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BHS Trec is a unique equestrian sport, designed to test both horse and rider through a whole range of activities rather than focusing on one particular discipline. A fun riding competition, suitable for a wide range of both horse/pony and rider.
BHS Trec was introduced into this country in 1998, and is based on the French discipline of Le Trec. It is now one of the fastest growing equine activities, because of its wide appeal and the building of a good partnership between horse and rider.
BHS Trec events are competed widely across the country, and are normally held over one or two days. The emphasis being on enjoying horse riding and an appreciation of the wonderful British countryside.
BHS Trec is suitable for riders of all ages and ability, but when in competition riders of under sixteen years must compete in pairs, one of whom must be over sixteen years of age.
Training days are held widely across the UK. but really you do not have to be afraid to just begin by trying a competition, BHS trec is designed to be manageable to every rider of all abilities, the emphasis is on fun.
BHS Trec normally comprises of three disciplines 1) Orienteering, Using a map you must find your way along a route via a number of check points, at a predetermined speed for each section. 2) Control of paces. You will need to be able to canter as slowly as possible for a short distance and walk back as fast as as possible. 3)Cross country / Obstacle course. Obstacles that may be encountered are fallen logs, opening and shutting gates and leading your horse down an incline.
As all the skills necessary for BHS Trec are the ones used for every day riding, there is no extra dedication necessary, however as with all competitions of all sports the more practise you put the more accomplished you will become.
Although there are various levels of competition leading to International championship level, the main potential of trec is to improve a riders skills and enjoyment of horse riding.
Hacking 234, Pony Club 238, and all horse/pony related activities and skills.
Apart from entry fees which normally range from £5 to £20 there are no costs other than the normal costs involved with keeping a horse.
Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.
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