it was ironic that the Welsh TREC Championships were hosted in the rain on Llanllwni Mountain, but certainly the weather didn’t dampen competitor’s spirits as over 50 competitors vied for the title of Welsh TREC Champion 2017.
By kind permission of Tim and Vicky Joynson, Brynllewelyn was the perfect venue to host the Welsh TREC Championships with access straight out onto Llanllwni Mountain and a challenging cross country course for the second day. The competition gave the opportunity to ride across picturesque countryside along a route that has been checked for suitability. The competition took place almost entirely off road including both woodland and open access land. Competitors at Levels 3 and 4, being the more advanced levels were expected to navigate by bearings and find grid references.
On day one of the competition the POR despite being an overcast start to the day the rain held off and most competitors completed without getting wet. There were some challenging orienteering moments in the woodland and quite a few of the Level 3 competitors managed to miss a check point completely, meaning they continued without a speed change to the next check point, picking up penalty points. Day two saw the PTV and the MA . The venue provided some fantastic opportunity to incorporate the cross country obstacles as well as some specific TREC obstacles such as the Footbridge ridden. Each level had an interesting and varied PTV course.
Results are as follows:
Level 4 Welsh Champion - Sue Lee
Level 3 Individual Welsh Champion - Hilary Barnard
Level 3 Pairs Welsh Champions - Jacqui Kedward & Kathryn Wilding
Level 2 Individual Welsh Champion - Katherine Lougher
Level 2 Pairs Welsh Champions - Theresa Nazer & Pauline Crossland
Red Kite TREC Group also awarded Club Member Champions for the highest placed Red Kite TREC Group Members in each class and these were as follows:
Level 4 – Kate Gillam
Level 3 Individual – Bridget Stein
Level 3 Pairs - Jacqui Kedward
Level 2 Individual - Katherine Lougher
Level 2 Pairs - Pauline Crossland
A further trophy “Lucy’s Cup” was presented to Liz Davidson for the best PTV score of the whole competition. Anita Long had presented the Trophy in memory of her mare Lucy who consistently scored 135 to 145 at TREC Competitions having started TREC at the age of 21yrs following a successful show jumping career