2012 BHS TREC RULES Rules as per the current BHS TREC Rulebook (Fifth edition) and general rules detailed BHS TREC Rulebook is available from the British Horse Society Bookshop, Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth CV8 2XZ. ( HYPERLINK http://www.britishhorse.com www.britishhorse.com). BHS TREC Competitions are open to all horses and ponies providing that they are a minimum of four years old in 2012 (ie a horse born in 2008 may compete in BHS TREC in 2012). Mares more than four months pregnant should not be competing. Competitors must hold suitable third party liability & personal accident insurance or be a BHS Gold member or BRC member. Riders under the age of fourteen on day of competition may only compete in Pairs classes and must be accompanied by a rider of 16 years or older.
Pairs ride together for POR and separately for CoP and PTV.
Parents/guardians of competitors under the age of 16 will be required to complete a Parental Consent Form. Competitors competing in BHS TREC Qualifiers or the Championship of Great Britain must either be a BHS Gold Member or a BRC member. Clearly visible coloured tail wraps/ribbons should be worn to advise other riders of a potential hazard – Red = Kicker, Green = young/inexperienced horse, Blue = Stallion.
If the horse/pony is a stallion then a stallion disc should be worn on both sides of the bridle. For Level 1 and Level 2 competitions any Senior rider who have been selected to represent Great Britain at TREC in the last two years will be ineligible to compete as individuals (they may compete HC).
They may compete as part of a pair but will be penalised 25 points per phase for both the POR and PTV phases (total 50 points). No rider will be permitted to start any phase of the competition unless wearing a hard hat, which meets a standard currently recommended by the BHS PAS 015, BSEN1384, EN1384, All SEI, ASTM F1163, SNELL E2001, Australian & New Zealand All SAI AS/NZS 2828.
All of the above should have the BSI ‘KITE’ mark and/or the American equivalent, the ‘SEI’ mark securely (non-removable) attached to the hat.). Riders may choose to wear a body protector during any phase of the competition.
If worn, Beta 3 standard is strongly recommended.
If a rider is wearing a body protector for the PTV phase the following allowances will be added to the height of the Low branches obstacle for that competitor: Level 1 – 2 inches, Level 2 – 2 Inches, Level 3 – 1 Inch, Level 4 – No Allowance Riders must wear suitable riding footwear, or use suitable enclosed stirrups. Standing Martingales and other fixed reins are forbidden. Whips must not exceed 75cms (1m for side-saddle).
Spurs if worn must be rounded, not exceeding 3cms in length and pointed downwards. Mobile phones may be carried for use in emergency but must be declared prior to entering the map room and be switched off. During the POR phase riders must wear fluorescent/reflective hi-viz clothing.
The minimum requirement is clearly visible fluorescent strips (or garment) on the riders torso.
It is strongly recommended that this is also reflective, and is supplemented by a fluorescent/reflective hatband and fluorescent/reflective hi-viz on the horse. Medical armbands and ID are compulsory and must be worn for all three phases of the competition.
The medical armband should include basic information to help any First Aid staff to assist you and should be easily visible/ Information should include: Name, Address, Next of kin with contact details, competitor number, emergency telephone number for event and any relevant medical information (eg allergies, any current medication).
Medical armbands can be purchased from the BHS Bookshop priced £5.99 Tel: 02476 840541 ID will also be required to be carried on the horse during the POR.
This should be visible, and should consist of (minimum) competitor number, and emergency telephone number for event. A horse losing a shoe (or boot) during the POR must be fitted with appropriate protective footwear (a hoof boot or replacement shoe if the competitor is also a registered farrier), and will not be permitted to leave a checkpoint without such a boot being fitted and time penalties will be incurred if the rider cannot leave a checkpoint at their allotted time.competitors competing in Hoof boots will be expected to replace the missing boot with a replacement, while out on the POR.
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