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We are pleased to announce that RIDE ALERT are sponsoring RIDE TREC this year, if you purchase your RIDE ALERT items through the link below a good percentage will go to the group.
For RIDE TREC members registration comes FREE
with membership!
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Don't forget to order your
RIDE TREC
POLO SHIRTS

Black or White only $19.95
Mens -         S,M,L,XL
Womens -    S,M,L
 
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RIDE   Techniques de Randonnée Equestre de Compétition

Mission


RIDE TREC is dedicated to introducing Virginia riders to the sport of TREC and facilitating its growth as both a competitive and fun sport throughout the USA
VIRGINIA 2014
Changes are ahoof for 2014:

Current leaders have stepped aside to allow the group to become a chapter of USNETO, the National Group governing Trec in the USA, watch this space for more information on how this will benefit the sport of Trec in Virginia.
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To learn more about this exciting and comprehensive Competitve Trail Sport take a browse around the other pages on our website starting with  About TREC don't miss the videos!

NEWS and INFO

USNETO SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

CANCELED

 Nelso Memorial Library,

8521 Thomas Nelson Hwy (Rt. 29)

Lovingston, VA 22949 

Saturday March 8 at 10:00AM
The Executive Board will be asking for a vote to amend the USNETO By Laws.

 

By-Laws Revisions
                                    Draft To Be sent to members

 

The meeting agenda will be posted  prior to the meeting.


 

Pot-Luck lunch to follow meeting / Ride TREC Virginia
                                   
Meeting to follow lunch.
 

 Meeting Contact:Patty Swygert

(434) 973-3229

MEETING  WEEKEND ACTIVITIES HOSTED BY ANNE AND DAN BUTEAU



                                   

The Buteau Farm, 6556 James River Road, Shipman, VA 22971

 Saturday, March 8

Ride cancelled due to wet conditions.

 

Sunday, March 9  - 10:00 AM

 New location :            
Virginia Blue Ridge Rail Trail
3124 Patrick Henry Highway(Rt 151)
Piney River, VA22964

 

 Accomodations available for horses at the farm, and for people at nearby hotels.


Contact: Anne Buteau 434-263-4946 

CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013
LEVEL 2
CHAMPION

KIM HARRISON & WISH
LEVEL 1
CHAMPION

CHRISTI MEEK
& CALYPSO

After a really cold night the day was perfect for riding, a few competitors learned some good lessons from the day, rather more than they had anticipated!  But still we all had a great time, thank you so much to Belmead for allowing us to use your great location.
EARLYSVILLE POR TRIAL

The weather was perfect for our competition at Earlysville!

 

This map was difficult even for the level I’s and required some precision; however maps were checked before pairs were allowed out in to the ‘unknown’! Anyone getting near to completing this competition without too many faults did extremely well.

 

The trail was fantastic with lots of water crossings, most people made it through the first section, except one pair that started out in the wrong direction by locating a NEW start on the map!  This and several other lessons were learned throughout the day a quote from one competitor who ended up being picked up in her horse trailer; ‘The interesting thing for me was getting all twisted around and lost did not rattle me or Willow, I just knew I would land somewhere’

 

Congrats to Jennifer, Claire and Lorna for their win at level II and Zoey and Charlotte for doing so well to win level I

SHIPMAN TREC TRIAL
Anne and Dan had done an incredible job keeping their fields mowed, we all know how hard that has been this year!  The PTV course looked fantastic, felt more like a Middleburg setting, just incredible!

We only had 8 competitors but all learned a lot and are eager to give it another go, the weather was lovely and we had press ganged some great judges for the day.  Well done to Christi Meek for coming out on Top this was largely due to the maximum points she gained for her slow canter on the COP phase. Great stuff!



 





 





 

 



















 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 











 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

 

 

 


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COMING EVENTS

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE  EVENTS CALENDAR

Program Format 2013

The format this year will be a little different..... see here

'Taste of Trec' Clinics


At these clinics you will enjoy an introduction to all three phases that make up a TREC competition.

Each day of instruction (minimum 4hrs) is great fun and amazing value at:


   $30 for Members                      $40 Non members

Train the Trainer

One of the primary ways in which we hope to facilitate the growth of TREC in the USA is to educate and train existing clinicians/trainers in this multi disciplinary  sport so that they may include TREC in their program of instruction.

If you are an experienced equine instructor seeking to add to your expertise and promote this new (to the USA) but world class equestrian sport, please use the contact form or call 540-661-3429

Judging certification

Here's your chance to develop as an officially recognized Trec judge. Whether you prefer to be in the saddle or on two feet Trec offers you the opportunity to get involved in the sport from the ground up.

Trec officials and judges are highly valued within the sport and there will be numerous opportunities for individuals to establish themselves as a leading authority in the sport of Trec.


Watch out for our judging practice sessions.

Membership 2014

Until we have understand more fully how the local membership dues and the dues for USNETO relate and what they will be, membership payment is not required.

Off-site Clinics

Groups and Clubs!

We can arrange to hold a clinic at your location to give you all a "Taste of Trec" for minimal cost (subject to availability), so go gather your members and friends and contact us to get started!

RIDE TREC are pleased to announce that we now have three trainers offering ongoing Trec training. Take a look to see what they have on offer.

Selene Deike - Louisa VA

Laura Martlock - Staunton VA


Anne Buteau  - Shipman VA

Anne has been very enterprising and set up a stock of equipment required for Trec see what she has on offer at www.trecsuppliesplus.com


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