Competition 6th February '22 - PTV in Bantry
The morning of Sunday 6th Feb was cold and windy with spells of drizzle and the occasional heavier shower. We had 25 riders take part in this our first event of 2022, and the third leg of our PTV league.
On arrival, people began setting up the course which was designed by Chef de Piste Annie. With Elaine as our Technical Delegate, a decision was made to reduce the number of poles from 4 to 3 for the one-handed slalom. There were 8 obstacles 1-8 repeated for obstacles 9-16, with the rider required to remount between 8 and 9 although this would not be judged as an obstacle. Megan was nominated as Assistant Technical Delegate since Elaine was riding.
Level 3 riders were first into the arena, followed by the Level 2 riders. During the break that followed, the Level 1 riders that had been judging went to get their horses ready and warmed up, and Annie held a second course walk for the remaining Level 1 riders. Elaine and Jill went to work on processing the score sheets during the Level 1 round. The scoring was finished while the course was being dismantled, and rosettes were handed out.
We were delighted to welcome 10 newcomers to their first ever TREC competition, most of whom had never seen TREC before.
Many thanks to Georgia and Bantry Bay Pony Trekking for the use of their facilities, to all the riders, judges and helpers, to Elaine as the Technical Delegate, and to Annie for designing the course.
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