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The British Horse Society Riders Receive Recognition for their British Horse Society TREC Success

Riders from all over the country were at the British Horse Society (BHS) North and Yorkshire Awards Party held on 18 January 2003, at the Morritt Arms Hotel, Greta Bridge, County Durham to receive South Essex Insurance Brokers BHS TREC League Awards for their achievements in BHS TREC competitions in 2002.

Kathy Wilding
Jane Bartle-Wilson, former Olympic dressage rider, made the presentations on behalf of the BHS and sponsors South Essex Insurance Brokers. Kathy Wilding from Shifnal in Shropshire took Champion Individual at Level 1 & 2 by a single point from Surrey rider Hilary Barnard with Alison Elmer from Lincoln third.

Sheila Roberts and Pat Funnell
Champion pair at this level were the 'Quantock Cavalleros', Vanessa Warren & Ros Wood from Bridgwater in Somerset, with Sheila Roberts and Pat Funnell from North Yorkshire runners-up and Penny Lines and Julie Warner from the West Midlands, in their first TREC season, finishing third.

Ros Evans
Ros Evans of Saltcoats, Ayrshire received a superb bridle donated by the Worshipful Company of Saddlers as Champion Individual for the Level 3 & 4 League, adding this to her Level 4 Scottish Championships title. Faye Hamilton from Lanark, Ros' conqueror at the Welsh Championships, was runner up with Caroline Brammer of Shrewsbury, 2002 British Champion, third.

Throughout the 2002 season competitors placed in the top ten at affiliated BHS TREC events collected points with their best four results counting towards the South Essex Insurance Brokers sponsored titles.

BHS TREC is a three-phase event consisting of orienteering on horseback, following a route on a map at pre-determined speeds, a control of paces test, and a cross-country obstacle course that involves negotiating hazards that a rider might encounter whilst out hacking in the countryside. TREC reflects the British Horse Society objectives in encouraging riders to improve their skills and to make riding in the countryside safer and more enjoyable.

Photos below from the TREC World Championships that were held in September 2002 in Spain:


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