Welcome to the East Anglia TREC Group website.

For details of all our events, please see the events page.

Equine flu update

TREC GB Equine Flu 2019

Unfortunately, as widely publicised, there have been outbreaks of equine

flu over the past few months, and as per the website, TREC GB has issued a protocol to be followed for any competitions/training/events run under the TREC GB banner. Please be aware as a competitor that these are minimum requirements, and the actual event venue may have tighter rules (i.e. vaccinations at 6 monthly intervals).

The Board of TREC GB would like to promote, as best practice, the


Copies of passports with vaccinations (including the correct information PRIOR to 2014, i.e. the first 2 injections within the correct time, and all subsequent ones done on or within the 365-day timescale every year from 2014 to the present, OR a new course started from 2014, again with every booster on or within 365 days). This should be sent to the organiser/secretary as soon as possible, so checks can be made, and if necessary, a new course can be started. No horse/pony can attend a TREC GB event unless the 2 primary vaccinations have been done and this requires a minimum of 28 days to complete.


News October 2018

New for 2018 TREC GB will be publishing a Calendar for 2019.  EATG will have a month for photos EATG members taking part in 2018 events. 

Look out for more information about how to get one on the TREC GB website. A good Christmas present!

NEWS  25.05.18

GDPR   EATG Privacy Policy Update 2018 

EATG is working on the EATG Privacy Policy in line with the requirements of the GDPR law and will soon have it on line.

 Please note EATG does not share information about our members and competitors except to contact you about EATG and related events and to publish results, online, with TREC GB and in the Equine press. We also include photos taken at events by authorised photographers.

If you do not want EATG to use your information in this way please contact us via the contact link below.

As a Group we cover all the Eastern Region: Cambridge, Hertfordshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk and aim to put on various TREC Events including Summer and Winter Competitions, TREC Training and other related events. We have a calendar of dates where you can see what is going on though out the year. Go to the Events page to see the calendar where you can get more information and schedules. You can see individual dates on the Calendar or get a list if you click on ‘Agenda’.

The Membership section has information about how to join and general membership information such as parental consent forms etc.

We plan to have reports and results from each of our events as a soon as possible after the event – if any of you wish to write an article about your experiences on one of our events please send it to our Secretary, Jan Arthur, j.arthur0985@btinternet.com

We are also hoping to have newsletters in the Spring and Autumn so if you have any TRECCy stories, they would make an interesting start for the next Newsletter.

TREC is for those who enjoy hacking, but want a bit more purposeful engagement with their horse in an informal atmosphere. TREC encourages a positive interaction between horse and rider.

There are three phases to the full competition: MA, Control of Paces – slow canter followed by a fast walk; PTV, Obstacles – up to 16 to negotiate, based on things you might come across whilst out hacking and the POR, Orienteering – following a map whilst on horseback. There are a number of different types of competition too.


We do a winter series and  a summer series of events

Click on this link:    EATG Trec for first timers 2016.docx  to find out more about how to prepare for a full TREC event.

Practice sessions are on the calendar too.

As you might know, putting on these events requires a lot of help. We will be running a points competition for volunteers with a £50 Ingatestone Voucher for the winner in 2019. If you can help contact Jill Perry jperry-trec@live.co.uk or Jan Arthur as above. Volunteers also get a food goody bag and EATG vouchers for money off events or membership. There may be other goodies too!

We, the Committee, look forward to seeing you and your friends at future EATG TREC Events.

Jill Perry, Chairperson, Jan Arthur, Secretary, Colin Cooper, Treasurer, Jane Snowden, Membership Secretary, Jade Schofield, Publicity. Abbey Brotherton, Website and Facebook, Jan Archer Awards and general Secretary

A big thank you to Gary Thomas of Applied Image who has helped us design and build the new site.


Images by 'EyeContact Photography'

TREC is a sport intended to test the skills of a horse and rider in planning and executing a long distance ride in unfamiliar country. It originated in France as a way of testing and improving the skills of trail ride leaders, and was introduced into the UK in the early 1990s.
We are affiliated to TREC GB the controlling body for TREC in the UK.
East Anglia TREC group welcomes new members and any type of horse can compete.
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