Plenty of extra-curricular activity in the coming weeks

If the riding club calendar isn’t enough to satisfy your equestrian addiction, you might enjoy some non-riding club events: St Patrick’s Day Show, Templemore This annual event draws a huge crowd and is immensely popular. This year it runs as a non-registered event, making it more accessible than ever before. Bob and Mary Barrons atContinue reading “Plenty of extra-curricular activity in the coming weeks”

Donegal Trec, Saturday 14 September

Donegal TREC will host a PTV (cross country obstacles) and Control of Paces day at Ballinacross Farm (Nixon’s Corner, Derry) on Saturday 14 September. Riders will have a 90-minute practice session with the obstacles before riding a PTV competition track. This is a great opportunity to make use of nice canters through the stubble fieldsContinue reading “Donegal Trec, Saturday 14 September”

Louise and Christopher shine at Trec National Championships

Although the local competitive riding club scene is quiet at present, there’s plenty of non-AIRC activity throughout the summer. Last weekend Louise and Christopher travelled as part of the Donegal representation to the TREC Ireland National Championships in Ross House Equestrian Centre in Cavan. They finished 2nd in the Level 1 pairs competition but thatContinue reading “Louise and Christopher shine at Trec National Championships”

Trec in Rathmullan, Sunday 5 May

Orla has been in touch to say that the closing date for Sunday’s TREC competition in Rathmullan has been extended to Wednesday 1 May. The day will include individual and pairs TREC competitions. Each class will comprise three phases; control of paces ridden in canter and walk over a distance of 150 metres, PTV obstacle courseContinue reading “Trec in Rathmullan, Sunday 5 May”

Donegal Trec in Kilmacrennan, Saturday 16 February

Donegal TREC will hold a POR (orienteering) practice competition on Saturday 16 February in Kilmacrennan. This is a Level 1 training route and suitable for newcomers to TREC. Entries are in pairs. Horses should be aged 4 or over. Minimum rider age is 12 years and riders under 16 must partner with an adult. EntryContinue reading “Donegal Trec in Kilmacrennan, Saturday 16 February”

Donegal Trec activities increase over the coming months

If you fancy trying out the equestrian sport of Trec, you’ll be glad to hear that Donegal TREC will hold a TREC skills training league over the autumn and winter months. The aim of the league is to give riders an opportunity to build their TREC skills or to try the sport for the firstContinue reading “Donegal Trec activities increase over the coming months”

Further TREC training day in Milford, Sunday 9 September

Donegal TREC moves from Bundoran further north on Sunday 9 September with POR (orienteering) and PTV (obstacle) training taking place in Milford.  The training is suitable for all levels of riders and perfect introduction for those who have not tried TREC before as well as catering for riders with experience of TREC. If you’re interested in participating, contact OrlaContinue reading “Further TREC training day in Milford, Sunday 9 September”

TREC day in Bundoran, Saturday 8 September

Donegal TREC are hosting an introduction to TREC day in Bundoran on Saturday 8 September. The day is suitable for all levels of riders. It will be a perfect introduction for those who have not tried TREC before as well as catering for riders with experience of TREC. Young riders interested in applying to join the list of potential candidatesContinue reading “TREC day in Bundoran, Saturday 8 September”