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The Pre Event training is going really well along with the training at Colraine. Our trainers Dominique Mills, Emily Meza Bradford, Emily Vincent & Debbie Omerod have done an amazing job so far. We are seeing members and their horses improve at every session and the beaming smiles at the end are just lovely. There have been a fair few new friendships made through the training and the support from other riders is tremendous. Cameras clicking, fabulous moments shared on Facebook and lots of cheers for those special bit achieving moments.
Our evening series kicks off this month with Dressage & Show Jumping. These events are renowned for being super friendly and laid back so perfect for all types of horses and riders.
The TREC Winter series finished on a high at Tall Trees with a full day of entries. This was the last indoor TREC series to be ran by the BHS but we will be looking to run more TREC competitions but we are waiting to see how the new TREC body comes along and whether we follow those rules or just run our own Club version to suit our membership. Any thoughts and ideas would be gratefully received. We already have some ideas under our hat for next Winter.
Our Teams did well at the Combined Training Area Qualifier at Colraine last weekend. Here are the Combined training results for Quailifer
Cornwall Trec Black
( Team 5th)
Clare Tegg- ( 11th individual)
Annie Varren- (8th)
Bell- ( 5th Amazing test an SJ)
CTG White (just out of
Ben Freeman (12th Indivudual)
CTG Gold (team 3rd)
Niamb Hobbs- 2nd
individual and Quailifed( she was amazing only her second time riding
for any riding club team she is definately one to watch for the future.)
Kirsten Smith 5th
Lauren Cotterell 4th
2nd lauren Cotterell Q
3rd Kendra Curtis Q
All will go to Aston
and make an Area Team with George scott from West Devon
Kendra Curtis 1st Q will make an Area Team with East Cornwall
Topscore Senior novice
1st Sue Coffin who will make an Area Team with Holsworthy
Jamie lee 5th
Jamie lee 1st Q
Saturday 25th January saw a very different format for CTG's AGM and the extra effort certainly paid off with approximately 50 people coming along.
The evening got started with Kate McCarthy doing an informative talk on Equine Sports Massage. As many of you know Kate is our wonderful Training Officer whose hard work and easy attitude has made our training events so successful. This was the first time Kate had stood up and spoken in public and being surounded by such a knowledgable bunch, she really felt the pressure. Thankfully once she stood up and started to talk, the audience was captivated and Kate spoke like she had been doing it for ever.
Next up was Lisa Barlow who is an NLP Practitioner who's techniques are great for overcoming competition nerves and any thought processes that you find block your life in some way. Boris the Spider caused a bit of a stir and with this also being Lisa's first time talking to a room full of people about her profession, she had to NLP her self to death!
Zara Pawley, BRC's Head of Training was in Cornwall for a Judges training event the following day. Zara kindly came along and talked us through the new Riding Test & Style Jumping rules and test sheets that will be used at Area and National level.
We then went on to the Quadrille Team. Verity Perry stood up and told us all about her role and what goes in to putting a Quadrille Team together.
Next Alice McKinnon gave a talk on her experience being on the Quadrille Team. A dream come true which was so lovely to listen to.
Last but not least Ros Swanson talked about her experiences and the great lengths she went through to get the costumes to the highest standard that they needed to be to be in for a chance of winning the Quadrille.
Awards were given out during the evening.
Chairmans Award went to Cathy Craddock for the support she had given to Catherine and the committee in a year where Catherine had her beautiful baby Erys and all the ups and downs that come with a new baby.
Rosa Bean won the "Best Fall" award for her spectacular fall during the Pre Eventing Training. If you want to see the video, get in touch with Jamie Lee Jackson as she has the footage.
Tina Mannell won most supportive Trainee as she has been such a supportive member and has really come such a long way in 2013 with her lovely horse Buddy.
Cathy Craddock won the most improved Trainee award as she went from being very, very nervous of tackling tiny show jumps in the arena and the small cross country fences to taking on the bigger cross country jumps/combinations and show jumping grids.
Lauren Cottrell won Most Improved Junior. Lauren has been a very loyal and reliable member of the Trec Teams in 2013.
Clare Tegg won Most Improved Senior with the progress she has made on the Teams this year being consistent and improving all the time.
Sam Mountain won Most Helpful Member - Sam really helped Jamie Lee out last year when Jamie was preparing for her big day.
Most Improved Treccy - Jackie Glasonbury. Jackie attended the training on her adopted and quite tricky horse. She persevered despite her hip problem and just got on and did it.
