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Since the 1990s, TREC became a gathering element for the FITE. International, World and European Championships are organized in each NETO member of the FITE. They have to abide by specifications that the FITE provides.

The horse

He has to be at least 6 years-old and must be in good shape, calm, attentive and should have bonded with his rider.

TREC rider

He has to be at least 16-years-old. He is expected to be able to move in a natural environment, using a topographical map and to cross safely all the difficulties usually encountered in nature. There is no mandatory outfit, however, proper attire is required.
Using a riding helmet is compulsory.

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The 3 phases


POR Phase

Orienteering and Regularity phase

Compass, map and chronometer are essentials.Competitors must conscientiously follow a 30 to 50 kms long route that corresponds to a marking they will have discovered and transcribed 20 minutes before their departure. Stage and route checkpoints whose locations are unknown by the competitors are hidden throughout the route. These checkpoints purpose is to check on the competitor's time of route, the accuracy of the route taken as well as the horse welfare with veterinary controls. Riders must abide by an imposed speed (between 6 and 12 km/h). Good knowledge of topography enables to predict the horse effort and to manage the progression. 


Obstacle course

This circuit, from 1,5 to 5 km, is to be performed in an ideal time which means a maximum of 12km/h. It presents a range of natural or simulated difficulties: gate, tree trunk, ditch, footbridge, hedge, water crossing, immobility, step-up, etc... Judges grade the efficiency, the style or chosen pace by the competitors and the potentials penalties.
This phase that occures the day after the POR phase enables to evaluate the horses' abilities of recovering after a sustained effort.


Control of paces

This phase is made to highlights the paces of the horse. In an about 2 meters long materialized corridor, the horse has to travel a 150m distance, first at the slowest canter, then at the fastest walk. Putting a foot out of the corridor or performing a break of paces, makes the competitor lose all of the points for the judged pace.

Technical datasheets and scoring for PTV

Take a look at the figures and print the scoring scheme !

Find all of the discipline's official documents

The FITE puts documents at your disposal that enable you to find a roster of judges, trainers and results. It also gives you the opportunity to get informed about the applicable TREC regulation.

> Version FR HERE 
> Version EN HERE 

> Specifications FR HERE
> Specifications EN HERE

> Ceremonial protocol HERE

Roster of judges 
> Version FR/EN HERE

Roster of international judges trainers
> Version FR/EN HERE

Regulation about judges training
> Version FR/EN HERE

Find here the days and place of the European Cup

> Calendar 2019 HERE

> Calendar 2020 HERE

Find here the results as well as entry form and final results

> European Cup HERE 
> Championships for young-riders and juniors HERE 
> Entry form FR/EN HERE

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