A total of 29 tests were ridden in this competition, the first leg of our Winter League 2016/2017. Some of the riders had never ridden in a 20x60 arena before, for some this was their first ever dressage test, and for some this was their first ever experience of D-TREC where obstacles had to be negotiated during the dressage test. We would like to thank Cashelane Stud for the use of this beautiful venue overlooking Dunmanus Bay, and we hope we shall be able to return again for another competition at a future date. We would also like to thank dressage judge Pam Franklin and her scribe Angelique; Bastian, Adèle and Ian for judging the TREC obstacles; Nicky for reading so many tests; Tom for photos; Claudia for taking control of the signing in sheets and collecting fees; and all the other helpers and spectators. Last but not least, a big thank you to the riders and their horses who made this event a wonderful one to watch.
Three grades of test were available, Novice, Intermediate and Open. A rider entering one level could choose to ride a lower or higher level out of competition, and a number of our members chose to do so. Our congratulations to the well deserved winners for some riding lovely tests:
NOVICE 1st Maria Mahony (Rocky) 2nd Sheila Winters (Nugget) 3rd Elaine Dolan Crowley (Molly)
INTERMEDIATE 1st Zora Feurer (Lily) 2nd Shirley Squire (Grace) 3rd Margaret Manning (Apachi)
OPEN 1st Gretta O'Mahony (Robin) 2nd Bastian (Flower) 3rd Johanna Connor (Dippy)
The Results Table and the League Table (points allocation) can be viewed below. Both tables and the scores for each of the three grades are also available for download, please click on the name of the relevant file: Results Table, League Table, Novice Test, Intermediate Test, Open Test.
We have not yet set a date for the next league event, but we shall update the calendar once a date has been finalised.
We had a very successful day on Sunday with lots of newcomers trying Speed TREC for the first time.
NOVICE - 1st Millie O'Sullivan (Casey); 2nd Lorea O'Sullivan (Blue); 3rd Kate Sheehan (Blue)
INTERMEDIATE - 1st Sara Gems (Bailey); 2nd Johanna Connor (Dippy); 3rd Sue Parfitt (Jester)
The full results are available to view below, or click here to download (pdf). Well done to all the riders and our thanks to the organisers, judges, helpers and to Jenni and Martha for the venue. Much appreciated.
Next event: D-TREC 6th November in the magnificent 23mx60m indoor arena at the Cashelane Stud, Cashelfean, Durrus. Closing date for entries is 2nd November, but please try to let Adèle know as early as you can if you are entering, or if you will be able to help if not riding.
A decision was made to remove all penalties for the equipment check on the POR phase. Here are the revised results from the one-day three phase level two event held at Castletownbere on 10th September 2016.
Our thanks to Julie and Annie of Lios Lara Riding Stables for hosting this event, to all their helpers, to Bastian (Technical Delegate), to Ian (Traceur), to Christina (Vet) and to everyone who helped make this a special day. There was a fantastic response by West Cork TREC members to our request to provide pairings for all our under 18 riders who wanted to compete at Level 2, and in the end we had 13 pairs out competing in the three phases and 2 individuals riding H/C in the POR. The weather improved during the morning, allowing the riders to enjoy the stunning scenery on the POR route which took us down quiet back roads and along off-road mountain tracks. The MA phase was ridden while out on the POR route, which was an interesting twist to our normal 3 phase competitions. We had a total of 29 riders for the PTV phase which started later that afternoon. The PTV course took us out across the fields near the stables and the stream that runs between two fields was utilised as a water crossing obstacle. It was a really enjoyable day, and we hope to return to Castletownbere again.
Congratulations to the winners and also to everyone who participated in this PTV leg of our summer league. Results are posted below, and there are photos on our Facebook page.
Level 1 - 1st Ellie Horgan (Shady); 2nd Frances Whooley (Kal); 3rd Elaine Dolan Crowley (Molly)
Level 2 - 1st Sara Gems (Bailey); 2nd Jane Capener (Gladys); 3rd Sue Parfitt (Jester)
Level 3 - 1st Bastian (Flower)
Our next event is the Level 2 One Day 3 Phase Event in Castletownbere on Saturday September 10th.
