TREC Techniques de Randonnée Equestre de Compétition
What is Le Trec?
Basicly 3 parts:
- La maîtrise des Allures: fastest walk and slowest canter over a 100m (Club) or 150m (Amateur)
- POR: like a ride out with a map (orienteering) over 2 or 3 hours (depending whether you get lost!!?). There are check points, and a search party (joke)
- PTV: a series of "easy" obstacles: e.g. opening and closing a gate, a small step, standing inside a circle with reins on the neck, etc. etc.
No negative marks. You can miss an obstacle (0 point). You choose the gait: walk 5 points, trot 7 points, canter 10 points.
A "le Trec" competition can be entered as an individual or in a team (minimum 3, maximum 4).
One of the rare disciplines where you do not need to have a Galop exam to enter.
If you have never done it, don't worry as long as one member of the team has some idea and can read a map you'll be ok. Just go for the fun. For more details consult: http://www.ffe.com/ffe/Disciplines-Equestres/General/TREC/Presentation-du-TREC