Most Supportive Treccie - Rose Charlesworth - Rose attends most Trec events and is always a pleasure to deal with.
Most Improved Horse - Chalky (Caroline Johnsons lovely horse). He just takes everything in his stride and people fall in love with him wherever he goes.
Special Prize went to Pat Hanley for all her help with First Aiding, Dressage Writing, Calling and whatever else she is called up to do. Always reliable and always there for us!
Last but certainly not least, the very important...
The Penlyn Madisson Trophy went to the Quadrille Team for the amazing job they did this year.
2014 Training of to a storming start
We have come in to the new year fully refreshed from a Christmas break and are thinking ahead to the upcoming season. We have plenty of training booked in to get you all ready for the upcoming season and we will continue to run this throughout the year. With quality instructors at quality venues we are sure that what ever level you ride at, there will be a training session to suit you. Already popular and booking up fast the dates at Colraine are proving to be highly popular.
We are also delighted to announce that last years highly successful Pre Event Training Series at Hendra Paul Farm, Newquay is back in 2014. This will be kicking off towards the end of March. Last years series saw many riders improve beyond recognition under the fabulous instruction given by the lovely ladies, Emily Vincent and Debbie Omerod. We are looking forward to seeing this successful series back again.
Team Members wanted - Jan 2014
Have you always fanced being in a Team and representing your local riding club? We have Dressage Qualifiers coming up on Sunday 2nd February at Duchy College. We are looking for Junior and Senior Riders to compete at Prelim and Novice Levels. Riders must be a member of CTG and all horses/ponies must have up to date Flu/Tet Vaccinations.
Email Jamie Lee Jackson via the Cornwall Trec email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Club events 2013 all done
There was a great weekend of Club fun. Our James Bond, Casino Night Christmas Party at the Bowgie in was great fun with members having a chance to chat, drink, play and dance.
On Sunday the last indoor Trec of 2013 was a lovely fun day and thank you to Lucy and Laurie for continuing to make these a success.
The Quadrille Team set off to Olympia and did their very best, but marred by bad luck the Team came 4th. We are so proud of them for getting to Olympia. So much hard work and dedication.
What a Weekend!!
3rd December 2013
Friday 29th November saw the Quadrille Teams special fund raising Gala Evening. The riders performed in front of a packed house of over 250 spectators in Verity Perry's indoor Arena at Rosevidney. People from all over the county turned out to from an evening of music & dancing horses. The generous performers Becky Hill (Vaulter), Karen Franklin, Katherine Davis, Verity Perry and the Quadrille Team which consists of Hannah Macey, Hannah Underhill, Alice McKinnon and Roselyn Swanson wowed the audience with an array of horsey performances who were all in fabulous costumes. There were many, many helpers on the build up to the event, during and afterward. So thank you to everyone who helped the Quadrille Team raise a big chunk of funds to help them get to Olympia, they really, really appreciate it. If you can spare anything else, please click on the donate here button above. Every penny counts. We will keep you posted, it's coming up so fast, EEK EXCITING!!
Saturday 30th November saw the second of our Winter Training Sessions at Chenhale - this one was booked because the first one packed out so quickly - All the riders and horses benefitted from Gary's fun training sessions. Alison Elliott who is a new member to Cornwall Trec Group and came for training on her coloured cob pony, Jess said "I was really nervous, it's my first session having had many years off riding and Gary put me at ease really quickly. I was had so much fun and achieved so much, I have booked in to the next session!"
Sunday 1st December was the fun Team Show Jumping at Colraine Equestrian. Two teams represented CTG. The White Team consisting of our Team Manager Jamie Lee Ball, Laura Woodley, Sue Coffin and Nicole Braden. This team were the only team on the day to have achieved a full 8 rounds of clear rounds. However there ended up several teams on a zero score as only 3 riders counted and a few 4 faults were dropped. There was some fantastic riding in the jump off and unfortunately Sue Coffin had a cheeky stop during her jump off which knocked the team to a very credible 4th place. The Cornwall Trec Black Team consisted of Clare Tegg, Cathy Craddock, Becky Fenner and Abbey Bully. The first round saw three of the team members having clear rounds with Cathy having an unfortunate pole down. The second round saw Cathy taking another pole, Clare shot past a fence and the Black Team finished on a score of 8. All team members were delighted with their performances and really did have a fun day. Thank you to everyone at Colraine for putting on a quality fun event.