Also just a quick reminder to all that the MA/PTV Championships are on Sunday September 18th at the Deerpark Equestrian Centre, Ballymahon, Co. Longford.
Congratulations to all 53 competitors who took part in the Nationals, held at Bantry Pony Trekking. The POR route took riders out along tracks and quiet country lanes, past the lake and Level 3 riders rode through the wonderful stone circle outside Kealkill. A selection of photos are uploaded to our Gallery, and more photos can be browsed on our Facebook page.
OVERALL COMPETITION WINNERS
Level 3 Individuals: 1st - Leith Pimpernel (Mairead Moynihan); 2nd - Abbey (Amanda Sheridan); 3rd - Flora (Sandra Schmid)
Level 3 Pairs: 1st - Calanstown Kid (Kayleigh McCormack) and Harry Legs (Deidre Clune); 2nd - Chester (Fionnuala Solomon) and Coco (Yasmin Roo Joyce-Nightingale)
Level 2 Individuals: 1st - Shannon (Finian Carrol); 2nd - Daithi (Kate Ryan Brouwer)
Level 2 Pairs: 1st - Garnagree Duke (Vicky McMullen) and The General's Daughter (Liz Burbage); 2nd - Piccolo (Katy Martin and Paris 2 (Siobhan Wolf); 3rd - Shady (Diana O'hUid) and Winston (Niam O'hUid)
Level 1 Individuals: 1st - Brownie (Anne O'Riordan)
Level 1 Pairs: 1st - Mac (Anne-Marie Cronin) & Tinkerbell (Ciaran Cronin); 2nd - Frere Jacques (Margaret Lynch) & Woodbine Benjamin (Margo Monaghan); 3rd - Roos (Zoe Mortimer) and Hanna (Bobbie Ovington).
Level 1 Groups (Under 16's): 1st Poppy (Lorea O'Sullivan); 2nd - Blue (Kate Sheehan); 3rd - Henry (Ellie Horgan).
GRANGECLARE CUP WINNERS (for Overall Best TREC Ireland member)
Level 3 - Leith Pimpernel (Mairead Moynihan); Level 2 - The General's Daughter (Liz Burbage); Level 1 - Mac (Anne-Marie Cronin)
OTHER PRIZE WINNERS
Best PTV score: Poppy (Lorea O'Sullivan)
Best MA score: Ballyclough Nugget (Sheila Winters)
Best Young Rider Level 1: Maple Syrup (Amanda Kelleher)
Best Coloured Horse/Pony: The General's Daughter (Liz Burbage)
A more detailed breakdown of the scores can be viewed below.
There was a great turnout for this competition, especially in the Level 1 group, and thankfully the weather held until the competition was finished. It was fantastic to finally be able to do a PTV competition outdoors in the open fields after so many months of rain. Congratulations to everyone who took part, the results can be viewed below. This was our last league event before the Nationals on July 2nd and 3rd, and we are keeping our fingers crossed the weather will be kind to us that weekend. Next league date - July 17th.
The Summer League kicked off to a brilliant start with our very first Versatile TREC competition. The weather was kind to us, and we had 15 competitors across three levels. Congratulations to the three winners: Bonnie Dale (Level 1), Sara Gems (Level 2) and Winfried Bastian (Level 3), and to everyone who took part.
Special thanks to our two judges Pam Franklin (Dressage) and Fiona Bastian (TREC), to Adele for assisting Pam, to Debbie for reading the tests when requested, and to Pat Keane for the use of the indoor arena.
The final event in our Winter League 2015/2016 took place on 17th April 2016.
The winner of the Winter League 2015/2016 was Sara Gems with 29 points. Congratulations Sara! In a well deserved 2nd place is Lucy Murphy on 24 points, followed closely in 3rd place by Emma O'Sullivan on 23 points. In joint 4th place on 21 points are Jane Capener and Martha Norton, with Jenni Norton and Judith Fauch in joint 6th on 19 points.
Here is the Leader Board of the West Cork TREC Winter League 2015/2016. If you wish to download this page, including the associated individual result table, please click here.
Find the results of recent events on this page