Equine TREC for Beginners - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is designed to enable the horse and handler partnership to develop through the use of TREC – a sport intended to test the skills of a horse and rider.

Participants will work over a range of obstacles, including low branches and the bridge, at Cannington Equestrian Centre, recent winner of TREC Southwest’s Best Winter Venue award.

Navigate over the course with our BHS Stage 4 coach, Clare Dove. Learn how obstacles are judged on how accurately they are performed, develop and observe the willingness of the horse, and learn correct use of aids and position of the rider.

Hire of a Cannington Equestrian Centre horse is available at £12, if required.

Units of study/what is involved

  • Obstacles and how to negotiate them
  • Handling your horse
  • Timing and pace.

Progression Options

Participants could progress to taking part in TREC competitions.

Course Summary

Course Title Equine TREC for Beginners
Entry Requirements

Ridden experience in walk, troat and canter, or in handling if in-hand.

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My course is made up of classroom-based lessons and practical sessions on the yard. This really helps to bring the theory we learn to life, and makes lessons varied and interesting.

Caitlin Lowe

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