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|About||Freelance TREC trainer based in West Yorkshire. Fully insured with SEIB. Training in all TREC skills available for individuals, groups or clubs.|
I’ve been involved with TREC since my first level one pairs competition at Escrick, York in 2004, and it’s become my passion – a great way to build a strong working partnership with any horse, and ride in some fantastic places. I’m not competitive, although I enjoy it when I do well, but I love taking on the various challenges posed by the terrain (and the organisers!) around Britain and Ireland. I now have the confidence to pick up a map, draw myself a route and ride it. Thanks to TREC I know that I will be able to find my way, and that I can trust my horse to negotiate any obstacles we encounter.
I trained as a BHS TREC judge in 2005, an international judge in 2006 and am now a TREC GB Judge Trainer. I have been competing at level two and three since 2005 as time and circumstances have allowed. I have also organised and scored for many competitions, and attended Technical Delegate and Tracer (POR route designer) training so I know how the sport works from all sides.
I started training for affiliated Riding Clubs in 2009 and discovered that I really enjoy introducing people to the sport and helping others to improve in skill and confidence so that they can progress through the levels.
My aim is to improve the partnership, trust and confidence that horse and handler have throughout a session. I have had the pleasure of training three very different horses for TREC myself – the wonderful Domino, slightly neurotic Sooti, and opinionated Hera. Working with these horses as well as many wonderful partnerships in the training sessions has given me a variety of tools and approaches for different horses.
I am insured by SEIB as a freelance instructor.