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TREC Ireland

Tourism Related Equestrian Competitions Limited

 The Abbey Cup” 

Sponsored by Winfried Bastian the Abbey Cup is awarded to the leading rider of the competition year.

Bastian is a founding member of TREC Ireland. 

The cup is named after his mare Abbey Pierre who was a force to be reckoned with !

The league runs from October 1st to September 30th each year.



This competition is only open to TREC Ireland members. A rider, who is not a member on the day of a qualifying competition, 

will not receive any points.


Full three phase competitions and the MA/PTV Championships qualify for points towards the league.

Event notifications must confirm that the event is a league qualifier.


                Placing Points                                                                          Bonus Points

6th place            1                                              Level 1                                 0

5th place            2                                              Level 2                                 1

4th place            3                                              Level 2a &Level 3                2

3rd place            4                                              Level 4                                 3

2nd place           5                                             Individuals                             2

1st place            6                                              Attendance                           1

If there are less than 3 riders/pairs in a class, no bonus points will be awarded.

Only half of the placing points and bonus points are awarded for the MA/PTV Championships

The results of every qualifying competition and the league table will be published on the TREC Ireland website.

The Kaspyr Kup

Affiliated TREC Groups Team Perpetual Trophy 

Sponsored by Celie O Rahilly awarded to the best Affiliated Group team at the TREC Ireland Championships.

Rules 2023

  1. To be contested by a team of riders representing their group.  There would be a minimum of 3 riders, maximum of 4 per team.
  2. To be contested at the TREC Ireland Championships annually.  There must be a minimum of two teams competing for the Trophy on the day.
  3. All team members must be TREC Ireland members.
  4. A minimum of one of the team must have competed in at least one 'full' TREC event in 2022, i.e. all three phases of a one ore two day competition, prior to this competition. 
  5. The Affiliated Group must (if eligible in second year of existence) have paid their affiliation fee to TREC Ireland.
  6.  The team can be made up of riders at any level, e.g. all the same level or a mix.
  7. Entry fee per team: €15/€20 or €5 per rider.
  8. Entries, from the Group Secretary, with team details should be submitted on the official entry form by the closing date.
  9. Np rider can represent more than one Affiliated team.
  10. Each Affiliated Group can field as many teams as they wish.
  11. The highest three scores count.
  12. Bonus points will be awarded to riders as follows: Level 4: 30. Level 3 : 20. Level 2 : 10. Level 1 : 0. 
  13. Team riders must be permanently residing in the 32 counties.
  14. Entries to Diana O hUid. 

News & Blog

News & Blog

West Cork TREC 3 -Phase September 2021

Posted by TREC Ireland on October 1, 2021 at 5:45 AM

By Winfred Bastian 


This competition was split over two weekends and two venues.

Sunday 12th MA/PTV-XL

20 riders entered day 1 of the event held near Glengariffe in West Cork . It was quite a challenge to set up two different PTV courses with 32 obstacles. With the help of West Cork TREC members and the Bastian family, we were able to open the course for a course walk on Saturday evening. It was also a challenge for our scorer, Jill Davies, to revamp the spreadsheets for the scoring.

It was raining when we started the first phase (MA), but fortunately after the first hour the rain stopped. In the end, it was a great success with many riders enjoying the technically demanding, but fluid PTV course, built by Chef d’Piste Bastian.

We cannot thank enough all the helpers, stewards, and judges without whom such an event would not be possible and to the Level 2 and 3 riders who had to judge in turns.

A special thank you to TD Gwen Bastian, who showed again how able she is to supervise the smooth running of such an event.


Sunday 19th POR

19 riders entered day 2 of the event. The day started in East Cork with sunshine and a blue sky as competitors got ready for the POR (Orienteering) phase. 3 riders from Leinster TREC and 1 rider from Kerry TREC had also entered the competition, as well as 6 newcomers, who rode their first POR competition.

The traceur Elaine Dolan Crowley has set up routes of 25.8 km for level 3, 17.2 km for level 2 and 11.8 km for level 1 and up to 7 checkpoints. The riders had to navigate on quiet country roads, and off-road sections over farmland and into glens with steep slopes. Level 2 and 3 riders also had to pass through parts of Glanmire village. The route included bearings and a grid reference section for level 3 riders. The riders enjoyed a beautiful day out in East Cork.

Thank you again to all the helpers, and to all the landowners, who gave permission to ride across their lands.

Congratulations to Elaine, who traced her first Level 3 route successfully and was on the day in full control of the competition and made me, the TD, “sit back” and watch.

Overall Result for the 3-phase event:

Level 3 Pairs

1st Frances Whooley on Brandy and Siobhan Wolf on Paris 647 Points

Level 2 Individual

1st Karen Vincencio on Fairytail Dreams 454 points.

Level 2 Pairs

1st Jenny Andrews on Winston & Martha Norton on Cornflake 981 points

2nd Judith Perrin on Kildarvan Cookie & Shirley Squire on Grace 916 points

3rd Mary Creedon on Silversprings Sia & Richard Creedon on Lucy Lucky on 628 points

Best MA Score ( out of 18 competitors -day 1)

Annie O Neill on Paddy 265 points

Best PTV Score (out of 20 competitors -day 1)

Annie O Neill on Paddy 265 points

Best POR Score (out of 19 competitors-day 2)

Jennie Andrews on Winston & Martha Norton on Cornflake 434 points

Top Scoring POR Level 1 pairs

Kaylee Murray on Kuro and Elaine Dwyer on Laura 428 points

Top Scoring Junior Rider PTV

Maia Lily de Zoeten on Coco 88 points.


Categories: Event Reviews & Results

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