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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

Leinster D-TREC League October 2021

Posted by TREC Ireland on October 21, 2021 at 11:20 AM

By Shilea Fuller 

This annual League, generously sponsored by Loughway Stud in Co Kildare, took place this year on October 3rd and 17th.

We were very fortunate that on both days the weather remained warm and mostly dry as there was a Novelty class included each time for the Best Matchy-matchy of the Day and riders were able to remain looking their best in front of the highly impressed judges!


D-TREC is a series of dressage movements in an arena, combined with TREC obstacles to be ridden throughout the test. Both riders and horses enjoy the challenge of working together throughout a test, which asks for the flow of dressage movements followed immediately by focus on riding the accuracy needed for a TREC obstacle.


For the 2 legs of the League, there was a Novice class (walk and trot) and an Open class (with canter). Both legs were well attended and competition was hot for a fabulous set of cups, trophies & rosettes for the best six riders in each class, for each competition day.

And of course, since it was a League as well, the challenge continued right until the last moment, when the overall winners were announced.

For the first time, this year Loughway Stud also generously sponsored two Perpetual Trophies, beautiful bronze statues of horses, for the outright winners of each league class to take home for the year.


As an additional challenge this year, and a bit of TREC fun, there was an extra MA (Control of Paces) class on offer. It is not often that the full length of a 150m corridor is available for riders to try their canter and walk without breaking pace, but the circumference of Loughway Stud arena was perfect for this and lots of riders had a go. We all watched and learned it is not as easy as it looks, with some horses having a perfect canter, then jogging around in walk, or vice versa!

Another Novelty class on each day was delightful to see – The Horse or Pony the Judges would most like to Take Home! Well of course the judges loved them all but a decision had to be made… so for Leg 1, a gorgeous little pony won the day and for Leg 2, a totally sweet little mare won their hearts. Naturally the owners would not let the judges take them home but lots of pats and strokes were allowed instead!


And so, the League ended with cheers and smiles all round. We very much look forward to next year and further D-TREC fun and challenge.


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