TREC GB and EquiToolz, the online equine training provider, have collaborated to create two free courses aimed at promoting TREC to newcomers.
‘Welcome to TREC’ and ‘Starting Your TREC Adventure’ explore each of the three phases, detailing the equipment needed, how to get started in the sport, what to expect at a competition and more.
Known as ‘the friendliest equine sport,’ TREC originated in France but is growing in popularity in the UK where competitions are held from beginner to international level. Cath Cromarty, Chair of the Training Group within TREC GB, says this makes it accessible for most horse and rider combinations.
Cath said: “The emphasis is always about making friends, having fun and increasing the bond with your horse. Our competitions are extremely welcoming, and new participants will find plenty of support available should they need any advice.”
Riders of all capabilities can find a suitable level and take part individually or as a pair with a friend. A multi-discipline sport, TREC consists of three sections:
- MA – A timed phase which requires the rider to travel up and down a corridor in canter and walk
- PTV – A series of obstacles designed to simulate natural situations you may find whilst hacking, such as water and bridges
- POR – The orienteering phase, which involves reading a map and navigating along a route of 10km and above
EquiToolz training can be done at your own pace using any mobile or desktop device. The TREC GB courses take around 20 minutes each to complete and include videos and downloadable resources. They are free of charge and you don’t need to be a member of TREC GB to sign up to them.
Visit EquiToolz.com to create your free account and view all available training.