THE British Horse Society (BHS) is planning to hold the first Trec competitions in the county and is inviting equestrian enthusiasts to come and learn more at their annual meeting in Cotebrook.
The Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre will host the charity's meeting which will include a talk by the Bowland Trec Group who will give an insight into the fast growing sport. The meeting will be held on October 21 at 7.30pm.
Trec is an increasingly popular sport designed to test a horse and rider’s combination through a wide range of activities, rather than focusing on one particular discipline. It usually comprises of three stages which could include a ride across varied terrain, route finding and negotiating a variety of obstacles and hazards.
The BHS Cheshire committee already has plans for Trec training and competitions from November and the meeting and talk is aimed at everyone who would like to know more or have a go at the sport.
Organiser Julia McHugh said: “Trec is a brilliant support for all those interested in horses. There are no competitions in Cheshire and we feel it is something the county misses out on.
“What we are doing is setting up a range of competitions, in summer and in winter, for people to come and have a go.
“Our first competitions are scheduled in November so we are hoping people will come along to the meeting, learn more and get involved.”
Julia added: “Members and non-members are welcome as well as those who are interested in becoming a volunteer.”
Janet King, owner of the Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre, said: “I think those from the British Horse Society thought the Shire Horse Centre would be the best place for the Cheshire meeting.
“Local people know it, and it will encourage people who are into all things horse to come along and find out about Trec.”